Jon Chapman

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LED Lights Track People And Broadcast Messages

Lamps are ubiquitous. Some of them are watching you.<p>Have you ever noticed the lamps on the ceiling of your local supermarket? Probably not. But, in the future, those lamps may notice you.<p>Electronics company Philips is piloting a system in which LED store lamps track shoppers, the company announced. …

Your Next Cooking Oil Could Come From Hemp

A new strain of hemp produces oil with all the qualities needed for fine frying.<p>Agricultural hemp produces strong and decay-resistant fibers, a versatile oil, and requires little in the way of herbicides, since it outcompetes weeds. Hemp oil isn't widely used for cooking, though, partially because …

The Week In Numbers: Earth's Population In 2050, Life-Saving Poop Transplants, And More

<b>9 billion people</b>: Earth's population by 2050<p><b>41 percent</b>: the portion of people treated for cat bites who were diagnosed with depression, according to a study of 1.3 million health records<p><b>12 to 14 hours</b>: the length of time a newly discovered marsupial spends violently mating. Most of the males die …

What It Means When Cars Converse With One Another

PopMech's Andrew Del-Colle explains why vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology is a stepping stone to the truly autonomous car.<p>The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration recently announced plans to move forward with implementing vehicle-to-vehicle technology in cars, but what does that …

Driverless Cars

The 2014 CinemaTech Awards: Our Favorite Sci/Tech Movies

With a little guidance by Mythbuster Adam Savage, the second annual PopMech CinemaTech Awards hands out some hardware that really mattersincluding best alternate universe, coolest vehicles, and best explosion.

PM/AM: A Smartwatch Invasion

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PopMech's morning briefing, PM/AM, gathering yesterday's headlines you might have missed and the tech news you need for today.</i><p><b>What We're Reading</b><p>"Comcast's Deal with Netflix Makes Network Neutrality Obsolete" - [via …

Wearable Tech

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 First Drive

Putting the G in Unglaublich: Ridiculous toys don't get more fun than this<p>The most flabbergasting aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 isn’t that it exists, but that it’s a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one. AMG has already built nearly 60 units so far this year. I just spent a …

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Lego