Media Consumption Overtakes Sleep

A new report suggests the average Brit spends more time using media devices than they do sleeping. But that claim comes with a catch. The report comes from Ofcom, the British equivalent to the Federal Communications Commission. It surveyed the media consumption of 2,800 adults and children over one week. Ofcom’s summary of the report […]


Bitcoin Rival Aims To Help Medical Research

A new crypto-currency is designed to aid medical research as well as function as a medium of exchange. CureCoin, which launched in May but is now being promoted through a publicity campaign, works along the lines of similar currencies such as Bitcoin, but its creation process involves medical research. The units of a crypto-currency aren’t […]

Robot Walks With Broken Leg

Researchers have developed a robot that can figure out in just a couple of minutes how to get around despite one limb being incapacitated. It could make it more viable to use robots in remote locations. The project involved staff in universities in Paris and Wyoming who’ve just published a research paper. They wanted to […]

Lithium Anode Could Boost Cellphone Battery Life & Electric Car Range

Stanford researchers have created a stable pure lithium anode. It’s a huge step towards a dramatic increase in battery capacity. We currently refer to rechargable batteries in portable devices as being “lithium ion” rather than simply lithium because today’s models only use lithium in the electrolyte and not the anode, which is usually silicon or […]

Verizon To Match Upload Speeds With Downloads

Verizon is to upgrade all of its FiOS customers to increase their upload speeds to match their download speeds. There’ll be no extra charge, though some users will have to wait. Right back to the days when nerdier folk showed off about knowing what the A in ADSL stood for, most broadband users have come […]

Use the ‘Force’ to Control Your Electronics! [VIDEO]

You can soon control your electronics with just a wave of your hand! Thalmic Labs has created the Myo, a “gesture control armband” that uses Bluetooth to control any devices that have been paired with it. While prototypes were shipped back in December, the company went back to the drawing board, of sorts, around October […]

Raspberry Pi Gets Redesign: Introducing the Raspberry Pi B+

The low-cost Raspberry Pi computer is getting a third edition. The B+ doesn’t have any major performance spec changes, but some potentially useful design tweaks. The Pi launched in 2012 and was designed as an alternative to devices such as the Arduino; the Pi’s manufacturers bill it as a full computer rather than a microcontroller. […]

18 Inch Screen Rolls Into Tube

LG has produced an 18 inch screen that can roll down into a tube barely two inches in diameter. It says a 60 inch version should follow in 2017. The screen uses OLED technology, which works in a similar way to traditional LEDs but instead of a chip, uses a thin film that emits light […]