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6 charts that show renewable energy is getting cheaper

Things are changing very quickly in the world of renewable energy. The conventional wisdom — that renewables are expensive, that they depend on …

Skydio schemes smarter drones that dodge and follow

Smarter drones that can auto-pilot around obstacles, track people as they walk, run, or even do extreme sports, and all by mimicking human vision …

Drones

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

<b>The Trainer:</b> Tony Gentilcore, a certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning specialist, and co-founder of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts<p><b>Why This Move Is Awesome:</b> The major perk is that it targets your abs and prevents "cheating" by keeping your lower back in a neutral …

3 Secrets From a Chess Master Who Built One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S. | Inc.com

Manion attributes much of the success with his business, digital-marketing platform Ensighten--which claimed the 172 spot on last year's Inc. 5000--to his involvement with chess. He applies many of the lessons learned from the game to guide his business.<p>"Chess was instrumental in establishing the …

Entrepreneurship

Solar Plus Batteries Unlikely To Threaten Utilities Anytime Soon, Study Says

More than a few utility customers have considered defecting from the electric power grid. The technology exists for going off the grid. The price tag is the problem. It is too steep for the vast majority of utility customers to stomach.<p>Over the past year or so, several studies have concluded that …

Customers

The Voltera V-One Makes Circuit Boards In Minutes

Building circuit boards is fun but difficult. While you could do it at home with a some etchant and some clear plastic, Voltera hopes to make the entire process much easier with their V-One circuit printer.<p>The creators, James Pickard, Jesus Zozaya, and Alroy Almeida all studied Mechatronics …

Prototyping

Google Cardboard Is The Right Virtual-Reality Gadget For Right Now. But What’s Next?

The do-it-yourself VR goggles hang in limbo between cool tech demo and serious business.<p>Google Cardboard has come a long way since Android honcho Sundar Pichai introduced it with a sheepish grin six months ago.<p>The smartphone virtual reality viewer, made from folded-up cardboard with a pair of …

Virtual Reality

NVIDIA Tegra X1 benchmarks put Apple A8x on notice

Last year, NVIDIA opened CES with its pre-show keynote and the Tegra K1; for CES 2015, it’s the turn of the Tegra X1. NVIDIA’s latest mobile …

IPad Air

Nvidia unveils its latest mobile 'superchip,' the Tegra X1

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage at CES tonight to unveil its new mobile chip, the Tegra X1. With 256 processor cores and eight CPU cores, Huang touts it as the first mobile "superchip."<p>The X1 is the successor to last year's K1 processor, and is built atop the Maxwell architecture, which is …

Computers

Google’s Project Ara adds NVIDIA and Marvell chips

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone may be yet to convince everyone that it solves a legitimate problem, but we now at least know it won’t be …

Mobile Technology

The Only 12 Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

Learn these moves and you’ll never need to pay for a gym membership again.<p>You can work out pretty much anywhere using bodyweight exercise moves.<p>Bodyweight exercises are moves that use only your body’s weight as resistance, such as pushups and lunges — no equipment needed. They’re a staple in many …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

If you're the type spending hours at the gym—chest fly, back row, biceps curl, repeat—it's time to reconsider your routine. Find out how to get …

It’s Time For Industrial Design To Grow Up

Traditional industrial design can’t deliver what it takes to create tech devices. Besides new skills, we need new language.<p>I am an industrial designer by training, but it’s been a while since I called myself one. Industrial design has changed, and what I do has changed, too.<p>The kinds of projects I …

Product Design

Ask Us Anything: Are There Electronic Defenses Against Drones? [Video]

Short answer: Yes, but they’re pretty much illegal<p>In the summer of 2012, a small robotic helicopter, painted Texas Longhorns orange and white, climbed into the air above the team’s empty football field in Austin. Then the device suddenly plummeted toward the grass, its controller overridden by a …

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness

As we marvel at the gadgets that companies such as Nike, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple have recently produced and brought to market–gadgets that can record our heart rate, calories expended, and steps taken—one can only think of how this technology could likely be used on a greater scale to help those …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

Why Google Stopped Trying To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal

In 2007, Google, the internet search giant based in Mountain View, CA, made a media splash by investing big-time dollars in an effort to develop a renewable energy technology that could compete economically with coal.<p>The project was called RE<C and it ended only four years after it began.<p>During its …

10 Maps That Explain the Next Election

What pollsters will be watching for in 2016.<p>The recent midterm election could be read as the belly-flop conclusion of the Obama era: What was thought to be a transformative period in American politics—a brief spark of minority- and youth-driven enthusiasm that created the promise of a post-racial …

Nixie wearable camera drone wins Intel's $500,000 tech challenge

Wearable camera drone Nixie is the winner of Intel's Make it Wearable competition, scooping a prize of $500,000 (£313,000) at a ceremony held in San …

Nvidia aims to usher in a new generation of amazing 3D graphics with Maxwell

Nvidia is launching its next-generation graphics chips for PCs today in an attempt to raise the bar for quality 3D graphics in computer games. The code-named Maxwell chips represent the top-of-the-line graphics processing units (GPUs), and will be sold under the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 and 970 brand …

Intel's RealSense 3D tech offers glimpse at future of mobile cameras

The Dell Venue 8 7000 series is the world's thinnest tablet. But its standout feature is Intel's RealSense depth camera that, when it makes its way to smartphones, will revamp mobile photography.<p>SAN FRANCISCO--Snapping touristy shots with a tablet is a modern day taboo, but that may change for …

Augmented Reality

For The Love Of Open Mapping Data

It’s been exactly ten years since the launch of OpenStreetMap, the largest crowd-sourced mapping project on the Internet. The project was founded by Steve Coast when he was still a student.<p>It took a few years for the idea of OpenStreetMap to catch on, but today, it’s among the most heavily used …