Category Archives: Tech

NASA launches $5 million contest to find CubeSats for deep space missions

As reported on Engadget. by Mariella Moon Attention, scientists, hobbyists and anyone in between who can design a mean CubeSat, or a mini cube-like satellite, for space exploration: registration is now open for NASA’sCube Quest contest, and the agency’s giving … Continue reading

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Soundhawk’s smart earpiece tunes out noise to augment your hearing

As reported on Engadget. BY CHRIS VELAZCO We’ve all been there. You’re standing around, trying to have a conversation — meaningful or otherwise — but that wretched, raucous noise means all you can do is cock your head and mouth “I can’t … Continue reading

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France is the first team to benefit from goal-line tech at the World Cup

As reported on Engadget. BY MAT SMITH  Well, the above image might look pretty straightforward, but when the shot from France’s Karim Benzema bounced off the far post and deflected off the keeper into goal, in the midst of a World Cup match, … Continue reading

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Broadcom’s new chip lets your phone use any wireless charging standard

As reported on Engadget. BY JON FINGAS Wonder why only a handful of mobile devices support wireless charging? It’s partly because the standards are horribly fragmented: companies have to choose between technologies like PMA, Rezence and Qi, and it’s not clear which of those will … Continue reading

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IBM’s Watson computer makes a delicious BBQ sauce

As reported on Engadget. BY JON FINGAS We know through first-hand experience that IBM’s Watson supercomputer can make a fine meal, but it’s apparently an ace at condiments, too. Fast Company has tried Bengali Butternut BBQ Sauce, a recipe chosen by Watson to maximize flavor … Continue reading

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AI algorithm takes seat on investment company’s board

As reported on Engadget. BY STEVE DENT The coming robot apocalypse will need robot executives to rule over it, but it looks like they’re going to have to start with more mundane business first. A Hong Kong venture capital firm has just “appointed” an artificial … Continue reading

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The beautiful blueprints for Fujifilm’s camera of the future

As reported on The Verge. By Sam Byford The inside story of how the excellent X-T1 came to be “If I want to play my favorite song, I want to choose my favorite guitar,” says Fujifilm designer Masazumi Imai. “It’s the … Continue reading

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One man is chronicling the history of a digital universe

As reported on The Verge. By Andrew Webster After a decade of epic battles, ‘Eve Online’ gets its historian After spending months climbing the ranks of the Ubiqua Seraph corporation, on April 18th, 2005, Istvaan Shogaatsu’s moment had finally arrived. He … Continue reading

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TinkerForge brings home automation to the masses with its DIY kit

As reported on Engadget. BY DANIEL COOPER Do you have some old 433MHz home automation gear lying around and fancy making your home a little smarter? TinkerForge is releasing a new internet of things controller designed to let you run power sockets, light … Continue reading

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Ambient Proximity Is The Next Phase Of Location Sharing

As reported on TechCrunch. by Josh Constine  accidentally Pulls Popular Shows Off The Service It’s not where your friends are, but how close they are that matters. After years of exact coordinate checkins, both Foursquare and Facebook are now focusing on ambient … Continue reading

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