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Nikola Labs' case uses stray radio waves to charge your iPhone

To hear Nikola Labs co-founder Dr. Rob Lee tell the tale, some 97 percent of the energy a smartphone expends to forge data and voice connections using radio frequencies is lost to the ether. Rather than let it all go to waste, this Ohio-based startup claims to have cooked up a way to harness that …

Apple TV Remote Redesign Will Likely Feature a Touch Pad

Get ready for a brand new way to interact with your Apple TV.<p>The New York Times is reporting that the company is revamping the design of its ATV remote control for the new models that are expected to debut at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this June. The remote will reportedly feature a …

Smart TV

‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: You Gotta Have Faith

Widescreen battles on one hand, intimate one-on-one dialogues on the other: <i>Game of Thrones</i> has long excelled at balancing the macro with the micro, …

Watch NASA's Greased Lightning Tilt-Wing Take Off Like A Summertime Fling [Video]

Coasting through the midair transition trials<p>This is no garage-built hotrod. NASA’s Greased Lightning, a 10-engine tilt-wing airplane, successfully completed a mid-air switcheroo from vertical, helicopter-like takeoff to level, airplane-like flight, and then back to vertical for the landing. It’s …

30 Minutes to Mars

Futuristic Solar-Powered Airplane Concept Imagined for 2030

Barcelona, Spain-based industrial designer Oscar Vials rethinks air travel with his new airplane concept <i>AWWAQG</i>, a.k.a. “Progress Eagle.” Aiming for high performance and low environmental impact, Vials reimagined the shape of current commercial planes to create an environmentally friendly, …

Carbon Fiber

Couple Lives Off-the-Grid in Incredible Floating, Self-Sustainable Home

Since 1992, husband and wife Wayne Adams and Catherine King have lived completely off-the-grid in a floating home made of 12 platforms in Cypress Bay, British Columbia. The Canadian couple and their two kids are completely self-sustaining, eating whatever King grows in her garden as well as the …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Einstein's election riddle: are you in the two per cent that can solve it?

Last month I blogged about a logic puzzle that had gone viral in Singapore. My posts on Cheryl’s birthday problem attracted more readers than anything I have ever written before: more than five million views. For a couple of days they were the most popular stories across the entire Guardian website.<p>…