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Need wireless charging in a spare power pack? Mugen adds Qi to its portable battery.

Portable batteries to charge mobile devices are nothing new. Including the ability to recharge a device without wires in a portable battery, however, …

The NFC Ring Kickstarter has closed, destroying the original goal

Perhaps the most subtly brilliant Kickstarter idea we’ve seen in a long time, the NFC Ring, has closed out its campaign. The original goal of £30,000 was annihilated, as the final tally was an impressive £241,947.<p>In addition to the money, inventor of the NFC ring John McLear notes the outpouring of …

Two new experiments help blaze the trail toward quantum computing with teleportation

Scientists are a little bit closer to faster computing and better encryption after two experiments discovered the first ways to reliably use quantum …

Google patent allows you to launch certain apps using pattern unlock

Exhibiting good security practices is important when it comes to keeping your Android device safe from intruders. Unfortunately, using certain security methods can also require a bit of sacrifice on the user’s end, as is the case with pattern lock.<p>Pattern lock might be an easy way to secure your …

A 3D printer that uses—wait for it—printer paper

Most 3D printing is done with different types of plastic, but as we’ve said before, there’s more than one kind of machine that falls under the “3D printer” umbrella. Along with the devices that print organs and cars, there’s one that uses the last material you’d expect: printer paper.<p>Demonstrated …

3D Printing

Atlas Virtual Reality Turns Any Room Into A Holodeck You Can Run Around In

Archenemies for decades, video games and exercise are about to unite. Atlas is a cheap, new “walk-around” virtual reality system that uses markers you put on the ground to track your movements as you play with an Oculus Rift headset. Protagonist is Kickstarting Atlas to get real-space VR into the …

DARPA's new mind-controlled prosthetics let patients feel again

Over the past decade, DARPA’s work on brain-controlled prosthetic limbs has led to some impressive breakthroughs, but with the development of novel neuromuscular interfaces, it’s making real headway toward mainstream bionic limbs in the near term. Today, the agency released some new information …

Put A Nyan Cat (Or Any Other GIF) in Your Bike Spokes

Reflective clothing, flashing tails, and and a bright headlight are essential to riding your bike safely at night. Similarly, a pair of GIF-flashing …

GIF Animations

Mataerial: a 3D printer that seemingly defies gravity

You might think that 3D printing is a mature technology, the way guns and pizzas and pieces of jet engines are popping out these days, but you haven't seen it all: a company called Mataerial has built a contraption that can print gravity-defying strands of material right onto a wall.<p>Where existing …