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Scientists develop batteries that won’t explode, using spiky nanoparticles

January 18, 2016 - 3:19 pm in Gadgets

  We’ve been waiting patiently for a breakthrough in battery technology, but thus far what we’ve gotten is a series of incremental improvements to existing lithium-based cells. We’re packing more power than ever into the same space, and that means…

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A thinner Xbox One may be coming in 2016

January 12, 2016 - 3:01 pm in Games

  Thinner models of consoles are nothing new to the gaming industry, and it looks like the most full-sized console of them all may be getting a slimmer,…

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NASA isn’t ready for a trip to Mars

December 22, 2015 - 3:31 am in Science

  Officially, the United States of America has plans to land an astronaut on Mars by 2030, but there’s a very real chance this may not come to…

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Fly through the galaxy in a new Star Wars VR experience

December 16, 2015 - 12:28 am in Gadgets

  Get your droids ready, it’s about to go down. Grab your Google Cardboard goggles and get ready to take a ride through the galaxy! A couple months back we told you how Facebook was going to have their own Star Wars 360 virtual reality experience.…

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U2F Explained: How Google and Other Huge Companies Are Creating a Universal Security Token

November 11, 2015 - 1:43 pm in Articles

U2F is a new standard for universal two-factor authentication tokens. These tokens can use USB, NFC, or Bluetooth to provide two-factor authentication across a variety of services. It’s already supported in Chrome for Google, Dropbox, and GitHub accounts.…

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You can touch space: ThumbSat making exploration an everyman enterprise

November 2, 2015 - 2:23 pm in Science

  Space exploration is becoming less of an elitist enterprise. Going there, yes, is still limited to those who have a spare $30 million lying around to take a vacation to the International Space Station. But Shaun Whitehead wants to give citizen scientists…

Roku OS 7 improves content discovery and mobile app

October 7, 2015 - 12:27 pm in Apps, Software

  In Roku's last operating system update that rolled out in May, it introduced much-needed search functionality to make finding content and channels infinitely easier. Alongside search, Roku Feed also made its first appearance. This allows you to subscribe…

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Metal Gear Solid V has a game-breaking bug involving Quiet

September 17, 2015 - 1:25 am in Games

  Many a gamer eagerly sat down to play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain over the weekend, and what they experienced is a fantastic stealth-action game. Some are even heralding it as the best-ever. But with such a large and complex game, there’s…

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Google starts punishing AdBlock users with unskippable YouTube video ads

September 16, 2015 - 1:23 am in News

  Advert blocking extensions are becoming increasingly popular on the Internet, and websites that rely on adverts to fund their existence react in different ways. Some have added a tip jar, started a Patreon account, or simply show a message asking visitors…

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Hackers port Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant to Android

April 28, 2015 - 2:09 pm in Apps

Apple was the first major mobile company to personify its voice assistant when Siri was announced as the flagship feature of the iPhone 4s. That was back in 2011, but just last year Microsoft attached a personality to its own voice assistant on Windows Phone…