Megan Graham

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Samsung Wallet app isn’t a wallet but is a Galaxy exclusive

The Samsung Wallet app is out of beta in the U.S. but isn’t quite a digital wallet since you can’t use it to pay for things. Instead, it’s like …

Coming Soon: A Jolt Of Caffeine You Can Spray On Your Skin

<i>In our</i>"Weekly Innovation" blog series<i>, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form<i>.</i><p>Something called Sprayable Energy is coming soon to an online store. It is a topical caffeine spray. That's right. So …

New camouflage coating uses squid protein to become invisible to infrared, night vision

Researchers at UC Irvine have created a new camouflage coating inspired by the pencil squid that is invisible to infrared cameras. The university developed the coating with military applications in mind — a tool to hide from enemies. Alon Gorodetsky, an assistant professor at Irvine who led the …

How Dealerships Forced Tesla Motors' Business Model Out Of Texas

Want to buy a Model S from the dealer? If you're in Texas, you're out of luck. Here's why.<p>Tesla Motors is the car company behind the electric Model S, of which we are fans. But along with cars, the company is also trying to innovative on the business-side, skirting the traditional third-party …

Robo-Maggots Will Munch Through Brain Tumors

Gross, but great for minimally invasive surgery.<p>Creepy, crawly maggots might be making their way into people's brains. Robot maggots, that is. Inspired by a TV show where plastic surgeons use maggots to eat away dead tissue, neurosurgeon J. Marc Simard of the University of Maryland School of …

The 6 Commandments Of Buying Gadgets

<b>1) Spend The Most Money On The Items You Use The Most</b> <br>So simple, yet so often overlooked: It’s smart shopping to splurge on the items you spend a lot of time with, and skimp on the ones you don’t.<p>“Don’t worry about the price,” says Brian Lam, founder of gadget decision-making site The Wirecutter. …

Transparent, flexible speaker runs on ions

The transparent ionic speaker, with parts labeled, above a laptop screen showing what it is playing.<p>A research team at Harvard has created a remarkable proof of concept device: a thin, transparent speaker powered by ions instead of electricity. Such "ionic devices" could lead to artificial muscles, …

Transparent gel speaker ushers in a future of 'soft machines'

How would you like a speaker system in your living room that was completely clear? Or, better yet, an active noise-canceling window that could mute the outside? The technology is already here, and a team of materials scientists at Harvard is showing us what’s now possible with ionic conduction, or …

HTC's Mini+ and Fetch are this year's strangest smartphone accessories

We're at an HTC event in London today taking a look a pair of the company's new smartphone accessories. First up is the Fetch, a Bluetooth tag that helps you keep track of your phone. To locate your phone, you can just press the button on the Fetch to make a paired phone ring. HTC says it has a …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch app detailed in leaked screenshots

Prolific leaker Evleaks has posted a pair of screenshots that detail the management app for Samsung's new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. According to the images, the watch, which Samsung has confirmed will be shown at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin next week, will be managed by an …

Galaxy Gear ‘will have 10 hours battery life’

Further leaks about the Samsung smartwatch have been reported ahead of its launch next week.<p>The hotly-anticipated device will come with 10 hours of battery life, according to reports, meaning it would have to be charged every day.<p>And the watch will come with speakers integrated into the clasp, …

Samsung's cranking out DDR4 memory for faster, more efficient servers (updated)

DDR4 memory is finally in mass production, as Samsung Semiconductor announced it's churning out 4GB 4Gb (512MB) modules, based on "20nm-class" process technology. 32GB sticks like the ones shown above are headed for the premium server market, where Samsung claims their higher speeds (up to 2,667 …

Siri Is Great, But When Will We Get 'Jarvis'?

I like Siri. No, really. I use Siri on my iPhone all the time. Admittedly, though, the most common uses are “Siri, set a timer for 10 minutes” when I’m cooking something, or “Siri, play Mockingbird by Eminem” when I want to listen to a specific song. There are still many things Siri is not very …

Want To Improve Your Fitness Goals? Change How You Eat!

Photo: Courtesy of On Your Mark Training + Fitness.<p>Most of us fall into the trap of thinking that if we run an extra couple of miles, we'll …

Nike Has Developed a Stylish Fleece That You Will Want to Wear to Work, Dinner, and Then Some. No, Really

If you're like me, you keep a few zip-up fleece sweaters in your winter dressing rotation because they keep you warm, but since they are usually kind of, well, unattractive they get hidden underneath your jacket.<p>I'm rethinking this plan now that I've been introduced to the Nike Tech Fleece …

Measles outbreak in Texas traced back to anti-vaccination televangelist

An outbreak of measles in North Texas has so far sickened 22 people, and public health officials are now drawing a connection between the flare-up and a local church whose leader reportedly advocated against childhood vaccinations and linked them to the development of autism.<p>As far as health …

Whoa! Scientists Grow A Brain In A Dish

It may not be same shape as a 9-week-old embryonic human brain, but it's got a lot of the same functional organization.<p>Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria, have grown a three-dimensional, self-organizing model of a developing human brain in the lab using …

Check Out This 3-D Scan of What Happens to Your Feet in High Heels (Kind of Scary!)

Ladies, how much do we <i>love</i> high heels? There's nothing like finishing off a perfect outfit with the ultimate elegant pair of leg-lengthening shoes, amirite?<p>But reality is that no matter how much I insist that a gorgeous pair of sky-high stilettos are comfortable, deep down inside, I know that …

At Europe's biggest trade show, Samsung and Sony bring their best to upstage Apple

Here's what to expect from a busy week in Berlin<p>Springtime in the consumer electronics industry comes in September. The seventh month of the Romulus calendar marks the intersection of two major annual shopping sprees: the back-to-school resupply for students and the holiday season gift hunt for the …

Nissan wants self-driving cars on the road by 2020

Are you ready to have your very own self-driving car? While the technology has been relegated to a few eye-popping tests from Google (s goog), Nissan …