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 […]


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 […]


Dell OptiPlex 7760 All-in-One

The last two Dell OptiPlex all-in-ones (AIOs) to enter PC Labs left with Editors’ Choice awards. The latest, the Dell OptiPlex 7760 All-in-One (starts at $ 1,289; $ 1,983 as tested), continues Dell’s dominant run of AIO business desktops. For roughly the same price as last year’s award-winning 24-inch model, the OptiPlex 7760 serves up […]

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Facebook Says It Removed 652 Disinformation Accounts Linked To Russia And Iran

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behavior ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that included the sharing of political […]