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By Jay Jayasuriya | Technology today

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Flexible new solar panel is almost 80% lighter than traditional panels

Solar panels just got a lot slimmer. Zhengrong Shi, a.k.a. the Sun King, is now marketing eArche, a super flexible, ultrathin solar panel that could …

Solar Power

Controlling VR with Your Mind

The startup Neurable thinks its brain-computer interface will be fast and accurate enough for playing games in VR.<p>Virtual reality is still so new …

Virtual Reality

WHY GEAR DOESN'T MATTER

It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language

Igor Mordatch is working to build machines that can carry on a conversation. That’s something so many people are working on. In Silicon Valley, …

Machine Learning

5 Cool Inventions You Can Buy On Amazon

Along with @<b>MakeAWish</b>, we got to spend a day with one of our biggest supporters at the FaZe House. Thanks for being a fan, …

Marissa Mayer won't be the CEO of Yahoo's remaining business, Altaba, after the Verizon deal closes

Marissa Mayer will not be CEO of pieces of Yahoo that aren't being sold to Verizon, the company said Monday in a regulatory filing. It's not yet clear if she will remain with the search and news business that Verizon is acquiring.<p>Mayer will receive a severance package worth about $23 million, the …

Emerging Technology

10 NEW Tech Gadgets You Didn't Know Existed

smart magazine envisions co-existing lifestyle in cities of today

proposing solutions to many of today’s urban challenges, smart magazine explores the growing movement of co-existing through a multimedia story …

Cities

Stephen Hawking reminds us technology will kill us all and it's all our fault

We are well into 2017 and the situation hasn't got any better, so here comes the routine alert from world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking that we're all gonna die — and it's all our fault.<p>During an interview with <i>The Times</i>, Hawking repeated the concept that humanity faces existential …

Artificial Intelligence

TWiT 604: Flabby, Flaccid, and Flatulent

Snapchat has a huge IPO -and makes one high school $24 million. Is Apple killing the lightning port on the iPhone 8? Spotify crosses the 50 million …

365Speed.com

Why Am I Just Finding Out About These NOW!!!!

GoPro Karma vs DJI Mavic Pro - Comparison & Review!

TWiT Audience Survey | TWiT.TV

Thanks so much for volunteering to take our survey. It should take 2 minutes of your time and that contribution is so valuable to us.<p>We do this every …

The deadly, incredible and absurd robots of the US military

Robots

What is Net Neutrality and is it important?

Net neutrality has been a hot-button issue for several years now, but what exactly does it mean? Should governments be stepping in and regulating …

Which technologies present the most risk in 2017?

CERT presents a list of potentially troublesome areas.<p>A lot of exciting new technologies are emerging or maturing that will likely play an …

How much RAM does your PC need? Probably less than you think

Random Access Memory, usually shortened to “RAM” or simply “memory,” is one of the most important parts of any computer. But how much do you need? …

Chromebook

The robots are coming to CES, and we can't wait to meet them

Advances in AI mean that 2017 is going to bring the best CES yet for showcasing robotics.<p>There's nothing better at CES than discovering a robot on the show floor.<p>Seriously, robots are cool. They are fun. And thanks to the newly released "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," public sentiment toward droids …

Robots

India built the world’s largest solar plant in record time

India’s push for solar power is gaining steam.<p>At the end of November, the country turned on the world’s largest solar power plant spanning 10 km sq in Kamuthi in the state of Tamil Nadu. It packs 648 megawatts of power—nearly 100 more than California’s Topaz Solar Farm, which was previously the …

Renewable Energy

12 Tech Trends That Will Shape Our Lives In 2017

From in-ear interfaces to superhero autonomous cars<p><i>The global design and strategy firm Frog asked experts from its offices around the world to identify key technology trends that'll shape how we live, work, and play in 2017. Below, we've selected 12 that are most relevant to the design community.</i> …

Machine Learning

Top-secret Amazon drone filmed zooming through the air above Cambridgeshire testing facility

AMAZON’S top secret experimental delivery drone has been filmed in action for the first time.<p>The Sun Online’s exclusive footage shows the flying …

Drones

Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy, NBD

Word on the street is Tesla has some serious solar power skills.<p>In case you weren't 100 percent convinced, the energy storage company is working to provide the <i>entire</i> island of Ta’u in American Samoa with energy.<p>An entire island. No big deal, right?<p>After Tesla's $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity …

Renewable Energy

5 Reasons why The DJI Mavic Pro is the BEST DRONE 2016 !

Samsung Gear S3 review after 2 days

The 3 gadgets that will be hardest to find this holiday season

Black Friday, the start to the holiday shopping season, takes place in a week.<p>Stores are already starting to offer deals on TVs, Amazon Echo speakers, Sony PlayStations, iPads, and other electronics that kids of all ages would want to see underneath the Christmas tree.<p>But the most desirable gadgets …

Nintendo

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