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A combined research effort between MIT and Northwestern University has led to the development of a new socially engaging tool designed to help people cope with depression. Focusing on a technique known as cognitive reappraisal, the application allows members to both receive help from others, and offer it themselves.  Read More

The ASUS Chromebit is a computer on a stick priced at less than $100

Google has announced a range of new Chrome OS devices, including the Chromebit, a tiny Chromebook on a dongle which can be plugged into a television or monitor. The technology giant also unveiled three new Chromebooks: the Asus Chromebook Flip, the Haier Chromebook 11, and the Hisense Chromebook.  Read More

The SnapPower Charger is installed in place of an existing wall outlet cover plate

Not everyone wants to leave their computer powered up, every time they need to charge a device via USB. That's why some people use wall outlet adapter plugs, or they wire in new outlets that contain USB ports. The new SnapPower Charger, however, offers an alternative. It's a wall outlet cover plate that provides 1 amp of USB power, with no rewiring or extra hardware necessary.  Read More

Biodegradable silicon 'nanoneedles' (green) penetrate a cell (pink) and deliver genetic ma...

Researchers at the Imperial College London and the Houston Methodist Research Institute have developed biodegradable, silicon "nanoneedles" that can deliver genetic material to stimulate the growth of blood vessels. They could perhaps even be used to reprogram living cells as needed in a safe, non-invasive manner.  Read More

The next time your detergent is almost out, Amazon Dash button can save you the grueling h...

You can prepare for a barrage of April Fools' jokes in the next 24 hours or so, but this isn't one of them. The Amazon Dash Button is the company's latest (rather clever) attempt to get you to buy more stuff from the online superstore.  Read More

The latest Galileo satellites were launched on March 27 aboard a Soyuz rocket (Photo: ESA/...

Two new Galileo satellites have been successfully placed in orbit, joining the existing six probes in the constellation that aim to provide a European alternative to GPS and Glonass networks. The operation went off without a hitch – something that can't be said for the troubled assent of the fifth and sixth Galileo satellites.  Read More

The winners have been announced for the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

The winners of this year's eVolo Skyscraper Competition have been announced. The annual contest was established in 2006 with the aim of recognizing outstanding ideas for vertical living. This year's overall winner, the Essence Skyscraper, contains a variety of diverse natural habitats.  Read More

Sparx aims to make it easy for hockey players to do a professional sharpening job in their...

Ask anyone who's sharpened skates professionally, and they will tell you that it's an art form. I worked in a hockey store for most of my teenage years, and even after all that time, I was constantly learning new techniques. Sparx aims to allow people to sharpen their own skates right in their home with perfect results every single time, saving a trip to the local hockey shop.  Read More

McLaren has revealed full details of its new 570S Coupé

Having teased some cursory details last week, McLaren has now revealed the full specs of its upcoming 570S Coupé. The 570S is the first model in McLaren's Sports Series of cars. The company describes it as "a classic sports car with mid-engine rear-wheel drive layout and carbon fiber structure."  Read More

The Microsoft Surface 3 is a smaller (and scaled-back) variant of the Surface 3 that start...

For its first two generations, Microsoft released "Pro" and standard (RT) versions of the Surface. You also may have noticed that Microsoft ditched the RT and focused exclusively on the Pro with last year's Surface Pro 3. Today the company is revisiting the cheaper model, but without resurrecting Windows RT from its early grave.  Read More

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