New water splitting catalyst could make it easier to generate solar fuel

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New water splitting catalyst could make it easier to generate solar fuel Water splitting, the process of harvesting solar energy to generate energy-dense fuels, could be simplified thanks to new research including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. “The…

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Acer’s latest Chromebooks for schools include models with AMD chips

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Acer’s latest Chromebooks for schools include models with AMD chips Acer Acer is hoping to shake up its school-ready Chromebooks in the same way it did with its everyday models. The company has introduced no less than six new Chromebooks for education,…

Turn-based strategy game ‘Wargroove’ arrives on Switch February 1st

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Turn-based strategy game ‘Wargroove’ arrives on Switch February 1st Chucklefish Wargroove, a turn-based strategy game from the publisher of Stardew Valley, is coming to the Nintendo Switch on February 1st. That’s also when it will land on Steam and Xbox One for…

Amazon starts testing its ‘Scout’ delivery robot

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Amazon starts testing its ‘Scout’ delivery robot Amazon Amazon is working on delivery robots, and it’s already bringing the self-driving machines to the streets. Starting today, six Amazon Scout devices are delivering packages in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington, north of…

Honda may reveal the production design of its Urban EV in March

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Honda may reveal the production design of its Urban EV in March Honda When Honda first revealed the Urban EV in September 2017, the car’s cute retro design generated a ton of interest. It wasn’t the final design, though it seems we…

Tech companies spent more than $64 million on lobbying in 2018

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Tech companies spent more than $64 million on lobbying in 2018 ASSOCIATED PRESS The biggest companies in tech spent more money lobbying the government in 2018 than in any year previous. According to a report from Reuters, Google dropped $21.2 million on…

Star material could be building block of life

Star material could be building block of life

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Star material could be building block of life An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London. The researchers…

Hulu cuts the price of its basic service to $6 per month

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Hulu cuts the price of its basic service to $6 per month Hulu Hulu is becoming more affordable… so long as you’re not a big fan of live TV. The service will cut the price of its basic tier from $8 to…

An icy forecast for ringed seal populations: New mathematical model shows dramatic decreases in ringed seal populations due to projected low snow conditions

An icy forecast for ringed seal populations: New mathematical model shows dramatic decreases in ringed seal populations due to projected low snow conditions

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An icy forecast for ringed seal populations: New mathematical model shows dramatic decreases in ringed seal populations due to projected low snow conditions Arctic sea ice is now declining at a rate of 12.8 percent per decade — 2012 had the lowest…

Plants can smell, now researchers know how: First steps to understanding biochemistry of how plants detect odors

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Plants can smell, now researchers know how: First steps to understanding biochemistry of how plants detect odors Plants don’t need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered the first steps of how…

Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat? Telling similar animals apart challenges even the experts

Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat? Telling similar animals apart challenges even the experts

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Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat? Telling similar animals apart challenges even the experts Two UBC Okanagan biologists, who have publicly solicited images of wild cats for their research, have answered that question. Their recently published study explains how…

Boeing’s self-flying taxi completes its first flight

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Boeing’s self-flying taxi completes its first flight Boeing Multiple companies have outlined plans for flying taxis, but Boeing just took an important step toward making them a practical reality. The aircraft maker has completed the first test flight of its autonomous electric…

Facebook will do more to tackle scam ads following defamation lawsuit

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Facebook will do more to tackle scam ads following defamation lawsuit Kirsty O’Connor – PA Images via Getty Images UK TV personality Martin Lewis has dropped his defamation lawsuit against Facebook after the company pledged to step up its fight against scam…

Amazon stops selling Echo Wall Clock over connectivity issues

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Amazon stops selling Echo Wall Clock over connectivity issues Stephen Brashear via Getty Images Back in September, Amazon held a massive Alexa event, and one of the many, many products it announced was a clock. The idea was that you’d use a…

Microsoft’s mobile Edge browser begins issuing fake news warnings

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Microsoft’s mobile Edge browser begins issuing fake news warnings Saqib Shah, Engadget Microsoft’s Edge mobile browser has started flagging fake news sites as part of its latest update for iOS and Android. Previously only available as a desktop plug-in, the feature is…