Gears & Gadgets

Running Windows 95 in an “app” is a dumb stunt that makes a good point

Enlarge Felix Rieseberg A silly new app has been doing the rounds this week: Windows 95 as a standalone application. Running on Windows, macOS, and Linux, the Windows 95 “app” combines Electron (a framework for building desktop applications using JavaScript and other Web technology) with an existing x86 emulator written in JavaScript. The emulator can […]

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Profile: In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?

ImageWhat Lisa Brennan-Jobs wants readers to know is this: Steve Jobs rejected his daughter for years, but that daughter has absolved him.CreditCreditFrances F. Denny for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Profile In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We? Lisa Brennan-Jobs has […]

Emerging Tech

31 plastic bottles and some algae is practically all this backpack is made from

[embedded content] Like any person with a functioning conscience, we care about saving the environment. If we can help save the environment while also looking totally stylish, then that’s a nice bonus. Thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign from sustainable designers Tentree, we can now comfortably do both. Tentree has launched the Mobius, a multifunctional […]

Mobile

The best smartphones of 2018

Smartphones are perhaps the most personal tech we own. That’s why it’s super important to pick the phone that’s best for your needs. There are many factors to consider, from design and operating system to security and durability. We consider every aspect of the smartphone to determine whether it’s a good buy for you, or if […]

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Alphabet’s Plans for a China Comeback Go Beyond Google Search

Alphabet’s Plans for a China Comeback Go Beyond Google Search ImageGoogle’s interest in China appears to be far broader than just internet search; it’s planning a push into autonomous vehicles, has opened a center for artificial intelligence research and has invested in local companies.CreditCreditThomas Peter/Reuters By Raymond Zhong Aug. 24, 2018 BEIJING — Google has […]

Emerging Tech

There’s a new way to 3D print graphene, the strongest material on Earth

Virginia Tech, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory With its incredible strength and potentially miraculous applications, there is a lot to be enthusiastic about when it comes to graphene. But it’s one thing to show off these possibilities in a lab; another entirely to turn it into something that’s usable in real-world situations. That’s something that researchers […]

Gears & Gadgets

New electrolyte recipe keeps lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

Enlarge / Adding powdered silica to the electrolyte used in lithium-ion batteries keeps them from catching fire. Gabriel Veith Exploding lithium-ion batteries can wreak havoc on airline flights or in waste facilities after people toss their old electronics into the trash. Now, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have come up with a new chemical […]