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Physics

GPS-Equipped Bike Light Tracks Rides — and Thieves

Now that you can get a smart bike lock for your smart bike, why not have a smart tail light as well? The BTrack Safe Light , from Italian accessory maker Sartori bikes, keeps you visible at night like any other rear light — but hidden inside it is a GPS system and a SIM card that reports its …

Gear & Gadgets

Nest is losing both its tech VP and the CEO of Dropcam

Google's plan for a connected home including Nest and Dropcam lost a few family members today. Nest's Vice President of Technology Yoky Matsuoka and Dropcam cofounder Greg Duffy have left for other ventures, according to <i>The Verge</i>'s sources. Matsuoka's joining Twitter while Duffy's next move isn't …

Amazon Prime Membership Should Come With a Warning

And the warning is: After paying $99 for your subscription, you're going to spend a ton of money at Amazon.com.<p>Amazon rarely releases sales data to …

eCommerce

Slack's messaging platform is getting voice, video and screen sharing soon

There aren't many work collaboration tools that you'd describe as being a joy to use, but Slack, the latest startup from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, actually manages to come close. Now in addition to slick text and document collaboration (it's crazy fast), Slack will soon get voice and …

Here's How to Send Money Over Gmail

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H. R. Giger

Could Particle X Explain Dark Matter? Scientists Have a Plan

Dark Matter

Physicists Have Built A Time Machine Simulator

This would create a paradox since you never would have been born if your grandparents never met. You've prevented your later birth, so you shouldn't exist anymore.<p>This is called the "Grandfather Paradox," and it's an infamous one among physicists.<p>Even though Einstein's famous theory of general …

Quantum Mechanics

CES 2014: Headphones that turn into your own personal movie theater

LAS VEGAS – One of the new “wearables” that is being shown for the first time here at the International CES is an audio headphone that can also turn into your own personal movie theater.<p>The basic design of the Avegant Glyph, being developed by a start up based in Mountain View and Ann Arbor, Mich., …

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

Autonomous Cars

CES 2015: Storedot turbo-boosts battery recharges

The BBC has been given an exclusive look at a new kind of battery charger that can recharge a modern smartphone in less time than it takes to boil a kettle.<p>The technology has been developed by Israeli start-up Storedot.<p>The company's chief executive, Doron Myersdorf, showed the BBC's Leo Kelion how …

CES

The most beautiful tablet you'll ever own comes with an Audi Q7

Audi teased its tablet at last year's CES, but then went completely quiet until its press event at this year's show. The quick demo we were treated to focused on how well the tablet is integrated into the Q7; the specs were clearly an afterthought. Audi has this dead right: Sure it's a 10.1-inch …

CES Snapshot: ZTE’s Smart Projector Gets Brighter, Better Battery Life

ZTE's frankendevice is back, with some welcome improvements.<p>ZTE grabbed a lot of attention at CES last year when it debuted the Spro, an Android-based portable projector that doubles as a mobile hotspot. The company has chosen Las Vegas once again to announce the next version, and while it’s not as …

Gear & Gadgets

Buick Blackhawk concept headed to auction block again

While the collector car auction market is often criticized for inflating the price of vintage models out of the realm of affordability for many buyers, these sales do give us an opportunity to look back on some of the beautiful, rare designs of the past. Just take a glance at this Buick Blackhawk …