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Elon Musk: Expect The Hyperloop In 10 Years

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and the founder of SpaceX said that the Hyperloop is coming in 10 years. The Hyperloop is a radical high-speed evacuated-tube transit system similar to the ET3 which is expected to achieve speeds up to 800 mph. The Hyperloop system is designed to transport people in pods through […]

BMW i3 smartwatch park assist feature.

BMW Is Developing An i3 That Can Be Parked Via Smartwatch

You’ve heard of self-parking cars, but if you’re like me, you’ll want your car parked in a shady spot, and you’ll want it as close as possible to the store’s exit so you won’t have to carry your groceries or other goods all the way across the parking lot. That’s one potential benefit of parking […]

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Sony Launches A Google Glass Competitor: SmartEyeglass

Sony has created a prototype device which they call SmartEyeglasses that converts your existing eyewear into ‘smart’ glasses. What sets this apart from Google Glass is that you won’t have to replace your existing glasses with it, you can simply attach it to your existing glasses. This is especially important to people wearing prescribed corrective […]

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Skype Will Translate Calls In Real Time

Microsoft has created a new experimental version of Skype that can translate calls in real time. You could speak English on your end, while the other person can speak Spanish. Skype will automatically translate your language to theirs, and vice versa. The translated audio is not only spoken by Skype, but converted to text as […]

The Kremlin. Image obtained with thanks from Greg Westfall on Flickr.

Google To Withdraw Engineers From Russia

Google has confirmed that they intend to move their engineers out of Russia, although some of their staff will remain, including their sales and marketing teams. The government passed a law requiring companies to store their users’ data locally. They said this law is designed to¬†facilitate the protection of user data, but it would enable […]

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WWW Foundation: The Internet Is Becoming Less Free

The World Wide Web Foundation says that Internet freedom and equality are declining worldwide. Many topics were mentioned, including but not limited to human rights abuse, government surveillance, Internet censorship, and net neutrality. However, this article is focused on net neutrality and censorship. People have debated and questioned the importance of net neutrality, even those […]

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck.

2015 North American Truck Of The Year Finalists Announced

The three finalists have been announced for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility Of The Year. Chevrolet Colorado Starting MSRP: $20,120 USD. The Chevrolet Colorado, which is the 2015 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year, is a small four-door pickup truck. One of the primary selling points of this vehicle is its technology, including the high-tech […]

Bluesmart carry-on suitcase

Bluesmart Is A Technology-Infused Suitcase That Weighs Itself

Since your grandparents were children, the only notable innovations to suitcases were the addition of smartphone and tablet compartments. Not much else changed apart from their colour. Now, a young group of designers has created the Bluesmart connected suitcase with modern technology. It weighs itself, you can lock or unlock it remotely via your smartphone, […]

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CCS Can Mitigate Climate Change For $17.6 Trillion USD

A study has now revealed how much it would cost to use Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to mitigate climate change. It is $17.6 trillion dollars. Proponents of it said it is the only feasible way to mitigate climate change (apart from nuclear power) because coal and natural gas are cheap. Is this $17.6 trillion […]

My portable, DIY solar-powered desk lamp, lantern, and USB charger combo device.

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Discarded Batteries Could Light Developing Regions

IBM researchers in India discovered that 70% of discarded laptop batteries have enough capacity to power an LED light bulb for 4 hours per day for a year. This is due to the fact that laptops lose their portability long before their batteries are completely dead (their battery life becomes unacceptably short), so they are […]

A rendition of the upersonic aircraft.

Image obtained with thanks from Lockheed Martin.

Imagine Flying From NYC To LA In 2.5 Hours In The N+2

Lockheed Martin has been developing the commercial N+2 jet to travel at supersonic speeds (this means it would be faster than the speed of sound) fast enough to transport 80 passengers from New York City To Los Angeles in 2.5 hours, instead of the 5 hours it would take using conventional technology. Unfortunately, this speed […]

The Jolla tablet.

Image obtained with thanks from Jolla.

Former Nokia Developers Develop Jolla Smartphone, Tablet

Jolla, a Finnish mobile technology company, has been making smartphones that run the Sailfish OS, which they say has the stability and flexibility of the Linux core. The first thing some will wonder is if it stands a chance against Android and iOS. iOS only accounts for 11% of the global smartphone market, while the […]