How to follow the 2016 Olympics from your smartphone

(Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images) The games of the 31st Olympiad kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday. And if the swarms of Zika-infected mosquitos, roving street gangs and astonishingly polluted waterways don’t derail the big show, there might just be some sports to watch. Keeping up with …

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China tests first-ever elevated transit bus

China tests first-ever elevated transit bus Public transit has just been taken to a whole new level… up! China is testing out a futuristic transit bus called TEB-1 that rides above traffic.  It runs on electricity and solar power.  The elevated bus is about 70 feet long and can carry …

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Pogue's Basics: Opening up a new tab

Pogue’s Basics: Opening up a new tab Suppose one day you decide to surf the web, it could happen! By now I hope you know the trick of clicking a link that it opens up a new tab.  It’s great when you have a list of search results and you …

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Technology fights Zika at Olympic Games in Rio

The Zika virus is spreading fast across Brazil, raising concern for both athletes and visitors. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Technology is playing a big role in tracking, preventing, and treating the spread of the disease. The World Health Organization launched a Zika app to provide information about the …

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The hottest new iPhone charger is a babbling brook

YouTube filmmaker and DIY-engineer Thomas Kim harnessed the power of water to charge his iPhone. Meanwhile, my iPhone battery is dead because the outlet is just out of reach from my bed and ugh. If we competed against one another in some sort of survivalist contest, my only hope of beating …

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The song of the summer is Can I Get a Box?

Just when you thought there would be no Song of the Summer for Summer ’16, a savior descends. And that savior is my teammate in social media management, The Verge‘s Dami Lee. She found this little ditty on YouTube called “Can I Get a Box?” You really need to listen …

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Google’s self-driving car CTO Chris Urmson departs

A number of long-time members of the self-driving car team at Google are leaving the company, including technical lead Chris Urmson who often acts as the face of the project. Urmson announced his departure in a post on Medium, noting that after the seven-and-a-half years that he has been involved …

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