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Oscars 2021: Time to Watch Yet Another Covid-Era New! 2021-04-23 09:00:00Part of this year’s event will be held at a train station. Frankly, that tracks.

It’s Official: Apple Is Now a Silicon Company New! 2021-04-23 09:00:00Plus: A conversation with Steve Jobs, how Facebook can fix its reputation, and the week in cyclones.

11 Laptops We’ve Tested—and Love New! 2021-04-23 09:00:00These are our favorite Windows notebooks, MacBooks, and Chromebooks.

Talking Brains, Hardware, and Privacy With Facebook’s AR New! 2021-04-23 08:00:00This week, Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, the head of Facebook Reality Labs, joins us to talk about how his team is thinking about the future of m

I Think You Should Leave Was Right About New! 2021-04-23 08:00:00Two years ago, WIRED referred to Tim Robinson’s Netflix sketch series as not “particularly good.” We regret the error.

A Vaccine Can Be Bad for a Person New! 2021-04-23 07:00:00The safety pause in giving the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is up for debate again—a battle in a Secret War of Denominators and risk-b

Now for AI’s Latest Trick: Writing Computer Code New! 2021-04-23 07:00:00Programs such as GPT-3 can compose convincing text. Some people are using the tool to automate software development and hunt for bugs.

Fighting Games Like Mortal Kombat Have Come a New! 2021-04-23 07:00:00The genre has long relied on racial and gender stereotypes. Recent strides in diversity have made it better (and more fun) to choose your fighter.

Apple’s Ransomware Mess Is the Future of Online New! 2021-04-23 07:00:00This week, hackers stole confidential schematics from a third-party supplier and demanded $50 million not to release them.

NASA Launches Astronauts to the ISS on a New! 2021-04-23 06:07:57The six-month mission is another step toward an eventual moon landing, and the second time this Crew Dragon capsule has visited the space station.

5 Surprising Ways to Help Save the Planet New! 2021-04-22 20:07:18What do an electronic turtle egg, an Arctic seed bank, and carbon-eating machines have in common? They’re helping us be optimistic this Earth Da

How the US Might Reach Biden's New Climate 2021-04-22 17:41:16The president wants the country to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Here's what it will take to actually succeed.

IdeaConnection :: Inventions

Soapbottle 2021-04-19 13:00:00SOAPBOTTLE is an elegant, waste-free product that does two things – it eliminates those pesky throwaway plastic bottles while giving you extra s

Sonnet155 2021-04-16 13:00:00Sonnet155 is entirely made from biodegradable materials to ensure that each bag can break down into water or soil. Hehemeyer-Cürten and Beckfeld

Icebloc 2021-04-15 07:00:00Icebloc is a new eco-friendly alternative to straws, that stops ice and bits in your drink hitting your lips and teeth. Made of plants, re-usable, eas

Piestro 2021-04-14 13:00:00Called the Piestro (a portmanteau of Pie and Maestro), this machine allows you to order artisanal pizzas with a few button-taps. Choose your toppings

The Prescription Paper Pill Bottle 2021-04-13 13:00:00“The Prescription Paper Pill Bottle, a first of its kind, is 100% compostable and biodegradable. Its open-source design adheres to FDA regulatio

NIX 2021-04-12 13:00:00NIX is a miniature washing machine specifically built to clean, dry, and sanitize our undergarments, like underwear, undershirts, and socks, using les

Home Garden 2021-04-09 13:00:00We have all killed a plant or two let’s just admit it. Gardening isn’t for everyone but it is sure nice to have fresh herbs to add to your

The IOON 2021-04-08 13:00:00When electrolyzed or ionized, water breaks down into a solution of hypochlorous acid and sodium hydroxide, which acts as a remarkable detergent and di

Carnerie 2021-04-07 13:00:00Carnerie is a ‘grow your own meat’ device for around twenty years in the future. It is controlled by an app, whereby the user is able to o

Casamera – Bath Towel Reimagined 2021-04-06 13:00:00Casamera claims that there are 7 key features to making a great towel. Its absorbency, weight, texture, size, odor-resistance, ability to dry out, and

The ARENA 2021-04-05 13:00:00The ARENA creates a workout system that can be used across over 300 movement types and in tandem with multiple styles from strength training to cardio

E-Sports Trainer 2021-04-02 13:00:00The patented Electronic Sports Band is an ergonomically designed and easy to use sports training aid designed to help users develop the muscle memory

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Computer model fosters potential improvements to 'bionic eye' 2021-04-09 15:06:15There are millions of people who face the loss of their eyesight from degenerative eye diseases. The genetic disorder retinitis pigmentosa alone affec

Neuralink developing brain-machine interface technology to help people 2021-04-09 14:44:50Since the year 2019, the neurotechnology company Neuralink has been developing technology to better capture the brain activity of humans. Beginning wi

Call for fire: ONR tests virtual training systems 2021-04-09 10:21:05The Marine scanned the open field and spotted an enemy tank approaching. Using a handheld tablet, he called for an air strike. A helicopter quickly fl

A better nasal swab for COVID-19 testing 2021-04-08 09:28:52Over nearly seven years researching 3D printing systems in MIT's Media Lab, Jifei Ou began to suspect the work could lead to better products. He neve

Deleting double-talk: researchers advance echo cancellation technology 2021-04-07 15:49:18Have you ever heard your own voice talk back to you on the phone? It's a nuisance, which is why people developed filters that adapt to the sound in a

POINTER: Seeing through walls to help locate firefighters 2021-04-07 07:43:56A unique positioning technology is being developed to pinpoint firefighters inside buildings where other positioning technologies fail.

Will.i.am is launching a high-tech Xupermask in partnership 2021-04-06 16:19:53Will.i.am is no stranger to technology, having invested in companies such as Tesla and Beats Electronics. His next venture is focused on revamped the

New 3D microbatteries stand up to industry standard 2021-04-06 09:01:41The thin-film lithium-ion batteries used in microdevices such as portable and medical electronics may supply a good amount of power relative to their

A new version of Siri could base speech 2021-04-05 14:52:14Apple has announced research into orienting Siri to recognize user speech patterns. This type of awareness could help inform Siri whether to respond t

Apple patents force-sensitive input structure for electronic devices 2021-04-03 06:20:30Apple's MacBook team has announced the development of a force-sensitive input structure for electronic devices, recently approved by the United State

Artificial intelligence for reducing food waste 2021-04-01 10:10:01In Germany, around 12 million tons of food end up in the trash every year. Over 30 percent of that is already destroyed in the production process. In

Economical wireless communication with more efficient intelligent sensors 2021-04-01 10:07:54In today's world, more and more devices are being wirelessly connected to one another with the aid of intelligent sensors. As this Internet of Things

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Shorla Pharma seeks FDA approval to launch leukemia New! 2021-04-23 08:13:01The Clonmel-headquartered biopharma start-up is preparing for the launch of its first product in the US. The post Shorla Pharma seeks FDA approval to

Looking for a new job? Here are 4 New! 2021-04-23 08:00:16Expleo, Spark, Deem and Shannon Technical Services all announced new jobs this week. The post Looking for a new job? Here are 4 companies with hiring

Lift off: NASA successfully launches SpaceX Crew-2 to New! 2021-04-23 06:17:34The mission is crewed by four astronauts and the journey is expected to take almost 24 hours. The post Lift off: NASA successfully launches SpaceX Cre

Intel beats estimates but stock falls after dip New! 2021-04-23 05:39:53With a mixed start to 2021 and an ongoing chip shortage to contend with, Intel’s new CEO says it will be a ‘pivotal year’ for the co

Xprize: How to compete for Elon Musks $100m New! 2021-04-23 04:52:18Through what its team is calling the ‘largest incentive prize in history’, Xprize will fund projects that can scale to a gigatonne of carb

Ignite at UCC reveals the winner of its New! 2021-04-23 04:27:18Patrick O’Regan won the top prize for his start-up, ReachTheTop, a software platform designed to streamline basketball scholarships in the US. T

Survey: 48pc of business leaders see workplaces reopening New! 2021-04-23 04:00:23In the latest leaders survey from the Institute of Directors, the majority said following Government advice around remote working remains a priority.

Productboard plans Dublin office after raising $72m New! 2021-04-23 03:58:24The product management start-up plans to hire more than 100 people across its different bases this year. The post Productboard plans Dublin office aft

Expleo to add 100 new jobs to its New! 2021-04-23 03:34:58The French tech company is set to double its headcount at its office in Northern Ireland over the next three years. The post Expleo to add 100 new job

How chatbots can help HR enhance employee engagement New! 2021-04-23 03:00:56HR teams could boost employee experience and wellbeing by embracing chatbots, writes ThirdEye Data’s Dj Das. The post How chatbots can help HR e

Four researchers in Ireland win grants from €500m 2021-04-22 06:50:18The European Research Council awarded grants to more than 200 researchers across Europe as part of its 2020 Advanced Grants competition. The post Four

EU reaches ‘landmark’ deal to reduce carbon emissions 2021-04-22 05:34:41The EU’s climate deal comes just ahead of Earth Day today, when US president Joe Biden will commence a virtual climate summit with 40 world lead