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Google Uses Anti-Poaching Technology To Curb Overfishing

Google Inc has allowed the free use of their Global Fishing Watch tool launched in collaboration with the conservation organizations SkyTruth and Oceana to expose illegal fishing activities. This system is already capable of tracking more than 3,000 vessels equipped with automatic identification systems (AIS), and that number will increase as many more satellites are commissioned.…

Queensland Researchers Develop Supercapacitor For EVs

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia have developed a new carbon-based supercapacitor (otherwise known as ultracapacitor) film technology with an improved power density. This enables it to provide larger bursts of power for acceleration. This just means it can discharge its energy more quickly. According to the Queensland University of Technology’s website:…

Planes at Airport Sheremetyevo. Chauffeur services are a very convenient way to get around and show frequent customers how important they are to the airline industry.

AT&T Cancels Their In-Flight Wi-Fi Plans

AT&T has decided that they will no longer enter the in-flight Wi-Fi industry. Before this decision, they partnered with Honeywell International Inc to provide Internet access via Wi-Fi using their 4G LTE technology. “After a thorough review of our investment portfolio, the company decided to no longer pursue entry into the inflight connectivity industry,” AT&T…

Paul Rosolie Gets Eaten Alive By A Snake On Discovery

No, you didn’t misread that. A man named Paul Rosolie visited an unexplored ecosystem to find the world’s largest snake (anaconda) and get eaten by it on Discovery Channel’s Eaten Alive show.  [yframe url=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rrM3zl4J_g’] A sneak-peek of the Eaten Alive show. Video Credit: Discovery Channel. Normally, people know a little about the locations they are travelling…

A Model S in Wale. This vehicle got a Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating.

Tesla Model S Receives A Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Rating

The Tesla Model S electric car has achieved a 5-star safety rating from both the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and the NHTSA. This says a lot about the unusual technology behind this car. Every vehicle has its strengths and weaknesses, and unfortunately: manufacturers skimp on one thing or another to meet their design…

Smartphone Keys Will Soon Unlock Starwood Hotels

Starwood will start allowing people to unlock their guest rooms at Starwood hotels using their phones this week. You can utilize this service by installing the provided smartphone key app on your smartphone. This is an invitation-only service. According to The Bulletin, Starwood will begin offering smartphone key apps at 10 hotels in its Aloft,…

A man wearing the HP MB Chronowing smartwatch.

The MB Chronowing Looks Exactly Like A Traditional Watch

Gilt Groupe, along with HP and the fashion designer Michael Bastian have created a smartwatch called the MB Chronowing that looks exactly like a traditional analog watch. It is more realistic than the Moto 360 I recently wrote about, however, it isn’t as advanced. The tastefully designed stainless steel MB Chronowing doesn’t have a touch screen,…