The European Union wants all mobile devices on a universal charging standard

Why it matters: Members of the European Parliament are interested in drafting legislation that would require mobile devices of all makes and models to support a single charging standard. The idea is that a universal charger would make consumers’ lives easier and also reduce waste. According to a cited estimate, Continue Reading

Cooler Master’s thermal paste tubes were redesigned because parents thought their kids were on drugs

WTF?! When most people look at Cooler Master’s thermal paste tubes, they see a simple, essential product that will help their system run properly. However, according to Cooler Master, some individuals — parents, specifically — see something quite different. The company recently changed the shape of its classic thermal paste Continue Reading

Mojo Vision is working on a contact lens with an embedded 14,000ppi display

Better vision through technology: The day is coming when people will be able to augment their vision with a heads-up display (HUD) or even correct impairments not currently treatable. Whether through glasses, contacts, or ocular implants, this technology is coming. Tech startup Mojo Vision is designing a contact lens with Continue Reading

With Peacock, NBCUniversal still thinks there’s room for ads in the streaming TV era- Tempemail

NBCUniversal (NBCU) is prioritizing a consumer-friendly, interactive ad experience on Peacock, its streaming service set to go live to Comcast Xfinity X1 and Flex customers on 15 April. The national rollout is planned for 15 July. The Comcast-owned network shared details on Peacock during an investor show today (16 January) Continue Reading

Microsoft plans to be carbon negative by 2030, pours 1 billion into tech that sucks carbon out of the atmosphere

The big picture: According to a 2018 United Nations scientific report, we’ll have to do more than reduce carbon emissions in order to prevent a dangerous rise in global temperature in the near future. Microsoft is the first big tech company that has pledged to not only become carbon neutral, Continue Reading