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Get a MyBolt 'lipstick' mobile charger for $9.99

This tube-shaped power supply includes a 2,600mAh battery and comes in your choice of six colors.<p>Why can't someone figure out a way for smartphones to charge using kinetic energy? You know, you stick it in a pocket and as you walk around, the movement juices the battery?<p>Until that day comes (come …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony Xperia Z2 review: worth every penny

Software<p>Less of a treat is the software running <i>beneath</i> that glass. Our problem isn’t with the underlying foundation of Android 4.4.2, which is just …

Nearest bright 'hypervelocity star' found: Speeding at 1 million mph, it probes black hole and dark matter

Astronomers have discovered a "hypervelocity star" that is the closest, second-brightest and among the largest of 20 found so far. Speeding at more …

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

A skyscraper building boom is blocking out more and more natural light in cities around the world. Engineers have designed a solution to pull sunlight down to where the people are.<p>As cities run out of buildable space, they keep getting taller: A record number of skyscrapers are planned in London, …

Skyscrapers

Fossil Galaxy Provides a Window Into the Early Universe

The dwarf galaxy Segue 1 has remained largely unchanged for billions of years.<p>A tiny galaxy lying just beyond the edge of the Milky Way has failed to evolve normally over the last several billion years, say astronomers, and it represents a sample of the universe as it was in its infancy, around 13 …