Monthly Archives: November 2017

ZTE’s dual-screen Axon M is fascinating and flawed

Six years ago, a smartphone maker without much clout in the US designed an Android device with a novel second screen that turned a thick phone into a small tablet. That company was Kyocera, that device was the Echo, and … Continue reading

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Take that, Amazon and Walmart: Kroger sales surge

So much for Amazon and Walmart killing the grocery business. Supermarket giant Kroger, which also owns Ralphs, Fry’s and Harris Teeter, reported sales and earnings that topped forecasts thanks to discounts that lured back shoppers. Shares of Kroger (KR)surged 12% … Continue reading

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American Airlines’ Computer Glitch Leaves It Without Pilots Over Christmas

Traveling during the holidays is, by definition, no fun. If you caught a flight over Thanksgiving this year, you got lucky—everything ran more or less to plan. No freak winter storms, no striking baggage handlers, no collapsing computer systems. Expecting … Continue reading

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These Gmail searches will dig up stuff you never knew you missed

Gmail dominates the email landscape. It provides gigabytes of storage, works at super-fast speeds in any browser, and automatically sorts messages into specialized sections depending on their content and importance. But perhaps its greatest strength—as you might expect from a … Continue reading

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Magnetic System Turns Heat into Motion

Scientists at the University of Exeter have discovered a technique to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devices. This thermal ratchet is made from a material known as “artificial spin ice,” which comprises a number of tiny nanomagnets made … Continue reading

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New Motion Sensors Enable Low-Cost Wearables

Researchers from Florida State University developed a class of motion sensors made using buckypaper. The new technology is versatile, and the sensors are affordable to print. from NASA Tech Briefs http://ift.tt/2zOMVUW via IFTTT

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Tesla Internal Quality Checks ‘Routinely’ Reveal Defects In Model S And Model X Cars: Report

Internal quality checks at Tesla have “routinely revealed” defects in more than 90 percent of Model S and X vehicles after they come off the production line, according to a new report from Reuters. Tesla countered by saying any reworking … Continue reading

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