BlackBerry sues Twitter for alleged messaging patent infringement

BlackBerry has slapped Twitter with a patent infringement lawsuit, alleging that the social network copied its technology related to mobile messaging apps. The new lawsuit follows a similar legal complaint filed against Facebook last year, that likewise alleging the company had infringed its patent. In this case, BlackBerry claims Twitter has infringed upon half a dozen of its patents. READ: … Continue reading

Nanoparticle eye drops give mice night vision

Scientists have used nanotechnology to give mice the ability to perceive near-infrared light

Sci-fi aficionados will likely be familiar with the 2000 film Pitch Black, in which Vin Diesel plays a character with predator-like night vision. Well, such a scenario has come a step closer to reality, as scientists have enabled mice to temporarily see near-infrared (NIR) light.

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Yeast engineered to cheaply produce marijuana cannabinoids

The new method allows for cheaper and faster production of medical-grade cannabinoids in large quantities

In an exciting new breakthrough from scientists at UC Berkeley, common brewer's yeast has been engineered to produce several major cannabinoids found in marijuana. This innovation promises faster, cheaper and easier production of these compounds for use in research and medical treatments.

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Tesla starts charging $7,000 to add Full Self-Driving features post-delivery

Tesla is splitting its self-driving function into two tiers -- Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Capability -- and charging a few thousand extra dollars for Navigate on Autopilot, Autopark, Summon and other features coming out later this year.

Flexible, high-performance transistors pave the way for mini medical sensors and implants

A high-performance, biocompatible, flexible transistor developed at Columbia University could serve as the building block for ...

Scientists at Columbia University have developed flexible, functional, waterproof transistors. These could find use in building miniaturized medical sensors, brain-machine interfaces, or long-term implants.

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Redmi Note 7 Pro released as $196 phone with a 48MP camera

The Redmi Note 7 Pro is a phone that – at first glance – looks too good to be true. Xiaomi is good at that sort of thing: making phones that seem more powerful than they have any business being, at least for what they’re priced. The brand Redmi was spun off Xiaomi in order to focus solely on low-cost … Continue reading

GoPro HERO 7 Black gets limited edition ‘Dusk White’ makeover

GoPro has revealed a limited-edition version of its HERO 7 Black action camera, and it comes in Dusk White. This new color option is a pleasant deviation from the company’s typical camera design, though it may be difficult to find if dropped in snow. The limited-edition Dusk White model features a mostly white color design, though the lens housing remains … Continue reading