- Xbox vs. PlayStation: Beginning of the End for Consoles?
Sony and Microsoft release their first video-game consoles in seven years, but they’re battling for a world of play that is rapidly changing.
- A Gooey Cure for Crack-Prone High-Capacity Batteries
Polymer glue helps fracture-prone high-capacity batteries last through more charges.
- Someday Your EV Charger May Be the Roadway Itself
A researcher envisions the ultimate cure for “range anxiety”: roadway-powered vehicles with modified on-board power receivers.
- Engineers Plan a Fully Encrypted Internet
Responding to reports of mass surveillance, engineers say they’ll make encryption standard in all Web traffic.
- Ink-Jet Printing Could Be the Key to Next-Generation OLED Displays
Kateeva says its new manufacturing equipment can produce affordable displays based on organic light-emitting diodes.
- Regulators See Value in Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies
At a Senate hearing, financial regulators, law enforcement, and even the chairman of the Federal Reserve show support for digital currencies.
- Voice Controls Can Be Surprisingly Distracting to Drivers
Voice controls can help drivers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, but new research shows they can also divert their attention. <
A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook?
Robot vacuum companies say your images are safe, but a sprawling global supply chain for data from our devices creates risk.
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023
These exclusive satellite images show that Saudi Arabia’s sci-fi megacity is well underway
Weirdly, any recent work on The Line doesn’t show up on Google Maps. But we got the images anyway.
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