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6 Electric Car-Sharing Programs Better Than a Billion Teslas on the Road 6 Electric Car-Sharing Programs Better Than a Billion Teslas on the Road

Tesla is finally taking the wraps off the Model 3, its first mass-market electric vehicle priced at an affordable $35,000. The car is expected to push EVs into the mainstream and reduce carbon emissions around the world. The only downside? Many cities don’t have enough charging stations to support widespread adoption…

Toshiba Just Recalled Over 100,000 Batteries That Are Melting Laptops Toshiba Just Recalled Over 100,000 Batteries That Are Melting Laptops

If you’re the owner of a Toshiba laptop, there’s a chance its battery could overheat and go kaboom and melt your machine—which is why the Japanese electronics giant recalled a bunch of Panasonic battery packs this week.

Transparent Wood Could Replace Glass, Become Coolest Building Material Ever Transparent Wood Could Replace Glass, Become Coolest Building Material Ever

Wood is a great material because it’s cheap, renewable, and versatile. But this crazy transparent wood that scientists in Sweden brewed up is nuts. It could replace glass for some seriously eye-catching architecture, and even be used in cheap solar panels or windows.

DC's Metro Is So Busted That Entire Lines Might Be Closed For Up to Six Months DC's Metro Is So Busted That Entire Lines Might Be Closed For Up to Six Months

If you thought the heinous traffic in the nation’s capital couldn’t get any worse, you’re wrong. Washington DC’s Metro is apparently so run-down that entire lines may be shut down for up to six months.

This Supercomputer Mimics a Human Brain Using Just 2.5 Watts of Power This Supercomputer Mimics a Human Brain Using Just 2.5 Watts of Power

IBM and the US government teamed up to develop a new supercomputer for use on national security missions. It makes decisions like a human brain, and uses less power than a hearing aid.

Google Wants to Make Landlines Relevant Again with Its New Fiber Phone Google Wants to Make Landlines Relevant Again with Its New Fiber Phone

If you’re living with high-speed internet in one of Google’s Fiber cities, your landline telephone might yet live to see another day. Today, Google announced Fiber Phone, a cloud-based phone number you can use from any tablet, laptop, or phone—including a landline. It’s like Google Voice on bad steroids.

The Secret to Stopping Foodborne Illness Might Be Lasers The Secret to Stopping Foodborne Illness Might Be Lasers

Researchers have developed a laser that spots illness-inducing bacteria before it makes you sick.

New Camera Tech Snaps Reflection-Free Photos Through Windows New Camera Tech Snaps Reflection-Free Photos Through Windows

Taking photos through windows is annoying because light bounces off it and ruins the picture. But scientists at MIT just developed new technology that could fix the pesky reflections.

Sony Will Bring PlayStation Games to iOS and Android Devices Sony Will Bring PlayStation Games to iOS and Android Devices

A year ago, Nintendo announced its long-overdue plans to bring its games to smartphones. Now, Sony’s doing the same thing.

Violent Volcanoes Knocked the Moon Off Its Axis Three Billion Years Ago Violent Volcanoes Knocked the Moon Off Its Axis Three Billion Years Ago

A bunch of lunar volcanoes heated the Moon up so much, they changed its density, causing it to wander off its original axis aeons ago.

What Happens When You Finger the LG G5’s Magic Slot

LG’s new G5 is a shiny metal phone from the future. One of the reasons we love it is the removable expansion slot that lets you trick out the phone with add-ons. But is the thing actually easy to remove?

Fukushima Farmers Are Using Soil Made From Polyester Fukushima Farmers Are Using Soil Made From Polyester

It’s been five years since Japan’s Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima—and some consumers are still wary of produce grown in the region. That’s why some farmers aren’t growing plants in soil that might be contaminated—they’re growing plants in polyester instead.

What to Expect From Apple's iPhone SE and iPad Pro Event What to Expect From Apple's iPhone SE and iPad Pro Event

Happy Apple day! According to the rumor mill, we’re getting two new gadgets today: a 4-inch iPhone SE and an 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Twitter's 140-Character Limit Is Here to Stay Twitter's 140-Character Limit Is Here to Stay

@jack to @MLauer: Ignore rumors, tweets will always be ≤140 chars to allow ‘of-the-moment brevity.’ #doeskanyeknowthat #deepdrumpf4prez

What Happens When You Pour Molten Tar on an iPhone 6s?

There is no shortage of gadget mutilation videos on YouTube. Especially videos of iPhones. And especially on TechRax’s channel: The dude’s run an iPhone over, shot one, boiled one, torched one, and more. This time, he’s pouring smoking black tar all over a shiny new device. As you watch the scorching liquid of doom…

Waze Now Tells You the Best Time to Drive, Days Ahead of Time Waze Now Tells You the Best Time to Drive, Days Ahead of Time

Traffic sucks. It makes driving frustratingly unpredictable, but a new feature in the Waze app aims to kill all that guesswork.

DC Is Shutting Down Metro For 29 Hours So Prepare For a Traffic Apocalypse DC Is Shutting Down Metro For 29 Hours So Prepare For a Traffic Apocalypse

If you live in DC, I really hope you get to work from home on Wednesday. Starting at midnight tonight, the nation’s capital is closing its entire metro for at least 29 hours for a system-wide safety survey of electrical cables.

This Portable Shower Reuses the Same Water for Two Whole Weeks This Portable Shower Reuses the Same Water for Two Whole Weeks

Indoor plumbing and unlimited clean water aren’t available everywhere. That’s why this clever, compact shower that recycles the same water several times—after purifying it after each use!—seems very handy.

Delightful App Turns Humming Into Sheet Music Delightful App Turns Humming Into Sheet Music

This new app is musical wizardry: Hum into your phone, and the humming is instantly transformed into a digital song, complete with onscreen sheet music.

Siri Is Woefully Ill-Equipped to Help With Your Mental Health Problems Siri Is Woefully Ill-Equipped to Help With Your Mental Health Problems

Digital voice assistants, like Apple’s Siri, are really bad at dispensing resources to users facing domestic abuse, depression, rape, or mental health emergencies, a new study finds.

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