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These flat-pack turtlebots will crawl across minefields for safety’s sake

The threat of minefields is an ongoing and horrifying one, and the duty of clearing them is as difficult as it is dangerous. All the more reason, then, that it should be done by robots! A new type of inexpensive, ...

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The Marc Newson Hourglass For Hodinkee shows us time is a nanoball

“Can anyone tell me what this is?” the teacher asked. Outside the rust rains had come again and the building reacted by assembling a nano sphere shield. They would be inside until it stopped. None of the children were old ...

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Feast your eyes on this 600-DPI e-paper screen

I have to say, I really like e-paper. And it’s come a long way since the crude early Kindles — nowadays you have e-readers that are as high-resolution as the best phones and iPads. And they’re set to get even ...

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Sony revamps its Digital Paper tablet with new screen and interface

Sony’s mammoth 13-inch Digital Paper tablet, essentially a huge Kindle you can write on, is still a pretty rare sight, but I’ve always had a soft spot for it. So I’m glad the company is doubling down on this unique ...

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Crunch Report | Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro

Today’s Stories  Weeks after launching the Surface Laptop, Microsoft announces its new Surface Pro laptop replacement Apple and Nokia bury patent hatchet Uber says it accidentally underpaid drivers in New York City Snapchat now lets you create custom stories for ...

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Away nears 100K stylish suitcases sold as it raises $20M

What do people actually want in luggage? A phone charger, unbreakable exterior, and maximum packing space at a resonable price is what Away discovered. So it built a line of sleek but expansive polycarbonite suitcases equipped with battery packs, and ...

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Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically? I meant in practice, as the ...

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Adorable robot friend Kuri can now find its way home to charge

This embed is invalid” /> [embedded content] These updates make Kuri able to determine when it needs charging and find its pad, which is a key milestone in terms of delivering on its production promises. The robot can also now ...

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Everything Google announced at its Google I/O keynote

Google just kicked off its annual Google I/O developer conference. It’s a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at what’s next for Android and other platforms. This year was no different as the company announced a ton of stuff. ...

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Bragi’s new Dash PRO headphones are true wearable head computers

Bragi has some new headphones coming out, and they have more in common with the original Bragi Dash than with the minimal Headphone they launched late last year. The new Dash PRO and Dash PRO tailored by Starkey are more ...

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