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Algae and natural sunlight underwater seascape in the ocean, (brown seaweeds Sargassum and Cystoseir...

This algae battery can power a computer for months

BRB, plugging my phone into a pond.

Science
Amphibious drone

This drone has conquered land, sea, and the art of hitchhiking

Researchers from Beijing, London, and Switzerland have developed a drone that can fly, swim, and stick onto wet or dry surfaces.

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Apple is reportedly jamming 14 cameras into its mixed reality headset

Apple's headset won't require the use of a separate base station, somehow.

Tech

This VR gas mask can actually take your breath away

From blowing out birthday candles to suffocating from smoke inhalation, this VR accessory takes you just a step below the real thing.

Too real

Qualcomm's wireless AR glasses concept seems like an important stepping stone

The Wireless AR Smart Viewer looks cool, until you hear about the battery life — only around 30 minutes of operation.

Tech

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in 4 key stats

Here’s how the new chip is going to make a difference (or not) in new Android phones.

Tech

This mechanical keyboard with a built-in touchscreen is excess done right

Kwumsy’s K2 keyboard strikes the perfect balance between, "Why is this a thing?" and "I kind of want it."

Tech

Framework's upgraded laptop is proof the modular dream isn't dead

Framework improved the build quality of its laptop case and is offering an easy way to upgrade your old model with the latest 12th Gen Intel chips.

Level up

Can Snapdragon Sound make wireless audio on Android as good as AirPods?

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sound platform promises huge leaps in Android audio quality but also new levels of lock-in.

Guides

Mastercard thinks forcing you to smile for capitalism isn't creepy at all

As if biometric scanning wasn't invasive enough already, the credit card company wants you to feign happiness for it.

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Google's new eco-conscious Bay View campus looks like an actual football stadium

It's the first campus developed by Google itself and is completely electric.

Design

Amazon is finally using the right port on the 7-inch Fire tablet

The updated Fire 7 tablet comes with USB-C, faster performance, and longer battery life for $10 more than before.

Tech

Sony LinkBuds S review: These ANC earbuds are incredible

At $199, Sony’s ANC LinkBuds S kinda dunk on AirPods Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro.

Reviews

HP’s upgraded laptops are built to take the heat of hardcore gaming sessions

The new Omen 16 and Victus 15 both have redesigned thermals to improve airflow and reduce temps while gaming.

Tech

Acer’s new Predator gaming laptop has a lot in common with the 3DS

The Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition has 12th Gen Intel chips, a GeForce RTX 3080, and a — get this — glasses-free 3D display.

Tech

How to get high-speed internet in rural America

Whether it's satellite, cellular 4G or 5G, DSL, or bonding, here's what to do when cable internet providers say no thanks to your hard-earned money.

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