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Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 15, 2019.

They could've included jailbreaking and rooting, too, but they'd have needed a log scale

They could've included jailbreaking and rooting, too, but they'd have needed a log scale

They could've included jailbreaking and rooting, too, but they'd have needed a log scale. [Truth Facts]

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019.

Amazon Destinations Will Find You a Hotel (in LA, New York or Seattle)

Amazon Destinations Will Find You a Hotel (in LA, New 
York or Seattle)

Amazon’s rumored travel site has now officially launched. Amazon Destinations curates hotel listings—and user reviews—to help you book a trip. But only in a handful of locations.

While Amazon has sold hotel rooms before in mini flash sales conducted via Amazon Local, Locations is a much more dedicated offering. Currently it features listings for hotels in LA, New York and Seattle—as predicted...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019.

A New Synthetic Compound Can Neutralize Chemical Weapons in Minutes

A New Synthetic Compound Can Neutralize Chemical Weapons in Minutes

Chemical weapons are a dangerous and all-to-real threat. Now, a team of scientists has developed a new compound that can deactivate chemical weapons—including nerve agents like sarin—in just minutes.

A team from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, have found inspiration for the new compound in enzymes called phosphotriesterases. Usually produced by bacteria, these proteins...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019.

This Chair Is Inspired By the Way Architects Draw Floor Plans

This Chair Is Inspired By the Way Architects Draw Floor Plans

If you've ever spent any time staring at building floor plans, this chair may look familiar. That's because it's inspired by the way architects draw chairs in their plan-view drawings.

These chairs, called Satellite, are the brainchild of Richard Hutten—himself no stranger to drawing inspiration from the technical world . It's a simple, circular swivel chair supported by three solid steel...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019.

Programmable DNA Glue Can Selectively 3D-Print Natural Materials

Programmable DNA Glue Can Selectively 3D-Print Natural Materials

A team of researchers from University of Texas at Austin has developed a new technique which uses the binding properties of DNA to create selective glues, which will be able to produce complex 3D-printed objects using natural, living materials.

The researchers have developed a series of nanoparticles made of either polystyrene or polyacrylamide that are then coated with DNA. The DNA then...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 13, 2019.

The Chances of Your Texas Hold'Em Hand Winning, Visualized

The Chances of Your Texas Hold'Em Hand Winning, Visualized

The baize rubs against your wrist. A small bead of sweat rolls down your forehead. You ease the corner of your two cards from the table to glimpse at what you've been dealt. "How much chance do I have of winning with this," you think. Well, if you had this neat visualization, you'd be all set.

Put together by software engineer Chris Beaumont, the grid can tell you the strength of the hand...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 13, 2019.

Apple's Cut the App Store Prices of 100 Popular Apps to $0.99

Apple's Cut the App Store Prices of 100 Popular Apps to $0.99

If you’re staring at your iPhone and feeling bored, how about a few new cheap apps? Fortunately Apple has launched a new promotion where it’s cut the price of 100 popular apps to 99 cents. Including Goat Simulator.

The ‘100 Apps & Games’ has some pretty great titles on offer, too. For instance, all of these now cost just $0.99:

Pixelmator (usually $5)GoodReader (usually $5)The Room Two...
Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 11, 2019.

The Solar Cells of the Future Look Very Pretty Up Close

The Solar Cells of the Future Look Very Pretty Up Close

You’re looking at a perovskite. Not an Eastern European bird of prey, nor an exotic toy to play with in the wind, but a potential future of solar power.

The materials, first discovered in 1839 but only recently used in solar applications, are defiined not by the elements they contain but their crystalline structure. And that’s what you can see here: neat chunks of defect-free crystals...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 11, 2019.

Microsoft Will Give You $200 For Your Aging Laptop—Or $300 If It's a Mac

Microsoft Will Give You $200 For Your Aging Laptop—Or $300 If It's a Mac

If you’re considering buying a new Windows 10 laptop, Microsoft has just announced a promotion that might push you over the edge: when you buy a new computer, it’ll give you $200 if you hand over your current Windows laptop, or $300 if it’s a MacBook.

The deal, called Easy Trade Up, will see Microsoft hand over the cash given a few conditions. You have to buy a qualifying computer costing over...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 11, 2019.

This Full-Color Display is Just Microns Thick and Flexible Like Skin

This Full-Color Display is Just Microns Thick and Flexible Like Skin

The prospect of a material that can change color yet is still flexible enough to wear as clothing is a perennial sci-fi dream—and now amazingly close to reality. This new electronic skin is just a few microns thick and yet manages to change color, acting as a credible digital display.

The new material, pictured above, has been created by a team from the University of Central Florida led by...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 10, 2019.

Nokia Networks Will Test the pCell Tech that Promises Faster Cellular Data

Nokia Networks Will Test the pCell Tech that Promises Faster Cellular Data

Nokia Networks has announced that it’s going to test out pCell, the new cellular data system created by Steve Perlman which embraces large quantities of mobile devices to actually speed up data provision.

Perlman is the brains behind the like of QuickTime, WebTV and OnLive, and he reckons the pCell technology, which is being commercialized by his Artemis Networks company, could transform the...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 10, 2019.

This Glorious Mess Is Actually Munich From Space

This Glorious Mess Is Actually Munich From Space

A splattered canvas of reds and greens, this is actually a combination of three radar scans from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite as it passed over Bavaria in Southern Germany.

The white sprawl on the right is Munich. The ESA explains what you can see:

Along the northern part of this river, the white radar reflections from buildings give way to an elongated area of vegetation....

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 10, 2019.

Libya's Dunes Look Like a Rusty Steel Plate From Space

Libya's Dunes Look Like a Rusty Steel Plate From Space

It’s only a month since the the European Space Agency lofted its Sentinel-2A satellite started beaming back images from space —but it’s already producing some amazing images, like this one of Libya.

In this stunning image, you can see the deep, rustry red-and-orange sand dunes of the country.

[ESA]

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 10, 2019.

This Air Force Workshop Is Like an Engineering Operating Theater

This Air Force Workshop Is Like an Engineering Operating Theater

At home, you might be content with a wrench and an oily rag to fix up your car. But that doesn’t cut it for Air Force mechanics.

Here, members of the 23rd Component Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight perform maintenance on a TF-34 engine in spotless surroundings. The engine will find its way into a Moody AFB’s A-10C Thunderbolt IIs.

[US Air Force]

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 10, 2019.

It Only Took Amazon's 'Prime Now' 2 Years to Get on to the Web

It Only Took Amazon's 'Prime Now' 2 Years to Get on to the Web

Amazon launched its same-day delivery service Prime Now way back in 2014 as an app. Finally, two years later, you can order from your desktop too.

It’s not clear why it took Amazon quite so long to take Prime Now to the web. Because the site works in pretty much the same way as the app does: Type in your ZIP code to see if you’re covered by the service, then order massive boxes of Cheerios and...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 10, 2019.

"Yolk and Shell" Nanoparticles Could Make  Batteries Last Longer

"Yolk and Shell" Nanoparticles Could Make  Batteries Last Longer

As batteries go through repeated charge-and-discharge cycles, their electrodes expand and contract—and the physical damage that causes leads to gradual battery degradation. Now, a team of researchers from MIT has a new kind of nanoparticle that may ease the problem.

The new advance is a nanoparticle, with a solid shell and a kind of “yolk” inside, that can be used as the electrode. It’s the...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 09, 2019.

Yeasayer's New Music Video Is a Space Mission Gone Very, Very Wrong

Yeasayer's New Music Video Is a Space Mission Gone Very, Very Wrong

The experimental rock band Yeasayer has released the video for its new single “I Am Chemistry,” and it’s suitably strange. Imagine an animated version of The Martian with more dancing and hallucinogenic drugs, and you might not be far off the mark.

The video was directed by New Media, and the single is the first to be taken from the band’s forthcoming album Amen & Goodbye, which is released...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 08, 2019.

Legoizer makes free instructions that turn any photo into Lego mosaics

Legoizer makes free instructions that turn any photo into Lego mosaics

Lego murals can look amazing, but for the inexperienced it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, Legoizer takes any digital image and turns it into a grid that you can create from Lego bricks—along with a shopping list and instructions to make the whole process super easy. For free!

The website’s simple: upload an image, and Legoizer pixelates it using the Lego color palette,...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 08, 2019.

FBI Might Not Be Able to Tell Apple How It Unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone Even If It Wanted to

FBI Might Not Be Able to Tell Apple How It Unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone Even If It Wanted to

Despite paying a team of hackers to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone , the FBI may have no power to share the secrets behind the method.

Sources from within the Obama administration have told Reuters that the team of hackers that helped the FBI unlock the iPhone have “sole legal ownership of the method.” That means, the sources claim, that it is incredibly unlikely that the FBI would be able...

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