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Samsung claims a graphene breakthough — which may be huge for future wearables

Get to know the name “graphene,” as it’s primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.<p>The ultra-thin material is around 200 times stronger than steel — and most importantly, it’s flexible, unlike the fragile silicon we rely on today. Graphene …

T-Mobile's GoSmart Hopes to Boost Data Use by Offering Unlimited Free Mobile Access to Facebook

Overseas, Facebook has worked with a number of carriers to bring free access to the social network for those who don’t otherwise have data plans for …

Mobile

Oppo R1 smartphone arrives in China with a bright camera and high style

It's tough to stand out in the mid-range Android crowd, but Oppo may have found a way to separate itself from the pack. Its newly launched R1 smartphone carries a gold-effect metal frame that adds a touch of class around the 5-inch screen. Camera quality may also lure in a few buyers. The R1 …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

HP reportedly may launch cheap, big smartphones by the end of this year

Reporting on HP's desire to return to the smartphone market, sources tell <i>The Information</i> that the company plans to release new six- and seven-inch phones by the end of the year. The devices will be aimed at such emerging markets as India, China, and the Philippines, and will be sold off contract …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

All change: the tiny room that can be anything you want it to be

From a giant honeycomb to a land of Lego and the last supper with mice, Korean artist JeeYoung Lee creates mystical universes in the confines of her 3x6 metre studio – then captures them on camera. Her first European exhibition, Stage of Mind, is at Opiom Gallery in Opio, France from 7 February to …

Abandoned mine could yield clues to stopping global warming

Graduate students from Stanford’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences measure a magnesite nodule at the abandoned Red Mountain in California.<p>An abandoned mine in California is providing scientists with important data that could lead to a possible new weapon to fight global …

Carbon Dioxide

Sprint to launch Galaxy S 4 variant with speedy Spark LTE

Sprint already has a few devices that support its extra-fast Spark data service, but one of its hottest smartphones -- Samsung's Galaxy S 4 -- has been "stuck" with ordinary LTE. That won't be a problem for much longer, as the carrier has revealed a Spark-capable version of the Android flagship. …

Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>Austin is a rapidly growing city. In March, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Austin …

Architecture

Stolen radioactive material found in Mexico cornfield

Farmer treated for radiation exposure after handling cobalt-60 from obsolete medical equipment dumped by truck thieves<p>A shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 has been safely recovered after sitting in the cornfield where it was found a week ago dumped by thieves in central Mexico, according to …

Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy Note 3s; see which of its other phones have crossed the 10 million mark

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung Tomorrow<p>Samsung on Tuesday announced that global shipments of its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone have surpassed the …

This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

China

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

Alien Cockroach Species Invading the U.S.

<b>New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter.</b><p>A newly seen species, <i>Periplaneta japonica,</i> has just been <i></i>discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

AT&T chief: We can't keep doing big subsidies on phones

CEO Randall Stephenson says wireless operators can no longer afford to suck up the costs of customers' devices. The wave of the future? Drive up network use.<p>AT&T's top executive says the era of big subsidies for devices is coming to an end, as wireless operators can no longer afford to fund a …

Mobile

Moto G review: The Best Budget Android Smartphone

On paper, the Moto G defies all expectations for what an entry-level smartphone should look like. An attractive design, a bright 720p touchscreen and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, all for $179.<p>It just doesn’t add up. Somewhere, there needs to be a compromise.<p>The idea of a mid-range Android …

Jolla: Ex-Nokia employees launch smartphone

<b>A team of ex-Nokia employees has released the first handset running on a new smartphone platform.</b><p>The Jolla phone - pronounced Yol-la - is powered by open-source operating system Sailfish, but can run most apps designed for Google's Android platform.<p>The company has paired with a major Finnish …

The $299 Blu Life Pro is aimed at the selfie set with a 5-megapixel front cam

When we first spotted the decently spec'd Blu Life series, it seemed like a nice Android handset option for folks on a budget. However, the times they have a-changed, and the former KIRF company's latest device, the Blu Life Pro, is now looking decidedly less cheap. Spec-wise, it's packing a 720p …

T-Mobile boosts LTE network speeds in Dallas using MetroPCS spectrum (updated)

Hey, North Dallas T-Mobile customer -- that speedier internet connection isn't a figment of your imagination. Just before Thanksgiving, the carrier silently got the ball rolling on its plans to unleash a faster LTE network. To achieve this upgrade, Deutsche Telekom combined its LTE spectrum with …

China's Cockroach Farms Are A Glimpse Into Our Protein Future

The environmentally friendly way to farm<p>You've heard the arguments. Insects are cheap to grow, easy on the environment, and high in protein and minerals. In contrast, livestock such as pigs and cows are expensive, produce noxious chemicals such as methane and ammonia, and take up land and grains …

Language-Translating Glasses For The Confused Tourist

Because you'll want to know the sign says "beware of bear" as soon as you see it.<p>For all the promise of mobile technology, there's still not a whole lot an intrepid adventurer can do to break the language barrier besides, well, learning the language. Your options short of that include: using those …

A billion-year storage medium that could outlive the human race | Kurzweil

A QR code etched in tungsten and embedded in graphene oxide on an optical disc Credit: University of Twente)<p>Researcher Dr. Jeroen de Vries from the …

Nanotech

In Slovakia, the Aeromobil flying car makes good

With the video telephone and jetpack now conquered, humankind seems bound and determined to make good on another age-old promise: the flying car.<p>On the heels of the Transition, a prototype air-car created by US-based Terrafugia, comes the Aeromobil, a roadworthy flying car from Slovakia. During …

Flying Car

Welcome to the Mind-Meld: Our Future of Brain-to-Brain Communication - The Crux

By Guest Blogger | October 25, 2013 1:11 pm<p><i>By Ben Thomas</i><p>The first rat pressed a lever, anticipating the tasty reward it’d been trained to expect. An …