Erich Ageno

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Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

AT&T reveals Asus Padfone X specs

AT&T(s t) announced plans to carry the Asus Padfone X smartphone/tablet hybrid back at CES, but is just getting around to revealing the hardware …

BeHere app uses iBeacons to automatically take attendance as students enter the classroom

A new app called BeHere aimed at teachers uses Apple’s new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognize students and automatically take attendance as they enter a classroom.<p>With the BeHere app installed, the teacher’s iPad acts as an iBeacon and students entering the classroom with an iPhone, iPad, …

Can't stand your friends? Rumr lets you chat with them anonymously

James Jerlecki can’t tell me exactly <i>how</i> his new app is going to be useful, but he thinks teens are gonna love it.<p>"My sister is a teacher and works a lot with teens," he says, "and they want her to respect them, but they are afraid about what they share." Jerlecki’s sister wishes there were an open …

Marvel will team up every Spider-Man that ever existed in upcoming event

Marvel today announced that it plans on bringing all the versions of Spider-Man that ever existed together in a mega-event series that sounds almost too crazy to be true. <i>Spider-Verse</i>, penned by popular writer Dan Slott, will pit Peter Parkers from throughout history, all his allies that ever donned …

You Can Now Make a Book of All Your Facebook Messages with Memeoirs

Memeoirs, the service that lets you create a book out of all your old emails, has launched a new feature that integrates messages sent across Facebook.<p>The feature was announced today by the company, although it has been live on the home page for a few days. Picking up where the previous incarnation …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

Beyond Immersion: Learn a New Language with Better Listening Skills

Get on the fast track to accomplishing one of your bucket list items, learning another language. Chris Lonsdale's TEDx talk offers five principles …

Experience life, love, and death through emoji in this haunting music video

Experimental musician Daniel Lopatin, also known as Oneohtrix Point Never, released an entirely emoji-based music video for his song "Boring Angel," the opening track on his newest LP. Emoji have been taking over recently, especially in music videos: Katy Perry used them in a lyric video for her …

Bolt for Android offers free calling without messing up your routine

Could this be the iMessage of calling?<p>Free calling apps, such as Viber, Skype, and others, are quite common, but they all suffer from the same fatal flaw: they require you to remember to use their special apps when you’re calling someone on their networks and use the standard phone app when you’re …

Mobile carrier Ting turns two, celebrates by lowering data prices

What would a birthday be without presents? Instead of receiving gifts, wireless provider Ting is celebrating its second birthday this week unwrapping lower data prices. Most data "buckets" on the service are now a bit cheaper, with the deepest discounts happening for its heaviest users.<p>While …

Want $10 off your mobile bill? Put ads on your lock screen

If you're not annoyed by seeing an ad for J. Crew, Adidas, Target, or Best Buy when you wake up your smartphone, a new app called Slidejoy could lop some money off your monthly phone bill.<p>The app, which is set to launch Monday, shows an ad from these and some other advertisers on an Android phone's …

App wants to print and send your photos for free

<b>A photo app for iOS believes it has found a novel way to provide users prints of their photos, free of charge.</b><p>If you could get your favourite …

Apps

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!<p>Looking back I’m amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked “homeland security” as an excuse to acquire boatloads of new technology, and used it to help expand their …

This Strange Trend Says The Chargers Are Going To Win The Super Bowl

Since 2009, Philly's opponent in their first home game of the year has gone on to win the Super Bowl.<p>In 2012, the Baltimore Ravens lost to the Eagles 24-23 in Philly's first home game.<p>In 2011, the New York Giants beat the Eagles 29-16.<p>In 2010, the Green Bay Packers beat the Eagles 27-20.<p>In 2009, …

NFL

Move over, Kerouac! “Grand Theft Auto” is the American Dream narrative now

When real travel stops feeling revelatory, the digital road takes its place — for good or ill<p>Ryan Leas<p>January 5, 2014 9:00pm (UTC)<p>You want to begin again. You'll get it right this time. Buy the beautiful house, associate with interesting, beautiful people. Drive a new car. A fast one. Get rich, …

Welcome to the Age of the Upgrade

As the 1980s came to a close, a curious thing happened to American consumers: they began to really understand what the word "upgrade" meant. This realization occurred thanks to a magical fusion of technological advancement and capitalistic opportunity: the video game console.<p>In the future-world of …

TCL's $330 Idol X+ boasts 2GHz octa-core chip, Bluetooth activity tracker

While some of us are still recovering from holiday, the TCL folks in China -- whose products are better known under the Alcatel brand in many other countries -- have gone ahead and launched a new phone. As the name suggests, the Idol X+ is pretty much an updated version of the already impressive …

The best games for your new Android phone or tablet

Shooters, strategy, racing, RPGs and more!<p>If you've found yourself the proud owner of a brand new Android smartphone or tablet this holiday season, …

F-bombs away! Twitter map tracks curses in real time

Fiddlesticks! Fracking! Fudge! Nope, not THAT F-word. We're talking about the saucy verb that was supposedly first used in "Flen flyys," a circa-1475 poem that mocked friars for their alleged extracurricular activities with other men's wives. (Seriously, look it up on Wikipedia to spice up your …

Stylin' bulletproof suit absorbs small-arms fire

Bulletproof vests may be practical, life-saving garments, but they're hardly fashion-forward. Some people demand both fine tailoring and the ability to keep bullets from penetrating their bodies. Those people are putting orders in with Canadian tailor shop Garrison Bespoke for a bulletproof …

In Defense Of Rob Ford: The World's Greatest Mayor

Don't let the media deceive you!

Alarmclock wakes you up with the time you'll die

A true wake up call<p>Its name may make it sound like a regular old alarm clock, but Alarmclock is aiming to do something different: actually alarm you. As the project's Kickstarter page explains, "nothing gets you up in the morning like the things that keep you up at night," and to that end the …

'Anti-Facebook' At The Pool Launches an iOS App

At The Pool, a startup that launched two years ago as a way of introducing you to potential new friends, is today relaunching with an iOS app that builds on its initial focus with new features and a mobile-first approach.<p>“We had built for the Web and today I firmly believe the Web is dead for …

Netflix cloaks itself in Marvel superheroes

Marvel fans will be able to get their superhero fix in 2015 when Netflix unveils four different live-action series based on comic book characters.<p>In a deal announced Thursday between Marvel owner Disney and Netflix, the lineup will debut with a show focused on Daredevil, the red-clad adventurer …

Microsoft Is Making An Astonishing $2 Billion Per Year From Android Patent Royalties

He estimates that the Android revenue has a 95% margin, so it's pretty much all profit.<p>This money, says Sherlund, helps Microsoft hide the fact that its mobile and Xbox groups are burning serious cash.<p>For the past few years, Microsoft reported the revenue and operating losses of Entertainment and …

Windows Phone

Meet T. rex's oldest relative: the 'Gore King'

A new relative of the <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> has been unearthed in southern Utah, marking the discovery of the oldest known member of its group of dinosaurs yet. The newly discovered dinosaur measured about 24 feet long, weighed around 2.5 metric tons, and had a large head filled with sharp teeth. To …

Microsoft's anime-inspired Internet Explorer ad is its best yet

Microsoft has been on a tear with its ad campaigns lately. While no one would say its since-pulled ad attacking the iPhone 5S and 5C was prizeworthy, more recent spots for the Surface 2 that eschew dancing girls for actual product features and an Xbox One ad that nails the company’s next-gen vision …

Look at This Giant Bug!

The largest adult insect ever found actually seems sort of cuddly<p>This amazing/disturbing picture is of a giant weta, the world's biggest insect at a whopping 71 grams in weight. Wetas are cricket- or grasshopper-like insects native to the smaller islands of New Zealand, having been eradicated from …