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The Ideal Fuel - MIT Technology Review

On a sunny day on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, the peaceful rustling of eucalyptus trees belies the furious chemical …

Carbon Dioxide

The 15 best video games of 2015

<b>The 15 best games of 2015</b><p><b>The 15 best games of 2015</b><p>The video games of 2015 gave us a lot to be happy about. Old franchises birthed promising new …

The iPad Pro is a great device and one of Apple's greatest failures

Credit: Apple<p>The iPad Pro is a peculiar device. People don’t seem to know what it’s for. Is it a sketch pad? Is it a laptop replacement? Is it a big tablet? Is it a very small table?<p>Turns out it’s all of these things and more. It’s a beautiful device, with a gorgeous screen, one that I’d argue …

10 iPhone makers jailed for stealing $150,000 worth of devices

Ten employees of Apple manufacturer Pegatron have been jailed after stealing and selling 227 iPhones, 360 motherboards and 58 Apple batteries — with a total market value of $154,000.<p>Six permanent Pegatron staffers and four canteen workers were in on the thievery. Two of the workers, surnamed Pei …

13 Ways Your Body Can Go Wrong In Space

As Tim Peake prepares to go to the International Space Station, a space scientist tells BuzzFeed why it's such a challenge keeping people alive up there.<p>On Tuesday, a Briton will go into space for the first time in more than 20 years. Tim Peake will set off in a Soyuz rocket to the International …

Can this tiny Bluetooth speaker replace your whole home stereo?

The Core puts stereo sound and a lot of volume into a portable box<p>In the world of wireless home audio, there are two camps. You can either go Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, each with its own pros and cons. Bluetooth speakers tend to be less expensive, more portable, and simpler to set up. Wi-Fi-based …

Audiophile

Rumored Apple iWatch Could Feature UV Sensor

As the countdown continues to Apple’s highly anticipated Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC, 6/2 in San Francisco), news arrives that will make …

Apple

Fallout 4 Patch Analysis Compares PS4 and Xbox One

Bethesda's open-world RPG Fallout 4 received its first official patch this week. It fixed a number of bugs and put an end to the infinite money exploit. But what impact did it have on performance? That's what Digital Foundry examined as part of its new technical analysis comparing the two console …

MIT’s Amazing New App Lets You Program Any Object

The Reality Editor is a Minority Report style AR app that makes programming your smart home as easy as connecting the dots.<p>The end goal of the Internet of Things is to make every object in your life programmable. But our smart objects are still pretty dumb. They don’t talk to each other, and most …

Augmented Reality

This smartphone case will print out your snapshots

The early pioneers of photography, the ones who nearly choked to death inhaling toxic chemicals needed for making prints, would probably faint if they could see there is a smartphone case with a built-in photo printer.<p>The Prynt Case, a smash hit on Kickstarter earlier this year, is now shipping to …

Games and entertainment dominate Apple TV’s store

On the Apple TV app store, entertainment apps, including streaming video from the likes of HBONow and Netflix, are a clear winner, followed next by games.<p>AppFigures, an app tracking service for publishers and developers, took a look at the trends from Apple TV’s first month out of the gate. Their …