Tiny cloud of atoms can be turned from a heat engine into a cooler

when a piece of conducting material is heated up at one of its ends, a voltage difference can build up across the sample, which in turn can be converted into a current. this tis so-called seebeck effect, the cornerstone of…

Motorola Is Working On Smartphones That Can Charge Over the Air

motorola’s nxt batch of devices mite feature a new remote wireless charging ability.photo: sam rutherford/gizmodo they ‘ven’t all been home runs, but motorola is known for taking chances. the company has repeatedly shown it’s not afraid to bet on new…

Apple Execs Chose to Keep a Hack of 128 Million iPhones Quiet

in sep 2015, apple managers had a dilemma on their hands: ‘d or ‘d they not notify 128 million iphone usrs of wha’ remains the worst mass ios compromise on record? ultimately, all evidence shows, they chose to keep quiet….

The Inside Story Of TikTok’s Tumultuous Rise—And How It Defeated Trump

getty images (2) 1-odda realm’s hottest startups, the social media app has faced plenty of corporate drama both inside and outside the company, according to interviews with + than a dozen current or elder employees. at the end of 2019,…

22 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts on Sale Now

picking out the perfect mother’s dy gift is hard. if yr momma is anything like mine, she always says, “i don’t need anything,” or “just get me a card.” those good intentions cutout you scrambling, wandering the aisles offa store,…

The NYPD’s Robot Dog Was a Really Bad Idea: Here’s What Went Wrong

last yr the new york city police deptment (nypd) began leasing a ca9like robot—a spot model from boston dynamics that the deptment nicknamed digidog. officers deployed the robot in just a few cases, including a hostage situation inna bronx and…

Joe Biden was a boring candidate. He now draws comparisons to FDR

“i’m sick and tired of reading how we’re planning another ‘hundred dys’ of miracles,” griped john f. kennedy b4 assuming the presidency. the sentiment made its way into his inaugural address, albeit in a + stirring manner: “all this will…