Tim Bradshaw

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Scientists Invent Self-healing Battery Electrode

<i>Menlo Park, Calif. —</i> Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for …

Batteries

Meet the Mini Metal Maker: A basic, sub-$1,000 3D printer that prints metal

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Mini Metal Maker<p>3D printers can make fantastic shapes, whether someone wants to create an interlocking shape with no …

Two Next-Level Wearables That Aren’t for Everyone

Many people are waiting for expected upcoming smartwatches from Apple and Google to take the wearable category to the next level. Or at least as much …

Bobbi Brown

We need computer sight to make smart homes smart

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Today home automation works via remote controls or smartphones, but most people agree that there are intermediate steps before …

Home Decorating

US Army reveals Iron Man helmets - and they're running Android

The helmet has integrated electronics in the helmet, a heads-up display powered by an Android smartphone, and a pneumatic liner system that inflates …

Wearable Gadgets Transform How Companies Do Business

Companies are decking employees out with devices that help them do their jobs better<p>Big companies are putting wearables to work.<p>We've all seen gadgets that can measure our heart rates, how many calories we're burning or how many steps we take. Then there are devices that go even further, like …

RFID

Tiny Solar-Powered GPS Device Lets You Track Everything

Imagine a world in which everything you care about could be tracked. You'd never misplace your shoes, keys and bags, or lose track of your loved ones.<p>Thanks to a tiny, solar-powered GPS tracker that can attach to virtually anything, that future may be possible. Retrievor is a tiny disk that's …

Blockbuster castAR Kickstarter hits goal in 20 hours to bring AR to the masses

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Technical Illusions<p>The Kickstarter community has spoken, and it wants augmented reality.<p>CastAR, the lightweight AR …

Kickstarter

Rise of the drone hobbyists

<b>People around the world are building their own drones. They offer a glimpse of what life will be like when the skies are filled with small, flying robots - and drones become as common as smartphones.</b><p>Raphael Pirker was sitting on a bench at Washington Square Park on a blustery Friday in New York. A …

Gear & Gadgets

Amaze project aims to take 3D printing 'into metal age'

<b>The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to "take 3D printing into the metal age" by building parts for jets, spacecraft and fusion projects.</b><p>The Amaze project brings together 28 institutions to develop new metal components which are lighter, stronger and cheaper than conventional parts.<p>Additive …

3D

The Drones Of Burning Man

Burning Man is known for flouting rules, not making them. But the advent of drones hovering above 70,000 scantily clad revelers has engaged a balancing act between freedom of expression, safety, and privacy. How Burning Man regulates their use is now being studied by local law enforcement and …

Former Valve hardware gurus Kickstart augmented reality glasses

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Technical Illusions<p>Earlier this year, Valve employees Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson were fired, and the product they …

A Robot Train That Lets You Write Music With Magic Markers

The creator of the "Looks Like Music" project was inspired by his own dyslexia to come up with a more intuitive way of reading and writing music.<p>Up until he went to college, Japanese media artist Yuri Suzuki thought he was stupid. Music was in his blood, his bones, his thoughts, but he couldn't …

Robotics

Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down To Your Death, Because YOLO

You wait in the doctor’s office with a furrowed brow and a heavy heart. When he returns, his face is somber and his eyes concentrate on the clipboard in front of him.<p>“You’ve only got a little time left,” he says apologetically. “If there’s anything you want to do before you die, now’s the …

8 wearable Kickstarter devices so ridiculous they should be "Tim and Eric" sketches

Growing up and in college, I spent a lot of time watching infomercials. From the sham psychic Miss Cleo to the libidinous Shake Weight, late-night …

Gear & Gadgets

This Secretive Studio Codes Its Google Calendar In Lego

London-based Vitamins wanted a physical office calendar that was tidy, secure, and synced with Google. So they built it out of Lego.<p>Keeping an office calendar can be a tedious chore. Whiteboard calendars can quickly become an illegible morass of out-of-date scribbles that no one wants to keep …

Lego

The Owlet Is The Newest Wearable Health Tracker—And It's Just For Babies

The "quantified-self" movement makes a natural leap to quantified parenting: This tracker helps parents know when their child's health is amiss.<p>The number of health and fitness trackers on the market is multiplying every month, but they're still mostly relegated to a subset of the human population: …

Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.<p>In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow …

“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter

<i>“The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision,”</i> Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1946, decades before the internet as we know it …

Meet Brian McAndrews, Pandora’s new CEO

Photo: Pandora<p>Pandora has just appointed a veteran of Microsoft’s advertising technology business as its new chairman, president and chief …

The 5c: an iPhone for the Snapchat generation

I do.<p>After briefly trying out the new smartphone at its launch on Tuesday, I think it’s going to sell in record volumes for Apple.<p>Investors’ …

The metallic trinity of iPhone 5ses (sp?) http://t.co/jM26VoJphx