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​Half of the stars in our universe live in the space between galaxies

Hubble's deep field imagery is breathtaking, but what lies between those thousands of spiral-arm galaxies? More stars, of course. Data collected by CIBER rockets (Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment)show that as many as half of the stars in the universe are orphans -- suns that spun out of their …

WiTricity's CEO paints a picture of a wirelessly powered future

If WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen gets his way, the company's tech will soon wind up in your phone, your car and even inside your body. That's because the Massachusetts-based company deals in magnetic resonance technology, and if those words don't mean anything to you now, they probably will before …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …

Alessia Giardino designs tableware collection made from dyed concrete

<b>Dutch Design Week 2014:</b> Central Saint Martins graduate Alessia Giardino has used a variety of techniques to mix pigment into these concrete tableware …

Five questions for the man making contactless wireless power a reality

First came Qi, and now we have Rezence. These are the two big names in the wireless power industry, except the latter is still in its infancy as it's kicking off with a different type of technology: magnetic resonance. With this, devices are no longer required to sit on a pad while charging, and …

We Might Totally Misunderstand Galaxies, NASA Experiment Finds

The dark spaces in between the massive but often far-flung galaxies of the universe are not as dark as they seem, and that has scientists redefining what a galaxy actually is.<p>An experiment involving NASA sounding rockets has detected an unexpected amount of infrared light in those dark spaces, …

Subtle home security from a single Point

This smart, security-minded smoke detector will let you know if anything's amiss in your home.<p>2014 has seen a veritable glut of security-minded gadgets on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, all of them looking to add some sort of sensor tech into your living room. One of the latest examples is …

Home Automation

Microsoft offers guide headset for blind people

A headset that talks visually impaired people around cities has been designed by Microsoft.<p>It works with a Windows phone and uses location and navigation data with a network of information beacons in urban locations to describe routes.<p>Charity Guide Dogs, which helped develop the technology, said it …

Windows Phone

HTC's Re Camera is a good idea in need of better execution

When HTC announced the $199 Re Camera last month, the news was met with many different questions that all started with the same word: why. Why did a company known for making phones decide to get into the ever-crowding action camera market? Why did it make a camera that everyone agrees looks like an …

55% Off the Code Black Drone with HD Camera

Whether you’re looking to gift or buy your own first drone for some outdoor R/C action, there’s never been a better looking choice than the sleek Code Black Drone.<p>Finished in stunning matte black, the Code Black Drone features beginner and expert flight modes so you can execute simple flight …

Box unveils ClusterRunner, an open-source tool to test code fast

As a fast-growing cloud file-sharing software company, Box needs to deploy new versions of its software in a timely fashion, and that requires an efficient code-testing process. Box built an internal tool to meet its needs, and today it’s releasing the tool into the wild.<p>The tool, ClusterRunner, …

Amazon just surprised everyone with a crazy speaker that talks to you

It's called Echo, and it's shipping 'in the coming weeks'<p>Well this one came out of nowhere: Amazon is building a speaker that's controlled with your voice. It's called Echo, and Amazon tells <i>The Verge</i> it will be "shipping in the coming weeks." Available on an invite-only basis to start, Echo is …