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The best plug-in smart outlet

<i>By Rachel Cericola</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here</i>.<p>After spending over 22 hours plugging in …

Saber is a rugged portable battery that can fully charge a laptop twice

It’s the first consumer product from Romeo Power<p>A relatively new commercial battery company with expats from Tesla, SpaceX, Amazon, and Faraday Future wants to put an end to searching for wall outlets with a new power brick called Saber. Saber is a 2.2-pound portable lithium-ion battery with 86 …

Gear & Gadgets

After Cracking Down On Bitcoin, China Contemplates Its Own Digital Currency

Even as China cracks down on Bitcoin exchanges, its central bank is promoting a state-backed digital currency. Tests on such a currency have been successfully carried out, and there appears to be support among some officials and experts for a potential rollout down the line. The digital currency …

Cryptocurrency

This hacker built his own iPhone using parts from Chinese electronics markets

The project took roughly two months and about $300 in parts to complete<p>Scotty Allen first got the idea to make his own iPhone over beers with fellow gadget enthusiasts. The American hacker and engineer lives part-time in Shenzhen, China, a city full of chaotic electronics markets and an …

Apple Store

When UI Design Is Dangerous: Car Technology Is Distracting Us All

Programming a route to an address takes an average of 40 seconds.<p>Carmakers are cramming more and more technology into our cars–including the ones we still have to drive. This tech, often in the form of complicated “infotainment” systems, gives drivers the ability to take calls, send texts, …

Kubb Passive Edition Silent Mini PC (video)

Jean-Christophe Agobert and his development team have created a new silent mini PC called the Kubb Passive Edition, which combines both high …

Russian hackers reportedly stole NSA cyber defense material

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports today that Russian hackers stole documents detailing how US agencies defend their networks against cyberattacks, how they breach foreign networks and the computer code they use to do so. Sources told the publication that the stolen files were identified through …

AMC will install room-scale VR in theaters by 2019

Movie theater chain AMC is committing to virtual reality in a big way. The company has announced a $10 million investment (as part of a $20 million investment round) in Dreamscape Immersive, a VR storytelling studio with a focus on room-scale installations and real-time motion tracking.<p>AMC plans to …

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Architect Luka Križek,<p>IO Studio<p>The Studio was founded in 2007 in Prague. Design and architecture work of studio has a strong influence of founder …

Super-material could create robot muscles with 1000x human strength - ExtremeTech

By on December 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When you flex a muscle in your …

Muscle

Top-5 Archives - Luxurylaunches

Fashion November 28, 2017<p>by<p>Paris’ beloved fashion and lifestyle store Colette is closing its doors, but the store still has some goodies…<p>Transport …