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Adobe brings Alexa integration to its XD prototyping tool  TechCrunch · 5 hours
Adobe XD, the company’s increasingly popular prototyping and design tool, is getting support for testing Amazon Alexa voice experiences on devices like the Echo Dot and the Echo Show. This... more
Why 3D printing could be key to a Moon base  BBC · 6 hours
Construction materials, ceramics and food could all one day be printed on the lunar surface. more
Watch Simon Stålenhag’s art come to life in this fantastic fan-animated film  THE VERGE · 1 day
Art: Simon Stålenhag Simon Stålenhag has earned a considerable following for his fantastic retro-futuristic artwork in recent years, One fan has taken it upon... more
China has deorbited its experimental space station  THE VERGE · 2 days
Xinhua/Ju Zhenhua via Getty Images A little over a year after its first space station crashed down over the Pacific Ocean, China... more
Apple to Open Office In 'Futuristic' Vancouver Tower  MacRumors · 4 days
Apple is planning to open an office in highly desired location in Vancouver, Canada reports Bloomberg. The company has leased... more
Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. Swarms of... more
Georgia Tech’s ant-sized micro-robots move through vibration  TechCrunch · 5 days
The above image is a shot of Georgia Tech’s latest robot posed next to a penny. The 3D printed bot is roughly two millimeters in length — or about the size of the world’s... more
SpaceX’s test rocket catches fire after engine test  THE VERGE · 5 days
The second fireball | Image: LabPadre in cooperation with BocaChicaMaria1 A prototype version of SpaceX’s next-generation rocket caught fire last... more
Researchers put a new spin on molecular oxygen  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers use experimental Kelvin probe force spectroscopy to alter the charge states on single oxygen atoms and achieve reversible conversion of oxygen atoms to molecular oxygen. more
Google’s Area 120 launches Byteboard to improve technical interviews  TechCrunch · 5 days
Area 120, Google’s lab for experimental projects, is launching Byteboard today, a new tool that aims to make the technical interview experience less tedious and more effective. The team argues... more
Recent nanobook publications overview  nanowerk · 5 days
Here are some interesting books on nanotechnology topics that just got published. more
Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. more
2020 Lexus RX first drive review: Sharper image - Roadshow  CNET · 6 days
The original luxury crossover gets crisp styling tweaks and a host of new technology for its 2020 model year update. more
Monoprice Mini Delta 3D printer is a steal this Prime Day  Windows Central · 6 days
One of the best cheap printers just became the best deal ever One of the most significant barriers to entry for 3D printing is the cost... more
Where can you buy a powder coated build plate for your Prusa Mk3?  Windows Central · 6 days
Best answer: Matterhackers has a good supply of Layerlock powder coated PEI build plates that work perfectly on the Prusa i3 MK3.... more
Samsung SSDs and microSD cards discounted by up to 67 percent  Windows Central · 6 days
Expand the storage capacity of your portable device or PC. Samsung makes some killer storage solutions, be it in the form of an SSD, portable drive... more
It's time to upgrade your PC with these amazing Crucial deals  Windows Central · 6 days
Extend the life of your PC with these enticing Crucial SSD and RAM upgrades. Crucial is a reliable brand when it comes to PC hardware and... more
Facebook hires former Vine head to work for new experimental app division  THE VERGE · 7 days
Former Vine head Jason Toff is leaving Google to join Facebook, where he’ll be “starting up a new initiative under the recently formed NPE... more
iRobot Roomba 980: $550 for a high-end robot vacuum - CNET  CNET · 1 week
$350 off makes this Roomba deal a great entry point for a cutting edge robot vac, or find a lower-end model with similar aggressive pricing. more
Don't miss these amazing 3D Printer deals this Prime Day  Windows Central · 1 week
We talk a lot about 3D printing over at Windows Central and have spent hundreds of hours using multiple printers and accessories to bring you the best 3D... more
Spektr-RG: Russia Launches Major New Telescope Into Space After Delays  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia's space agency said. more
Russia blasts cutting-edge space telescope into orbit  CBC · 1 week
A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia's space agency said. more
Russia launches major new telescope into space after delays  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Russia's space agency says a Russian Proton-M rocket has successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit after days of launch delays more
Valkyrie Industries is building a haptic VR suit for industrial training  TechCrunch · 1 week
Valkyrie Industries off-handedly refers to the current iteration of its VR suit as “Iron Man v. 1.” It’s a fitting reference. There’s a very “first half... more
Another state is looking at propelling people through tubes at 670 mph  TechCrunch · 1 week
Another state — this time North Carolina — has been enticed by the idea of hyperloop, the futuristic and still theoretical transit platform that... more
SpaceX targets Tuesday for Starhopper demo rocket hover test  TechCrunch · 1 week
SpaceX is preparing for a key test in development of its next-generation Starship spacecraft, with a target of performing a ‘hover’ demo of its ‘Starhopper’ prototype rocket on Tuesday next... more
Researchers reveal new nanomechanical properties of diamonds mined from meteorite crater  nanowerk · 1 week
Using a combination of experimental and theoretical methods, physicists proved that this kind of diamond is able to resist all-round compression more strongly than 'ideal' specimens. more
14 must-have 3D printing accessories for use with resin printers  Windows Central · 1 week
Resin printers are becoming cheaper and more accessible all the time and 3D printers like the Anycubic Photon and the Elegoo MARS are driving the cost of resin... more
Steam’s Interactive Recommender Makes Game Discovery Personal, Ditches Tags and Reviews to Highlight Hidden Gems  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Steam Labs has unveiled a new experimental feature called Interactive Recommender that aims to dole out more personalised... more
Steam Labs lets you peek into Valve’s experimental projects  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Like most companies, much of what Valve (the company behind the hugely popular Steam game store) tinkers with behind the scenes never sees the light of day. Concepts are born,... more
Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine  nanowerk · 2 weeks
X-ray imaging shows that nanostructured silica acts as a protective vehicle to deliver intact antigen to the intestine so that it can trigger an immune response. The material can give rise to a polyvaccine against six diseases. more
All our picks for the very best laptops with USB-C ports  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Looking for a new laptop that has USB-C ports? Perhaps you need Thunderbolt 3. Maybe Thunderbolt 3 isn't a requirement for you and you just want... more
Cannabis processing startups hope to unlock new chemicals and treatments  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Jeff Ubersax knows yeast. The chief executive officer of Demetrix studied yeast genetics and biochemistry in school and was an early employee at Amyris Biotechnologies, a technology company... more
Microsoft's Quantum Development Kit goes open source on GitHub  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Quantum for everyone. What you need to know Microsoft's Quantum Development Kit is now available as an open source project on GitHub. The QDK launched in preview last year, and... more
Feds: Truck driver likely caused self-driving shuttle crash  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Feds say a collision between an experimental self-driving shuttle and a semi in downtown Las Vegas was probably the truck driver's fault, but shuttle played a role more
Valve's new Steam Labs is a place for weird experimental Steam things - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
A new section contains Steam's works-in-progress, including a machine-learning recommendation engine. more
Using liquid metals in nanotechnology  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The recent interest of nanotechnology researchers in liquid metals is based on the properties that differentiate them from common liquids such as water or organics. In addition to their chemical reactivity, the electronic behavior of these liquids, combined... more
May Mobility reveals prototype of a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Autonomous transportation startup May Mobility is doing more than just talking about accessibility when it comes to self-driving transportation tech development. The company recently began developing a wheelchair-accessible prototype version... more
Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev channels can now limit autoplay videos  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Users running the Canary or Dev build of Microsoft Edge can opt to limit autoplay videos automatically. What you need to know A new option to... more
Puzzling on a quantum chessboard  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Physicists are proposing a new model that could demonstrate the supremacy of quantum computers over classical supercomputers in solving optimization problems. They demonstrate that just a few quantum particles would be sufficient to solve the mathematically difficult N-queens... more
On the way to printable organic light emitting diodes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
OLEDs are used today in many electronic devices for display applications. Scientists have now developed a new design for these LEDs. They have reduced the number of different layers that... more
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 87 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements  MacRumors · 2 weeks
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
Get started in 3D printing with these printers under $1000  Windows Central · 2 weeks
For the last five years we've invested in the 3D printing world, using as many printers as we can to see what is good and what is bad.... more
Microsoft prototypes Xbox controllers for phones and tablets (update)  Windows Central · 2 weeks
With Microsoft looking to bring "console quality" streaming to mobile devices, how will the company achieve that when touch controls are still pretty bad? Update July 9, 2019: It seems... more
SpaceX's Starship facility in California hit by blaze  Sky News · 2 weeks
SpaceX's prototyping facility in Cocoa, California, was hit by a fire on Monday which damaged equipment and infrastructure, according to local reports. more
Supercomputer shows 'Chameleon Theory' could change how we think about gravity  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Supercomputer simulations of galaxies have shown that Einstein's theory of General Relativity might not be the only way to explain how gravity works or how galaxies... more
How to upgrade the SSD in your Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The IdeaPad Flex 14 from Lenovo is a budget convertible with either Intel or AMD hardware, as well as RAM and an M.2 PCIe solid-state drive... more
Corsair's crazy fast PCIe 4.0 Force SSD now available starting at $250  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Gotta go fast. What you need to know Corsair has launched its first PCIe 4.0 SSD. The Corsair Force MP600 is available in 1TB... more
Unlocking magnetic properties for future faster, low-energy spintronics  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A research collaboration combines theory and experimental expertise, discovering new magnetic properties of two-dimensional Fe3GeTe2 (FGT) towards spintronic applications promising faster, more efficient computing. more
How to add more storage to the Huawei MateBook D 14  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The Huawei MateBook D is an excellent laptop packing some very capable hardware. There aren't a ton of upgrades you can make to it, nor are... more
2019 BMW X5 is a great return to form video - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The all-new X5 is better than ever, with a smartly designed cabin and new technology. And while nearly every aspect has been improved, the... more
Formula E’s electric off-road SUV is an absolute unit  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Formula E, the first global all-electric racing series, has unveiled the racecar that will run in its new... more
Is Seagate FireCuda 510 a good SSD for gamers?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Best answer: The FireCuda 510 boasts some solid read and write speeds, as well as industry-leading endurance for long-lasting storage, making it an ideal solid-state drive (SSD) for not only... more
Toyota testing improved solar roof for electric cars that can charge while driving  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Toyota is testing a new and improved version of the solar power cells it previously launched on the Japan-exclusive Prius PHV, in... more
Lexus LC Convertible Prototype runs up the hill at Goodwood - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
It's still in camouflage, because it's not quite ready for its big debut yet. more
Is Seagate FireCuda 510 1TB or 2TB a better buy?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Best answer: Go with the 1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 M.2 SSD unless you really need 2TB of solid-state drive (SSD) capacity and have a spare $400 lying around.... more
Where's the best place to buy a Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Best answer: For the U.S., Amazon doesn't have official listings for the Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD, but you can purchase the super-fast storage through a third-party... more
Creating 'movies' of thin-film growth of buckyballs on graphene  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Scientists have demonstrated a new experimental capability for watching thin film growth in real-time. more
List of Rainbow Six Siege Showdown Pack Skins  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Get your cowboy on with these limited-time 'Showdown' skins for Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft has kicked off its latest mid-season event for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, delivering an experimental Wild West... more
What's the best Seagate SSD for PC gaming?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Best answer: The best Seagate solid-state drive (SSD) for gaming would be the FireCuda 510. This M.2 SSD family boasts some solid read and write speeds, as well as industry-leading endurance for... more
AORUS' speedy PCIe 4.0 1TB and 2TB SSDs now on preorder starting at $260  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Very pricey, but incredibly speedy. What you need to know AORUS' PCIe 4.0 SSD is now available to preorder. This... more
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