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A laser printer without ink or toner

Lasers that ‘softly’ burn paper could be the next evolution in printing. Former students of the University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands, have developed a technology that can print on any kind of paper without consumables, such as toner or ink.<p>This technique is not unlike burning paper using …

Epson adds HDR to laser projector, debuts brighter budget models

Epson's latest LCD projectors include an $8,000 laser-powered high dynamic range home theater powerhouse, and a trio of high-brightness units starting at $1,200.<p>When I reviewed Epson's original laser projector I called it a technological tour de force with a fabulous image, albeit one that didn't …

Gear & Gadgets

MIT researchers came up with a way to make Wi-Fi 10 times faster

We’ve all been there: You find yourself at a massive public event, whether it be a concert, a sporting event or a political rally and your reception …

With gold and rat heart cells, scientists make a robot stingray

Here's a critter that would be a showstopper in your aquarium: By layering rat heart cells over a gold skeleton, scientists have built tiny swimming artificial stingrays that can be driven and guided by light.<p>These little ray-bots, described in the journal Science, may offer insight into building …

Robotics

Independence Day website turns your street into a smoldering crater

Thanks to a previous <i>Independence Day: Resurgence</i> trailer, we already knew alien invaders like to get the landmarks. Now disaster junkies will be …

Smartphone users temporarily blinded after looking at screen in bed

Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision.<p>Two women went temporarily blind from constantly checking their phones in the dark, say doctors who are now alerting others to the unusual phenomenon.<p>Fomo, stress and sleeplessness: are smartphones bad …

The New England Journal of Medicine

These headphones mold to your exact ear shape in 60 seconds

Headphones are a major pain point for music and podcast lovers. Traditional headphones are clunky, while earbuds fall out and can't seem to stay untangled.<p>But a new kind of earbuds might just fit better than other headphones. That's because they're custom fit to your ears.<p>Revols, created by a …

A look at Apple’s insanely ambitious tree-planting plans for its new spaceship campus

While construction crews work furiously to finish Apple’s mammoth new headquarters in Cupertino this year, another critical piece of the campus’ design is taking shape 100 miles to the east.<p>In a cluster of East Bay nurseries, Apple has been growing more than 4,600 trees, which are nestled in large, …

New Mexico

Everything we know about the iPhone 7

Rumors about the iPhone 7 started emerging even before the iPhone 6s was released last September.<p>Since then, new rumors have been flowing thick and fast — like a lava flow, constantly moving forward and plowing through everything in its path.<p>Some of these rumors are more credible than others. But …

Mobile Technology

Shape-shifting digital interface acts like solids and liquids

The latest research from MIT's Tangible Media Group is a physical interface that can be programmed to respond as different materials.<p>MIT's Tangible Media Group has been working for some time on a shape-changing interface that allows users to manipulate data and run simulations based on digital …

Kinect

Casio Smart Outdoor Watch review: Android Wear climbs a mountain

The trouble with smartwatches is that no one really knows what they’re for yet. Undercooked as app platforms, underperforming as fitness trackers, and underwhelming as fashion items, it’s unclear to most people why they’d want to strap a little computer to their wrist.<p>As a company that’s very used …

US reporters ignore first journalist tour of liberated Palmyra organized by Russian military – MoD

The Russian military have given access to journalists from 11 countries to the liberated Syrian city of Palmyra. Moscow noted the absence of American …

16 iPhone 6S Tricks And Tips You May Not Know About

What distinguishes the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus from its predecessors — aside from the faster chipsets and the major camera upgrades — is the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch feature. The 3D Touch feature supports a new dimension of functionality such as “peeking” at content by applying a light push …

Apps

Animation: The Black Hole Collision That Created Today's Gravitational Wave Announcement

A dance of destruction<p>Einstein was right. A hundred years ago, he predicted that really big objects in space can create ripples in the fabric of space-time. Today, scientists announced that these gravitational waves have been detected directly for the first time.<p>The confirmation came from the Laser …

Black Holes

OK, this is the fastest wireless carrier in the nation

Two weeks after one testing firm crowned T-Mobile the speed king, a new study claims rival Verizon actually has the superior network.<p>T-Mobile may need to postpone taking a victory lap as the fastest wireless carrier.<p>Verizon Wireless took the top honors in a new study conducted by testing firm …

Telecoms

Driverless Cars Could Drive Car Insurance Companies Out Of Business

When autonomous vehicles rule the roads, they will eliminate the estimated 90 percent of traffic accidents caused by human error, which could save 30,000 lives per year and, according to an advisor to car insurance companies, wipe out car insurance companies.<p>“Cars are not going to crash nearly as …

Car Insurance

Watch An Artificial Chameleon Change Color

Key step toward active shade-changing camouflage<p>Chameleons are masters at rapidly changing the color of their skin to camouflage themselves or communicate with others. Scientists worldwide have long sought to mimic the skins of these reptiles to render people effectively invisible with chameleon …

Solar Panels

MSF paramedic, civilian first responders killed in Saudi double-tap airstrike in Yemen (GRAPHIC)

Almost two dozen people, including civilian rescuers and an ambulance driver from an MSF-affiliated hospital, have reportedly been killed after …

Shooting of Kurds waving white flag caught on camera (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

An incident in which several civilians with a white flag came under fire has been caught on camera. The victims are reported to be Kurds in the town …

Navy SEAL turns over pic of Bin Laden’s corpse, accidently gives up his secret business – report

A Navy SEAL who participated in killing Osama Bin Laden is facing a new legal battle with the US government. A hard drive with an image of Bin …

Sony’s Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector will turn any surface into a TV

And the Glass Sound Speaker is a really pretty light<p>The latest products in Sony's aspirational Life Space UX range of home electronics have prices and release dates, at least for the company's home country of Japan. The Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector, a tiny projector that can beam an image …

The Air Force's Reaper drone keeps crashing

According to a new investigation from <i>The Washington Post</i>, the Air Force had its worst year for drone crashes ever in 2015, as its Reaper drone was suddenly plagued by crashes.<p>The <i>Post</i> found that electrical failures have been causing the massive military drone to suddenly drop out of the sky. …

Passenger who beat his Uber driver should drop his countersuit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Until now, the classic definition of "chutzpah" has been "that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan."<p>If he possesses no other quality, Benjamin Golden at least has that one.<p>Golden achieved 15 …

Justice

Caterpillar Found Guilty of Stealing Trade Secrets

Caterpillar (cat) has been found guilty of stealing trade secrets from small British supplier Miller UK.<p>The lawsuit was originally filed five years …

Most smuggled ISIS oil goes to Turkey, sold at low prices – Norwegian report

A leaked report on illegal oil sales by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), which was ordered to be compiled by Norway, has revealed that most …

Toyota wants to make Google's mapping tech obsolete

The automaker's new map-generation system, debuting at CES, utilizes onboard cameras and GPS devices to supplant purpose-built mapping cars.<p>Google did a great thing with its Maps vehicles, which scoured a great deal of roads to bring us some of the most detailed maps on the internet. But as more …

Roads

A Castaway Who Survived 14 Months Lost at Sea Is Being Sued for Cannibalism

The fisherman who famously survived 14 months at sea is being sued for $1 million by the family of his crewmate, who accuse him of eating their …

Blind photographer's concert pictures are an Instagram hit

Blind photographer Ahmad Zaghal talks to the BBC about his work taking pictures at music concerts, which has gained him a following on photo-sharing service Instagram.<p>Together with Sean Gray, who was born with cerebral palsy and is the lead singer in the band Birth (Defects), Ahmad also hosts a …

Concerts

Engineers in Iran have created a robot that imitates human behavior with scary accuracy

Iran's third generation humanoid robot is coming incredibly close to imitating human behavior. So close that it's a little scary.