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YC-Backed Neverfrost Wants To Kill Windshield Frost And Keep Rocks From Ruining Your Day

I’m a fan of all different sorts of rocks. Rock music. Rock gardens. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.<p>But there’s <i>one</i> type of rock that I — and most other drivers, I imagine — hate with a deep, fiery passion: rocks that hit my car’s windshield at 70 mph.<p>Few things so small can wreck your day so suddenly. …

Dead phone battery tiny charger ends big problem

Nanotechnology,Smartphones,Mobile phones,Telecoms,Electrocomponents,Technology,Research and development,Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars,Environment<p>Nanotechnology has been harnessed by Israeli firm StoreDot to develop a battery that can be charged in just 60 seconds<p>More than a better camera, …

Batteries

23 useful things you can make with a 3-D printer

3-D printers have built houses, produced food, and generated all sorts of surprising objects. But they're not just for hobbyists and large-scale projects.; 3-D printers are capable of creating incredibly useful and clever household objects you may not have even considered in the past.<p>CGTrader, a …

Project Ara: hands-on with Google’s latest modular smartphone prototype

Right now, there’s a war to make the thinnest smartphone in the world. Google is a part of that with Android and with its Nexus devices. But it’s also attacking the very idea of smartphones as we know them with Project Ara: a project to build a phone that doesn’t cram everything into the smallest …

The Moving-On Manual: How to Get Over Anything

<i>This article originally appeared on Refinery29.com.</i><p>In a perfect world, all would go just as we wanted — from the outcome of our relationships to our …

Three dogs are ball boys in a Venus Williams tennis match

It makes total sense — why use humans to fetch balls when dogs can do it better?<p>As Venus Williams took on two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana …

I Drove BMW's $150,000 Hybrid Sports Car 88 MPH Through The Streets Of Las Vegas, And I Can't Stop Thinking About It

One of the happiest moments of my life was when I sold my old Honda CR-V after moving to New York almost seven years ago. New York has a great public-transportation system as well as plenty of taxis and Ubers. Why bother with the hassle of owning a car?<p>But at the Consumer Electronics Show this year …

We Were Amazed At This Tiny Wireless Connector That Can Transfer A Movie In Seconds

Keyssa's "kiss connectivity" lets you send information back and forth by tapping one device against another, sort of like Near Field Communication. Keyssa's technology, however, is much faster. Essentially, the technology uses high-frequency radios to send information between devices.<p>The startup is …

BMWs of the future will have Samsung tablets and gesture control

At CES this week, BMW showed off a couple near-future technologies that'll be available on cars in the next few years. The first doesn't really sound futuristic at all — it's just a generic Samsung tablet, but the magic is in how tightly BMW's managed to integrate it with the car's systems. The …

How to Make Difficult Conversations Easy: 7 Steps From a Clinical Psychologist

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

Tesla announces Roadster 3.0, an upgrade package with massive range

As CEO Elon Musk first announced yesterday, Tesla is detailing a new extended-range upgrade for its seminal Roadster — the Lotus-based two-door that preceded today's Model S sedan. It turns out that the upgrade is far more than a battery swap: yes, that's part of it, but a retrofit aerodynamics kit …

A Bullet Train Could Connect Dallas And Houston

The Texas Central Railway Company plans to use private investment and Central Japan Railway bullet train technology to run a line between two of the largest U.S. cities. Company officials say service could begin in 2021.<p>"If we can't do it in Texas, I don't know where in the United States you could …

This ISS Wrench Is the First Tool 3D Printed in Space

NASA just emailed a wrench into orbit.<p><i>(Photo Credit: NASA)</i><p>The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station has moved up from printing faceplates to printing up the first tool manufactured in orbit.<p>Astronaut and ISS commander Barry Wilmore needed a socket wrench. Rather than wait for the next …

Space Exploration

Report: Google wants to build Android Auto directly into cars

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>If you want to buy a car that gets all of its entertainment, navigation and other data directly from Google, …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

It’s Tuesday night in a cosy cafe in Oxford, and I’m sitting in what I can only describe as a library of fun. Stacked, floor to ceiling, are endless boxes of games I’ve never heard of. “Things have evolved since Monopoly and Scrabble,” explains John Morgan, a former social worker who decided he …

Tesla's CTO Wants To Take Batteries To A New Dimension

And inside, instead of multiple dials and switches, a large touchscreen dominates the centre console. Established carmakers have tended to make modest electric vehicles, usually small ones to eke out the range available from their pricey batteries. But it was Tesla, a Silicon Valley startup, which …

Google Just Released a Brand New Google Calendar App

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This Clever App Scans And Solves Math Problems Instantly Using Your Phone's Camera

PhotoMath does just that, utilizing your smartphone's camera to quickly solve math problems.<p>PhotoMath only works with printed text, so unfortunately it won't be solving your scribbles anytime soon; you'll need a printed sheet of paper or a textbook.<p>You then position the math problem you want solved …

13 Apps For Transforming Your Phone Into The Ultimate Toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

iPhone 6 Bendgate Isn't Over. It's Missing A Scientific Test

I once watched Uri Geller bend a spoon.<p>It was 1999 and I was working as a waiter in a pizza restaurant. The self-proclaimed psychic invited himself into the staff area after a meal, then confidently declared that we would be amazed. He chose a teaspoon from next to the coffee machine and used his …

GoPro gets a little cheaper -- and fancier -- with new Hero4 camera

GoPro hoisted its high-end offering further into the age of high-definition video with the introduction of the Hero4, its latest line of participant-sports-oriented video cameras. The company also lowered the price of its cheapest camera to $129 from $200, and freshened up parts of its entire …

New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Commercial Attacks Apple for iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung has introduced a new ad for its upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, talking about how the company first introduced the Galaxy Note series in 2011 and popularized the "phablet" form factor while calling out Apple for making the similarly sized iPhone 6 Plus three years later.<p>The ad begins …

North Korean court sentences Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour

North Korea has sentenced an American citizen to six years of hard labour for entering the country illegally and committing "hostile acts" against the secretive state.<p>State media said Matthew Miller had been convicted after a brief court hearing on Sunday morning. The court refused him permission …

Adaptive, Programmable Headlights Cut Through Rain, Illuminate Without Blinding Other Drivers

Each light consists of one million tiny independent beams<p>This is perhaps the only optical illusion you would want to see while you're driving. A team of university engineers has created a vehicle headlight that adjusts itself so that drivers can keep their high beams on even when other cars are …

Mellon

USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3: One port to connect them all

Look around your house and chances are you have at least a few devices that use Universal Serial Bus. On average, some 3 billion USB ports are shipped each year, making it by far the most successful peripheral connection type in the world.<p>In fact, device manufacturers are so confident in the new …

Thunderbolt

Slimmer, reversible next-gen USB Type-C now ready for PCs & mobile devices

Following an announcement back in December and some renders that popped up a few months back, today the USB 3.0 Promoter Group announced the next-generation USB “Type-C” connector is now ready for production. That means that PC and smartphone manufacturers can now adopt the standard, which the …