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MP3 Player Lives In Your Ear, Controlled With Your Teeth

It stores up to 24 songs with four hours of battery life for completely hands-free jamming.<p>Say goodbye to getting wrapped up in miles of cord connecting your MP3 player to your headphones as you listen to music. These little earphones, named Split, make up a completely wire-free music player in …

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Thermoacoustic Headphones Make Sound With Hot Nanotubes

Just call it "Heats by Dre."<p>Inside these earbuds, something big is happening on a very small scale. Set on a tiny lattice of silicon, electrified nanotubes of carbon are rapidly warmed up and cooled down, producing sound waves as their temperature fluctuates. The technique is known as …

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Best Laptops for 2018

The pen-enabled Yoga 920 is as impressive for its design as it is for its features and performance.<p>Apple's powerful little laptop with the Touch Bar …

Minecraft player recreates original Pokemon region

YouTube user MediocreJake constructed the original region of Pokemon, Kanto, within the blocky world of <i>Minecraft.</i><p>His recreated world includes everything from Pallet Town to Indigo Plateau. Locations counted as "interiors," such as Victory Road, the SS Anne and Rock Tunnel, will take up a separate …

More Than 200,000 People Sign Up To Die On Mars

Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it would begin accepting applications for a one-way trip to the red planet, 202,586 people from more than 140 countries have …

The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality

A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spaceplanes<p>A disembodied jet engine, attached to a hulking air vent, sits in an outdoor test facility at the Culham Science Center in Oxfordshire, England. When the engine screams to life, columns of steam billow from the vent, giving the …

Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

Touch your finger to someone's ear, and they'll hear your recorded message whispering to them.<p>Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your …

Sony Announces $100 'PlayStation Vita TV' Micro-Console

A while back, I said that the Kickstarter-funded Ouya was in trouble because some big corporation would probably come along and offer something much better for about the same price.<p>Now, Sony has announced the PlayStation Vita TV at the Tokyo Games Show. The tiny console connects with a standard PS3 …