In this week’s Five for Wednesday: Go way, way back with Twitter, the future of energy storage and production, and more.
- Twitter now indexes every public Tweet since 2006, and the advanced search is pretty amazing.
- An MIT engineering student has developed a device that plugs into your older car’s diagnostic port and allows you to run apps that do things like automatically roll up your window if the weather changes.
- It’s not exactly onerous to unlock your smartphone when you need to use it, but it’s repetitive and boring and those seconds probably add up. Hence, Google’s introduction of “trusted places” to Android 5.0’s Smart Lock.
- Nano-sized batteries (80,000 times thinner than a human hair!) may revolutionize the way we use anything that requires stored electrical energy.
- And perhaps one day you’ll be able to charge those nano batteries with energy from the paint on your car.