Monthly Archives: April 2017

A Little Fan That Fixes the Turbocharger’s Biggest Problem

While any self-respecting futurist foretells a world of electric driving, the engineers dedicated to making the internal combustion engine ever more efficient aren’t throwing in the oily towel. Good thing, because electric cars remain years away from offering the affordability, performance, … Continue reading

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Game of Floods Is Like Settlers of Catan, Only It’s About Surviving Climate Change

This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Super-high king tides hammered homes and roads in Marin County, California this past winter, and residents can expect worse as rising seas threaten to super-soak their lives. If nothing is … Continue reading

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An Obscure App Flaw Creates Backdoors In Millions of Smartphones

For hackers, scanning for an open “port”—a responsive, potentially vulnerable internet connection on a would-be victim’s machine—has long been one of the most basic ways to gain a foothold in a target company or agency. As it turns out, thanks … Continue reading

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This Sick Video Drone Is the Future of Inescapable Advertising 

Advertisers have found ways to bombard us with promotions no matter what we’re doing: watching TV, checking social media, and even when streaming music. But the future of advertising could be even more invasive when the next public event you … Continue reading

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Cassini Craft Beams Closest Images Ever Taken Of Saturn

Images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows the closest-ever views of Saturn’s swirled atmosphere and its massive hurricane. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute hide caption toggle caption NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows the closest-ever views of Saturn’s swirled atmosphere … Continue reading

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Google Bluetooth Headphones With Noise Canceling Stopped at the FCC Today

A pair of Google-branded Bluetooth headphones with Active Noice Canceling (ANC) stopped off at the FCC today. We didn’t know that Google had such an audio device in the works, but the filing doesn’t really hold anything back. In fact, … Continue reading

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Bose accused of secretly sharing your listening habits

The podcasts and music you listen to can reveal a lot about your personal and political leanings. That’s the basis of a class-action lawsuit filed against Bose, whose wireless headphone and speaker companion app tracks the listening habits of its … Continue reading

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