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The battery revolution is up and running

It isn’t always easy to be objective when discussing smartphones. Some people prefer one kind of design over another, some like TouchWiz while others prefer stock Android. Some want a very powerful smartphone, while others simply want a device to chat on WhatsApp with. There is, however, one area in which everyone is in agreement: the […]

Here’s how to make a DIY Amazon Echo

Amazon’s Echo is great. It’s a speaker for music, a digital assistant with Amazon’s excellent Alexa voice control, and a useful smart home controller. But why buy an Echo from Amazon when you could build one yourself? Here’s how: Supplies To put together your own Echo, you’ll need a few supplies. The most important thing […]

How carbon nanotubes could give us faster processors and longer battery life

Carbon nanotubes are one of those supermaterials — a cylinder with a diameter of one or two nanometers — that are full of dreamy applications, ranging from supercomputers to ultra-efficient smartphones. The problem is, they are difficult to manufacture, and commercializing these applications may require 10 or 15 years. A nanotube is a tube-like molecular structure made of […]