When we think about the connected world, we think about hardware—from Twine to Nest—that connects our household appliances to the web for a pretty penny. But according to Quartz, one firm is pioneering an alternative that's cheap, easy to make, and embeddable in nearly any product.
Just from glancing at Twitter, the old adage that the "kids are our future" becomes pretty bleak, pretty fast. Thankfully, 11-year-old Quinn Sheeran has arrived to restore your faith in humanity with his brilliantly epic Rocky-theme-playing deodorant—all engineered by the kid himself.
This Tron-inspired hotel room is already perfect. You can tell that by just looking at it. But the fact that it's built inside the Ice Hotel in Sweden makes it even more jaw-droppingly incredible. Now I have to stay there.
Following up on a 2007 world record for the fastest transistor speed, Northrop Grumman announced today that it has shattered the world record for integrated circuit performance, nearing one terahertz.
Small splinters that randomly occur in tin solder, which laces the insides of gadgets, usually result in circuits shorting out. NASA missions, pacemakers and energy plants have all failed at some point due to the phenomenon. Conservative estimates of the cost of such splinters, or whiskers as they are named, have…