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This company made a $150 iPhone X ripoff and called it the S9

So you can’t afford the iPhone X – or the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9; welcome to the club. Or, you know what, screw that. Just get the best of both worlds for $150, from Leagoo.<p>The oddball Chinese gadget maker unveiled its S9 handset at MWC 2018, complete with narrow bezels, a familiar name, and an …

Ethane – the next challenge for the energy market

One of the many lessons to be learnt from the dramatic developments in the world energy market over the past six months is that outcomes are driven …

Oil & Gas Industry

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland residents can now generate green electricity simply by turning on their water taps and flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the …

Water

Hanergy's thin solar panels break multiple world records for efficiency

China-based Hanergy just launched the highest efficiency single-junction solar panel ever created. Hanergy’s US-based subsidiary Alta Devices …

This Apple Watch clone has GPS and 45 days of battery life for $99

Amazfit’s Bip provides up to a month and a half of smarts on a single charge<p>One of the biggest complaints with smartwatches is the need to recharge them as often as a smartphone. The best smartwatches you can get typically don’t last longer than two days, and most require daily charging. The new …

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

MIT Engineers Have Designed a Chip That Behaves Just Like Brain Cell Connections

The most promising artificial synapse to date.<p>For those working in the field of advanced artificial intelligence, getting a computer to simulate …

Artificial Intelligence

Stealthy OSX/MaMi malware discovered targeting Macs

The first nasty bit of undetectable malware of 2018 has been unearthed after it was found targeting Macs this week.<p>Security researchers revealed info about the new OSX/MaMi malware which is a lot like the popular DNSChanger malware from 2012 that infected millions of machines.<p>In a blog post …

Malware

All iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by microchip flaw that leaves devices vulnerable to hackers, Apple says

Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are vulnerable to a major security flaw that leaves the devices open to hacking.<p>The "Meltdown" and "Spectre" bugs, which were disclosed earlier this week, impact every device running the company’s iOS and macOS operating systems, as well as …

Alzheimer's treatment: Diabetes drug holds promise for fighting disease after 'significantly reversing' memory loss

A drug developed for type 2 diabetes significantly reverses memory loss and could have potential as a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other …

Every Mac could use a deep-cleaning kit like this

<i>This post is presented by Trend Micro, maker of Dr. Cleaner.</i><p>Your Mac is a complex machine. That means there are a lot of ways it can get clogged up. Whether it’s junk files or overused application memory, keeping a clean Mac is a lot like keeping a clean house. A little bit of regular tidying goes …

Trend Micro

How To Backup Your iOS Device Using iCloud Backup

- Dec 6, 2017<p>You never need a backup until you need a backup. That goes for your iPhone or iPad too. In this “how to” article, we’ll go over the …

Harvesting the sun for energy increases efficiency by a staggering 60 percent

More Sun for Everyone<p>Solar energy has become an increasingly attractive renewable source of electricity for both nations and private enterprises …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Solar supercapacitor creates electricity and hydrogen fuel on the cheap

Hydrogen-powered vehicles are slowly hitting the streets, but although it's a clean and plentiful fuel source, a lack of infrastructure for mass …

What Steve Jobs Learned from the Bauhaus

Braun Portable Record Player, 1959.<br>Dieter Rams<br>"Design Society" at Shenzhen Sea World Cultural Arts Center, ShenzheniPod, 2002. Photo by Chris Murphy, …

The intriguing puzzle of extreme sleepiness

Shortly after his 21st birthday, Henry Nicholls realised he had the symptoms of narcolepsy. His quest to find out why led him to a fascinating tale of scientific discovery, involving luck, foresight... and some surprisingly sleepy dogs.<p>One of my first jobs was to keep a lookout for lions. There are …

Insomnia

Smart earbud maker Doppler Labs shuts down

Doppler Labs unveiled its Here earbud line in 2015 with dreams of being at the vanguard of smart audio: you could control how much you heard of the outside world, and there were plans for translation and other voice-guided features. Unfortunately, that vision of the future isn't coming to pass. …

Consumer Tech

Switching from an iPhone to an Android device

So you’ve decided that maybe the grass is greener on the other side, and you’re all set to make the trip across the Android bridge. In this guide, …

The $99 Gadget That Lets You Control Any Garage Door From Your Phone

For frequent travelers or people who rent out vacation homes, <i>Boy Genius Report</i> discovered a helpful device that will be a game changer. Find out more …

Home Automation

Revology to Debut Reproduction 1967 Shelby GT500 at SEMA

Shelby-licensed reproduction Mustang Makes 600 hp<p>Driving a classic car, even if it’s well maintained, comes with the concern that something will go wrong, especially if driven hard.<p>A reproduction car, however, offers all of the looks and throwback effect without the worry that accompanies flogging …

Sports Cars

Can an iPad Pro replace your PC?

In 2016, Apple believed its professional-grade tablet, the iPad Pro, was ready for the big time. Phil Schiller even described the machine as "the ultimate PC replacement" when describing the product onstage. The company's own advertisements claimed that the device could do everything a desktop or …

IPad Pro

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so chances are you’re affected.<p>But first, let’s clarify what an attacker can and cannot do using the …

Wi-Fi

The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature rise to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris …

Carbon Dioxide

Female code breakers: The hidden figures of the greatest generation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you like crossword puzzles and are you engaged to be married?<p>Those were the questions asked of many college-age American women by their professors, college presidents, or military officers to assess their suitability to do secret work breaking German and Japanese codes during the Second …

Pearl Harbor

The New Toyota Century Is Like Toyota’s Lincoln Continental Except Way Cooler

The Toyota Century has only been updated once since its debut in 1967, a car designed, seemingly, to be ageless. And why not? The Century is great! …

Lincoln Continental

The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Scientists have a wake-up call for the world.<p>Tropical forests are now a threat in our fight against climate change. They emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined, according to a study recently published in Science. This wasn't always the case.<p>After all, trees absorb CO2 from the …

Fossil Fuels

28 Hidden iOS 11 Tips You Need to Know

You think you know iOS 11? Not until you master all of these under-the-hood goodies.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Apps

Make your life paperless with these apps and gadgets

The best ways to digitize everything.<p>Despite the rise of digital devices, many an office—professional and home alike—remains buried under a never-ending stream of paper. These reams kill trees, create clutter, and make it well-nigh impossible to find the one document that you're looking for. So go …

Apps