All posts by Michael D'Alimonte

Technology changes with nearly every passing day, so it’s hard to keep up. Let a nerd like Michael do it for you, and reap the benefits of learning about the latest tech trends and must-download apps.

This New Device Can Use A Simple Touch To Charge A Smartphone

Anyone who’s seen The Matrix (which is most people, or at least most people reading a tech blog) live with the fear of being turned into a living battery. That’s exactly what the robots did to the humans in the classic sci-fi film, a troubling fate that only seems more likely with recent advancements in robotic technology. But we may turn ourselves into batteries long before then. Or, rather, we’ll be utilizing a unique and innovative new technology to make ourselves into power generators. Get the…

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“Nuclear Powered Diamonds” May Be The Batteries Of The Future

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, or so saying goes. But ladies may need to open up their friendship with diamonds, because the hardest substance on Earth has found a new use beyond beautiful jewelry: batteries. Yes, diamonds may become the batteries of the future thanks to an innovative new process created by chemists working out of the University of Bristol. And no, this isn’t a way to create the world’s most expensive Duracell. The process begins with nuclear waste and a particular “low-yield beta…

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Spider-bots Train To Build A City On The Moon [VIDEO]

It’s funny to think that only 60-ish years ago, the idea of putting a man on the moon was almost ridiculous. Fast-forward to the modern day and we’re already thinking about travelling to Mars and building an actual colony on the moon. Well, to be fair, a lunar colony is a bit of a ways off, but certain innovators are already planning for mankind’s first city on the moon. In fact, one company has even thought up how we’re going to erect a liveable moon-based…

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5 Tech Magazines That Any Tech Junkie Will Love To Read

Staying up to date on all things tech is actually pretty easy. Sure, the tech world advances by leaps and bounds almost every day and there is an immense amount of news to keep up on, but that’s all pretty manageable if you have the source of info. That’s where Texture comes in, an app that compiles some of the tech world’s best publications into one place. Accessible on smartphones, computers, or tablets, Texture makes certain that a tech junkie is never very far from…

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5 Things To Consider When Buying A Mirrorless Camera

Holiday shopping season approaches, and that means savings on everything from socks to TVs and everything in between, cameras included. Depending on your photographic needs, a mirrorless camera may be the item to buy this Cyber Monday, but there are a few things to know before you commit any money. From the basics on what a mirrorless camera is/does to searching out reviews on specific models, here are five things to consider when buying a mirrorless camera on Cyber Monday. Understand What Advantages Come With A…

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What You Need To Know When Buying A Memory Card For Your Digital Camera

A digital camera is nothing without the right memory card. You can’t take a great photo without the means to save it, after all. And fortunately, purchasing the perfect memory card isn’t as complex as finding the ideal camera, but there are some things to consider. First of all, you should figure out just how much memory you need. Will you be taking HD videos on your camera or just a few photos here and there? Having more storage capacity is always better, but you…

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The “NES Classic” Is The Blast Of Nostalgia You Need This Holiday Season

Nothing beats the classics, and that’s especially true for video games. As much as insanely detailed graphics, free-to-roam worlds, and online multiplayer experiences have remade the video game experience into something completely new, there’s truly something special about the retro games of the 80’s and 90’s. Despite featuring 8-bit pixelated characters and environments, the original batch of Nintendo’s massively popular games were something special. Focusing on quality (and addictive) gameplay, titles like the original Legend of Zelda and Mario Bros didn’t need amazing graphics to…

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Scientists Find A Way To Make Poop The Fuel Of Our Future

What if every time you went to the washroom, you weren’t creating waste but rather a source of fuel? A strange concept, yes, and one that will definitely reorient people’s position on pooping, as it may be a reality far sooner than anyone thought. Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have recently developed an innovative piece of technology that transforms human waste into a petroleum-like biofuel. In fact, the tech used to transmute poop into fuel actually mimics hydrothermal liquefaction, the natural process…

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The Secret Ingredient To The Google & Bill Gates-Backed Veggie Burger

Try hard as you like, there isn’t really a way to make a vegetarian or vegan burger that actually tastes like it’s made out of meat. Sorry tofu and mushroom burgers, but when it comes to the authentic, juicy flavour of a meaty paddy, you guys don’t deliver. But of course you can’t have a meatless product that tastes like meat. That would be impossible, right? Wrong, meet Impossible Foods’ veggie burger! Backed by illustrious investors like Bill Gates and Google Ventures, Impossible Foods is…

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Digital Camera, Not A Smartphone

When every single phone built nowadays has a built-in camera, is there a reason for buying a dedicated digital camera? Simply put, yes, but don’t take that brief answer as truth just yet. Read on below and see exactly why a digital camera will always outperform a smartphone when it comes to taking pictures. Shoot Clearer Pictures In Any Environment If you’ve ever tried to take your smartphone out for some nighttime photography, you more than likely became very frustrated. Without adequate levels of light, smartphone…

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