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Google hits 2017 goal of purchasing enough renewable energy to match global usage

Last October, Google reiterated in its annual environmental report that it was on track to purchase enough renewable energy to match all the electricity it consumed in 2017. The company today confirmed this for its offices and data centers, and in fact exceeded the goal.<p>In a blog post, Google notes …

Renewable Energy

No seamless updates for Galaxy S9 and Samsung won’t talk about it

The advent of Nougat brought — but didn’t necessarily encourage — seamless updates to Android phones.<p>The Moto Z2 Force, was the first to contain dual …

Phones

To ensure stability, Facebook will “help” Nigeria with its upcoming general elections

Facebook will be helping Nigeria with its upcoming 2019 presidential elections. This comes after a team from Facebook, led by Ebele Okobi (Facebook’s Public Policy Director for Afrika) visited and met with Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explore various ways in which …

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

IBM

Here’s everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S10

The dust has barely settled on the Samsung Galaxy S9’s launch, but there’s no rest for the wicked. Work on the newest model of Samsung’s …

Phones

YouTube picture-in-picture now being tested on the web

For a while now the YouTube app on both Android and iOS has allowed users to minimize a playing video into a floating window, letting them browse …

World's largest SSD capacity now stands at 100TB

That didn't take long -- just a month after Samsung released a record-setting 30TB SSD, a rival has claimed the throne. Nimbus Data has unveiled the ExaDrive DC100, which crams 100TB of 3D flash memory into a standard 3.5-inch SATA form factor. For context, that's 20 <i>million</i> songs (if you assume 5MB …

Gear & Gadgets

Atari reveals its console's new name; preorder date announced in April

Following earlier confirmation that the company was working on the project, Atari revealed the first images of its Ataribox console in July last …

LG to roll out its first Nano IPS-based monitors at CES 2018

In advance of CES 2018, LG announced its newest flagship monitors. In addition to incorporating its Nano IPS technology for the first time in its monitors -- Nano IPS debuted in TVs earlier this year -- they also bear the imprimatur of the just-minted VESA DisplayHDR standard.<p>The first is its …

Gear & Gadgets

These 3D-printed Wi-Fi-connected gadgets don’t need batteries to work

Researchers have made plastic gears and switches that reflect ambient WiFi<p>Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a way to 3D …

University of Washington

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

Elon Musk Builds The World’s Largest Ever Lithium-Ion Battery In 100 Days As He Bet

Elon Musk bet that he could build the world's largest lithium-ion battery within 100 days and he won!<p>SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk won a $50 …

Tesla Roadster Will Have An Option That Makes It Even Faster, May Include ‘Rocket Tech,’ Elon Musk Says

Tesla surprised a lot of people when they revealed the next generation Roadster at an event that was supposed to be about the unveiling of the Tesla …

Microsoft launches Visual Studio Live Share, aimed at pair programming

Ask any software developer about their thoughts on pair programming and you're likely to get a wide range of answers. The idea is having two people …

10-year-old unlocks his mum's iPhone with Face ID

Apple says that there’s only the slimmest of chances that someone other than you can spoof your iPhone X using Face ID, thanks to its cutting-edge camera and image recognition system. But it was no match for fifth-grader Ammar Malik, who’s been able to unlock his mother’s new iPhone repeatedly – …

Apps

Remi is a smart bedside clock that trains kids to sleep

Remi is a smart alarm clock that trains your child how to sleep better. Made by Paris-based startup UrbanHello, Remi’s mission is be a friendly companion for a child that tells your child when it is OK to wake up.<p>The National Sleep Foundation found in a study that two-thirds of children under 10 …

Trains

Nova Launcher gets Oreo's custom dock widget in latest beta

Since the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, a number Android launcher developers have been rolling out updates to bring their apps more in line with the latest software version. Action Launcher has received an number of Oreo-style features, as too has Lawnchair Launcher.<p>TeslaCoil Software’s Nova …

Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845

Following yesterday’s keynote teaser, Qualcomm has followed up by lifting the lid on its latest mobile platform – the Snapdragon 845. The chipset sports improvements across the board, ranging from new processing technology to an improved modem. Qualcomm’s press release is heavily focused on …

Mobile

Google: Project Loon has provided internet access to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico

It's been nearly two months since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, and the island is still in the midst of a long road to recovery. While …

Puerto Rico

Google now shipping free Home Mini speakers for Pixel 2 pre-order offer

If you pre-ordered a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL at launch from Google you may have qualified for a free Google Home Mini speaker. At the time, the search giant said that the miniaturized Google Assistant-powered smart speaker would ship within four weeks after buyers received their new phones.<p>Judging by …

Google Home Mini

Snapchat hopes massive app changes will attract new users

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has revealed that Snapchat’s app will be undergoing a major redesign, after the company fell short of expected growth projections for the quarter.<p>In a letter to investors, Spiegel blamed the difficulties on the service being too difficult for many users to understand. “One …

Social Media

Netgear's smart floodlight watches your yard day and night

Meet the Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light, a smart floodlight that watches over your yard.<p>Netgear today added a new device to its Arlo line of products -- the Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light.<p>Available in the US only starting in early 2018, Netgear is holding off on …

Smart Homes

Logitech's plan to brick the Harmony Link enrages the web

In September, Logitech sent an email to Harmony Link owners stating that the six-year-old product, which lets you control your TV via an app on your phone or tablet, will cease to function after March 16, 2018.<p>On a typical Wednesday in November, due to the mysterious forces that govern the web, the …

Logitech

Samsung returns to mock iPhone X buyers in latest commercial

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Headphones

3D gel stacks can grow enough stem cells to treat brain disease

Programmed stem cells promise to tackle all kinds of illnesses, but there's one catch: making them. It's hard to cultivate large numbers of them, and the need to grow them on 2D surfaces isn't very practical. That's where researchers might come to the rescue: they've developed a method of growing …

Microsoft rep installs Chrome mid-pitch because Edge keeps crashing

This is truly half-brutal, half-hilarious. A Microsoft employee was forced to pause his Azure presentation in the middle of a live demo session in order to install Google’s Chrome… because the company’s own Edge browser kept crashing.<p>But here is the best part: this comical occurrence was recorded …

An AI detected colorectal cancer with 86 percent accuracy

We've heard of many different uses for AI within the medical field, including for prediction of heart attacks and detection of Alzheimer's. Now, it looks as though machine intelligence could be applied to early detection of cancer as well. A group of Japanese researchers has figured out a way to …

China's looking to one-up Elon Musk's hyperloop

If created as proposed, T Flight will be faster, with more extensive routes.<p>Hyperloops, the developing mode of transit that promises to zip people frictionlessly in pods and tubes, have long been associated with the innovations and dreams of billionaire Elon Musk. More recently, however, it's …

Nobel prize in physics awarded for discovery of gravitational waves

Three American physicists have won the Nobel prize in physics for the first observations of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago.<p>Rainer Weiss has been awarded one half of the 9m Swedish kronor (£825,000) prize, announced by …

Physics

Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

Airless, indestructible, and 3D-printed from orange zest (among other biomaterials)<p>They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future. Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a …

Michelin