ALL POSTS BY Christian de Looper

North Korea's Red Star OS Is Just As Oppressive As The Government That Built It

A recent report highlights the features - and oppressiveness - of the North Korean-built operating system, Red Star OS. Notably, the operating system is designed to track users at all times.

Apps/Software December 28, 2015

The Mapo Smart Beauty Mask Connects To Your Phone And Tells You How To Improve Your Skin

A company called Wired Beauty has developed a beauty mask called Mapo, which connects to the user's smartphone through Bluetooth and offers recommendations for the user's skin regimen.

Gadgets December 28, 2015

Magnesium Infused With Ceramic Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles May Pave Way For Lighter, Better Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

A group of researchers from the University of California Los Angeles have developed a new material that infuses ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles with magnesium, creating an extremely strong yet extremely lightweight material.

Animals December 28, 2015

New Caledonian Crows Are Cleverer Than You Think, Spy Cameras Reveal

Researchers have known that New Caledonian crows make tools for themselves; however, they haven't been able to capture footage of it happening until now.

Animals December 27, 2015

US Tech Companies Prepare To Enter Iran

U.S. companies are setting their sights on Iran, with sanctions against the country set to end in the near future. Apple, HP and Lenovo are all reportedly in talks with distributors in Iran.

Business December 23, 2015

Researchers Have Created A Working Light-Based Processor

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, along with other universities, have created what they claim to be the world's first working light-based processor.

Gadgets December 23, 2015

The FDA Has Approved A Wearable Defibrillator That Could Save A Child's Life

LifeVest is a wearable defibrillator that has now been approved by the FDA for children. The device offers constant heart monitoring, and will deliver a shock when it detects an irregular heartbeat.

Wearable Tech December 23, 2015

A Plummeting Drone Almost Hit A World Cup Skier

During a skiing event earlier this week, skier Marcel Hirscher was making his way down the slope when, suddenly, a drone crashed right behind him. The incident raises questions about drone use at sporting events.

Gadgets December 23, 2015

The Cerevo Snow-1 Bindings Turn Your Snowboard Into A Smart Snowboard

Cerevo has announced a new set of snowboard bindings that are aimed at helping users track their boarding, offering information like load, flex and so on.

Gadgets December 22, 2015

Microsoft Bans 'Man-In-The-Middle' Adware Technique Used By Superfish

Microsoft has announced that it will be banning 'man-in-the-middle' adware techniques used by the likes of Superfish earlier this year. The changes will go into effect on March 31.

Apps/Software December 22, 2015

Magnets Could One Day Track Your Fingers In Virtual Reality

A new finger-tracking system called Finexus has been created by Keyu Chen. The system is far more precise when it comes to finger tracking than other systems, being accurate within 1.3 millimeters.

Gadgets December 22, 2015

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Makes History As First-Ever Orbital Rocket To Land Back On Earth

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has become the first-ever orbital rocket to land back on Earth, marking a changing point in space travel for those who don't have millions of dollars.

FUTURE TECH December 21, 2015

Apple Speaks Out Against UK Government Powers Bill

Apple has spoken out against a new bill being considered in the UK, which would grant the government the ability to order tech companies to hand over personal information about users.

Internet December 21, 2015

Check Out This Full-Sized 3D-Printed BB-8 Droid

Today's coolest thing ever award goes to this full-sized, 3D-printed BB-8, which was printed in over 100 parts by a member of the Facebook group, BB8BuildersClub.

Gadgets December 21, 2015

The Beatles May Be Available On Music Streaming Starting On December 24

According to recent reports, we may soon be able to stream the Beatles' music from streaming services. The news marks a pretty significant shift from digital downloads and represents the end of the era of downloading music.

Apps/Software December 21, 2015

You Are Now Required To Register Your Drone

The FAA drone registration website has gone live, meaning that owners of drones that weigh between 0.55 and 55 pounds will have to register their machines.

Gadgets December 21, 2015

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Made A Super Pirating Machine

Peter Sunde, best known as a co-founder of The Pirate Bay, has created an art piece aimed at showing the ridiculousness of the value the music industry places on digital copies.

Gadgets December 21, 2015

Microsoft's Kinect Allows Researchers To Improve 3D Scanning By 1,000 Times

Researchers from MIT have developed a system that relies on the Microsoft Kinect, and that is able to produce 3D scans that are 1,000 times more accurate than scanning techniques previously used.

Gadgets December 21, 2015

Juniper Warns Of 'Unauthorized Code' In ScreenOS, Suspects Backdoor Entry

Juniper has announced that it has discovered an unauthorized code that was inserted into its networking software, called screenOS. Not only that, but the U.S. government is investigating whether or not another government could have inserted the code to spy on U.S. officials.

Apps/Software December 20, 2015

SpaceX To Launch ORBCOMM Satellites Aboard Falcon 9 Rocket On Sunday And Eyes Successful Land Landing

SpaceX is set to launch its Falcon 9 rocket carrying ORBCOMM satellites on Sunday. The company will not only launch, but also attempt to land the rocket, the first time it will do so on solid ground.

FUTURE TECH December 20, 2015

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