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New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes

Using a titanium dioxide gel, researchers make a battery that could one day allow electric cars to fuel up as fast as their gas-guzzling cousins.<p>The freedom to hold computers in our hands, pop wireless headphones in our ears and pilot drones through our backyards is all brought to us by batteries …

Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

Winter Haven by Max Strang Architecture featuring Arclinea http://www.archello.com/en/project/lake-house-11

Salt water-powered electric car approved for roads in Europe

<b>News:</b> a company that claims to have developed the first electric car powered by salt water says the vehicle has now been approved for testing on …

Elgato announces Eve home automation integrated with Apple’s HomeKit, Avea smart LED lights and Smart Power batteries

Everything has pretty much stopped in North America for Labor Day (except for perv hackers), but IFA 2014 is ramping up in Germany and Elgato is using this event to debut a new lineup of smart accessories. The announcement encompasses three major new products: Eve, Avea, and Smart Power.<p>Elgato Eve …

'Holy Grail' Battery Scientist Explains Incredible Breakthrough

Yi Cui might just change the world. Last month the Stanford University professor of material science and his 50 strong team of researchers published a paper on the biggest battery breakthrough in decades – a self proclaimed ‘Holy Grail’. Now I speak to Cui to discover the real world practicalities …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

House in Shatin Mid-Level / Millimeter Interior Design Limited

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This design gave a boundless make over to the structure of an existing 40-year old house, transforming …

LinkedIn Steps Up Its AI Play, Turns Its Contacts App Into A New Connected App

With 40% of LinkedIn‘s 300 million users accessing the social network for professionals via mobile devices, the company has been stepping up a gear on its mobile business, adding new apps around specific experiences like job hunting. Today comes the latest development on this front, a new app …

Tesla’s Tech Officer Talks Battery Advances

<b>Published on</b> August 11th, 2014 | <i>by Christopher DeMorro</i><p>August 11th, 2014 by <b>Christopher DeMorro</b><p>There’s no doubt that the Tesla Model S is one of the …

Sodium-β Batteries Could Transform Wind And Solar Into Baseload Generators

<b>Published on</b> August 4th, 2014 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>60<p>August 4th, 2014 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>The cost of generating wind and solar power has been sinking like a stone, …

Tip of the Day: How to Access Email Drafts Quickly

If you're like me, you have been going about accessing your email drafts all wrong. Usually, I go to the <b>All Ma</b><b>il</b> option in the native Mail app to find my drafts folder and edit emails from there.<p>But there is an easier way!<p>You know that compose icon on the bottom right when you are in the mail view? …

Villa Noi Phang Nga / Duangrit Bunnag Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This seafront house is situated on an overgrown forestland of pine tree’s that has been uninhabited for …

Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

Apple has a wide-ranging plan to keep its ever-expanding empire green—but it has a few holes.<p>The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm, but as the woman in charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: The panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still …

LV House / A-Cero

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A-cero presents a new single-family house located in the north of Spain. With a different aesthetic …

BloomSky: World's First Smart Weather Camera

Take a look at the articles from media insights: GIGAOM, Cnet, Discovery News, TechHive.<p>Connect with Us on your favorite social networks: Facebook, …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …