NASA Curiosity rover snaps image of another shiny Mars object

A couple days ago, Curiosity woke up to the song Please would you be my neighbor from Mr. Rogers, that being a greeting for the newly arrived InSight rover. Following that, NASA researchers explain, Curiosity got to work at Mars’ Highfield drill site, where it will dump a sample. The rover, which has been rolling around Mars since 2012, previously … Continue reading

Pixel 3 Portrait Mode is magic with Frankenphone

The rig goes by the name Frankenphone, and the results are incredible. Google described the way they made magic in the Pixel 3 camera’s Portrait Mode this week with a strange device indeed. What you’re seeing first is that device – actually 5 Pixel 3 devices connected together into one monster machine capable of collecting visual information to train all … Continue reading

Motion-powered electric bandage speeds healing by zapping wounds

Prof. Xudong Wang fits one of the bandages around the wrist of graduate student Yin Long

For some time now, scientists have known that electrical currents can help heal chronic wounds. And while there are electrotherapy units that are in use, they can be quite bulky and complex. That's why researchers have created an "electric bandage" that's powered by the motion of the body.

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The foldable screen tech Samsung spent millions on has been stolen

Samsung’s foldable phone display technology was stolen and then sold to a pair of Chinese company, a new lawsuit filed in South Korea claims. According to the allegations, Samsung’s “flexible OLED edge panel 3D lamination” blueprints were leaked by a supplier to a company that reportedly set up the plan. The lawsuit then claims the company sold the leaked info … Continue reading

Fortnite Account Merge feature delayed

Today Epic Games announced that the upcoming Account Linking / Account Merge feature was delayed. Users first heard about an Account Linking feature on 9.28.2018. For now, you’ll just have to live with the Account Link part of this Account Merge party. To take part in the Account Linking, follow the steps outlined by Epic Games back on the 28th … Continue reading

It’s a Christmas miracle, soon you’ll be able to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo

NEWS – Well, this is an interesting bit of news. Apparently the long-standing riff, feud, or whatever you want to call it between the two largest tech industry power players Amazon and Apple may be softening. The news is that starting next month (December 17th, 2018), you’ll be able to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo smart speakers and devices. How’s that for an early Christmas present to Echo owners? Soon you’ll be able to say “Alexa, play Post Malone on Apple Music”.

If you’re not sure what Apple Music is, it’s Apple’s own paid streaming music service like Amazon’s Music Unlimited, Spotify, or Pandora. Yes, you have to pay for it. Prices start at $4.99 for students and goes up to $14.99 a month for families but you can get a free 3-month trial. Until now, or on December 17th to be exact, access to the Apple Music service hasn’t been possible through Echo devices.

If you don’t have an Amazon Echo device yet, you’re in luck because you can buy the 3rd generation Echo Dot for only $29.99 right now which would make a great stocking stuffer.

You can read more about this announcement on Amazon’s blog and thanks to Doug F. for the news tip!

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