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LifeDisc Is An Impressive CrowdFunded Frisbee-Shaped Survival Kit

LifeDisc Is An Impressive CrowdFunded Frisbee-Shaped Survival Kit

Most survival kits are all about packing the bare essentials for an emergency situation out in the wild. LifeDisc is a new frisbee-shaped survival kit that takes a different approach. The highlights of this kit include a somewhat advanced fishing gear, a shatter-proof mirror to signal rescuers and many other unique features.

By On November 17, 2013 Respond
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Students Created A Method That Could Charge Phone Using Wi-Fi

Students Created A Method That Could Charge Phone Using Wi-Fi

Forget wireless or portable phone chargers, a pair of engineering students from Duke University have created a device that could charge a phone’s battery using Wi-Fi.

By On November 14, 2013 Respond
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See Virtual And Real World Surrounding You Via castAR

See Virtual And Real World Surrounding You Via castAR

castAR is a projected augmented reality system that displays holographic-like 3D projections right in front of you. In other word, castAR can bridge the physical world with the virtual worlds; 3D holographic like projections in AR and fully immersive environments in VR.

By On November 14, 2013 Respond
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QU-BD One Up Is The First Ever Sub-$200 3D Printer

QU-BD One Up Is The First Ever Sub-$200 3D Printer

3D printers have become increasingly popular over the past few years. However, most of the currently available 3D printers are fairly expensive and out of reach for the average consumer. A new 3D printer called QU-BD One Up aims to change this. Offering high quality 3D printing, this nifty printer costs a mere $199.

By On November 13, 2013 Respond
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Apple Released New Renderings Of Spaceship Campus With Details

Apple Released New Renderings Of Spaceship Campus With Details

Although, Apple’s presentation has already revealed much details of spaceship campus, lately, Apple has revealed some new renderings of its spaceship campus, providing a closer look at the environment inside the main building and showing off some details that have not been seen before.

By On November 12, 2013 Respond
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Twitter’s IPO Turns 1600 People Into Overnight Millionaires

Twitter’s IPO Turns 1600 People Into Overnight Millionaires

Twitter’s recent IPO has proved to be an immense success so far. The company’s shares, originally announced at $26 a piece, are currently looming near $42 a mere days after the IPO. PrivCo has now revealed that the successful IPO has turned 1600 Twitter shareholders into new millionaires.

By On November 12, 2013 Respond
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Apple’s Maps Snatched Millions Of Google Maps Users

Apple’s Maps Snatched Millions Of Google Maps Users

After the release of Apple’s Maps, it started to grab customers’ attention more widely. And now it’s been reported that Maps has snatched million of Google Maps users.

By On November 12, 2013 Respond
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Viber Offers Free Non-Viber Communication To Philippines Typhoon Victims

Viber Offers Free Non-Viber Communication To Philippines Typhoon Victims

A devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan tore into Philippines recently, taking a tragic toll of thousands. Viber, the notable instant-messaging VoIP service has now announced that users in Philippines can use a new feature called ‘Viber Out’ to reach out for relief and help. The feature allows Viber users to dial phone numbers of non-Viber users.

By On November 12, 2013 Respond
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Apple’s Siri Chief Goes To Samsung To Work On ‘Internet Of Things’

Apple’s Siri Chief Goes To Samsung To Work On ‘Internet Of Things’

Luc Julia is known for his role as the development engineer for Apple’s Siri technology. He was tasked with overlooking the development of the voice-based personal assistant. Julia has now moved over to Samsung and has been working on linking together the different components of an ‘Internet of things.’

By On November 11, 2013 Respond
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Thorium-Fueled Engine May Run For Century After One Refuel

Thorium-Fueled Engine May Run For Century After One Refuel

One of the key problems faced by the automobile industry today is that there is an imminent need for sustainable fuel options. To that end, Thorium may be the perfect answer. Being the most dense material in the world, a mere 8 grams of Thorium can let a standard car run for nearly 100 years!

By On November 9, 2013 4 Responses
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Nokia Files A Patent For Folding Batteries

Nokia Files A Patent For Folding Batteries

There are many companies at present, who are planning to invent folding batteries. In the mean time, mobile maker Nokia has patented a file for folding batteries.

By On November 9, 2013 Respond
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McDonald’s Plan To Use 3D Printers To Build Happy Meal Toys

McDonald’s Plan To Use 3D Printers To Build Happy Meal Toys

3D printers are excellent at making little plastic figurines. Now, McDonald’s is planning to utilize 3D printers in its restaurants in the future to build Happy Meal Toys.

By On November 9, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Setting Up New Engineering Office In Boston

Facebook Setting Up New Engineering Office In Boston

Currently, Facebook has four engineering offices, scattered around Seattle, Menlo Park, New York and London. The social network is now gearing for a new office and has announced that it will soon be setting foot in Boston.

By On November 8, 2013 Respond
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New Startups Like ThirdLove Decide To Solve The Bra Problem

New Startups Like ThirdLove Decide To Solve The Bra Problem

For long, Victoria’s Secret has been the key brand considered synonymous with intimate parts of the female dress. But the tech startups seem determined to overturn this hegemony now. Initiatives such as ThirdLove, for instance, aim to offer customized bras and other apparel accessories.

By On November 8, 2013 Respond
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Amazon Starts Using Next-Gen Streaming Technology ORBX

Amazon Starts Using Next-Gen Streaming Technology ORBX

Streaming complex, high-quality content that requires significant graphical prowess is not an easy task. But Amazon is now making it possible by offering Amazon Web Services (AWS) using a new JavaScript codec ORBX.

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