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25 People Shaping the Future in Tech, Science, Medicine, Activism and More

The inventors, entrepreneurs and disrupters who are changing (and maybe saving) the world one brilliant idea at a time<p>25<p>By , , , , , , , , , , , …

Elon Musk

Researchers Develop Stretchy Material for Wearable Tech

Researchers at Panasonic (pcrfy) in Japan have developed a new kind of resin that has the potential to make personal health electronics leaner and …

Ofcom's mobile Wi-Fi checker will tell you about problems with your connection

Ofcom, the UK’s telecom watchdog, has launched a mobile app that will tell you if your Wi-Fi connection is slowing down your home broadband speed.<p>The app, which is available for Android and iOS devices, has been made in collaboration with SamKnows and will tell you if your wireless signal is being …

Telecoms

How Mobile Apps Are Transforming The Job Search

Yarden Tadmor Contributor<p>Yarden Tadmor is the founder and CEO of Switch.<p>Searching for a job is just like dating, banking or procrastinating on chores until someone else does them: It’s something we all have to do. So why shouldn’t the job search be the basis for mobile apps, like those other adult …

A breakthrough may make the mega flow battery commercially viable in the near future

With renewable power becoming more common, researchers are increasingly focused on figuring out how to safely store and discharge large amounts of energy. Expensive lithium-ion batteries don't do this well. Flow batteries, on the other hand, show a lot of promise — and a new design from researchers …

7 Web design trends for 2016

Examples of the latest trends in creating desktop and mobile digital experiencesIn this article I'm going to review the trends in digital experience …

UI Design

Google Fit update adds support for strength training, diet and sleep tracking

The software will also be able to display real-time information on daily activities. Android users can expect it to arrive in the coming days.<p>Google on Thursday announced an update to its Fit app on Android. The health-tracking software will now provide real-time information on your walks, runs and …

Android News

New Balance Just Made a 3D-Printed Running Shoe

New Balance has just unveiled what it says is the first ever running shoe made with a 3D printer. The shoe has a midsole built from a 3D Systems …

3D Printing

D-Link takes all the smart things and puts them together in one Komfy light switch

Well, it was bound to happen. Finally every smart home <i>New Toy of the Day</i> has converged into one product. D-Link’s new Komfy Smart Home Device is a combination surveillance camera, light switch, temperature and air quality monitor that pushes out all the usual notifications if something goes awry.<p>So …

Home Automation

This is Local Motors 3D printed car: It could change everything

3D printing may be mainstream enough not to raise an eyebrow any more, but Local Motors’ plan to print cars is still ambitiously unusual. The …

Bluetooth beacons are helping the blind navigate London's Tube

London's Underground network can feel like a maze for even the most seasoned traveller, especially at rush hour when you're packed in with hordes of disgruntled commuters. The problem is only amplified for blind and partially sighted people, but a combination of Bluetooth beacons and smartphone app …

Apple Pay adds another 19 banks & credit unions, 80+ institutions supported

The second wave of the month for new banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay is happening now adding to the more than 60 institutions already supporting Apple’s mobile payment service. The mid-February wave includes 19 additional banks and credit unions bringing the total to more than 80 …

FinTech

Think the U.S Has a Measles Problem? Just Look at Europe

The case count for the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is steadily ticking upwards. Health officials in more than a dozen states are tracking down thousands of people to try to make sure they don’t spread the virus any further.<p>It sounds bad, but European health officials say they’re looking …

Disease

YouTube’s Sleep Whisperers Are A Sexy Way To Combat Insomnia

How a Dutch social-media star and her strange aural stimuli helped combat my chronic insomnia.<p>I can think of a scant few nights in recent years when …

Graphene: the next big thing in mobile displays?

Display technology is moving at a very fast pace these days. Smartphone display resolutions are already surpassing that of most television sets, and manufacturers are working hard on flexible display technology, which doesn’t appear to be too far away. But display technology isn’t all about …

Nanotech

8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …

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Get Ready: 3D Printing Will Explode Next Year, When Key Patents Expire

The lifting of intellectual property barriers will lead to a rise in competition and a huge drop in price.<p>Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently …

Aaron Hernandez’s Terrifying Past Revealed

The ex-Patriot, now convicted of murder, had just gotten over his father’s untimely death and signed an NFL contract when his mother was</i> …

North Korea: Leader's aunt 'missing for months'

<b>"Madame Kim" - the aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who's said to wield much power in the regime - hasn't been seen for nearly three months, reports suggest.</b><p>Kim Kyung-hee, sister of late leader Kim Jong-il, last attended an official event in May, according to the South Korean newspaper …

South Korea