General Atomics and Boeing will build a giant laser for the US military

General Atomics and Boeing will build a giant laser for the US military

Post Views: 172 The contract is to deliver a powerful, compact prototype of this laser weapon. General Atomics will build the laser, and defense giant Boeing will incorporate targeting and tracking tools and software, which allow the laser to find and hold focus on a moving target. This is crucial to preventing the laser from…

This sleek electric motorcycle uses new battery tech for longer rides

This sleek electric motorcycle uses new battery tech for longer rides

Post Views: 180 The new battery system from Zero is housed in a fancy-looking module made from diecast aluminum and polycarbonate. It contains 56 lithium-ion battery cells, which are shaped like rectangular pouches and are roughly half an inch thick. Brian Wismann, the vice president of product development at Zero, says that a few changes…

How to navigate your Apple Watch with hand gestures using AssistiveTouch

Post Views: 147 If you’ve got what it takes, the path to hand gesturing your way around your gadget is easy. On your iPhone, go to the Watch app, then tap Accessibility, enter the AssistiveTouch menu, and turn on the toggle switch next to AssistiveTouch. Once you do that, go to the Hand Gestures menu…

Device won’t connect to WiFi? Here’s what to do first.

Device won’t connect to WiFi? Here’s what to do first.

Post Views: 168 And this is exactly why there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. We’ll walk you through some possible answers, but know that the farther you scroll on this page, the more likely it is that your problem requires a professional fix or a call to your internet service provider. You swear you’re typing the password…

How to store 500 terabytes of data on a small but tough glass disc

How to store 500 terabytes of data on a small but tough glass disc

Post Views: 159 Peter Kazansky has been working on something called five-dimensional, or 5D, data storage since 2014, and in October he and research partners announced that they’d cracked it: a new way to store large amounts of data on a disc the size of a CD, using a format that could boiled, baked, flooded,…

Connected cars and smart vests could help make work zones safer

Connected cars and smart vests could help make work zones safer

Post Views: 170 Audi is trying to do something about that problem. The automaker is one of many that are working to build a slew of new connected convenience and safety features into its upcoming cars. Doing that right means carrying out meticulous testing to make sure the tech works as well as it sounds—which…