Category Archives: Technology

Novena: A leather-bound open-source hacker laptop that you can build yourself

Novena: A leather-bound open-source hacker laptop that you can build yourself

The beautiful laptop that you see before you, called Project Novena, was built from scratch. Because its creators have open-sourced the laptop’s blueprints, you can even build a Novena yourself — if you had a lot of time, money, and technical expertise, anyway. In keeping with the laptop’s open computing roots, even the motherboard was designed and created from scratch. ...

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2014 Hyundai Equus review: Like a Lexus LS only cheaper, with unique technology

2014 Hyundai Equus review: Like a Lexus LS only cheaper, with unique technology

The freshened 2014 Hyundai Equus expands its technology offerings to go along with an incredible value proposition. Every Equus comes standard with navigation, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. The more upscale Equus Ultimate model adds in a useful head-up display, dual rear entertainment screens, and an all-glass cockpit display system. Among ...

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At long last, new lithium battery tech actually arrives on the market (and might already be in your smartphone)

At long last, new lithium battery tech actually arrives on the market (and might already be in your smartphone)

Amprius, a battery startup based in Silicon Valley, is making waves with a new kind of lithium-ion battery that stores around 20% more energy than batteries currently on the market. Unlike most battery breakthroughs that we write about on ExtremeTech, this one is actually here today: Amprius is already shipping its batteries to some smartphone makers, and has recently secured ...

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Astrophysicists create the first accurate map of the universe: It’s very flat, and probably infinite

Astrophysicists create the first accurate map of the universe: It’s very flat, and probably infinite

After analyzing more than three years of continuous observations from one of the world’s widest-angle telescopes in New Mexico, astrophysicists have compiled the most accurate map ever of the universe. Spanning a distance of over six billion light years, the new map plots the location of 1.2 million galaxies with an accuracy of 99%. This means that the distance between ...

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