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Rolls-Royce showed off a handful of small robots this week that could aid in the inspection and repair of airplane engines sometime in the future. Though still under development, the tiny robots could lead to faster, less labor-intensive engine inspe...

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Categories: airplane, engine, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, maintenance, repair, robots, rolls-royce, tomorrow, video

The Cuban government has launched a program that will see mobile internet rolled out nationwide by the end of the year. Communist-run Cuba is one of the least connected countries in the Western Hemisphere due to a lack of resources, the US trade emba...

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Categories: business, communism, cuba, data, etecsa, gear, internet, mobile, phone, politics, services, wifi

When Google announced last month that it's rolling out a new sign-in page, it promised a new interface with Material Design components as part of its efforts to give G Suite a more cohesive look. We'll have to wait a bit more to see it, though, becau...

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Categories: gear, google, gsuite, internet, materialdesign, materialtheming, sign-in

Google has been involved in a number of undersea cabling projects in the past, including connections between Chile and Los Angeles, the US to Denmark and Ireland and Hong Kong to Guam. It also completed an undersea cable between the US and Japan in 2...

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Categories: business, cable, durant, gear, google, internet, undersea

Six months ago Apple caused controversy by moving Chinese users' iCloud keys out of the US and into China, in order to comply with Chinese law. Now, that data, which includes emails, text messages and pictures, is being looked after by government-own...

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Categories: apple, business, china, data, government, humanrights, icloud, politics, security, services, surveillance, tomorrow

"The drone racing league is a sport. We are a league. We do an annual season. We have a clear rule system and scoring system," Nick Horbaczewski, founder and CEO of the Drone Racing League (DRL), enthuses in a small business suite located on the seco...

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Categories: dr1, drl, drone, droneracing, editorial, entertainment, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, jet, multigp, quadcopter, racing, robots, ummagawd, video, zoestumbaugh

In recent years, licensing deals with the likes of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and others have helped Lego stay relevant, and the block-making company's latest product taps into another world-famous franchise: James Bond. The spy's classic Aston Martin DB5 is now available to buy in Lego form... Continue Reading Lego's newest license is for James Bond's classic Aston Martin DB5 Category: Automotive Tags: James Bond Lego Movies Toys

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Categories: automotive, david nield

Today, Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, will perform another test on the sub-orbital New Shepard spacecraft and launch vehicle. This time, the company is looking at pushing the engines to their maximum limits with a high...

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Categories: blueorigin, entertainment, jeffbezos, newshepard, space, tomorrow

Mission Impossible is an unusual film franchise. It's spanned over 22 years and five directors, each bringing their own distinctive touch to Tom Cruise's increasingly over-the-top escapades. Brian De Palma's 1996 film, which kicked off the series, he...

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Categories: 4kbluray, art, av, briandepalma, entertainment, gear, hdr, johnwoo, missionimpossible, paramount, tomcruise

If you've been salivating at the thought of Philips' (technically, EPI's) ultra-bright HDR monitor, you can now do more than clean up the mess you've left on the floor. The Momentum 43" 4K HDR Quantum Dot Monitor is now available from Amazon and Best...

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Categories: 4k, display, displayhdr, epi, gear, hdr, momentum, monitor, peripherals, personal computing, personalcomputing, philips, quantumdot, screen

After the better part of three years' investigation, the European Union has announced that it will fine Google €4.34 billion ($5 billion). The company was found to have restricted competition through the use of its dominance in the mobile market...

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Categories: android, antitrust, eu, europeanunion, fine, gear, google, internet, margrethevestager, politics

Your phone's mic is fine for quick audio memos and the like, but if you want to record music on it, you need something a little more robust. Roland revealed a palm-sized audio mixer at CES in 2017, a little device called Go:Mixer that could record up...

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Categories: audio, av, daw, gear, gomixerpro, mixer, music, roland, video

Europe has imposed a record-setting €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine on Google for antitrust violations around its Android smartphone operating system. In 2016, the EU Commission charged Google with forcing mobile network operators to install Chro...

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Categories: android, antitrust, chrome, competition, eu, eucommission, europeanunion, fine, gear, google, mobile

The future of portable projectors just got a whole lot clearer, as Sony launches two bits of tech that will give gives portable projectors both HD capabilities and the ability to provide a distortion-free picture even on curved surfaces. This means y...

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Categories: 4k, av, display, edgeblending, gear, hd, image, pixel, portable, projector, resolution, sony

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. You've made it to the middle of the week. We have just enough time to discuss the future of Nest and how VAR impacted the World Cup, along with a significant promise for the future of AI.

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Categories: entertainment, gadgetry, gadgets, gaming, gear, themorningafter

3D gun printing advocate Defense Distributed has emerged triumphant in a legal battle to freely publish online blueprints that could allow users to manufacture firearms.

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Categories: 3dgun, 3dpistol, codywilson, defcad, diy, do it yourself, doityourself, gadgetry, gear, ghostgunner, itar, liberator, politics, printedgun, security

The bacteria that call your gut home can have a tremendous impact on your overall health, but exactly how the bugs do so is a web that's still being untangled. To investigate, researchers at Harvard Medical School have deleted a single gene from one gut bacteria species and found that it alters the metabolism of the host, reducing their weight gain... Continue Reading Removing single gene from gut bacteria found to alter host's metabolism Category: Biology Tags: Bacteria ...

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Categories: biology, michael irving

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has apologized to a British cave diver for calling him a "pedo guy" in a Twitter rant over the rescue of children trapped in a cave in Thailand. "My words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said several untruths an...

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Categories: business, cave, diver, elonmusk, gear, rescue, thailand

Many people will tell you that teens' constant device use leaves them unable to focus, but is that actually the case? The answer is a giant "maybe." A newly published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association has linked Attention Def...

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Categories: adhd, gear, health, medicine, mobile, science, smartphone, teens

Popular online streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix are for the first time outshining traditional pay-TV in Britain.

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Categories: amazonprime, av, entertainment, netflix, ondemand, paytv, services, subscription, videostreaming

The engines of an airplane are complicated machines with plenty of hard to reach places, and keeping them in working order requires a lot of time and maintenance. The future of this task, as Rolls-Royce sees it, could involve deploying different kinds of of robots that patrol these aircraft parts and quickly nip any problems in the bud. .. Continue Reading Rolls-Royce is building robot roaches and snakes to repair airplane engines Category: Robotics Tags: Aircraft ...

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Categories: robotics, nick lavars

It may not be very long before you can go into a restaurant and order "one hamburger, hold the cow." Dutch startup Mosa Meat has secured €7.5 million (US$8.8 million) in funding to take lab-grown meat from an expensive laboratory experiment to an affordable commercial commodity. By using more advanced techniques to grow meat from cultured animal cells, the goal is to create burgers and other meat products that are both sustainable and affordable... Continue Reading Lab-grown burgers could be...

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Categories: environment, david szondy

Cancer is essentially just cells that have gone rogue and are dividing unchecked, and now Australian researchers have designed a new molecule that may put a stop to that. It targets a protein called proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), a donut-shaped structure that plays a key role in cell division, which could lead to a new class of cancer treatments... Continue Reading Molecule targets DNA donut to stop cancer cells dividing Category: Medical Tags: Cancer ...

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Categories: medical, michael irving

Niantic has acquired yet another developer in a bid to conquer AR gaming. The Pokémon Go creator has announced that it has acquired LA-based Seismic Games, mostly known for turn-based mobile RPG Marvel: Strikeforce. You can assemble Marvel cha...

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Categories: arexperiences, argames, augmentedreality, gaming, mobile, niantic, seismicgames

There are a growing number of fitness trackers hitting the market that claim to offer detailed insights into your heath using a variety of biomarkers. Perhaps the most striking of these devices to date is Lumen, a tiny breathalyzer-styled gizmo that is claimed to measure a person's metabolism from just a single breath... Continue Reading Lumen reveals if your body is burning fat or carbs with a single breath Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: Breath Breathalyzer ...

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Categories: health & wellbeing, rich haridy

"We need more games like 1979 Revolution: Black Friday," Engadget Senior Reporter Jessica Conditt wrote in 2016. Two years later and the historical title chronicling the Iranian revolution will make its way from PC and mobile platforms to the Nintend...

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Categories: 1979revolution, business, gaming, inkstories, microsoft, nintendo, nintendoswitch, playstation4, preorder, ps4, sony, switch, xbox, xboxone

An innovative and quite incredible new attraction has opened its doors in Tokyo, with the Mori Building in the Japanese capital hosting what is described as an unprecedented Digital Art Museum. Inside, visitors can wander freely through awe-inspiring lightworks that invite them to become one with the art... Continue Reading Tokyo's spectacular digital art museum makes visitors part of the art Category: Holiday Destinations Tags: Art Japan Light ...

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Categories: holiday destinations, nick lavars

It's a hammock mount that goes on the back of your truck. Not a hammock, mind you – McLean Metalworks wisely assumes that the sort of people that buy US$399 truck mounts for their hammocks are very particular about their suspended slings, so it's just the mount. BYO hammock... Continue Reading Chill out anywhere you can drive to with a truck-mounted hammock Category: Outdoors Tags: Hammocks

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Categories: outdoors, loz blain

The British Antarctic Survey's (BAS) state-of-the-art polar research ship Boaty McBoatface was launched on Saturday July 14 at the Cammell Laird shipyards on the River Mersey. Okay, its name is actually Royal Research Ship (RRS) Sir David Attenborough after the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) rejected the McBoatface moniker after it won a public vote in 2016, but it's still the largest civilian ship to be built in Britain in 30 years... Continue Reading Vessel formerly known as...

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Categories: marine, david szondy

As the most massive planet in the Solar System by a wide margin, Jupiter has a lot of pull in this neighborhood. With dozens of moons whizzing around it, it makes sense that a few have slipped under the radar, but the latest discovery is still a surprisingly large haul. Astronomers have announced the detection of 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, including one particularly reckless "oddball.".. Continue Reading 12 new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter Category: Space Tags: ...

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Categories: space, michael irving

An interesting new anti-obesity drug has demonstrated exciting results in early mouse studies. The drug is based on the same compound notable for giving chili peppers their characteristic burn... Continue Reading Fat-burning drug derived from chili pepper chemical successful in early mouse trials Category: Science Tags: Brown fat Fat cells Obesity

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Categories: science, rich haridy

German-based e-bike manufacturer Coboc has always been about minimalism. Half its bikes are fixies, and none of them look electric until you lean right in. At Eurobike 2018, it's gone back to its roots with a 500-watt e-fixie that weighs only 11 kg (24.25 lb)... Continue Reading Coboc rolls out featherweight 24-lb stealth electric fixie Category: Bicycles Tags: ebikes Eurobike 2018

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Categories: bicycles, loz blain

A large-scale systematic meta-analysis collecting data from 79 trials has concluded that omega-3 supplements have little to no effect in preventing heart disease, stroke or death. The results stand in contrast to the commonly held belief that omega-3 supplements confer a variety of beneficial cardiovascular protections... Continue Reading Comprehensive study concludes omega-3 fish oil supplements don't reduce risk of heart disease Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: ...

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Categories: health & wellbeing, rich haridy

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Three years ago, the drought-stricken city of Los Angeles covered the surface of the LA Basin with 96 million shade-providing floating balls, in order to keep the water beneath from evaporating. Now, an international study suggests that the making of the plastic balls may have have used up more water than they saved... Continue Reading Could water-saving "shade balls" have a shady side? Category: Environment Tags: Imperial College MIT Plastics ...

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Categories: environment, ben coxworth

After releasing some poorly-lit preview pictures with consecutive GT-R50 announcements, Nissan revealed the car in full at the weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. As expected, the striking anniversary-edition GT-R developed in collaboration with Italdesign makes quite a memorable impression when swimming in the full light of day. .. Continue Reading Video: The Nissan GT-R50 makes a big first impression at Goodwood Category: Automotive Tags: 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed ...

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Categories: automotive, c.c. weiss

The new Ticwatch Pro from Chinese firm Mobvoi wants to shake up the smartwatch scene with a special dual-layer display: it flips between a standard Wear OS panel and a power-saving screen to use when idle. New Atlas has spent a week with the watch, and here's what we think so far... Continue Reading Ticwatch Pro review: Dual-layer screen makes for one of the best Wear OS watches Category: Mobile Technology Tags: Reviews Smartwatch Wearable

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Categories: mobile technology, david nield

According to a just-issued press release from US-based (but Chinese-owned) manufacturer Terrafugia, the first production models of its Transition flying car should be on the market as of next year. When and if they do indeed arrive, they will now be sporting a hybrid drive system – among other newly-announced features... Continue Reading Terrafugia Transition flying car will now feature hybrid drive Category: Aircraft Tags: Flying Cars Hybrid Terrafugia

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Categories: aircraft, ben coxworth

Wide handlebars are currently popular with mountain bikers, as the extra width offers increased control, easier breathing and better balance. Sometimes, however, riders decide that their bars are too wide, and cut them back – an action that's irreversible once it's been done. Ibis Cycles' new adjustable-width bars offer an alternative... Continue Reading Adjustable-width bars let mountain bikers change their mind Category: Bicycles Tags: Adjustable Mountain Bikes

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Categories: bicycles, ben coxworth

Yale University's architecture school has collaborated with the United Nations' Environment and Habitat programs, as well as Gray Organschi Architecture, to design a prototype tiny house. Named the Ecological Living Module (ELM), it's an interesting dwelling that produces its own power, water, and food. .. Continue Reading UN and Yale team up to offer big ideas on tiny living Category: Tiny Houses Tags: Micro-House Off-grid Solar Powered ...

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Categories: tiny houses, adam williams

Melanoma, the most common type of skin cancer, is traditionally detected via observing changes in irregular moles, and then conducting a skin biopsy for full confirmation. A team from Edith Cowan University in Australia has now developed a blood test that can detect melanoma in its early stages reducing the need for expensive, and frequently unnecessary biopsies... Continue Reading Blood test to detect early-stage melanoma developed Category: Medical Tags: antibodies ...

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Categories: medical, rich haridy

I like tools that are designed ergonomically, for simple and easy use. I also like tools that can be easily weaponized. ThinkGeek’s Thor Hammer Tool Set falls squarely in the latter category, since […] The post GEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Mjolnir Tool Set Puts a Hammer Inside a Hammer appeared first on Geek.com.

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I’m a fan of useful tools. I’ve sung the praises of iFixit’s Pro Tech Toolkit, and I keep a variety of multitools and utility knives by my desks at work and at home. […] The post SOG’s Rad, Ratcheting Baton Q4 Multitool (and Sync I Belt Buckle Tool) appeared first on Geek.com.

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Every year we get a peak at the latest and most exciting developments in tech at the Consumer Electronics Show. In many ways, it is the grand showcase for what the best software […] The post The Best Robots of CES 2018 appeared first on Geek.com.

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Magnets are rad. Electromagnets, doubly so. We’ve known they can be used to levitate things at least since Raul Julia told us the nature of his powers in Street Fighter. If you have a […] The post You Might Be Vaporwave, But You’ll Never Be Mac Tonight in a Floating Dessert Cup Vaporwave appeared first on Geek.com.

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Roku, Google's Chromecast, and Amazon's Fire TV Stick are your best choices, but which is the top choice? The post The Best Streaming Media Device: Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire appeared first on Geek.com.

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Samsung kicks off the annual device-reveal season with today’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8. Various leaks and teases have piqued consumer attention, which, frankly, is mainly focused on whether or not this […] The post Livestream Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 Unveiling appeared first on Geek.com.

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Lots of people like being outdoors. Not geeks, usually (hyuck hyuck), but a lot of people. And, unfortunately for, presumably, some of those folks, there aren’t too many solid portable vaporizers that could […] The post Vapium Summit: The Vape for the Great Outdoors appeared first on Geek.com.

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Most vaporizers cost a pretty penny. Even if you’re looking at cheaper options, you can still expect to spend at least $150 for something that does everything well. But the Vie is looking […] The post Vie Review: The Best Budget Vaporizer Ever Made appeared first on Geek.com.

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I’m going to say it. Fidget spinners are fun. At least, they’re fun for people like me who have what is best described with the Yiddish word shpilkes. As a giant nerd, however, […] The post ThinkGeek’s Nerdy Fidget Spinners (and My Own Failed Game Boy Spinner) appeared first on Geek.com.

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Society could collapse at any time. Meteors, zombies, global warming, dystopian cyberpunk corporate statehood, old-fashioned fascist dictatorship, it could be anything. You need to be ready. But loading up on guns and ammo […] The post The Geek Prepper’s Guide: Data Smuggling Game Boy Cartridges appeared first on Geek.com.

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