Noah Dietz

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Graphene Violates The Laws Of Physics In A World-Changing Way

Fourier’s law is perhaps not something you learned in high school physics, but it defines your life to a surprising degree. Essentially, the ability …

iOS 8 Likely to Bring Split-Screen Multitasking to the iPad

Apple may advance the functionality of the iPad by adding a new split-screen multitasking feature to the tablet in iOS 8, reports <i>9to5Mac</i>. The option would allow iPad owners to use two apps simultaneously on a single screen in landscape mode, a function frequently touted by Microsoft as an advantage …

Snapchat takes on messaging apps with text, real-time video

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app that has skyrocketed in popularity thanks to its resonance with teens, will soon have many new messaging tricks …

Mirror Mirror on the Wall…

Who wouldn’t want a mirror that compliments them first thing in the morning? [Michael]’s Magic Mirror does this and more. [Michael] got the idea for …

Real talk: the new Snapchat brilliantly mixes video and texting

By any measure, Snapchat has had a busy year.<p>23-year-old CEO Evan Spiegel reportedly rejected a $3 billion offer from Mark Zuckerberg, dealt with a data breach that leaked 4.6 million usernames, and watched as countless “ephemeral” apps launched to compete with his app. Meanwhile, Snapchat, by some …

Lunecase: Notifications on the Back of your iPhone

Currently, together with launching the Lunecase campaign, the team of a dozen people is busy with pushing its first gadget to the US market. As Tislenko said in an interview with TNW, the company has already shipped a few thousand flashes and signed a contract with US retailer NewEgg. Negotiations …

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FORTUNE — There is little doubt that today’s smartphones offer room for improvement. Ubiquitous and beloved though they may be, the portable devices are fragile, offer limited choice, and generate a growing mass of e-waste that’s been called nothing short of a “global time bomb.”<p>Google’s Project …

This Startup Is Going To Revolutionize The Credit Card You Already Have In Your Wallet

Admittedly, the bank was doing something most do: trying to stay one step ahead of card thieves.<p>But what if there were a way to pair your card with your smartphone — implementing what is essentially two-factor authorization to purchases — to make sure it's always you handing the card over at a …

FinTech

Open data gives rise to a virtual Denmark in Minecraft

Since the US government opened its troves of public data we've seen some pretty neat projects like climate-change prediction tools and deforestation-monitoring systems. Denmark, on the other hand, has taken a different approach: the Danish Geodata Agency used internally developed topographic maps …

OnePlus One

The Google Nexus 4, the Google Nexus 5, the Motorola Moto G, and the OnePlus One; this 5.5-inch bolt from out of the blue (well, China) joins an …

Phones

Riding on virtual reality fever, Virtuix raises $3M round for Omni VR treadmill

Virtual reality continues to be hot in the wake of Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR. And Virtuix is cashing in on that sentiment with a $3 million funding for its Omni virtual reality treadmill.<p>While Oculus provides the goggles to view virtual 3D worlds, the Omni provides the motion …

The design process behind Google's modular phone

It's easy to see the appeal of Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone concept. With Ara, a dead battery in the middle of a day trip doesn't set off …

5G Will Change the Game Again

Remember when we had 1G back in the 1980s? No? That's because back then so few thought there would ever be something faster and better. And it took a long time to get to 2G, which finally occurred in the 1990s. It took the better part of yet another decade to get up to 3G. For those of you who …

Mobile Devices

Apple, Google battle over mobile game exclusivity -- report

Apple and Google are now battling over game availability in their respective app stores, according to a new report.<p>Both companies are in talks with prominent game developers to see if they can gain exclusivity on titles or, at the very least, get new releases in their own app marketplaces first, …

Speedy A7 Chip in iPhone 5s Beats the Competition, Including New Samsung Galaxy S5

An interesting review of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 in the <i>New York Times</i> says that while Samsung's new phone is "nice," it's still bested by the "aging" iPhone 5s. The article says a major advantage of the Samsung phone is its larger size, but that advantage will disappear with the expected arrival …

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