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URGOnight Brainwave Sleep Training System 2020-01-24 19:00:00The URGOnight Brainwave Sleep Training System relies on EEG neurofeedback to help train your way to better sleep.

Transparent Material Conducts and Insulates Heat 2020-01-24 13:00:00A transparent material able to both conduct and insulate heat could find its way into high-performance LEDs.

Tiny Glamos Creates Virtual Touchscreens 2020-01-24 01:00:00The pocket-sized Glamos device from CoreDar relies on LIDAR to create a large, virtual touchscreen in just seconds.

Swift Shield Folds Open to Stop Bullets 2020-01-23 19:00:00The Swift Shield origami-inspired ballistics shield from ATCS can fold down for transport and storage and open to offer protection from bullets and ot

Self-Moisturizing Contacts 2020-01-23 13:00:00A self-moisturizing smart contact could make the lenses more comfortable by reducing the risk of dry eyes.

M-Hubo Robot Fetches and Carries in Changing Evironments 2020-01-23 01:00:00The M-Hubo wheeled robot can locate, fetch and carry more effectively with the help of a unique new design strategy.

Antimicrobial Food Packaging Film 2020-01-22 13:00:00An innovative antimicrobial composite film could help reduce the instances of foodborne illnesses.

Cleanstraww Removes Lead and Viruses from Water 2020-01-22 07:00:00The Cleanstraww invention offers a simple and effective way to purify water for drinking.

No-Touch Robotics Grippers Offer Contact-Free Manipulation 2020-01-22 01:00:00The No-Touch Robotics grippers can manipulate tiny and delicate objects without touching them, eliminating the risk of damage and contamination.

Portable House Backpack 2020-01-21 19:00:00The Portable House backpack was created by a pair of students to help ease some of the burdens of homelessness.

Samsung Air Dresser Cleans with Air and Steam 2020-01-21 13:00:00The Samsung Air Dresser cleans and refreshes clothes with air and steam, reducing resource use and saving time.

Wearable Sensor Self-Heats for Better Sensitivity 2020-01-21 01:00:00A highly sensitive wearable sensor could soon find its way into human and environmental monitoring devices.

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Rolls-Royce reveals mini nuclear reactor plans for weaning 2020-01-24 09:00:09This week in future tech, Rolls-Royce plan to build and install a series of mini nuclear reactors that it claims could compete price-wise with wind.

Vodafone’s future in India appears to have become 2020-01-24 07:39:22Vodafone Idea looks set to miss a payment deadline set by the Indian government, which could jeopardise its future in the country. The post Vodafone&

Boosting your career: From internships and courses to 2020-01-24 07:10:51This week in Careers, we spoke to people about interesting internships, training courses and opportunities, as well as all the usual jobs news and ins

ESA satellites will now ease SOS senders’ fears 2020-01-24 06:10:13ESA’s Galileo satellites will now try to ease the fears of those sending SOS messages across the world by letting them know they’re not sh

Goldman Sachs vows to only take start-ups with 2020-01-24 05:55:24Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said the bank won’t take a company public unless there’s at least one diverse board candidate, with a focu

‘I feel a huge sense of responsibility to 2020-01-24 05:00:39IWish co-founders Caroline O’Driscoll and Ruth Buckley discuss their careers in tech and why they host annual conferences for girls in STEM. Th

Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest heard again thanks 2020-01-24 04:40:38Researchers have fulfilled the wishes of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest by allowing him to speak once more. The post Voice of 3,000-year-old Egypt

Apple says a universal charging port will lead 2020-01-24 04:34:53The EU is calling for a universal charger to fit all mobile phones and other devices – but Apple has rejected the proposal, citing the waste tha

How good are you at asking questions? 2020-01-24 03:21:42There’s more to asking great questions at work than just bombarding colleagues with queries, and how you ask a question may be as important as w

HR Duo is hiring tech specialists and software 2020-01-24 01:30:58HR Duo will grow its workforce to 60 in the next three years as it expands its software and services business. The post HR Duo is hiring tech speciali

Expleo is offering paid placements to people returning 2020-01-23 08:34:07Expleo’s new returners programme is part of the company’s strategy to achieve a workforce that is 33pc women by 2021. The post Expleo is o

Seattle is currently testing smartphone voting in an 2020-01-23 07:58:30While smartphone voting could increase voter turnout and make voting more accessible, it can also create an array of cybersecurity issues. The post S

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Writing About Videogames Isn't All Fun and Glamor New! 2020-01-25 09:00:00David L. Craddock is one of the major voices in longform games journalism, but his reporting hasn't always been easy. 

Google Calls Out Safari for Privacy Flaws New! 2020-01-25 09:00:00Facial recognition, iCloud encryption, and the rest of this week's top security news.

The Doomsday Clock Moves Closer Than Ever to New! 2020-01-25 08:00:00Since the advent of the clock—even during the peak years of the Cold War—the minute hand has never advanced past the 11:58 mark.

Scraping the Web Is a Powerful Tool. Clearview New! 2020-01-25 07:00:00The facial recognition startup claims it collected billions of photos from sites like Facebook and Twitter. What does the practice mean for the open w

An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of New! 2020-01-25 07:00:00The BlueDot algorithm scours news reports and airline ticketing data to predict the spread of diseases like those linked to the flu outbreak in China.

16 Best Weekend Deals: Samsung QLEDs, Apple AirPods New! 2020-01-25 07:00:00If you're in the market for the Gadget Lab's favorite headphones, a smart display, or a new robot vacuum, you're in luck.

London Cops Will Use Facial Recognition to Hunt New! 2020-01-25 07:00:00The deployment, at an unspecified number of locations, will be one of the largest uses of the technology by government authorities in the West.

Scientists Predict Wuhan's Virus Outbreak Will Get Much 2020-01-24 19:29:28New estimates of how far the virus could spread suggest an explosion of cases will hit the Chinese city and more infected individuals will show up abr

An Esports Exodus to YouTube Reshapes the Livestream 2020-01-24 18:55:11The *Call of Duty* League, the *Overwatch* League, and *Hearthstone* Esports all call YouTube home now. That's not great news for Twitch.

Dolly Parton's Meme Exposes Social Media's Masquerade 2020-01-24 17:31:07The country star's “LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder” post speaks to people's desire to be what any platform needs them to be.

Valve Swears 'Half-Life: Alyx' Is Actually, Legitimately Done 2020-01-24 15:55:46Lots of high-profile games have been delayed lately. Doesn't look like Valve's upcoming VR experience is going to be one of them.

Patreon Can't Solve Its Porn Pirate Problem 2020-01-24 13:18:04Two years ago, Patreon promised to crack down on piracy site Yiff.Party. Now it says its hands are tied.


The Mysterious Chinese Outbreak Just Reached Europe 2020-01-24 17:20:14 2019-nCoV, the deadly pneumonia-like virus that spread out of Wuhan, China, has officially reached Europe. France’s health department confirmed

Tinder Announces “Panic Button,” Anti-Catfishing Features 2020-01-24 17:07:04 In a perfect world, the worst thing that could happen on a Tinder date would be that you and your match don’t click. In reality, though, the do

Here’s a Timeline of How China’s Viral Outbreak 2020-01-24 17:03:19 Over the past month, a viral outbreak started in Wuhan, China and has since spread throughout the world. The virus, dubbed 2019-nCoV, remains largely

Hear an Ancient Mummy “Talk” Using a 3D-Printed 2020-01-24 15:22:23 A mummified Egyptian priest just “spoke” for the first time in 3,000 years. Using Computed Tomography (CT) scans of the mummy Nesyamun&rs

This Boeing Satellite May Be About to Explode 2020-01-24 14:56:09 AT&T-owned satellite TV company DirecTV is asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to “conduct emergency operatio

China Has Now Quarantined 35 Million People to 2020-01-24 14:45:41 As of Friday, eight more Chinese cities have been placed on a travel lockdown — bringing the total to 12 — in an attempt to quarantine th

Inside Dubai’s Quest to be the First Blockchain-Powered 2020-01-24 13:56:39 Blockchain and distributed ledger technology are being explored by the UAE in almost every sector, ranging from energy to shipping to media. And the

CDC Confirms Second Chinese Virus Case in the 2020-01-24 13:41:30 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that a second case of 2019-nCoV, also known as coronavirus that’s currently wre

30,000 Marijuana Buyers’ Personal Info Exposed in Data 2020-01-24 13:00:24 A team of data privacy researchers discovered a major breach in a platform used by multiple marijuana dispensaries in the United States to manage sal

Virologist: China Virus Will Be At Least 10x 2020-01-24 11:54:22 As China struggles to contain the deadly coronavirus that originated in the city of Wuhan and has since spread throughout the world, disease experts

See Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Tackle an Outdoor 2020-01-24 11:50:06 Former “MythBusters” co-host Adam Savage compared himself to a kid with an early Christmas present in the intro to a newly released video

China Is Building a 1,000-Bed Hospital Specifically to 2020-01-24 11:00:37 The Chinese city of Wuhan is building an entire 1,000 bed hospital to treat victims of the new coronavirus, a deadly virus that has already killed 25