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New battery technology charges phone in 30 seconds

New battery technology will enable a smartphone to be charged from flat to full in 30 seconds - but don't take out your wallet yet.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:13am EDT

Tags: StoreDot, Doron Myersdorf, battery charger, battery, Neal Augenstein

Ranking the most painful places to get stung by a bee

Nobody likes getting stung by a bee, but a graduate student has rated the most painful places to get stung, after subjecting himself to hundreds of stings.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 04:15am EDT

Tags: bee sting, michael smith, Cornell University, Neal Augenstein

Work laptops: When bullets, fire, explosive gases are part of the job

If a typical person's work laptop breaks, he calls the IT specialist. For people who perform the world's most dangerous and demanding jobs, computer failure may put lives at risk.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 08:01am EDT

Tags: Dell, Drew Moore, laptops, Neal Augenstein

Va. family of 10-year-old cancer victim to watch president sign research law

The family of Gabriella Miller will be in the Oval Office Thursday, as President Barack Obama signs a pediatric research bill named for the 10-year-old Loudoun County cancer victim.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 05:46am EDT

Tags: Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, Mark Miller, childhood cancer, Neal Augenstein

Teens invent online teaching for future guitar heroes

Two local high school students have invented an online method that channels the popular video game Guitar Hero but teaches users how to play a real guitar.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:00am EDT

Tags: Jack Ross, Brian Abod, PickupGuitarClub, guitar hero, Neal Augenstein

Don't worry: Smartphone app reduces anxiety

Playing a smartphone game for 25 minutes can greatly reduce a person's anxiety, according to research published in a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:06am EDT

Tags: Tracy Dennis, Hunter College, City University of New York, anxiety, Laura O, Neal Augenstein

Wearable technology shaping healthcare

Wearable technology will play a major role in future healthcare, with easy-to-use technologies accomplishing tasks and allowing the sharing of data, according to medical experts.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 04:20am EDT

Tags: Debra Borchardt, the street, wearable technology, Neal Augenstein

Apple sends email offering refund for app purchases without parental consent

Apple has sent an email to some iTunes users, offering a chance for a refund on App Store purchases made by children without the permission of a parent.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 04:21am EDT

Tags: Jeff Lauterette, MidAtlantic Consulting, apple, app, Federal Trade Commission, Neal Augenstein

What are the world's most fascinating sounds?

If you listen carefully, the world constantly produces fascinating, magical, hard-to-explain sounds. One man has pulled together the sonic wonders of the world, including some made locally.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 04:07am EDT

Tags: Trevor Cox, Luray Caverns, The Sound Book, sounds, Neal Augenstein

Microsoft Office coming to iPad this week

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once pretended to stomp on an iPhone, and vowed his children would never use Apple products. This week, Microsoft is expected to announce Office will be available on iPad.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 04:20am EDT

Tags: Larry Magid, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apple, Neal Augenstein, Android

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