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Lithium-ion batteries finally have a rechargeable competitor

Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.<p>"What people didn't really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made …

Deutsche Bank relief helps European markets regain footing

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets brushed aside a mixed performance in Asia earlier Wednesday to post solid gains amid some relief over the …

Deutsche Bank

Buying an iPhone 7? Check these noise-canceling Lightning earbuds out

If you’re anticipating the loss of an audio jack on the iPhone 7, you’re probably in the market for Lightning-equipped earbuds. If you can wait until early next year, this Indiegogo campaign might have the best ones around.<p>Thunder (<i>get it</i>? Thunder and Lightning?) promises to bring everything from …

Mobile Technology

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Why 'Doctor Strange' Is Key To Marvel's Future

Marvel’s highly successful franchise is about to seriously expand. And no, I’m not talking about the MacGuffin stones or the final battle with purple-faced Thanos. I’m talking about <i>Doctor Strange</i>.<p>Doctor Strange is a fairly bizarre character to introduce to the Marvel cinematic universe. Even …

Marvel Universe

Could Your Next Uber be a Multicopter?

<b>The world’s first certified multicopter lifts off in Bruchsal, Germany, marking a new era for aerial transportation.</b><p>Just as smartphone technology …

11 classic sci-fi novels you must read, and re-read, and their movie counterparts

Dinosaurs, space, and the future! As far back as I can remember I’ve been obsessed with all things sci-fi. It could have been the first of countless …

'Mass rape' video on social media shocks Brazil

<b>Brazilian police are hunting more than 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro, and of putting video of the attack on social media.</b><p>The girl, 16, believes she was doped after going to her boyfriend's house on Saturday and says she woke up in a different house, surrounded by the …

Scientists finally know what stopped Mongol hordes from conquering Europe

The khan's ruthless tactics and loyal horde swept across Asia. One territory after another fell under the overwhelming force of the Mongol Empire, which would eventually stretch from the eastern shores of China. A series of successful forays in Hungary and Poland made even Europe seem within reach …

World History

The World's Largest Tech Companies 2016: Apple Bests Samsung, Microsoft And Alphabet

When in April Apple announced the first ever decline in iPhone sales, some observers questioned if the company’s best days are behind it. Despite the angst, Tim Cook’s Apple continues to outshine its peers in every metric that counts. Among global tech companies it has the highest revenue ($233 …

Investing

Scientists Just Discovered The Faintest Galaxy Ever From The Early Universe

Amazing!<p>An international team of scientists has found the faintest early-Universe galaxy ever, catching a glimpse of the star system as it would have …

India tests new spaceplane

Model shuttle could pave way for full-size reusable vehicle and cheap, regular access to space<p>India has successfully tested a hypersonic “spaceplane” model that could one day be scaled up into a space shuttle.<p>The launch took place at 07:00 IST on 23 May from the Satish Dhawan space centre, …

Space Exploration

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Google will pay you $20/hour to sit in their self-driving car

OK, Google does expect you to “test” its self-driving car project, but when the car drives itself there’s not much else to do, right? Google has placed an ad looking for “vehicle safety specialists” to be contracted for one to two years of autonomous driving field work. The gig pays a pretty decent …

Autonomous Cars

LA cops aren't ready to switch to Teslas

After using two Tesla Model S cars as police cruisers for a year, the LAPD has reached a verdict. It's not ready to transition to an all-electric fleet just yet, but it's not closing its doors on EV cruisers. LAPD Administrator Vartan Yegiyan told <i>CNBC</i> that electric vehicles aren't practical for …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Dual SIM (G930DS) just $530 on eBay

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is quite a popular phone, helping not only its maker’s balance sheet during the first quarter of 2016, but also breaking into the top 5 US smartphone sales in the last bit of said quarter. Deals have been springing up on eBay quite frequently these days, and now the latest has …

Electronics Industry

Samsung might bring its 'eye-catching' Charm wearable to a country near you

Samsung's Charm fitness tracker counts steps and tells you when you're getting a call, text, or social media update. But this isn't just a regular wearable, Samsung says. No, this one has a "sleek design" and looks more like a "piece of jewelry than an electronic device." Hm. Ok.<p><img …

Rose Quartz

Primitive Quantum Computers Are Already Outperforming Current Machines

The future is now.<p>By now, most readers of Futurism are probably pretty well acquainted with the concept (and fantastic promise) of quantum …

FileMaker 15 arrives w/ Touch ID support, new app extensions, automation & security enhancements

Apple subsidiary FileMaker is today releasing FileMaker 15, introducing a number of notable additions for mobile device users as well as a host of other new features and enhancements for the platform.<p>FileMaker 15 is getting a release across its usual platforms— iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Web— …

Apps

These male spiders perform oral sex – and lots of it

Spiders are known for getting pretty wild in the bedroom. They’re famous for twerking around to attract the opposite sex, binding their mates up with silk, or even eating them after sex. But now scientists have found a species that adds oral sex — and lots of it — to the routine. Their findings …

Zoology

SpaceX makes its most challenging Falcon 9 landing yet

SpaceX has for the second time successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket at sea on the autonomous robot droneship, the Of Course I Still Love You.<p>The …

Design of first version of A11 chip reportedly completed by TSMC in preparation for 2017 production

<i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun to ‘tape out’ the A11 chip expected to power the 2017-model iPhone. Taping out is the point at which the initial design is finalized and ready to create the photomask that will be used for manufacture.<p>There is, …

Taiwan

'Captain America: Civil War': What the critics are saying

<b>(The Hollywood Reporter) —</b> "Captain America: Civil War" is the latest Marvel film pitting its heroes against one another, starring Chris Evans leading Team Captain America and Robert Downey Jr. at the head of Team Iron Man.<p>The film, which opens May 6, also stars Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, …

Marvel Universe

Here’s how to use the Edge screen on Galaxy S7 Edge

For the past few years, since the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung has built special versions of its flagship phones with an ‘Edge’ screen. Initially, with the Galaxy Note Edge, the single, large curved secondary display was mostly there to show off what Samsung could build rather than being particularly …

Phones

Paul Ryan: 'I'm just not ready' to back Donald Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he cannot yet support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's presidential campaign.<p>"I'm just not ready to do that at this point. I'm not there right now," the Wisconsin Republican told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" in an …

Donald Trump

Under the Dome: Season 2 Review

Over Under the Dome.<p>Note: Full spoilers for Under the Dome: Season 2 follow.<p>As someone who enjoyed the Under the Dome series pilot -- a quote from my …

Vine for Android is a lot better now

You can finally import videos from your phone's camera roll<p>Vine for Android has been updated today with all the new camera features that came to iOS late last month. The additions are significant and could change the way many people use the Twitter-owned video app. That's thanks largely to the new …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha arrives to AT&T, $199 on contract

On Monday we learned that AT&T would exclusively sell the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the first metal-framed smartphone from Samsung, in the United States starting September 26th for a price of $199 on contract or $612.99 unlocked. Now the day has arrived, and the Alpha is available online and in-stores …

Mobile Technology