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BMW recycles used electric vehicle batteries as backup power storage

BMW has figured out what to do with electric vehicle batteries when they are not sufficient for cars but still have usable life. By combining used batteries from 100 EVs, BMW created a 2.8-mWh backup power source.
Movies & TV

All hail the queen: New Netflix show ‘The Crown’ follows early life of Elizabeth II

Wolf Hall actress Claire Foy is Queen Elizabeth II and Doctor Who actor Matt Smith is Prince Phillip in the first trailer for the upcoming Netflix original series The Crown, premiering in November.
Home

Build your dream workstation with this smart modular desk concept

Ambitious Indiegogo project Deskbloks wants to introduce you to the “world’s first modular desk,” which will let you piece together your ideal workstation, block by block, depending on your requirements.
Cool Tech

Elon Musk wants to populate Mars with 1 million people to save humanity

Elon Musk unveiled SpaceX's Interplanetary Transport System and discussed his vision of travelling to Mars during his IAC2016 presentation.
Mobile

Google's latest iOS app update makes incognito searches sneakier than ever

Google has updated its iOS app with a new feature that will allow you to lock incognito tabs behind Touch ID, meaning that your friends and family will not happen to stumble across what you are doing.
Mobile

New features headed to Chrome for Android promise to supercharge mobile browsing

Google's debuting new features in the Chrome browser for Android that promise to speed up web browsing. One, Data Saver, compresses web pages on the fly, while another removes unnecessary images and background elements.
Cool Tech

Scientists study a Martian meteorite with a little help from 3D printing

A 3D printing company is aiding NASA by using its additive manufacturing technology to create an accurate replica of a meteorite, located 34 million miles from Earth. Here's why it matters.
Computing

FCC commissioner wants an investigation into Wi-Fi at presidential debate

A commissioner from the Federal Communications Commission has asked the agency to investigate the banning of journalists’ Wi-Fi hotspots at Monday’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. Press were required to pay $200 for Wi-Fi…
Photography

Selfskie: Mount your smartphone or GoPro to any stick for all the action shots

Selfskie is a mounting system designed to turn any stick into a selfie stick or camera mount. It can hold both smartphones and action cameras and has already reached its funding goal on Kickstarter.
Gaming

Climb into this glass box in a Vegas casino to play VR games for cash bets

Gamblit has created a virtual reality platform designed to bring real video games to casinos.
Mobile

New leak shows off front of Google's upcoming Pixel smartphones

Google's new smartphones are coming on October 4. They are rumored to be the 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL, and they will be marketed as the first smartphones "made by Google." Here's everything you need to know.