Erik Glasser

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This startup is looking to revolutionize lithium ion batteries

All eyes have been on Tesla’s planned massive battery factory, under construction just outside of Reno. But on the other side of the country, in …

The new Ford GT is a 600-horsepower, twin-turbo, carbon-fiber monster - Roadshow

DETROIT -- 2005's Ford GT was a radical reboot of a '60s racing icon, the GT40, so named because it was only 40 inches tall. Ten years on, the company is at it again with yet another spiritual successor to the classic, a reboot riddled with more modern technology than ever.<p>The biggest change is at …

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Microsoft patches critical bug that affects every Windows version since 95

A 19-year-old flaw<p>Microsoft has patched a critical flaw in Windows that has existed in every version since the introduction of Windows 95 more than 19 years ago. IBM security researchers discovered the flaw earlier this year and notified the software giant privately in May. The rare bug allows …

I Spied on Russia and Korea from the World's Fastest Plane

Instead of retiring from the US Air Force after his plane was shot out of the sky, Brian Shul underwent physical therapy and became the pilot of a SR-71 spy plane, also known as the "Blackbird."<p>Flying near the Cambodian border in 1974, US Air Force Major Brian Shul's plane was shot out of the sky. …

Raspberry Pi gets even tinier with new Model A+ board

Raspberry Pi, the programable microcomputer, has become even more micro. A newly unveiled board adds a few tempting hardware tweaks, as well as reducing the overall size of the Pi.<p>Raspberry Pi represents an effort to strip a computer down to its most basic elements, providing only a simple, …

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President Obama urges the FCC to treat the internet as a utility

President Barack Obama has been a proponent of net neutrality for what seems like ages, which explains why he just did what he did. In a just-posted YouTube video (and Medium post) and he's just asked the FCC do what online activists have been hoping for -- he's urging the commission to officially …

Tech Q&A: Your TV's picture, fake chargers, Facebook history, and more

<b>Improve your TV's picture</b><p><b>Q.</b> My TV doesn't look as good at home as it did in the store. Should I take it back?<p><b>A.</b> No, your TV just needs to be adjusted to work better with your home lighting. (Right now, it's set to look good in store lighting.) As a quick fix, use the suggested settings for your TV …

10 Incredible Works of Art Made in Microsoft Excel

While most see Microsoft Excel as endless blank rows and columns, others view it as a platform to bring their artwork to life.<p>Many have managed to …

The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch

I am, as you may know, a sucker for watches that use older display technologies (see also Nixie tubes). For example, this cool watch by freelance engineer John De Cristofaro uses a vacuum fluorescent display tube, an early form of digital display that cast a bright blue light and was first used in …

Samsung's new induction stovetop projects 'virtual flames' onto pots and pans

Since the dawn of man, we've associated flames with heat. But since induction stovetops don't emit any flames, it seems like they're just waiting to roast your hand. That's why Samsung's latest induction range has "Virtual Flame Technology." A set of blue LEDs around the edge of each burner …

Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

The past few years have been California's driest on record. Forecasters predict that punishing droughts like the current one could become the new norm.<p>The state uses water rationing and a 90-year-old water distribution system to cope until the rains come. The system is a huge network of dams, …

Is Ello the hip new Facebook?

Advert-free social network Ello has launched and is taking aim at the social media giants. Rhiannon Williams investigates whether it lives up to its own hype<p>Upon checking Facebook and Twitter today, you may have been witness to discussions about <b>Ello</b>. Ironically, these are the very sites giants …

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Engineers made a battery-free radio the size of an ant

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Google buys solar-powered drone company Titan Aerospace

Technology companies are expanding beyond the Net and taking to the skies -- literally, with solar-powered drones that will beam broadband Internet access to the developing world, which houses growing numbers of newly minted Web users these companies want desperately to get their hands on.<p>Facebook …

How Silicon Valley trolled Mozilla's CEO out of office

Silicon Valley prides itself on being a place where failure is okay and diversity is celebrated.<p>But the tech community proved itself remarkably intolerant this week when it forced the resignation of Mozilla chief executive Brendan Eich.<p>Eich gave $1,000 to the California Proposition 8 campaign in …

Half of Mozilla's board reportedly resign over new CEO choice

Three members of Mozilla's six-person board have reportedly left the software company over its appointment of Brendan Eich as chief executive officer this week. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, former Mozilla CEOs Gary Kovacs and John Lilly, along with Ellen Siminoff, the CEO of education …

Using the PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus (update: now with video!)

The cat's out of the bag and... uh, on our head? Okay, we can do better than that, but what we're trying to say is that we just used Sony's new PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset: Project Morpheus. You already know the specs and all that good stuff; we're here to tell you what it's like using …

Samsung wants a patent to let you unlock your phone with a squiggle

Swiping from left to right to unlock your phone is so passé.<p>The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application last week from mobile device maker Samsung for a new way to summon a “mobile terminal” out of lock mode: by dragging your finger in a curved line and having it intersect at …

Singapore To Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges

Singapore’s central bank announced today (via BBC) that it will regulate virtual currency intermediaries which operate within the country, including Bitcoin exchanges. This is to address the issue of digital currencies being used potentially for money laundering and terrorist …

Google removes underlined links, says goodbye to 1996

Google started life as a research project in 1996 to crawl the internet and create a search engine. 18 years later, Google is now removing the last of the design left over from that era. Starting today, the '90s-style underlined links are being removed from Google search results. It truly marks the …

NASA Shares Gorgeous Gallery of Cosmic Imagery Ahead of Cosmos Premier

Tonight, at 9pm EST, more than 70 nations will broadcast the first episode in the 13-part remake of the show Cosmos. It will be the biggest launch …

Texas woman wins half-million dollar revenge porn lawsuit

A woman in Texas has won a rare, major legal victory in a revenge porn case. Local station ABC KTRK reports that a civil court has awarded the anonymous woman $500,000 after her former boyfriend of seven years posted photographs and videos from their relationship on YouTube and other sites as a way …

Uh-Oh, Now It Looks Like There Isn't A New Apple TV On Its Way

The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and 9to5Mac all said Apple was developing a new version of its little hockey puck sized TV box.<p>But on Friday, Apple blogger Jim Dalrymple shot down much of that reporting. He did it in his own signature way.<p>If you don't follow the Apple blogosphere, this takes a …

Apple quietly issues iOS update to patch faulty SSL authentication (update 2: OS X patch coming)

Is that an iPhone in your pocket? Then you'd better pull it out, dive into the settings menu and check for updates: there may be an important patch waiting for you. Apple has quietly pushed out iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 -- small updates that addresses a hitherto unknown security issue with its mobile OS. …

Employees Are More Productive When They Can Tweet

Though it may seem counterintuitive, giving employees time to play around on their smartphones every day could actually benefit businesses, new …

This App Can Get You Out Of Parking Tickets

Chances are, the law actually says much more than that, with room for error and interpretation. In reality, you cannot park on the street during Monday morning street cleaning, assuming that your car is within 100 feet of a mandated sign informing you of said street cleaning, assuming that sign …

Netflix packets being dropped every day because Verizon wants more money

Verizon wants to be paid by consumers and Cogent, but Cogent refuses to pay.<p>The battle over who should pay to carry Netflix traffic is heating up …

Harvard researchers look to termites as inspiration for autonomous building robots

Termites may be among the most repellent and invasive insects on the planet, but they've also provided the inspiration for a set of swarm-based construction robots designed by a group of Harvard researchers. The TERMES robot project is based on the behavior of actual termites: while the insects may …

Ford Dropping Microsoft-Based Infotainment, to Adopt BlackBerry Unit

If you’ve ever driven a new Ford and found the touch-screen display a bit buggy—or watched it black out all of your major controls—you’ll understand Ford’s decision to scrap Microsoft from future models. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Ford will instead partner with Blackberry subsidiary QNX for its …