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Google has rolled out the finished version of its Android 8.0 mobile operating system, adding the nickname "Oreo" for good measure. As usual, the roll-out will take some time, with those owning Pixel and Nexus phones likely to be first in line...Continue Reading Android 8.0 Oreo is official, and rolls out to Pixel and Nexus devices firstCategory: Mobile TechnologyTags: Android
The countdown to Europe's biggest consumer tech show has begun, and LG is getting its upcoming projector announcements in early with new ultra short throw and portable models. The ProBeam UST laser projector can throw a huge HD image onto a wall from a few inches away, while the MiniBeam LED thrower rocks its own battery for movies on the move...Continue Reading LG expands home projector offe
Gemstones might not seem so valuable if they literally rained from the sky, but that's thought to be a common weather pattern on ice giant planets. Now scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have seen it in action here on Earth, by making it rain diamonds in the lab...Continue Reading Intense x-ray laser creates "diamond rain" in the labCategory: ScienceTags: Carbon
If trolls really did live under bridges, they could do a lot worse than commission Spaniard Fernando Abellanas to build them a new home. The self-taught designer recently installed a novel shelter under an anonymous traffic bridge in Valencia that includes shelving, seating, and even a sleeping space. ..Continue Reading Secret shelter installed under a bridge in Spain Category: ArchitectureT
First-generation VR sets are heading to the bargain bin, if you can still describe gadgets costing hundreds of dollars as bargains: after the Oculus Rift got a $200 price cut last month, HTC is following suit by knocking the same amount off its Vive headset, now yours for $599 with controllers...Continue Reading VR is getting cheaper, as HTC matches Oculus with a $200 price dropCategory: VRTa
In many ways, the 2017 Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is a continuation concept, taking the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Coupé presented at Pebble Beach in 2016, and removing the top. It is so much more than that thanks to the spectacular interior...Continue Reading Monumental Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet arrives at Pebble BeachCategory: AutomotiveTags: 2017 Monterey Car Week
Like The Avengers of outer space, an all-star cast of satellites and spacecraft have teamed up from across the Solar System for a common goal. After a coronal mass ejection (CME) erupted from the Sun in October 2014, its journey through space was tracked by Curiosity, Rosetta, Cassini, New Horizons and possibly even Voyager 2, allowing astronomers to study the phenomenon in much greater detai
When Volkswagen released this Kombi-style electric microbus as a concept earlier this year, the world yawned and said "wake us when you build the damn thing." Well folks, set your alarms for 2022, when the I.D. Buzz is planned for release in Kombi-style microbus and commercial delivery van versions. ..Continue Reading Volkswagen's I.D. Buzz autonomous electric Kombi van gets production nodCat
With the rise of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," the pressure is on for scientists to develop new molecules, materials and methods to keep us from returning to a dark age of medicine, where even the most basic of infections becomes potentially lethal. Now, researchers from Vanderbilt University have found a new class of antibiotic hiding in plain sight: human breast milk...Continue Reading
Presently, for a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, doctors have to perform a PET scan of patients' brains. Not only is it expensive, but it also requires the patient to be injected with radioactive tracers. Soon, however, a simple eye scan may be all that's required – and it could catch the disease sooner than ever before...Continue Reading Alzheimer's may be detected early, via ey

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