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Pocket Molecular Sensor — This changes EVERYTHING!

Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIR) — This is the first molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO reads the chemical make-up of materials. It is a non-intrusive, no-touch optical sensor that provides instant and affordable analysis of materials: food, plants, medication, oil and fuels, plastics and wood, and more. This device is only the...

The case for browser updates

Modern browsers offer faster and more rich online experiences, so why do so many netizens refuse to upgrade? (Reading this with Microsoft Internet Explorer v6? Keep reading: This one's for you.) For one, lots of people don't realize the difference a modern browser can have in their Internet life. It's the classic case of "You don't know what you don't...

AOL users suck down the most energy

Just when you thought every single aspect of Internet usage had already been analyzed to death comes a new study comparing your household energy consumption to your email domain. Seriously. Energy firm oPower studied 40 million U.S. households and concluded AOL users use 7 percent more power than Yahoo Mail users — 18.5 percent more than Gmail users...