UCF team of scientists has created supercapacitor battery prototype

A University of Central Florida (UCF) team of scientists, led by Yeonwoong 'Eric' Jung, has created a supercapacitor battery prototype which has the capability to work like new even after 30,000 recharges.

As a result of the research carried out by the UCF scientists, it might be possible in the future to build high-capacity, ultra-fast-charging batteries which will be able to last longer than a conventional lithium-ion battery by more than 20 times.

Instagram rolls out its version of disappearing live video

In an announcement made on Tuesday, Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram has revealed that it is rolling out its own version of disappearing live video.

In announcing the launch of live video on Instagram, the company said that users will be able to start a broadcast from the Stories camera as well as interact with their followers on the service. Viewers will have the ability to add comments and send unlimited hearts.

Mark Zuckerberg admits that Facebook’s fake news problem persists

In a Friday night Facebook post, the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged that the social networking site needs to do "more work" to tackle the fake news problem.

The post underlines the fact that Zuckerberg has finally admitted that Facebook's fake new problem persists. Thus far, he had mostly issued dismissive statements about the reach of misinformation on Facebook, a subject which has come into spotlight after reports claiming that false stories on Facebook evidently tipped the 2016 US presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.

Hyperloop One settles lawsuit filed by former CTO and three other employees

On Friday, Hyperloop One -- the startup which is developing a tubular form of high-speed futuristic transportation system -- announced that it has worked out a settlement in the high-profile lawsuit filed against the company by four of its employees, including its co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Brogan BamBrogan.

Via the lawsuit, the plaintiffs - including BamBrogan, along with Hyperloop One employees David Pendergast, William Mulholland and Knut Sauer -- had accused the company of breach of contract and other alleged wrongdoing.

Airbnb launches new ‘Trips’ service in 12 cities

During the course of a Thursday event at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, Airbnb - the company which lets homeowners rent out rooms and homes to travelers - said that it is launching a new service called 'Airbnb Trips.' The service will enable freelance hosts in different cities to lead locally-focused excursions.

Report: Apple is integrating AR functionality into iOS Camera app

Business Insider has revealed in a recent report that tech biggie Apple has efforts underway to integrate limited augmented reality (AR) functionality into the iOS Camera app.

According to the report, based on the information shared by an unidentified source, a team of employees at Apple is working on a project which involves the integration of AR functionality into iPhone's Camera app.

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro now available at some Apple Store locations

According to recent posts on social networks Twitter and Instagram, Apple's much-awaited 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models are becoming available for purchase at some of the retail stores of the company.

The in-store availability of the new MacBook Pro models is evident from the photos which the visitors to some of the Apple retail stores posted to different social networking sites on Tuesday.

Bloomberg: Apple is working on Google Glass-like AR glasses

Bloomberg News has disclosed in a recent report that tech titan Apple has efforts underway to develop a wearable device similar to Google Glass. The Google Glass-like device which Apple is reportedly working on would blend a standard pair of glasses with an augmented reality (AR) display.

Snap moves ‘Spectacles’ vending machine to second location --- Loma Vista, California

In a recent development related to the new camera-equipped 'Spectacles' glasses being sold by Snap Inc., the new corporate name recently adopted by Snapchat, the company is now selling the glasses at a new pop-up location --- Loma Vista in Northern California.

The Spectacles glasses -- which are capable of recording video that can be shared via the Snapchat ephemeral messaging app -- were first introduced by Snapchat in September this year. The glasses, priced at $130, mark the company's foray into the hardware-products arena.

Snap’s ‘Spectacles’ sci-fi sunglasses go on sale in a limited debut; cost $130

On Friday, a limited number of Snap Inc.'s video-recording sunglasses - 'Spectacles' - became available for purchase in a limited debut. Spectacles are stylish sci-fi sunglasses which have the capability to record 10-second video snippets. The sunglasses work with both iOS and Android devices.

Since the launch of the Spectacles sunglasses is initially a limited one, the high demand Spectacles sunglasses are being offered through a few yellow pop-up vending machine close to Snap Inc.'s original headquarters in Venice, California.