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Amazon Prime Now drivers sue the company over contractor status

Yet another fight for worker classification<p>Four former drivers for Amazon Prime Now are suing the Seattle-based retailer over wages and benefits they say Amazon denied them by classifying its delivery members as contractors and not employees. The drivers worked for Amazon's Irvine, California …

Cheery Paper Pouches for Fruit and Other Goodies

Look at these pretty little envelopes — they can be easily made out of paper and glassine, and they are sturdy enough to hold pieces of fruit. …

Ten-Second Love Notes or Party Fortunes

These origami paper sticks can be made in about 10 seconds. They are fun, festive, and as carriers of love notes or fortune messages, they are tamper …

The Ultimate Portable Woodburning Stove

Anevay, a camping product company based in England, started with a humanitarian mission: its woodburning stove was initially deployed to disaster zones. After word got out about how well the product performed, Anevay put the Frontier Stove on the consumer market. Now it’s re-engineered the design …

Samsung SM-G9198 flip phone officially announced in China, packing Snapdragon 808

Last month TEENA, essentially the Chinese version of the FCC, revealed information on a new Samsung flip phone that was powered by Android and offered fairly high-end specs. Now it’s official.<p>Dubbed the Samsung SM-G9198, the new flip phone is powered by a Snapdragon 808, a curious move considering …

Mobile Technology

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

Esquire Fact-or-Fiction: Cleverbot and the Talking Holograms of the Future

In "Nirvana," a short story by Pulitzer winner Adam Johnson appearing in the newest issue of Esquire, a programmer codes an interactive 3D hologram of the president of the United States. Is it possible?<p><b>In "Nirvana," a science-fiction short story</b> by 2013 Pulitzer Prize–winner Adam Johnson in the …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.<p>In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as …

Nanotech

This $35 Chromecast Might Change Your TV Forever

We’re huge fans of streaming video content online, but not such huge fans of having to watch our favorite shows and videos on the tiny screens of our smartphones and laptops. After all, it’s pretty hard to put together a movie night when you’re watching Netflix on your MacBook Pro. There have been …

Kate Stone: DJ decks made of... paper

The app that makes music from your heartbeat could also save you a trip to the doctor

BioBeats, the big data company that made it possible for you to dance along to music tuned to your heartbeat, announced today that it now hopes to venture into more serious health and wellness apps. With $650,000 in seed funding, its team wants to get people thinking about their health before (and …

Digital Health

An In-Ear Brain Monitor Could Watch For Seizures Discreetly

The hearing-aid sized device could allow researchers to record EEG data over multiple days, even as patients move around.<p>Measuring the brain's electric signals, a process called electroencephalography (EEG), is a useful way to diagnose seizures and evaluate sleep disorders. Attaching a jumble of …

Painless microneedle patch could test for TB

Scientists at the University of Washington say their approach would be more precise and less painful than the traditional skin test that uses a hypodermic needle.<p>Today, one of the standard tests for tuberculosis involves inserting a hypodermic needle into a person's arm using a very precise angle …

University of Washington

World first as woman gets pregnant seven years after ovaries removed

Australian doctors and scientists have achieved a world first, helping a woman to become pregnant seven years after her ovaries were removed during cancer treatment, by grafting frozen tissue on to her abdominal wall.<p>Researchers from Melbourne IVF and the Royal Women's hospital have given hope to …

This anti-tremor spoon could make it easier for Parkinson's patients to eat. It works by integrating an accelerometer to detect tremors and actuators to cancel out 70% of the motion. Watch: http://f-st.co/z56mMoA

Phonebloks: A modular phone you update a piece at a time

Rather than throwing out an entire smartphone when something breaks or you want to upgrade, the Phonebloks concept fits together like Lego so you can swap pieces out as needed.<p>One of the most annoying things about some smartphones (and other gadgets) is that they don't have removable batteries. Or …

Gear & Gadgets

A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

A material called Zeoform can be made from plants or recycling, but can be used just like plastic.<p>Plastic was once a miracle invention, but these days the wonder is wearing thin. Mounting pollution, the fact that plastic has an association with toxic substances, and its fossil fuel roots are just …

Pollution

Underwater wi-fi given test run to create 'deep-sea internet'

<b>Researchers have tested an "underwater wi-fi" network in a lake in an attempt to make a "deep-sea internet".</b><p>The team, from the University of Buffalo, New York, said the technology could help detect tsunamis, offering more reliable warning systems.<p>They aim to create an agreed standard for underwater …

Meet The Inspiring 18-Year-Old Who Built A Simple Water Purifier That Could Save Lives

A busy university professor didn’t have time to work closely with his high school student intern. So he sent her off to figure out her own project. What happened next will make you feel good about the future.<p>If you’re worried about the state of the planet, fear not. The next generation has it …

A Space-Age Wheelchair, Without The Bumps And Stigma

A Japanese car designer tries his hand at creating the mobility device of the future.<p>Satoshi Sugie first became interested in mobility vehicles after meeting a frustrated wheelchair user in Japan in 2010.<p>“He said he gave up going even two blocks away,” Sugie says. “One reason was he didn’t want to …

Wheelchairs

Faces to order: how 3D-printing is revolutionising prosthetics

A giraffe wearing a frilly ruff, an Escher-like puzzle of interlocking cogs and a homoerotic Batman figurine are just some of the strange items on display at the 3D Printshow in London this week, a trade fair which proves that where high technology goes, novelty trinkets follow. But wade through …

Hope Seen In Chromosome Therapy For Down Syndrome

Some of the greatest scientific innovations have occurred because someone was clever enough not to reinvent the wheel—and instead to think of new ways to use something that already exists in nature.<p>Jeanne Lawrence is just such a woman. A scientist in pediatrics and developmental biology at the …

FDA approves skull implant that helps treat epileptic seizures

Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the US, making it the third most common neurological disorder in the country. In a move that may offer relief for some patients, the FDA has approved a skull implant that helps reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.<p>The device …