Fabian Boyce

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Why You Can’t Sell Me a Car

A millennial’s message to automakers<p>[<i>UPDATE</i>: The author has responded to a number of reader questions in a new post, titled "Why You Still Can't Sell Me A Car."]<p>When I was a kid, my father's Kettering, Ohio, auto shop was often my daycare center. Grease-stained mechanics wielding hefty tools the …

New ‘liquid metal’ will let you print circuits on paper, T-shirts, or even leaves

Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.<p>Need an RFID …

Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.<p>The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so …

Forget LED bulbs—the future of interior lighting is lasers

Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. He has been instrumental in pushing them to the point that they are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. But in his own head, and in his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: …

Google Play for Education Ships With Tablets

Six months after Google first announced the program in beta, Google Play for Education has officially been unveiled for tablets, as the Internet giant tackles Apple’s K-12 market share with cheap apps and tablets.<p>Google Play for Education is a US-only initiative for now, but in its short beta …

Why Instagram Might Be The Best Internet Acquisition Ever

Ben Evans wrote a great post recently called “Instagram and YouTube.”<p>In it, he basically makes the case for Facebook's 2012 acquisition of Instagram being an excellent “trade” although not necessarily all that helpful to the company’s fortunes in the long-run.<p>To support his argument, he puts the …

Why Elon Musk Will Not Recall Tesla's Model S Despite The Recent Fires

Despite the recent, and widely publicized, Model S fires, Musk said that his cars are five times less likely to catch flame than gasoline cars.<p>"If we thought that a recall was warranted, we would do it immediately," he said. "If fire is your concern, you could not be in a safer car."<p>He described …