MIT scientists invent solar-powered sponge that can boil water

Foam, specially-coated copper, and bubble wrap are components of a simple but innovative new device that can boil water without electricity, MIT announced.

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Why Amazon's Echo is better to talk to than Siri

Artificial intelligence and voice-based computing are likely two of the main components of the smart devices of the future, and Amazon’s surprisingly popular Echo is certainly one device to beat.

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Report: Companies in the Dark About Their Open Source Risk Exposure


Commercial software is full of security vulnerabilities from unpatched open source components developers use, according to a report Black Duck Software issued last week. Software companies misjudge how much open source code their commercial products contain, according to the report, which is based on an analysis of 200 applications researchers viewed over the previous six months. Ninety-five percent of applications include open source code components, and 67 percent of open source components had unpatched vulnerabilities, researchers found.

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IT Execs Join Federal Cybersecurity Panel


Key components of the Obama administration’s multipronged cybersecurity initiative keep falling into place. One of the most recent developments was the formation of a federal Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Another was the formal introduction in Congress of the administration’s information technology investment plan, which is heavily tilted toward cybersecurity protection. Both are elements of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, or CNAP, which was launched earlier this year.

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'iPhone 7' may use new 'fan-out' packaging tech to save internal space

Article Image Apple is expected to use a new “fan-out” packaging technology for some components to maximize the amount of room in its next-generation iPhone, a Korean report said on Thursday.

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Upcoming iPhones said to be waterproof, sport new antenna-concealing tech

Article Image Catcher Technologies will help supply chassis components for upcoming iPhones said to be both waterproof and use “new compound materials” to conceal their antennas, according to a new rumor.

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Apple publishes open-source code for OS X El Capitan

Article Image Apple has officially released the open-source components behind OS X El Capitan, making good on the licensing requirements of the code.

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Rumor: Apple 'cautious' in placing orders for late 2015 launch of 12.9" 'iPad Pro'

Suppliers are expected to begin providing components for a so-called “iPad Pro” in late September, but Apple is said to be taking a conservative approach in placing orders for its anticipated 12.9-inch touchscreen tablet.

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Apple favoring sole-source parts for Apple Watch, adding to supply constraints

Apple is without a backup supplier for many components in the new Apple Watch, a new analysis has discovered, revealing an unusual move for a company that generally works to secure options in its supply chain.



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Purported 'iPad Air 2' flex cables revealed in new photos

In what could be the first images of internal components destined for Apple’s iPad Air refresh, fresh photos out of the Far East reportedly show a batch of flex cables including easily recognizable antennas for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.



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Plethora of alleged 'iPhone 6' parts show Apple logo, cables & camera ring

The latest series of leaked parts show a number of components claimed to be for a future “iPhone 6,” including more evidence of an embedded rear logo, along with an assortment of internal cables, and what could be a closer look at the ring that will cover the device’s rear camera lens.



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Dual Review: Libratone's Lounge and Zipp speakers cover both ends of the spectrum

Libratone has made a name for itself by baking high-tech components, innovative design and consistent sound quality into its systems, features usually seen only in much more expensive systems. AppleInsider was able to take a look at how the Lounge, one of the company’s first models, stands up to its recently released portable, the Zipp.



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Touch panel makers face falling revenue thanks to faltering touchscreen PC sales

Despite rising overall sales, manufacturers of touchscreen components are set to feel the squeeze in their bottom line as more players enter the market and shipments shift toward lower-margin parts for tablets and smartphones.



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