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New Plastic Fabric Keeps Its Cool Better Than Cotton

It could also help lessen energy demand<p>Cotton is a cool staple of many a summer wardrobes, but there might be even better fabric choices on the horizon.<p>In a paper published today in <i>Science,</i> researchers announced the invention of a new fabric called nanoporous polyethylene (or nanoPE for short).<p>The …

Heat Waves

A Robot Army To Build Solar Panels (On The Moon)

One of 10 insane ideas that just might save the world<p>As the global headcount nears 8 billion, our thirst for kilowatts is growing by the minute. How will we keep the lights on without overheating the planet in fossil fuel exhaust? Alternative energy is the obvious choice, but scaling up is hard. It …

LEDs Could Replace Your Wi-Fi

The future of wireless communication is bright<p>Whenever you use Wi-Fi to text or download a <i>Serial</i> podcast, the data travels over radio waves. The trouble is that these waves occupy such a narrow pathway along the electromagnetic spectrum, which limits the available bandwidth for smartphones and …

Soon, You’ll Be Able to Make Money Owning an Electric Car

EV owners could earn cash while they sleep<p>First, they said electric cars didn’t go far enough. Now, they reach hundreds of miles. Then, they said electric cars were too expensive. Soon, owners will be able to make money while they sleep.<p>Electric cars are starting to generate income by storing power …

Now you can enable Alexa's extra Skills just by asking for them

One year after the launch of the Alexa Skills Kit, users of Amazon's virtual assistant will now be able to turn on third-party Skills using voice commands.<p>A year ago, Amazon released the Alexa Skills Kit to help third-party developers build their own Alexa Skills -- essentially apps for the Amazon …

Smart Homes

Google patents device that you inject into your eyeball

Forget laser surgery. If Google has a say in it, we'll soon be injecting devices into our eyes to help improve our vision.<p>Up next in "terrifying things I don't ever want to have done": Google has filed a patent for a vision-correcting electronic device that has to be injected directly into your eye.<p>…

Patents

Six Flags Magic Mountain unveils Fright Fest 2015 mazes

Six FlagsMagic Mountain will push the pause button this Halloween as it rolls out fewer haunted mazes, a repurposed show and a relocated scare zone along with a host of recycled offerings forFright Fest2015.<p>The last few years, the Valencia amusement park's annual Fright Fest event has shown …

Whoops: Bloomingdale's Accidentally Gives Customers $25K

And one genius took full advantage of it.<p>For those lucky enough to stumble upon them, computer glitches have become the winning lottery ticket of the digital age. Plane tickets to Tahiti for as little as $100, $50 flatscreen TVs. Last year an employee discount code for Ralph Lauren leaked online …

Customers

Why Google Glass Isn't the Future

Chris Jackson—Getty Images<p>Michael Mathes—AFP/Getty Images<p>Peter Kramer—NBC NewsWire/Getty Images<p>Stephen M. Dowell—MCT/Getty Images<p>Bloomberg/Getty …

College Basketball

Where do the most people go for TV online? YouTube

A Magid survey found more people report going to Google's video site to watch television shows than Netflix or Hulu.<p>Netflix calls itself the world's leading Internet television network, but as is often the case, who's leading really depends on whom you ask.<p>Frank N. Magid Associates, a research and …

Televisions

Deals: The Mac Mastery Bundle – Become a Mac Power User Courses at 90% Off

Today’s featured iPad Insight deal is a sweet one if you’re looking to get to know your Mac better and become a Mac master. It features 8 video courses from the popular Udemy online learning academy and others. These courses are normally valued at $408. With is deal you get them for just $29 – 92% …

Best Buy Offering Moto 360 in Stone Leather

If you’re thinking about picking up the new Moto 360 smartwatch from Best Buy, you be glad to know you have another color option to choose from: …

Wear OS