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Table scraps can be used to reduce reliance on fossil fuels  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
New technology engineers natural fermentation to produce a biodegradable chemical that can be refined as a source of energy. more
Upgrade the SSD in your ThinkPad T490 with our handy guide  Windows Central · 23 hours
Part of the charm of Lenovo's outstanding ThinkPad T490 business Ultrabook is its design, which allows for upgrades to RAM and storage after purchase. While you... more
China unveils prototype maglev train with max speed of 373 mph  THE VERGE · 1 day
China’s leading train manufacturer has unveiled a prototype maglev train that will eventually carry... more
Should you upgrade to the HP Spectre x360 13?  Windows Central · 1 day
Best answer: Yes, if you need the latest specifications, LTE support, or more privacy you should upgrade to the latest HP Spectre x360 13. Gem Cut design: Spectre x360 13-ap0038nr... more
Should you upgrade to HP Spectre x360 13?  Windows Central · 1 day
Best answer: Yes, if you need the latest specifications, LTE support, or more privacy you should upgrade to the latest HP Spectre x360 13. Gem Cut design: Spectre x360 13-ap0038nr ($1,280 at... more
3D body scans and AI health records: Inside the doctor’s office of the future - CNET  CNET · 2 days
For $149 a month, Forward Health's futuristic health center wants to replace your primary care clinic. more
Light and nanotechnology prevent bacterial infections on medical implants  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have devised a novel technique that uses nanotechnology and photonics to dramatically improve the performance of medical meshes for surgical implants. more
Apple's Webkit Browser Engine to Get New Privacy Feature for Ad Tracking  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Apple said Webkit will launch a new technology to track advertising clicks and whether they lead to a product purchase while preserving the privacy... more
New 3D-printed technology lowers cost of common medical test  nanowerk · 3 days
A desire for a simpler, cheaper way to do common laboratory tests for medical diagnoses and to avoid 'washing the dishes' led researchers to develop a new technology that reduces... more
New DNA-nanotechnology-based method enhances nucleic acid analysis  nanowerk · 3 days
New DNA-nanotechnology-based method enhances nucleic acid analysis in cells and tissues, enabling parallel detection of many targets with high sensitivity and tunability and at low costs. more
Samsung updates popular T5 SSD with two new designer colors  9to5Mac · 3 days
Today Samsung introduced two all-new designer finishes for the T5 SSD — Rose Gold and Metallic... more
PlayStation 5 SSD Speed Shown Off in Leaked Spider-Man Demo Video  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Sony's demonstration shows that games on the upcoming PlayStation 5 would load several times faster and could also be richer and more detailed. more
How usable is virtual reality?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Virtual reality is taking over ever more areas of our lives, so it is important that virtual worlds offer high usability. Until now, the only way to check was to conduct tests with volunteers -- time-consuming and cost-intensive.... more
SpaceX to launch Starhopper 16,400 feet high in next test flight - CNET  CNET · 4 days
If all goes well, the Starship testing prototype will blast off to a height of between 500 and 5,000 meters. more
Laser focus shines light on how nanoparticles form  nanowerk · 4 days
Supercomputer tells origin story of nanoparticle size distributions with large-scale simulations. more
Some of our foods have nanoparticles in them - should we be worried?  nanowerk · 4 days
Some people are concerned nanoparticles may present health risks. Here's what we know about nanotechnology in food. more
SmileDirectClub plans to 3D print 50,000 teeth-straightening molds a day  TechCrunch · 4 days
The medical industry has long been considered one of the most promising sources of growth for industrial 3D printing. It makes sense — getting a good fit requires... more
A portable SSD is the way to move your data on the go  Windows Central · 4 days
A portable SSD has a number of benefits over a portable HDD, the biggest being that they're much smaller and much faster.... more
Sony demos PlayStation 5 fast load times, hints at cloud gaming future  THE VERGE · 4 days
Sony isn’t holding its usual E3 press conference this year, but the company has been gradually revealing parts of its next-generation PlayStation console. The... more
Sony demonstrates fast PlayStation 5 load times, hints at cloud gaming future  THE VERGE · 4 days
Sony isn’t holding its usual E3 press conference this year, but the company has been gradually revealing parts of its next-generation PlayStation console. The... more raises $15M to build a plug-and-play supercomputer for autonomous systems  TechCrunch · 5 days, a startup founded by some of the folks behind the once-secretive bitcoin mining operation “21E6,” has raised $15 million in a Series A round that will... more
Google Launches New $999 Glass AR Headset for Enterprise Customers  MacRumors · 5 days
Google today announced the launch of a new enterprise-focused Google Glass headset, the Glass Enterprise Edition... more
Watch the first Westworld 3 trailer  THE VERGE · 6 days
The buildup to the hotly anticipated Game of Thrones finale featured a suitably high-profile trailer from HBO: the debut of a Westworld III video... more
Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have a method that can reposition atoms with a highly focused electron beam and control their exact location and bonding orientation. The finding could ultimately lead to... more
Seymour Cray's path to supercomputing - CNET  CNET · 1 week
With unique designs and a quirky imagination of engineering, Seymour Cray, built the unusual and spectacular supercomputer. more
HP Enterprise Nears Deal to Buy Supercomputer Pioneer Cray  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has agreed to buy US supercomputer maker Cray, in a deal valued at about $1.4 billion. more
HP Enterprise acquires supercomputer maker Cray in the race to ‘exascale’ performance  THE VERGE · 1 week
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, not to be confused with the personal computing brand from which it split in 2015, said today that it acquired Cray,... more
Blue Origin and SpaceX get million-dollar NASA nod to test moon lander tech  TechCrunch · 1 week
Eleven aerospace companies will share more than $45 million in funds from NASA to design and test prototypes for the Artemis moon... more
HPE is buying Cray for $1.3 billion  TechCrunch · 1 week
HPE announced it was buying Cray for $1.3 billion, giving it access to the company’s high performance computing portfolio, and perhaps a foothold into quantum computing in the future. The purchase price was $35... more
UNSW Team Reports Breakthrough in Quantum Computing  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
A team of scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has measured for the first time accuracy of two-qubit operations in silicon. more
NASA Selects 11 US Firms to Build Human Lunar Landers  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
NASA has selected 11 companies including Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration programme. more
Google’s prototype AI translator translates your tone as well as your words  THE VERGE · 1 week
We all know that communication depends on more than just what you say. How you say it is often just as important. That’s why... more
Ticketmaster put an end to screenshots with new digital ticket technology  TechCrunch · 1 week
Ticketmaster is turning to new technology to help fight ticket fraud. The ticketing giant today unveiled its next-generation digital tickets, “Safetix,” which are tied to the... more
Microsoft Edge Canary channel now switches themes with your Windows setting  Windows Central · 1 week
The Microsoft Edge Canary channel can now match your Windows dark and light theme settings automatically. What you need to know The latest Microsoft Edge Canary... more
Physicists create prototype superefficient memory for future computers  nanowerk · 1 week
Physicicts have achieved material magnetization switching on the shortest timescales, at a minimal energy cost. They have developed a prototype of energy-efficient data storage devices. more
Ford government scraps funding for stem cell research  CBC · 1 week
The Ford government plans to stop all provincial funding to an institute that supports Ontario scientists at the cutting edge... more
Air Taxi Startup Lilium Stages Test 'Hover' of 5-Seater Prototype  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Lilium has staged a successful maiden flight of a five-seater prototype that it hopes to bring into service by 2025 more
Lilium unveils five-seater air taxi prototype after a successful maiden flight for its latest jet  TechCrunch · 1 week
Lilium, the Munich-based startup developing an on-demand “air taxi” service, has unveiled a new five-seater prototype and is... more
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 82 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements  MacRumors · 1 week
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed... more
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 folding prototype - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
This 13-inch tablet folds into a laptop shape for typing and productivity. more
Virgin Hyperloop One raises $172 million to advance its futuristic transportation dreams  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Virgin Hyperloop One has raised $172 million in new funding to bring its futuristic transportation dreams to life, according to new filings with the... more
Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have designed a way to generate, at room temperature, more single photons for carrying quantum information. The design, they say, holds promise for the development of practical quantum computers. more
Google’s latest app, Rivet, uses speech processing to help kids learn to read  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Rivet, a new app from Google’s in-house incubator, wants to help children struggling to read. The app hails from Area 120 —... more
Upgrade the SSD in your ThinkPad X390 for more storage and better speeds  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Lenovo's ThinkPad lineup of business laptops generally come with great upgradeability options, and although RAM is soldered to the board in the... more
Tempo Automation raises $45M Series C for its turnkey circuit board manufacturing solution  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Tempo Automation, a San Francisco-based startup that helps shorten the time from prototype to production for electronics manufacturers, announced today that it... more
Adobe XD streamlines team collaboration with support for design systems  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
Last December, Adobe teased that full support for design systems was just around the corner for... more
Lenovo foldable ThinkPad X1 prototype: A big screen that bends - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Fold, this 13-inch tablet folds into a laptop shape for typing and productivity. more
Lenovo Debuts Foldable PC Prototype  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Lenovo today unveiled a new foldable ThinkPad, marking the first foldable PC that we've seen. The new foldable PC made its debut at the Lenovo Transform... more
Lenovo shows off the world’s first foldable PC  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Folding phones are already being pitched as the next big wave of tech, and whether or not that turns out... more
How to choose the right portable SSD  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The top speeds cost top dollar, but you might not need the fastest drive Continue reading… more
4 game-changing experimental aircraft video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
We take a look at the ADIFO supersonic flying saucer, ApusDuo pseudo-satellite, the variable-buoyancy Phoenix aircraft that flies like a fish and the flapless flight technology aboard the Magma unmanned aerial vehicle. more
What systems do the Valve Index controllers work on?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Best Answer: Yes, you can use the Index controllers with any headset that uses the Valve tracking technology (1.0 or 2.0). First-gen VR: Vive ($499 at Amazon) Cutting-edge VR: Valve... more
Superlubricity and nanotechnology  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Superlubricity is a phenomenon where two surfaces slide over each other with barely any resistance (a state that is called near-zero friction). This is a very special case where friction almost vanishes between two surfaces. The difficulty of achieving superlubricity... more
Computing faster with quasi-particles  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have made an important step on the road to topological quantum computers. Whereas previous experiments in this field have mostly focused on one-dimensional systems, the team succeeded in going to two-dimensional systems. more
A plane that could stay airborne for a whole year! video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The ApusDuo is a scaled-down prototype of a High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) that could someday stay in the air for up... more
A dress with 3D-printed petals and other tech news  BBC · 2 weeks
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the week's best technology stories. more
Google is starting to reveal the secrets of its experimental Fuchsia OS  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Google Fuchsia remains shrouded in mystery, but the company is slowly beginning to open up about the next-generation operating system, what its purpose is,... more
HP's new 3D printer gets serious, heads to high-volume factories - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Jet Fusion 5200, designed for large-scale manufacturing, could create more profound changes than the more common 3D printers used to build prototypes. more
New HP 3D printer is for factories, not prototypes - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Jet Fusion 5200 is for high-volume manufacturing and can make squishy plastic products, too. more
At Google I/O, Google is working to help traveling parents and people with disabilities - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The experimental tent at the Google developer conference showcased future tech to solve very specific problems... more
If you want the best gaming laptop, you want a Razer Blade 15  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The Razer Blade 15 has the right combination of power, style, and display to make it our top pick over the albeit... more
Nanotechnology for the preservation of cultural heritage  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers a new strategy for designing Pickering emulsion based on halloysite nanotubes and exploring chitosan and pectin as thickener additives for the development of cleaning and preservation applications for cultural heritage. This novel and... more
Google rolls out faster image loading in Chrome Canary  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Google today announced a change coming to Chrome that will help image-heavy websites load more quickly — but the addition for now is only available in the experimental version of... more
Google reveals it’s working on foldable phone prototypes  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Samsung may have just had its first ever, high-profile foldable phone flame out in embarrassing fashion, but that’s not stopping... more
Google tests faster image loading in Chrome Canary  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Google today announced a change coming to Chrome that will help image-heavy websites load more quickly — but the addition for now is only available in the experimental version of the web... more
As concerns over medical device security rise, MedCrypt raises $5.3 million  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
As medical devices move to networked technologies, securing those devices becomes increasingly important. Regulators, seemingly late to the threat that unsecured medical devices posed, only began... more
Watch the Google I/O 2019 keynote right here  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Google’s annual developer conference starts today, beginning as usual with a consumer-focused keynote where the company unveils new technology — devices, software, services and more for the first time. Today, we’re expecting... more
Add an M.2 SSD to your CHUWI HeroBook with our guide  Windows Central · 3 weeks
CHUWI's 14.1-inch HeroBook packs a lot of PC into a $200 package, though the stock 64GB of eMMC storage is a weak point due to speed... more
Alphabet's GV Leads Funding in Gene Editing Company Verve Therapeutics  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
GV led a $58.5 million investment to launch Verve Therapeutics, a new biotech focused on developing therapies that edit the human genome to treat heart diseases. more
World's fastest supercomputer coming to US in 2021 from Cray, AMD - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The Energy Department awards a $600 million contract to build Frontier, while China and other countries are buying more supercomputers. more
World's fastest supercomputer coming to US, built by Cray and AMD in 2021 - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The Energy Department awarded a $600 million contract to build Frontier in 2021, but China and other countries... more
Samsung updates popular T5 SSD with two new designer colors
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2019 iPhones to feature new back glass design, redesigned mute switch, more