Tesla Brings Batteries To The Home

Tesla is launching the “Powerwall”, a high capacity battery for powering a home. It’s designed to work with mains (household line) power, solar panels, or a mix of the two. The basics of Powerwall are nothing new: each battery unit will actually be made up of multiple lithium-ion batteries of the type Tesla already uses […]

What Will They Think of Next: The ‘Fake Arm Selfie Stick’ Has Arrived!

The selfie stick is an interesting cultural phenomenon none of us saw coming. Seeing someone with a three foot stick taking pics of themselves is definitely surreal, but we are living in a tech forward world and this is all part of that evolution. Well, get ready for the selfie stick to reach brave new […]

iPad Glitch Delays Flights

Several American Airline flights were delayed yesterday after an iPad app used by pilots crashed the device. The app acted as an electronic version of a “flight bag” of printed documentation. AA got regulatory permission to use iPads in-flight in 2012 when it proposed using them to store digital versions of aircraft operating manuals and […]

Google Will Buy Your Patent

Google is offering to buy patents in a “simple, easy to use and fast” process while letting the seller continue using the relevant technology. It’s billing it as a way to combat patent trolls, but it’s by no means an act of philanthropy. According to Google, the purpose of the program is to deal with […]

Twitter Cracks Down On Abusive Comments

Twitter has announced three changes designed to restrict the effects of abusive messages. It’s clear the company is trying to find a difficult balance between free speech and combating harassment. The first change is about policy rather than process. Until now, Twitter only considered it a violation when people made “direct, specific threats of violence […]

Drug-Buying Bot Freed By Police

A computer that automatically bought illegal drugs online has been released from custody by Swiss law enforcement officials. The computer ran an automated bot called ‘Random Darknet Shopper’ as part of an art project. The artists behind the project had programmed the bot to search for illicit materials on darknet sites. That’s a loosely defined […]