‘Doom’ running on MacBook Pro’s is so pointless yet so awesome

‘Doom’ running on MacBook Pro’s is so pointless yet so awesomE It’s too early to determine if the Touch Bar on Apple’s new MacBook Pro is a gimmick or truly innovative. But there’s one thing we do know: It can run the original friggin’ Doom.  That’s right, developer Adam Bell crammed the 1993 classic in […]

It took only 36 hours for these students to solve Facebook’s fake-news problem

Facebook is facing increasing criticism over its role in the 2016 US presidential election because it allowed propaganda lies disguised as news stories to spread on the social-media site unchecked. The spreading of false information during the election cycle was so bad that President Barack Obama called Facebook a “dust cloud of nonsense.” And Business […]

Japan now has more electric car charge points than petrol stations

When it comes to electric vehicles, Japan is speeding ahead of the rest of the world, blissfully free of the range anxiety that afflicts plug-in drivers elsewhere.  The country now has more electric car charging stops than petrol stations, according to a recent survey by Nissan. The Japanese automaker, whose fully battery-powered Leaf can travel […]

‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found undisturbed in the darkness

The medieval ship lay more than a half-mile down at the bottom of the Black Sea, its masts, timbers and planking undisturbed in the darkness for seven or eight centuries. Lack of oxygen in the icy depths had ruled out the usual riot of creatures that feast on sunken wood. This fall, a team of […]

Clever Wall Lamps Turn Into Animals When Switched On

Tel Aviv-based designer Chen Bikovski creates minimalist light fixtures that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but also hide a little trick inside. The magic lies in one simple flip of the switch and the wall lamps turn into animals, creating a “wow effect” that is inspired by designer’s childhood memories. “Since I was a child, […]

Bad memory? No problem, thanks to the Chipolo Plus

Forgetful? There’s an app for that. Or rather, there’s an Internet of Things device with a companion app for that. Meet the Chipolo Plus from Chipolo, a tiny little tag that you can misplace to your heart’s content without ever losing it or the item to which it’s attached. The tiny IoT tag is a […]

The next time you see a guy smiling while driving, this might be why

When it comes to gender-related health issues, men get off a lot easier than women. However, men have an exclusive on prostate problems and, while women can have physical issues that interfere with sexual function, they don’t need to be concerned about erectile dysfunction. Well, at least not their own. Kegel exercises that strengthen the […]

‘Nanobionic’ spinach plants detect explosives, pollution, drought | KurzweilAI

By embedding spinach leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone. (credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT) MIT engineers have implanted spinach leaves with carbon nanotubes, resulting in a hybrid electronic system that they call “plant nanobionics” […]

A Material From Shapeshifting Planes Could Heal Human Flesh

What generates voltage when you warm it up, push on it, or blow on it? Get your mind out of the gutter. The correct answer is polyvinylidene fluoride, a material NASA researchers have refined for use in morphing aircraft that shapeshift in response to their environment. But wait! There’s more: It can also kickstart the […]

Apple is reportedly trying to move iPhone manufacturing to the US

Apple is reportedly asking its manufacturing partners to investigate moving iPhone production to the United States, according to the Japanese newspaper Nikkei. According to the report,sources claim that Apple has approached Foxconn and Pegatron, the two manufacturing companies that are largely responsible for assembling iPhones. Foxconn is apparently exploring the possibility, while Pegatron has elected to […]