Gadgets

This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing

This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing

If you want to print something a few inches tall, extruded plastic is a good medium. But when you need something at the nanometer scale, DNA is a better bet — but who has the time to design and assemble it base by base? New research lets would-be DNA origami masters design the shape — […]

The UE Roll 2 speakers bring rugged Bluetooth audio poolside

The UE Roll 2 speakers bring rugged Bluetooth audio poolside

The UE Roll 2 is fun. How do I know it’s fun? Look at all of the press images on the side of the box. It’s gone skiing, bike riding, mountain climbing and rolling around in the mud with a bunch of attractive product models. Even more telling, the product ships with its very own […]

Heavy Internet use leads to school burnout in teens

Heavy Internet use leads to school burnout in teens

As if you didn’t need more proof that your darn kids need to get off the computer and into the back yard, researchers at the University of Helsinki and Department of Psychology have found that excessive Internet use — essentially bordering on addiction — leads to school burnout in teens. There isn’t much detail on […]

Gulülu turns drinking water into a game for kids

Gulülu turns drinking water into a game for kids

Through the power of smart sensors and the magic of the cloud, children being parched is on its way to becoming a thing of the past — at least, if the Gulülu team has anything to say in the matter. The company’s bottle, launching on Kickstarter today, is the newest, most high-tech weapon in the battle to […]

Lenovo video teases return of Motorola’s iconic RAZR flip phone

Lenovo video teases return of Motorola’s iconic RAZR flip phone

Motorola’s RAZR surely stands as one of the most recognizable phones of yesteryear (although myself I preferred the Samsung Trace) — and while the brand has been desultorily maintained for Verizon’s dubious benefit, a new video from Lenovo suggests a more serious throwback device is nearly at hand, so to speak. “Flip back to the […]

Camellia Labs debuts single-cup chai brewer, Chime

Camellia Labs debuts single-cup chai brewer, Chime

In the world of kitchen appliances, everyone wants to be the next Keurig, it seems. First, there were single-cup coffee brewers that followed and claimed to be better than Keurig, from Nespresso, Mr. Coffee and Lavazza to name a few. Later came cold drink machines like the Bartesian for cocktails, or PicoBrew for craft beer. […]

The next version of OS X could be called ‘MacOS’

The next version of OS X could be called ‘MacOS’

It’s a small branding change, but it would make a lot of sense. Many different signs point to Apple abandoning the name “OS X” in favor of “MacOS”, or maybe “macOS” without a capital letter. Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller first hinted at this change last year at WWDC in an interview with […]