Txch This Week: Smartphone Screens from Butterfly Wings, Humans Infected the Pacific, and Nature’s Own Genetically Modified Sweet Potatoes

This week on Txchnologist, we learned about a breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis and revelations in materials that could mean safer, greener plastics and massive energy savings in building airplanes.

Now we’re bringing you the highlights from the week, along with other news we’ve been following in the world of science, technology and innovation.

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Google launches mobile service.

Project Fi allows Nexus 6 users to buy calling, text, and data directly from Google, using a combination of two mobile networks in the US (T-Mobile and Sprint), along with Wi-Fi to maintain strong reception.

More info at fi.google.com or join the early access program.

“We developed new technology that gives you better coverage by intelligently connecting you to the fastest available network at your location whether it’s Wi-Fi or one of our two partner LTE networks,” the company said. Project Fi also supports voice calls and texting over Wi-Fi, lending subscribers more flexibility and how and where they can communicate with their contacts. Google also says it’s using secure tech (there’s a key that shows up in your menu bar) for when you’re using public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Project Fi phone numbers “live in the cloud,” according to Google, enabling you to text and place voice calls from a laptop or tablet without your actual phone nearby. When youare on the phone, Google says calls can seamlessly transition to LTE when you leave a Wi-Fi network.

The Hobos of Instagram

Eight decades after the Great Depression, there are still those Americans who get by doing odd jobs or busking for spare change, traveling the country in beat up cars and sneaking their way onto freight trains. But just as they’ve long since traded their bi​ndles for modern backpacks, vagrants, like the rest of the world, have eagerly adopted the internet, smartphones, and other affordable, portable digital tools to help them find short-term work, navigate with GPS and simply stay in touch with family and friends.

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Easy to use Bluetooth camera controller allows you to snap shots from up to thirty feet away.  Even more, it comes with a small tripod outfitted especially for smartphones to make sure your shots are clean and clear.

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HTC Butterfly 3 spec sheet leaked courtesy CompuBench

HTC Butterfly 3 spec sheet leaked courtesy CompuBench

Rumors about the HTC Butterfly 3 smartphone have been doing the rounds since late last year. Recently we heard the device is set to launch in the second half of the year and now the specifications of the device have been confirmed thanks to CompuBench. According to the CompuBench benchmark…

Read more: http://vr-zone.com/articles/htc-butterfly-3-spec-sheet-leaked-courtesy-compubench/90812.html

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Watch this video of Bret Bocook (before he died in March, 2015) sharing his thoughts about cell phone radiation and his brain tumor.