Adult content has long been a big draw, and one of the most profitable, in the world of digital media, but a recent move by PayPal is a sign of how one part of that business may be facing some problems up ahead.
If bad cell phone etiquette annoys you, then Google goggles might just put you over the edge.
Scientists have taken a first early step toward escaping the limits of a technological principle called Moore's Law by creating a working transistor using a single phosphorus atom.
Solar chargers for gadgets are becoming more common, and convenient. There's the mPowerpad that charges multiple devices, for example. But for those that want a little style, there's the XDModo Solar Window Charger.
Apple’s latest OS X update, Mountain Lion, adds a slate of new features, nearly all derived from iOS 5. There’s one big omission, however: Siri, Apple’s voice-controlled virtual assistant, does not make the migration from mobile to desktop.
Artist Julian Oliver has put together a “transparency grenade” that lets users leak information from closed meetings by just pulling a pin.
Light 18-volt batteries have become the standard for cordless power tools, but they often underperform when faced with difficult tasks such as boring large holes into wood or metal.
When Atari's Pong first came out, Popular Science had a succinct opinion: Playing a game on a video screen was "one of those novelties that everyone will shortly get tired of." We've never been so glad to be wrong.
In the future, implantable computerized dispensaries will replace trips to the pharmacy or doctor’s office, automatically leaching drugs into the blood from medical devices embedded in our bodies.
It makes my day when new technology promises to make life’s most tedious tasks more interesting. Take laundry, for example.
It’s possible that Apple might have a serious problem in this spat with Proview over who owns the copyright or trademark “iPad” in China. That problem not so much stemming from what the actual legal position is but what determines legal positions in
Last week it came to light that Path, a social media app for iOS, was storing user address-book data without first requesting permission. Today, Apple announced the app’s actions were against policy.
Like the crack epidemic of the 1980s, RIM’s BlackBerry handsets created a generation of telephone typists addicted to phone-based correspondence. We quickly came to expect — nay, demand — instant responses to our e-mails
The new LS3 prototype has just undergone its first outdoor exercise, demonstrating the ability to “see” its surroundings and distinguish between objects and humans.
Rising security incidents and poorly defended phones suggest 2012 could be a risky year for smart-phone users.
Today, one of the most important innovations leading to the current generation of smartphones and tablets is known as MEMS…
Based on some code found in the latest developer release of Apple's iOS, it looks like the next update will be available on or around March 9.
Google is testing 252 “mystery” devices in its employees’ homes, but what the device is, nobody outside of Google knows.
Roboticists at the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP are able to get as many as 20 of their autonomous microcopters to fly in formation and perform complex maneuvers flawlessly.
Neither bio-mimicking robots nor insect-analog micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) are new concepts. But where super high-speed video capture, competitive figure skating, and lepidopterology collide, there PopSci shall be.
So many authors have used the easy iOS app templates here to publish their book to sell on the App Store. You'll find affordable template apps to create book-style apps without any programming skills required.
Apple blew past forecasts and reported record quarterly net profit and revenue in the first quarter since the death of founder Steve Jobs, driven by strong sales of the new iPhone.
The U.S. Military is seemingly always looking for a better technology, a better way for our troops. Announcing a new airless tire. I got a hold of some actual pictures in a South Carolina plant.
Takeover talk swirled around Research In Motion on Monday as investors and analysts pondered whether new Chief Executive Thorsten Heins had been appointed to lead a turnaround of the struggling smartphone maker or prepare it for sale.
Until now, there hasn’t been an all-electric car fit for road-tripping. But Tesla’s Model S, due out late in 2012, is made for extended drives. Its battery goes up to 300 miles on a charge.
The Live Shell is an add-on device that allows existing video cameras to stream live to the internet, without the need of a computer.
GHOST is a prototype military boat, that is claimed to be the world's first super-cavitating watercraft
Not all that long ago the availability of a 1TB solid state drive (SSD) was big news, now you can fit them in your pocket ... or in this case, your pocket-knife.
Even though the original small object creation device would still see the jaws of most people dropping in wonder, the company has now unveiled a new model at CES 2012 called the Replicator that is not only capable of fabricating much bigger objects t
Syncom 1, the First Geosynchronous Satellite What NASA could do in the 1960s, we can do now. At least, that's the line of thought underpinning the Hackerspace Global Grid, a project that aims to build a space-based network of communications satellit