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While you're staring at your new phone, scientists are finding ways to recycle your old one

Used cellphones are a huge source of electronic waste.<p>How often do you swap out your old smartphone for a new one? Every two or three years? Every year? Today, phone companies make it easy with deals to trade in your old phone for the newest version. But those discarded phones are becoming a huge …

Rival Automakers Are Funding Tesla Through Electric Car Credits

<b>Tesla Inc. has generated nearly $1 billion in revenue the last five years from an unlikely source: Rival automakers. The payments are part of an</b> …

Alexa and Cortana will now be able to talk to each other to control your smart home

Two of the biggest tech companies on the planet, Microsoft and Amazon, have decided to allow their digital assistants to speak to each other, and it …

Did you miss totality? Relive the solar eclipse’s climax in this 3-minute video

MADRAS, Ore. – Some skywatchers spend thousands of dollars on telescopes, cameras and other hardware to document a solar eclipse. John E. Hoots did …

For $10 a month, a Netflix co-founder wants you to go to the cinema as much as you like

Imagine seeing all the movies as you want in cinemas for the same price as your monthly Netflix subscription.<p>Mitch Lowe, who revolutionized home entertainment as a founding member of Netflix and RedBox, which mostly killed off Blockbuster home-video stores across the US, thinks that’s the future of …

MoviePass

A Unique House With A Special Geometry And Custom Interior

Every home is unique but some stand out from the crowd more than others, some are eye-catching in a more dramatic way and make a stronger visual …

The Three Paradoxes Disrupting American Politics

They didn’t start with Trump, and they won’t end with him.<p>In their “hot mic” moment last week, Senators Susan Collins and Jack Reed gave cold bipartisan voice to a deep fear: The president of the United States is stunningly unprepared for his job and just may be—to use a technical political science …

Light Phone

Light Phone - Phone designed to be used as little as possible. (Productivity, User Experience, and Hardware) Read the opinion of 137 influencers. …

Mozilla's new tool lets you send self-destructing 1GB files for free

Part of Mozilla’s work in building the open-source Firefox browser involves trialing new features be<p>The folks at Mozilla, who are behind Firefox, are testing a bunch of new tools and features for the popular open-source browser. That includes Send, a free cross-browser web app for sharing …

To make your phone battery last all day, follow these four simple steps

As mobile phone users, all we want is enough battery life to last the day. Frustratingly, the older the device, the less power it seems to have. In fact, the amount of battery life our mobiles have on any given day depends on two key factors: how we use them on that particular day, and how we used …

Tech Trends

5 Reasons a $1,400 iPhone Isn’t Crazy

There is plenty for iPhone haters to hate about a supersize price tag, but economic fundamentals would justify it<p>By<p>Christopher Mims<p>Christopher Mims<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mims<p>christophermims<p>christopher.mims@wsj.com<p>How much would you pay for an iPhone?<p>This September, Apple will unveil not …

Mobile Technology

Solar-powered prefab tiny house will do it all for $125K

The cost will cover site preparation, delivery, and installation of Koda<p>Last year, Estonian design collective Kodasema revealed a prototype of Koda, a prefabricated, energy-efficient, transportable (and chic) concrete micro home that captured the imagination of tiny home enthusiasts …

Elon Musk says Tesla is building the largest battery system in the world within 100 days — or it's free

Tesla has agreed to build the world's largest lithium-ion battery storage project in South Australia, billionaire founder Elon Musk said on …

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First

Trying to make large buildings energy-neutral, companies are taking advantage of building windows' surface area to harvest solar energy.<p>A tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank with the world's first …

Clean Energy

Matterform crowdfunds a simple, well-designed 3D scanner that could arrive this summer

MakerBot has been the trailblazer when it comes to bringing 3D printing to the masses, but another company may beat it to the punch before it can do the same for 3D scanners. Matterform is looking to produce a simple, low-profile 3D scanner, and it's launched an Indiegogo campaign in support of the …

Google launches 'Inactive Account Manager' to deal with your data when you die

Google has added a new way to control what happens to your account when you stop using it — most likely because you're no longer around. A new Inactive Account Manager, available in Google's settings, allows you to set a timeout period for your account. If you go three months to a year without …

9 Incredible Objects That Prove 3D Printers Are Totally Worth it

If you've got a 3D printer and a little bit of imagination, you can make pretty much anything. While these machines are still too expensive to be …

BitTorrent goes legit with new ‘gated’ file format

Users forced to pay or register before downloading<p>DJ Kaskade.<p>Kazaa. LimeWire. Napster. There are hardly any widely used filesharing sites that didn't try to "go legit" at some point after being dinged for facilitating piracy. It doesn’t usually work. Napster, for example, no longer exists; it was …

BitTorrent Sync P2P File Storage Service: YouTorrent - Technabob

Cloud storage services like Dropbox are great not just for backing up data but for sharing files with other people as well. BitTorrent is developing …

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

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THAW Lets Smartphones Interact with Computers Through Their Displays: Actual Drag and Drop - Technabob

Last year MIT’s Tangible Media Group went viral because of its real time shape-copying machine. But one of its latest efforts blows that machine out …

Microsoft app turns iPhone into 3-D scanner

If you keep track of the ways the iPhone is a revolutionary tool, you can soon add 3-D printing the growing list.<p>A Microsoft research team has created an app that turns any smartphone camera into a 3-D scanner without the need for extra hardware.<p>The MobileFusion app could open the world to 3-D …

The Best VPN Services of 2018

A VPN, or virtual private network, is one of the best ways to protect your privacy and keep your data secure. We've tested dozens of them, and these …

Information Systems

You Need a VPN, or You're Screwed

The Virtual Private Network is about to go mainstream. Just be sure you get one that's legit.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Atari 2600 fans get the revival console they deserve

If you want to play retro Atari 2600/VCS games, you're not short on options. There's eBay for the original console, of course. You can play some on mobile, buy one of those Flashback all-in-ones or splurge on the ultimate man/woman cave table. But for those who have the original cartridges but …

Retrogaming

Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI

Rockets, cars, and now brain chips<p>SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture called Neuralink, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The company, which is still in the earliest stages of existence and has no public presence whatsoever, is centered on creating …

Singularity

Switching from Mac to PC, Part 3: The software challenge

I’m switching from a Mac to a PC, and I’ve already found my laptop. Now I’m trying to find Windows 10 replacements for the MacOS software I’ve been …

Switching from Mac to PC, Part 2: Choosing a laptop

I’m committed to switching from a Mac to a PC, and I'm taking you along for the ride. It's quite a ride, to--we're exploring this issue from all …

How to switch from Mac to PC, Part 1: What's driving me to do it

After nearly 20 years as a Mac user, I’m switching to a Windows PC—and I’m bringing you along for the ride.<p>In this series, my personal journey from …