Tesla and Panasonic to build solar panels for PowerWall systems

Tesla and Panasonic to build solar panels for PowerWall systems Tesla has entered a deal with Panasonic to manufacture solar panels at the new SolarCity facility in Buffalo, NY. However, the deal is non-binding and depends on shareholder approval of Tesla's $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity. In its blog, Tesl… Source: Engadget Link: Tesla and […]

Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum bits to help discover new drugs

Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum bits to help discover new drugs Researchers have used quantum computing tech to miniaturize a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, making it small enough to pick up the structure of single biomolecules without damaging them or losing information in the process. This could make… Source: Engadget Link: Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum […]

Report: Samsung Tested the Exploding Note 7 Batteries Itself

Report: Samsung Tested the Exploding Note 7 Batteries Itself While companies like Apple use third-party companies to test its phone batteries, a new report reveals that Samsung tested the exploding Galaxy Note 7 battery in-house. The Wall Street Journal reports: Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Report: Samsung Tested the Exploding Note 7 Batteries Itself

Hospital Ward Gripped by Mysterious Hallucinations Quarantined After Five Fall Ill

Hospital Ward Gripped by Mysterious Hallucinations Quarantined After Five Fall Ill This week, an emergency room in the Pacific Northwest was briefly quarantined after five people—including two police officers and a hospital worker—experienced mysterious hallucinations from an unidentified illness believed to be spread by touch. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Hospital Ward Gripped by Mysterious […]

These Cryptic Wikileaks Tweets Don't Mean Julian Assange Is Dead

These Cryptic Wikileaks Tweets Don't Mean Julian Assange Is Dead Earlier today, Wikileaks tweeted out a series of three terse, confusing messages, each containing a 64-character code. Now a lot of people think Julian Assange is dead. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: These Cryptic Wikileaks Tweets Don't Mean Julian Assange Is Dead

Juno's misbehaving engine means a change of plans around Jupiter

Juno's misbehaving engine means a change of plans around Jupiter Three months ago, the Juno probe ended a years-long journey when it settled into orbit around Jupiter. Everything's just peachy with Juno's cameras — as evidenced by these magnificent photos — but it turns out its primary Leros 1b engine is having… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Increased encryption will help keep porn browsing private

Increased encryption will help keep porn browsing private Thanks to boosts in visibility when it comes to search and web browsers, you've probably noticed more websites (like Engadget) switching to HTTPS, which uses encryption to secure the connection between browser and server. Despite benefits to privacy… Source: Engadget Link: Increased encryption will help keep porn […]

Feds Claim They Can Enter a House and Demand Fingerprints to Unlock Everyone's Phones

Feds Claim They Can Enter a House and Demand Fingerprints to Unlock Everyone's Phones Under the Fourth Amendment, Americans are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures, but according to one group of federal prosecutors, just being in the wrong house at the wrong time is cause enough to make every single person inside provide their fingerprints […]

President Obama calls for a plan to deal with extreme space weather

President Obama calls for a plan to deal with extreme space weather As President Barack Obama's administration enters its final stages, he's paying more attention to what's going on way, way above us than expected. Just days after the president outlined his vision for landing humans on Mars by the 2030s, he issued an… Source: […]

13-Month-Old Twins Conjoined at the Head Successfully Separated

13-Month-Old Twins Conjoined at the Head Successfully Separated Jadon and Anias McDonald were born joined at the head last September. On Thursday evening, 40 medical professionals spent 16 hours disconnecting Jadon and Anias in a rare operation. The McDonalds are from Coal City, Illinois, but the surgery was performed at Montefiore Medical Centre in New […]

Trump Can't Spell 'Wikileaks' But His Campaign Can

Trump Can't Spell 'Wikileaks' But His Campaign Can There’s a long-standing theory that you can tell which tweets Trump writes himself and which ones are sent by his campaign based on the device they’re sent from. After analyzing Trump’s tweets, data scientist David Robinson concluded that “we can see that the Android tweets are angrier […]

AT&T's insurance plan will soon repair busted phone screens

AT&T's insurance plan will soon repair busted phone screens If you have insurance on your phone and smash the ever-loving tar out of the screen, you normally have to file a claim, pay a deductible and wait for a replacement device. Bleh. AT&T and its insurance provider Asurion, however, are trying somethi… Source: Engadget Link: […]

German officials: Tesla shouldn't say 'Autopilot' in its ads

German officials: Tesla shouldn't say 'Autopilot' in its ads Just days ago, Germany's Federal Motor Authority sent letters to Tesla owners warning them that their cars' "Autopilot" feature is strictly there for driver assistance, not driver replacement. As it turns out, those letters were just the opening salv… Source: Engadget Link: German officials: Tesla shouldn't […]

Stranger Things Actor Addresses Will's Sexual Orientation

Stranger Things Actor Addresses Will's Sexual Orientation There’s been a lot of talk about whether Will from Stranger Things is gay, largely because bullies on the show call him homophobic slurs, which admittedly seems like a weird way to code a character. Will’s sexual identity hasn’t been explored in the series, and the actor says […]

How to Watch China Launch Its Longest Manned Space Mission Tonight

How to Watch China Launch Its Longest Manned Space Mission Tonight Today, China is set to launch its longest manned spacecraft mission at 7:30pm ET (2330 GMT) from the Gobi Desert and you can watch it live right here. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: How to Watch China Launch Its Longest Manned Space Mission Tonight

The game that makes drone warfare personal

The game that makes drone warfare personal Killbox is a game that creates humans out of brightly colored 3D shapes, only to slaughter them in the most dehumanizing way: a drone strike. And not just any drone strike — the game is based on the first real-life UAV mission ever carried out in an… Source: […]

Mass Effect Designer Launches Animated Series About a Giant with a Tank Head

Mass Effect Designer Launches Animated Series About a Giant with a Tank Head Warring angels, high-velocity music, and a tank-headed giant. Mass Effect: Andromeda cinematic designer Richard Boylan has officially confused me with Tank Head, his high-concept series of animated shorts. But that’s okay because it’s really, really pretty. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Mass […]

Report: Peter Thiel Will Donate $1.25 Million to Elect Trump

Report: Peter Thiel Will Donate .25 Million to Elect Trump Last week, Gizmodo noted Peter Thiel’s strange radio silence regarding the theatrical implosion of Donald Trump, whom the Silicon Valley billionaire and Facebook board member stumped for at the Republican National Convention. According to the New York Times, however, Thiel is nowhere close to abandoning […]

A Lightsaber Academy is Forcing Its Way Into the US

A Lightsaber Academy is Forcing Its Way Into the US LudoSport, a competitive lightsaber training academy, is opening up its first studio in the United States. Hopefully losing a hand isn’t required for admission. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: A Lightsaber Academy is Forcing Its Way Into the US

How to Cheat at the Oreo Twist Game: Lab Tested, Engineer Approved

How to Cheat at the Oreo Twist Game: Lab Tested, Engineer Approved The game of twisting an Oreo and seeing which wafer the cream is on has been used to make decisions, random predictions and resolve disagreements for decades. Now, a group of graduate students from Princeton claim to have cracked the code for which […]