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Elon Musk Has Plans To Disrupt At Least Eight Established Industries

In this modern day <i>David and Goliath</i> battle (multiplied by eight), one man is trying to take down a bevy of behemoth industries. CB Insights reports, …

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Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time

Electric cars could soon have as much range as petrol and diesel cars -- and recharge in a matter of minutes -- thanks to what researchers are calling a "breakthrough" in energy storage technology. Teams from Bristol University and Surrey University have created a new material for supercapacitors, …

Clean Energy

Here's Morgan Stanley's top FX trades for 2017

The US dollar has been on a tear while the Japanese yen has been flattened, leaving the USD/JPY up a handy 11.5% from the lows struck on November 9 when traders initially took the view that a Donald Trump presidency would smash the global economy.<p>It's been a punchy move in anyone's language, …

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Fully Functional 'Apple Mirror' Augments Your Reflection With iOS Apps

A web developer and graphic designer has created a fully functioning touchscreen "Apple Mirror", offering a reflective look into an imagined future where Cupertino builds smart screens for the home.<p>New York-based Rafael Dymek created the mirror as a personal project, aping elements of iOS 10 to …

'Zombie Survival' Opens In Tokyo: The World's Most Advanced Free-Roam VR Experience

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Zombies have infiltrated Sega’s Joypolis theme park in Tokyo’s Odaiba district, and it’s your job to crossover into their virtual world and stop the apocalypse of the undead.<p>Sounds a little intense? It should be as this VR experience is a mind-bending look into the …

Virtual Reality

7 cutting-edge tech products that were too early for their time

AP/Christof StacheThinking back on how far we've come technologically, people often forget that any new tech needs to happen at the right time and …

Sweden is becoming the world's first cashless society

For decades, economists have been talking about 'cashless societies' - where all transactions are performed digitally. No country in the world has …

The man who made 'the world's first personal computer'

<b>When the definitive history of the personal computer is written, familiar and historic names such as Olivetti, Apple, IBM, will all be given recognition for their innovations of the 1960s and 1970s.</b><p>But will future generations remember visionary John Blankenbaker, and his ground-breaking invention, …

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs $5

The tiny Raspberry Pi computer has just been released in a new version that’s even smaller than previous credit card-sized editions. But the new Pi Zero has another trick that’s even more important than its tiny size: It’s on sale for just $5.<p>Raspberry Pis were already popular with educators and …

Raspberry Pi

Elon Musk's 'Master Plan' Finally Revealed

This story originally appeared on Reuters<p>Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk Wednesday unveiled an ambitious plan to expand the company into electric trucks and buses, car sharing and solar energy systems.<p>In a blog post titled "Master Plan, Part Deux," Musk sketched a vision of an integrated …

Bitcoin creator 'is 44-year-old Australian', claims Wired

<b>You may remember Newsweek creating headlines around the world when it "outed" the creator of digital currency Bitcoin as being a 64-year-old Japanese American living near Los Angeles.</b><p>The magazine said it had found the mysterious "Satoshi Nakamoto", the man whose name has been linked with the …

The 10 edgiest innovation ideas of 2016

At the end of every year, Edge reaches out to the smartest people on the planet and asks them a single question in an attempt to find the ideas and concepts that are changing the world of science. This year’s two-part question was: “What do you consider the most interesting recent [scientific] …

Forex Algorithmic Trading: A Practical Tale for Engineers

Apple has already started making the iPhone 7, report says

The new report notes that Apple has started production early. It also further indicates that Apple's next iPhone will have a Force Touch display, which is a technology that Apple debuted with the Apple Watch and its new MacBook.<p>Apple's Force Touch screen is pressure sensitive, which means that it …

Apple Watch

Amazon's true brilliance shone this week in a tale of three clouds

This was earnings week in the tech industry, but the one report everybody was waiting for came out on Thursday.<p>That's when Amazon broke out detailed financial results from Amazon Web Services, its cloud computing business, for the first time.<p>That's when the world discovered that Amazon is making …

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​Self-driving cars could cut car ownership rates nearly in half: study

With a single self-driving car able to shuttle people on multiple trips during the day, vehicle ownership could drop as much as 43 percent, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.<p>Despite being expensive investments, today's cars idle away a large …

Autonomous Cars

What Happens When A Chinese Tycoon Stands Up Against The Government?

In a country where political power easily makes or breaks a company, it is rare to see a private-sector business at loggerheads with a state-level government entity. That’s why the latest brawl between Alibaba, which is China’s biggest e-commerce company and is run by the country’s second richest …

China

The remarkable eight years since Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone

<i>Smartphones existed before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone on Jan. 9, 2007. But by upending existing technology platforms, application distribution, and carrier business models, he kickstarted a new era of computing whose impact is yet to be fully understood.</i><p><b>I knew one of the victims of the</b> …

These “Parasitic” Robots Are Designed To Suck Pollution From City Air

A concept for urban drones that perch on a city billboard and harness heat from the neon and pollution from the air to create a more sustainable fuel.<p>The neon billboards that line Hong Kong streets may eventually do more than just sell products. In a new project, a group of designers hopes to use …

How To Replace The iPhone 6's Battery

The iPhone 6 is a great smartphone, although I’m sure I’m not alone in my desire for a longer-lasting battery. Thankfully, there are a number of battery cases out there (see my roundup of iPhone 6 battery cases here), that can boost battery life. Sadly, like any smartphone, over time your iPhone 6 …

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

Tests show modern SSDs can handle a thousand years of use

Most heavy data users can't wait for the day when hard disks, with their fragile, spinny parts, are put out to pasture for good. But just how much better are SSDs? Despite any horror stories you may have heard, the answer is <i>a lot,</i> according to tests on recent models by <i>The Tech Repor</i><i>t</i>. It forced six …

Google admits that advertisers wasted their money on more than half of internet ads

Online advertising is a fickle thing. It accounts for 20% of the ad industry’s total spending, and over 90% of revenue for the internet giants Google and Facebook. That said, no one seems to have any idea whether it actually works.<p>That uncertainty reached a new high this week, as Google announced …

Digital Advertising

Google's internet balloons are staying aloft longer than anyone expected

The company is announcing a number of milestones as it moves forward with its ambitious X Labs project<p>When Google announced Project Loon in June of last year many balloon experts were skeptical of its chances. The stated goal was that the balloons that would last 100 days or more in the air, but …

Wickr's Self-Destructing Messages are Now on Your Desktop

The Wickr mobile apps for iOS and Android are known for incredibly secure messaging that feature a self-destruct option for text, images and videos. Now those messages are available on your desktop.<p>The new Wickr app for Windows, Linux and OS X, is available today with the same security features …

The 'Extremely Large Telescope' on track to study the universe by 2024

The construction of European Southern Observatory's Extremely Large Telescope, which will boast a humongous 39-meter aperture, is no longer in limbo. Its development in Chile's Atacama Desert is finally on track two years after the project was approved, thanks to Poland joining the organization. …