This Clever Case Pops Open to Protect Your Phone When You Drop It – This Week in Tech – 07/02/2018

This Clever Case Pops Open to Protect Your Phone When You Drop It

That moment when you drop your phone and everything stops. You can hear your heart beat — the buzz of the world around you is silenced — all cognition stops — you see as if in slow motion the pirouette of your $700 piece of electronics toward the cement. How will it land? Will you get lucky this time? Or is this it? But if you had this case on it, you’d then see it spring horns and land with a jaunty bounce…


WPA3 Wi-Fi Is Here, and It’s Harder to Hack

There’s a new standard for securing Wi-Fi connections, and it’s called WPA3…


Self-Heating, Fast-Charging Battery Makes Electric Vehicles Climate-Immune

Californians do not purchase electric vehicles because they are cool, they buy EVs because they live in a warm climate. Conventional lithium-ion batteries cannot be rapidly charged at temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but now a team of Penn State engineers has created a battery that can self-heat, allowing rapid charging regardless of the outside chill…


Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Ajit Pai’s Family

A California man is charged with threatening to kill FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s children because he was “angry” about the repeal of net neutrality regulations, the Justice Department said today…


Now AI Is Beating Us at Our Favorite Video Games

Bots now can work in teams and beat humans at video games…


Oil Industry Is ‘Peddling Misinformation’ About Electric Vehicles

When technological innovation threatens to upend the status quo, the status quo fights back. Every time. I try to keep that in mind when observing oil industry-backed efforts to discredit electric vehicles (EVs) and dismantle progress on transportation electrification by peddling misinformation through industry-funded studies…


New Standard Allows SD Cards to Reach a Theoretical Maximum of 128TB

The SD Association (SDA), formed in January 2000, is a California-based organisation that sets the industry standards for memory cards. These standards define the next generation of small, removable memory cards used in countless devices worldwide, allowing product-makers to develop new models…

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