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Seven smart home hub commands you can’t live without

<b>If you’ve bought or received a smart hub this Christmas, like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, we’ve rounded up some top commands to help you make the</b> …

Smart Homes

The scientific reason you don't like LED bulbs — and the simple way to fix them

When you change your gaze, your eyes will automatically make a rapid jerking movement, known as a saccade.<p>If the direction of the saccade is the same as that of the train, your eyes will freeze the image for a split second, long enough to read the station name if you time things right.<p>Saccades are …

LED Lighting

Create your own amazing apps from scratch with the Professional Android Developer Bundle

App building may seem incomprehensible — but once you start digging into how developers actually do it, it’s not so mysterious… and you’ll even start thinking you can do it yourself. And the reality is that you can, especially with training like in this Professional Android Developer Bundle.<p>You can …

14 Free Business Tools to Make Your Startup more Successful in 2017

Being an entrepreneur, it is imperative that you must be equipped with an in-depth knowledge of the major variables, in the both internal and external environments, that will help you enhance your business's growth. In order to drive revenue and gain competitive edge over your rivals, you need to …

Small Business

These Apps Will Save You Huge Chunks of Time

We could all use a little more time in the day, and that means you shouldn’t be wasting time navigating through menus or punching through keyboard …

Top 15 Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Their Costs

Energy efficiency is not just a trend that people with money follow because it’s cool to be green. No. It’s a real way to reduce your carbon …

Londoners in 2050 won't need cars. They'll be living in an app-powered eco-capital

The success of London in 2050 will be measured by its environment. By this I don’t just mean the quality of its air, or whether it has retained its biodiversity, important though those are. I mean the overall quality of life for Londoners. Will they experience the city as spacious, efficient, …

The Scary Reason You Shouldn’t Sleep With Your Phone Under the Pillow

We like to think of our smartphones as our forever companions — they can keep you entertained on long flights or even help you track down your parked car. If you’re one of those people who takes their phone absolutely everywhere (we’re talking bathroom, subway, bed — no holds barred), you might …

Mobile Technology

Efficient hydrogen production made easy - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 13, 2016–In the 2015 movie "The Martian," stranded astronaut Matt Damon turns to the chemistry of rocket fuel, hydrazine and …

Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn't go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of …

Science

No electricity? No problem! Empty plastic bottles are helping to cool homes in impoverished areas

Can one man’s trash be another man’s treasure? To these people, it sure can.<p>Having grown up in the southwestern deserts of the United States, where …

Your own personal cloud of sound

"If you work in a crowded office, you're probably considerate enough to wear a pair of headphones so you don't disturb your co-workers with your …

Is the Middle East the World’s Next Solar Energy Giant?

Dubai is building a solar plant that will power 75 percent of the city by 2050. Can the U.S. catch up?<p>Dubai, the most populous city in the United …

What Steve Jobs, Larry Page and Bill Gates All Understood About Business

If you look at the world’s most valuable technology companies, you’ll notice something interesting. Not a single one invented the category of …

Silicon Valley

Bose gets serious about wireless headphones, debuts 4 wildly different models

Bose has done a good job in recent years of keeping its venerable brand current with tech-savvy products like Spotify-integrated speakers, a …

Consumer Tech

Solar cell efficiency reaches new levels, decades ahead of expectations

A team of engineers researching solar cell efficiency, and led by Dr Mark Keevers and Professor Martin Green at The University of New South Wales, …

Tesla's Rise Has Inspired A Dozen New Electric Vehicle Rivals

<b>Tesla’s Rise Has Inspired A Dozen New Electric Vehicle Rivals by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist</b><p>If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, …

One remote to rule them all (and it’s on sale on Amazon)

Smartphones and tablets can control anything and everything these days, which is pretty awesome. The “Internet of Things” craze means most items in …

Smart Homes

Tesla's SUV Is So Fast It Beat an Italian Super Car...While Towing Another Car

The Tesla's acceleration is truly impressive.<p>People are finally starting to understanding that electric cars are ridiculously good at …

Classic Cars

India's Considering A Big Mistake: The Banning Of Chickpea Futures Trading

It’s a not unusual mistake that people make: when markets prices aren’t what people would like them to be blame the market itself for what market prices are. The prices of pulses in India are not what some number of people would like the price of pulses to be in India. Thus a number of actions are …

Commodities

Google doesn't need 5 chat apps, and Hangouts should die first

In case you haven’t noticed, Google has been busy lately. Among the plethora of news at its I/O conference, it launched three new communication apps in the span of one week: Spaces, Allo and Duo. They join the existing Hangouts and Messenger apps.<p>So here’s something of an obvious rant: Google does …

The World’s Largest Solar Plant Just Torched Itself

Misaligned mirrors are being blamed for a fire that broke out yesterday at the world’s largest solar power plant, leaving the high-tech facility …

Engineers Just Created The Most Efficient Solar Cells Ever

Yes!<p>Australian engineers have taken us closer than ever before to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion, by building …

Clean Energy

Nikola Motor Company wants to be the Tesla of trucking

A new entrant to the electric vehicle industry called Nikola Motor Company is unabashedly riding the wave of the future in Tesla's wake. Although the company may have copped their name from Elon Musk's inspiration, Nikola is taking a slightly different course with their two planned electric …

Panama paper trail goes online with massive searchable database

You'll be able to search one of the world's biggest troves of leaked documents. With a web this complicated, it's little wonder the corporate underbelly stayed hidden for so long.<p>One of the biggest databases of leaked documents is hitting the Internet, and what lies within is a massive and …

ICIJ

A horror movie coming out next month was filmed entirely on Snapchat

<i>Sickhouse</i> is a horror film from the mind of Hannah Macpherson and is completely comprised of brief Snapchat videos. The story follows a group of friends who go on a trip into the woods to explore the mystery behind the titular building where, we're assuming, isn't the nicest of places.<p>The film was …

Social Media

BEHOLD: This simple AAA battery is one of the most perfect gadgets in the world

Rafi Letzter/Tech Insider<p>After a year together, I can conclusively say: I really, really like this little battery.<p>While the rest of the world was …

This New Technology Could Help Batteries Last Longer Than They Ever Have Before

Imagine a battery that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times without ever corroding. A team of researchers at the University of California, Irvine, recently has invented just that using a nanowire-based battery material.<p>This doesn't mean that we'll soon see such batteries on store …

Clean Energy

This website lets you book private jet rides that are cheaper than some commercial flights

Stratajet bills itself as "the world's first online private jet marketplace," using technology to pull up real-time prices and availability for aircraft, much like Skyscanner or Expedia except for private jets.<p>Though it's not the only private jet booking website online, it's the first to let users …

Employment

VOOC fast charging - everything you need to know

There are a variety of fast charging systems available for smartphones and generally each manufacturer has its own favorite system. One company which takes fast charging seriously is OPPO and rather than using an off-the-shelf fast charging system, the company has designed and developed its own, …

Gear & Gadgets