Scientists Have Figured Out How to 3D Print Batteries

Guns? Sure. Airplane engines? Why not! But 3D printing batteries has caused some headaches among researchers—until now. Because new inks and tools are making 3D-printed lithium ion cells a very real possibility. » 11/26/13 9:20am 11/26/13 9:20am

Why the Cloud Sucks

I've had too many personal experiences get messed up just because companies change things on the cloud. I've come to a depressed state of feeling that I own nothing on the cloud and have no ability to keep things working the way they do. Features change and get dropped, things you depend on disappear, etc. And no… » 8/06/12 12:20pm 8/06/12 12:20pm

A Simple Sensor Could Stop Li-On Battery Fires For Good

Li-on batteries feature in most of the mobile electronics we use because they pack far higher energy density than their competitors. But until now there have been a whole heap of problems with those same batteries overheating, and even catching fire. » 1/10/12 8:15am 1/10/12 8:15am

Ugh. God. Why Is Apple Making Everything Look Like an Ugly Wild West?

Yeee-haw, Apple buckaroos! Whooz ready for some good timin', multitaskin'? Who wants their iPhone served up with a hot bucket'a grits? HOOOOOOOOOOO BOY. Jonny Ive's deep in the hooch pan again? Saddle up, grab yer partner, and let's make some truck-ugly apps! » 10/14/11 7:00pm 10/14/11 7:00pm

Why Did Apple Obliterate a Galaxy From the Lion Wallpaper?

Now there are two reasons to change Apple's generic OS X 10.7 wallpaper to a custom one: it's a fake. A professor of physics spotted Apple's source, which was astrophotographer Robert Gendler's image of the Andromeda Galaxy. » 8/12/11 7:35am 8/12/11 7:35am