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Friday, December 30, 2016

New Atlas


 
​What did 2016 bring for smartphones, laptops and other mobile technology? A few heralded releases surpassed expectations, while others promptly fell flat. Let’s take a look back and which products and trends came out on top with a win – and which ones chalked up a big loss.   Read more
The 2017 Toyota 86 takes over for the discontinued Scion FR-S as the brand’s entry-level sports coupe. Built in collaboration with Subaru, the 86 has the best of both brands jammed into one tiny, fun package.   Read more
You might not think your crock pot would have a lot to do with your love life, but as we enter the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), connected devices can collect data about our behaviors that might actually help match us with our ideal partners. We explore this idea through One Big Question.   Read more
Samsung Electronics will be debuting its latest Powerbot vacuum cleaner, the VR7000, at CES next week. The VR7000 is not only 28 percent slimmer than previous Samsung robotic vacuums, but can be operated by voice commands using Amazon's Echo smart speaker.   Read more
A new study may provide clues as to why it is so difficult for obese people to maintain the motivation to keep active. If our mice cousins are any guide, the cause may not be the extra physical effort required to shift that spare tire we're carrying, but the result of altered dopamine receptors.   Read more
Commercial drone networks need some structure, so Nanyang Technological University is developing an air traffic control system for drones in Singaporean airspace, exploring ideas like geofencing, designated flight lanes and ground stations that track all airborne UAVs.   Read more
Your Mac might not have the massive library of games available to Windows gamers, but you can still play them in style by connecting an Xbox One controller - and you don't need any extra hardware to do it.   Read more
Researchers from Penn State have developed a new technology that can harness the movements of a user's fingers against a touch screen to generate electricity. In time, the team hopes the technology could provide as much as 40 percent of the energy required by a next-gen smartphones and tablets.   Read more
It's no secret that, after a strong start​, Samsung had a rough bottom half of the year, with the flaming Galaxy Note 7​ debacle. After taking that kind of knock to consumer trust and the Samsung brand, it'll take some strong moves to quickly rebound.  Read more
​When it comes to delivery-by-drone, one of the main limiting factors is battery life. Well, a recently-unearthed patent filed by Amazon addresses that issue. It proposes using airships as "airborne fulfillment centers" that would drop cargo-carrying drones toward the buildings below.   Read more
Scientists say they've devised a way to create "programmable" silk-based forms that have a variety of optical, chemical or biological functions. Imagine pins or other mechanical components that change color when they near a breaking point, or solids that can deliver drugs, among other possible uses.   Read more
​Making sure that band members are adequately illuminated during a performance can be just as important to a successful club gig as the hours of rehearsal needed to nail down the set list. The StompLight does just what its name suggests, putting multi-color LED lighting at the feet of players.   Read more
In a spontaneous, and expansive, open conversation with the public on Thursday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey noted that the company is “thinking a lot” about ways to incorporate an edit function into their social media platform.   Read more
Volvo Cars will introduce Skype for Business to its new 90 Series vehicles. This makes Volvo the first carmaker to launch an in-car productivity tool like Microsoft’s collaborative app. Is this just a new distraction, or a next step in autonomous driving?   Read more
Accidents happen, which is why it's critical to have a data recovery system at your disposal. Disk Drill Pro makes it easy to recover documents, music, photos, videos, or even whole partitions that have gone missing from your computer. With just a single push of a button, Disk Drill can recover over 200 types of files on your computer or even on external drives when you connect to a computer. Don't get caught in a pinch by losing data - Disk Drill Pro is your insurance policy.   Read more