Man Implants Contactless Card Chip Into Hand

A man who implanted a transport card’s contactless payment chip into his hand has been fined for fare evasion. The man, whose legal name is Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow, had cut the chip out of an Opal Card, which works in New South Wales, the Australian state that includes Sydney. Passengers can pre-load the card […]

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Ink Cartridges Are A Huge Scam

From Austin Mcconnell: Printer companies are ripping us off, and it’s high time we did something about it. Join me in starting the revolution. [austinmcconnell]

5G Megadeal Blocked by Trump On Security Grounds

Donald Trump has blocked Singapore’s Broadcom from taking over American’ chipmaker Qualcomm. He says it’s for security reasons rather than a business matter. As well as manufacturing a huge range of semiconductors, processors and communications devices, Qualcomm has played a key role in the development of several mobile data standards. Broadcom operates in similar areas […]

Burger Flipping Robot Takes A Break

A burger-flipping robot is on a break from work after it appeared to be too slow to meet demand. But ‘Flippy’ might not be to blame. The robot, made by Miso Robotics, was set to work at a Cali Burger restaurant in Pasadena. It uses image recognition to keep track of the burgers on a […]

California Considers ‘Right To Repair’ Law

California is to consider a law that would give customers the right to get gadgets fixed by somebody other than the manufacturer. The Right to Repair Act would mean repair guides and any proprietary tools would have to be publicly available. While similar measures are already under consideration in 17 other states, California could be […]

Robot Solves Rubik’s Cube in 0.38 Sec [Video]

A robot that solves a Rubik’s cube in 0.38 seconds. That’s way faster than the previous world record of 0.637 seconds, and according to the robot’s creator, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. That was a Rubik’s cube being solved in 0.38 seconds. The time is from the moment the keypress is registered on […]

Clockwork Radio Inventor Trevor Baylis Dies

Trevor Baylis, the inventor of the wind-up radio, has died aged 80. His invention not only helped fight HIV but is credited with inspiring engineers and technology experts to think about products for the developing world. After a professional life that included stuntwork and underwater escapology, he began his inventing career by producing modified household […]

Energizer Makes ‘Five Day’ Phone

There’ll soon be an Energizer smartphone and as you’d expect, the battery life is the selling point. It could offer a five day life on a single charge. How long a phone lasts is a combination of the battery capacity and the efficiency of the phone itself, and Energizer has certainly addressed the former. The […]