This company is using recycled materials to make magnets you didn’t know you needed

Urban Mining Company is cleanly manufacturing rare earth permanent magnets, which are need for everything from refrigerators to computers. These magnets are essential for modern technology to function, and this company is making them with recycled materials. Source link

Why banning the sale of smartphones to kids is a bad idea

Kids and their smartphones … amirite?  Parents around the world are acutely aware that once a child gets his or her tiny hands on a cellphone, it’s practically impossible to pry those sticky little fingers free. And, we’re told, this is unhealthy and bad.  So what if we made it illegal? This is the thinking […]

Tim Cook’s face at Donald Trump’s tech roundtable is all of us

Holding back the vomit.Image: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty By Jack Morse2017-06-20 00:05:38 UTC Damn, Tim. You’re not looking so hot.  Maybe, and I’m not a doctor, but could it be because you were forced to pay homage to The Great Orange One at the inaugural June 19 meeting of Trump’s American Technology Council? Or possibly, and I’m […]

This 3D printing pen is on sale today

Listen up all techies, artists, and techie artists: The MP Select 3D Printing Pen is on sale today for $24.99, a $10-drop from its original price of $34.99. Create or touch up any 3D model with the pen, which releases a flexible filament (aka plastic) that becomes sturdy once it cools.   This bad boy […]

Beat the summer heat with a pet-like cooler that follows you around

Two engineers of Hacker House created an autonomous ‘Follow Me Cooler‘ that you can DIY. It uses Bluetooth to create GPS coordinates so it can follow you around or make its way to a friend across the park. If you’re up for the challenge, you can build one of these yourself. It requires an Arduino […]

YouTube broke for a hot sec and the internet couldn’t handle it

UPDATE: June 16, 2017, 10:16 a.m. EDT YouTube is back up, and life is ALL GOOD again. Carry on! The original story follows below. The world’s largest online video platform is not loading… and ahhhh… what the heck are we gonna do? YouTube went down on Friday morning and sent the internet into a tizzy. […]

Block out the world with these stylish headphones

Welcome to 2017, where audio devices also double as fashion accessories. Chances are you probably have headphones in for most of the day – commuting, walking to class, or solely to ignore the people around you (safe to say you’re not alone.) Say goodbye to those boring earbuds and spice up your daily routine with […]

This company uses heat from computer servers to help you get a warm shower

Dutch cloud computing company Nerdalize letting people use the residual heat from their servers to heat their homes. These specially designed servers are installed in a customer’s home and hooked up to their heating system. Read more… More about Tech, Home, Technology, Mashable Video, and Innovation Source link

The Grammys finally make the switch to online voting

Singer Adele during The 59th Grammy Awards in 2017.Image: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS By Nicole Gallucci2017-06-14 22:19:39 UTC Welcome to the future, Grammys! Great to have you. For the first time in the show’s history, it’s doing away with traditional ballots and switching over to online voting. Very hip, Grammys. Nice move. According to […]

This little robot is like a Roomba for your garden

The ‘Tertill’ by Franklin Robotics is an autonomous robot that takes care of those pesky weeds growing in your garden. It’s solar-powered and waterproof, so you can leave it outside without worry. It uses technology similar to the Roomba, with added sensors that detect the difference between garden plants, which it avoids, and weeds, which […]