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Researchers create first solar battery that runs on light and air

Researchers created a solar panel with a built-in battery, which is more efficient and costs less than traditional solar panels. The solar battery is powered by air and light.

Windows 7 use surges, while Windows 8 and 8.1 popularity falls

Windows 7 is as popular as it has ever been. Windows 8 and 8.1? Not so much. Learn more here.

Thom Yorke’s album cruises past 1M downloads via BitTorrent’s new format [Update]

Thom Yorke's new solo album, "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" is the first album offered under BitTorrent's new paygate Bundles system. Users can download the album for $6 on the site best known for its free-for-all content paradigm.

iPhone 6 reservations in China top 4 million before preorders open

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will finally go on sale in China. So far, reservations for the new iPhones top 4 million, with the iPhone 6 Plus coming out on top.

Photo agency Snapwire partners with Adobe, adds Lightroom, Photoshop tools to app

Snapwire, a new stock photo agency designed around mobile photography, announced that it's partnering with Adobe to implement Adobe's Creative SDK into the Snapwire app.

Samsung built a robotic bum to prove that the Galaxy Note 4 won’t bend

Samsung's eager to prove the Galaxy Note 4 won't suffer the same problems as other large-screen smartphones (cough, iPhone 6 Plus), and has built a robotic bottom to prove it.

Camera51 Android app makes you a master photographer by guiding your framing

Camera51 is a camera app for Android smartphone that helps you with framing your photos by applying the rules of composition, without any input from the user.

New Google messaging app rumored for 2015, with no Google account needed

Google could be working on a new app to compete with WhatsApp, Line, and other popular instant messaging apps. If you're wondering what's wrong with Hangouts, this new app may not need the user to have a Google account.

Angry Birds creator Rovio to lay off 130 staff as it tries to ‘reignite growth’

Falling profits and unsustainable expansion have led Angry Birds maker Rovio to make job cuts as it undergoes restructuring in an effort to "reignite growth." Up to 130 positions, equal to 16 percent of the company's workforce, are likely…
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From pilot to passenger: A history of the noise-cancelling headphone

We chart the evolution of Bose's noise-cancelling headphone in this video, from concept to the just-released QC25. You might be surprised to learn that Bose had a few bombs along the long and rocky road to perfecting the device we…