• Amazon offers £20 Prime discount for its 20th birthday

    Jul 6, 2015

    Amazon offers £20 Prime discount for its 20th birthday Not content with holding traditional retail sales events, Amazon's decided to make up one of its own. "Prime Day," as it's known, starts on July 15th and will let the company celebrate 20 years of selling things on internet by selling you more things...

  • Amazon's 'Prime Day' sale will have 'more deals than Black Friday'

    Jul 6, 2015

    Amazon's 'Prime Day' sale will have 'more deals than Black Friday' Amazon's turning 20 on July 15th and will celebrate the occasion by giving you another reason to sign up for Prime. The company is launching Prime Day, a "global shopping event" that promises to have "more deals than Black Friday." Unfortunately, you...

  • VIDEO: Control a robot with your thoughts

    Jul 6, 2015

    Scientists have developed a method through which people can control a robotic arm with their mind.

  • LG's new touchscreens will make your next laptop thinner and lighter

    Jul 6, 2015

    LG's new touchscreens will make your next laptop thinner and lighter LG's display subsidiary is promising drastically thinner, lighter touchscreens that will be ready for notebooks later this year. With full HD (1080p) resolution, the Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) screens substitute a touch panel layer for a touch sens...

  • Artists paint light using 3D printers and twisted video walls

    Jul 6, 2015

    Artists paint light using 3D printers and twisted video walls Who said that you had to paint light by waving an arm around? Certainly not Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi and Daniel Canogar, both of whom have created art using some decidedly unusual tech. Kalsi's project generates floating color portraits thanks to a modif...

  • Stretchable nanowire mesh heats your sore muscles

    Jul 6, 2015

    Stretchable nanowire mesh heats your sore muscles Don't like having to apply clunky heating pads every time you want to to deal with chronic muscle pain in your arms and legs? Eventually, you might not have to -- that therapeutic care could always be there. Korean researchers have developed a stretc...

  • The untold story of a failed Nintendo game six years in the making

    Jul 6, 2015

    The untold story of a failed Nintendo game six years in the making Nintendo has had a number of high-profile flops (Virtual Boy, anyone?). However, one of its biggest failures may have been one you heard almost nothing about -- at least, until now. Unseen64 has published a documentary detailing the largely unknown s...

  • 3D-printed 'dough' helps fix your fractured bones

    Jul 6, 2015

    3D-printed 'dough' helps fix your fractured bones One day, you might not have to spend ages waiting for broken bones to heal. Researchers have developed a 3D-printed, dough-like biomaterial that could fill large bone fractures while aiding the recovery process. The porous chemical blend can withstan...

  • Lego is developing eco-friendly plastic bricks

    Jul 5, 2015

    Lego is developing eco-friendly plastic bricks Lego's iconic plastic bricks aren't very kind to the planet since they're made from oil-based ABS plastic, but the toy maker is planning to mend its ways. It's paying $150 million to build a sustainable materials center that will develop oil-free pla...

  • NASA's Pluto probe will spend 'days' recovering from a glitch

    Jul 5, 2015

    NASA's Pluto probe will spend 'days' recovering from a glitch Don't expect to hear more from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft for a while. The Pluto observer recently encountered a glitch that made it lose contact for an hour and a half. That doesn't sound like much of a problem, but it was enough to kick the pro...

  • 'Mega Man' creator wants your help making a game-and-movie combo

    Jul 5, 2015

    'Mega Man' creator wants your help making a game-and-movie combo Mighty No. 9 might not even be out the door, but Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune is already looking for your help with a new project -- and this one is considerably more ambitious. His studio has launched crowdfunding for Red Ash, a project that combi...

  • Military AI interface helps you make sense of thousands of photos

    Jul 5, 2015

    Military AI interface helps you make sense of thousands of photos It's easy to find computer vision technology that detect objects in photos, but it's still tough to sift through photos... and that's a big challenge for the military, where finding the right picture could mean taking out a target or spotting a terro...

  • Best deals of the week: 98% off tech careers bundle, 7-port USB 3.0 Superspeed Hub, and more [Deals]

    Jul 5, 2015

    Get in on some of the best offers at Cult of Mac Deals this week, with more than a day’s worth of tech business lessons, a lifetime subscription to Penzu’s digital journal, a battery-powered AC outlet/USB charger, and more. Tech…Read more ›

  • Vital Russian cargo ship reaches the International Space Station

    Jul 5, 2015

    Vital Russian cargo ship reaches the International Space Station After two failed attempts in a row, the International Space Station is once again getting fresh supplies. Russia's Progress 60 cargo spacecraft has successfully docked, bringing with it important batches of equipment, food and fuel. While the station...

  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: next-gen EVs and bricklaying robots

    Jul 5, 2015

    Inhabitat's Week in Green: next-gen EVs and bricklaying robots Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.Now that the first wave of electric vehicles has established a strong foothold in the market, automakers ...

  • Yamaha's motorcycle design team made this 360-degree drum kit sphere

    Jul 5, 2015

    Yamaha's motorcycle design team made this 360-degree drum kit sphere Like some kind of corporate Freaky Friday, Yahama tasked its motorcycle design team with making some instrument concepts -- and asked the opposite of its instrument design team. With no constraints like (well) commercial viability, designers were abl...

  • Army exoskeleton prototype helps soldiers learn to shoot

    Jul 5, 2015

    Army exoskeleton prototype helps soldiers learn to shoot Foot soldiers thrive on their shooting skills, but learning expert marksmanship can take a long, long time. US Army researchers could soon have a robotic shortcut to improving those skills, however. They're working on MAXFAS, an arm exoskeleton that ...

  • VIDEO: Social start-up gives a helping hand

    Jul 5, 2015

    How a San Francisco social start-up is giving homeless people a helping hand

  • Squid skin could help make color-changing gadgets

    Jul 5, 2015

    Squid skin could help make color-changing gadgets Not happy with the color of your clothes and devices? Eventually, you might get to change those hues on a whim. UC Santa Barbara researchers have discovered that the color-changing California market squid (aka opalescent inshore squid) manages its op...

  • New Zealand makes cyberbullying a crime

    Jul 5, 2015

    New Zealand makes cyberbullying a crime New Zealand has passed a law that criminalizes one of the least desirable facets of the internet: cyberbullying. The legislation effectively prohibits sending messages to people that are racist, sexist, critical of their religion, sexuality or disabi...

  • Bitcoin miners create invalid currency after a botched upgrade

    Jul 5, 2015

    Bitcoin miners create invalid currency after a botched upgrade Digital currencies are only as reliable as their software, and some Bitcoin users are learning this the hard way. Thanks to a "problem" with an upgrade that applies a new rule, some Bitcoin mining pools (namely, those that don't usually wait to valid...

  • China nails Samsung and Oppo over smartphone bloatware

    Jul 5, 2015

    China nails Samsung and Oppo over smartphone bloatware A minor Chinese consumer protection group has filed lawsuits against Samsung and Oppo to contest the pair's use of bloatware on their smartphones. The Shanghai Consumer Council believes that the two companies install far too many additional apps on t...

  • BMW has a hydrogen-powered 5 Series

    Jul 4, 2015

    BMW has a hydrogen-powered 5 Series Battery-powered EVs are in the spotlight right now, but that doesn't mean car manufacturers aren't looking at alternative fuel sources. At its "Innovation Day" in France, BMW unveiled a prototype 5 Series GT that uses a hydrogen fuel cell to power it...

  • Apple Pay reportedly reaches the UK on July 14th

    Jul 4, 2015

    Apple Pay reportedly reaches the UK on July 14th Irked that Apple Pay is only officially slated to reach the UK sometime in July? Don't worry -- you might not have to wait all month to see it. Multiple retailer leaks at 9to5Mac point to Apple launching its iPhone tap-to-pay service in Old Blighty o...

  • Uber narrowly evades a ban in Canada's largest city

    Jul 4, 2015

    Uber narrowly evades a ban in Canada's largest city Uber might be facing its worst nightmare in Europe, but it just got a big break in Canada. A Toronto judge has tossed out the city's attempt to ban Uber (and by extension, other ridesharing services) on the grounds that it's operating without a taxi ...

  • 'Shenmue 3' Kickstarter will offer PS4 copies on disc

    Jul 4, 2015

    'Shenmue 3' Kickstarter will offer PS4 copies on disc It's safe to say people are excited about Shenmue 3: Just 48 hours after legendary developer Yu Suzuki launched a crowdfunding campaign, the game smashed its $2 million fundraising goal, pulling in more than $4 million, and setting a couple Kickstart...

  • The best apps you might have missed this week

    Jul 4, 2015

  • iTunes 12.2: New version a missed opportunity for Apple Music

    Jul 4, 2015

    iTunes 12.2: New version a missed opportunity for Apple Music Apple released a new version 12.2 of iTunes for OS X and Windows this week as part of the launch of its Apple Music service. The initial reactions from users are anything but positive. But aside from obvious bugs, there's a bigger problem: iTunes nee...

  • Hot deals ending soon: Last chance to get the Spring clean Mac bundle & more [Deals]

    Jul 4, 2015

    Spring has left the building and these amazing deals are about to do the same, so jump on your last chance to sweep up the Spring Clean Mac Bundle, PhoneClean iOS Cleaner, and more. Clearing the clutter from your computer…Read more ›

  • More ingenious hacks for problems you didn't know you had

    Jul 4, 2015

    More ingenious hacks for problems you didn't know you had It's the Fourth of July and while that light show in the sky honors US independence, why not shine a little light on our DIY perseverance? To help celebrate this holiday, we've put together a collection of (even more) ingenious hacks that incorporate...

 

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