Jennifer Vinluan

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This Smart Light Bulb Keeps Working Even If the Power Goes Out

The SmartCharge looks like an ordinary LED light bulb, except that it’s got a built-in rechargeable battery. When the power to your house is working …

Making a maker: 3D printed chess pieces with a few twists

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>One of the strengths of 3D printing is how easy it makes it to customize any object. Emboldened by how …

Researchers sent a text message using only vodka and a fan

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "drunk text," York University researchers in Canada have used vodka and a desk fan to send a new kind of text message. In the experiment, they encoded the alphabet in evaporated alcohol, assigning different concentration levels to represent bits 1 and 0. The …

New Moto X ad lets you change the color on a printed page

A remarkable new advertisement for the Moto X smartphone in the January issue of Wired brings interactivity to the print medium.<p>Motorola has gone to great lengths to market its flagship<p>Moto Xsmartphone as not the most powerful device, but one that a user can tailor to his or her tastes down to the …

Mobile Technology

Official Star Wars Tumblr tackles lighter side of Dark Side

Lucasfilm and Disney Interactive join the popular blogging site with images of Luke Skywalker and concept art from the new animated series. Here's hoping fans see Sith Lord cat memes soon.<p>It was only a matter of time before Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and the rest of the gang from a galaxy …

Star Wars

AT&T follows Verizon's lead, will start publishing law enforcement request data in early 2014

Never let it be said that AT&T and Verizon don't follow each other's leads. Just one day after Verizon announced it would start publishing a semiannual transparency report that details all of the law enforcement requests it receives, AT&T announced that it would being doing the same in early 2014. …

Zimperium Raises $8M For Mobile Security That Turns The Tables On Attackers

Let’s say you’re at the airport, checking your email on your iPhone over the wifi. Well, you’ve already made your first mistake. You’ve trusted the airport network to be secure enough to protect you from hacker attacks.<p>Zimperium announced today it has raised $8 million from Sierra Ventures to build …

Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology investor Tim Draper is trying to drum up support to split California into six states, one of them being Silicon Valley.<p>His argument for redrawing the California map: The state is underrepresented in Washington. He's looking to get an initiative on the California …