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101 Touch Keyboard Offers A New Perspective On Computer Control (video)

Computer users that are looking for a new and innovative way to interact with their systems might be interested in the 101 Touch keyboard which has …

New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

A team of scientists say they've figured out a way to supercharge the lithium-ion batteries traditionally found in smartphones and tablets. And all it takes is adding a readily available substance usually found in sunscreen.<p>The new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological …

Beyond Sunsets, Beyond the Northern Lights, This Beauty is Out of This World

The Chandra observations of these low-mass stars were made of the region known as the "Wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), one of the Milky …

Northern Lights

Lenovo's Beacon media hub can house up to 6TB of video and photos, streams to PCs and Android devices

Lenovo makes a lot of laptops. And tablets. And a few phones. But amid its exhaustive PC range, there's also the eye-catching Beacon. Priced at $199, although lacking any storage out of the box, it tries to strike a balance between personal cloud storage and media server. It comes preloaded with …

Cobra Electronics demos power pack that can jump-start your car

Cobra Electronics is a big player in the automotive world, largely thanks to its line of radar detectors. What a lot of people don't know, however, is that the company has also been dabbling with products that jump-start your car. At this year's CES, Cobra is introducing the JumPack, which it says …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Help Crowdfund an Heirloom Chemistry Set

John Farrell Kuhns got a chemistry set in Christmas of 1959 and it laid the foundation for a career as a research chemist. As an adult he wanted his daughter and nieces and nephews to have the same experience, but came to realize that the beautiful Gilbert Chemistry Set of his youth no longer …

Our Favorite Android, iOS and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means sitting awkwardly at a dinner table with people you probably only see once a year. Load up your phone …

Try this, Apple: Xbox greets PlayStation 4 with a nice tweet

There's too much fighting in the world.<p>Wars are everywhere. And then sporting and business entities co-opt the postures and the language, making themselves look faintly silly.<p>How unusually pleasant, then, for Xbox to offer simple congratulations to Sony on the launch of its PlayStation 4.<p>The Xbox …

Microsoft’s Internet cops get high-tech, high-security HQ

Not every tech company has its own evidence room and forensics lab. And not every police station has a giant touch-screen display.<p>The worlds of …