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This morning, we're talking hidden smartphone fingerprint readers, 77-inch paper-thin TVs for a 'mere' $20k and a global ransomware cyberattack that might not even be ransomware. We'll explain that last one further, we promise.

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Categories: entertainment, gaming, gear, internet, themorningafter

Tent hammocks have proved pretty popular lately and would-be buyers are spoiled for choice with products like the Crua Hybrid and Tentsile's various models. That said, the new Treble Hammock 2.0 looks like it may offer a more comfortable experience for those who want to use it to both lounge around and sleep. It also fits up to two people and can be kitted out with a bug screen and clamshell roof... Continue Reading Treble Hammock 2.0 helps you lounge, snooze and escape the elements Category:...

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Categories: outdoors, adam williams

Filmers and photographers line the street, their fingers hovering over camera shutter buttons. "Any second now," an engineer mutters nearby, eyes glued to a smartphone screen tracking the truck's location. The group collectively takes a deep breath a...

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Categories: greenwich, london, ocado, oxbotica, tomorrow, transportation, transportresearchlaboratory, trl

Amazon's Black Friday-like event for the summer will be back for the third time. On July 11th, the e-commerce giant will hold the third annual "Prime Day," and this time, more people will be able to take advantage of all the deals on offer. To start...

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Categories: amazon, gear, internet, primeday

Researchers at Jilin University in China have created tiny, simple "robots" that are powered entirely by moisture. Made out of sheets of graphene oxide treated with a flash of light, the team made a four-legged bug bot that crawled and a claw that closed in response to changes in humidity... Continue Reading Graphene makes mini moisture-controlled robots in a flash Category: Materials Tags: China Graphene Humidity Light ...

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Categories: materials, michael irving

Peugeot has a remarkable history in off-road competition, having three times created a team that has swept all before it at the highest level. The third triumphant coming of Peugeot has seen it blitzkrieg the Dakar Rally, a grueling 8,000 km (4,970-mi), two-week race begun in Africa in 1979 and now run in South America each January. Peugeot's first attempt in 2015 failed miserably, but a win in 2016 and a 1-2-3 finish in 2017 gives it hope of repeating the four wins in a row that the team...

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Categories: automotive, mike hanlon

Active safety features are being developed rapidly, and suppliers are pushing to make their systems more advanced than the competition can manage. ZF Friedrichshafen is known for gearboxes, but it also creates drive units and active safety systems for manufacturers to slot into their cars. The Vision Zero Vehicle is designed to showcase all those technologies into the one neat package. .. Continue Reading ZF's Vision Zero Vehicle showcases active safety systems Category: Automotive Tags:...

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Categories: automotive, scott collie

The companies and agencies hit by a cyberattack in the Ukraine, Russia, the US, parts of Europe, Asia and Australia might never be able to recover their data. See, some security researchers, including Kaspersky Lab, believe that the malware that inva...

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Categories: expetr, gear, notpetya, petya, petyawrap, ransomware, security, wiper

For a few years now, we've been admiring Opus' line of cozy pop-up campers and add-on equipment like motorcycle cranes and inflatable hardware. Now the company is towing deeper into the wilderness. Forged in Australia, where many a great off-road trailer calls home, the new Opus Outback has fortified construction, a slide-out exterior kitchen, and other features aimed at adventurers that aren't put off by dirt, mud and rock. Even if the ride to camp is tough, the Outback makes things easy and...

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Categories: outdoors, c.c. weiss

Plain white rice is pretty nutritionally empty, so if you want something a little healthier, it's probably worth sticking to other varieties like black or red rice. But there may soon be another option after Chinese scientists genetically engineered purple rice that is rich in antioxidants and may reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease... Continue Reading Chinese scientists genetically engineer purple rice rich in antioxidants Category: Biology Tags: Agriculture ...

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Categories: biology, michael irving

It can be 10 times stronger than steel, is light and superconductive, and is being used to revolutionize everything from lightbulbs to the internet. In the latest graphene-enabled innovation, a team of MIT engineers has potentially revolutionized the process of dialysis by creating a new membrane from this wonder material that is able to filter nanometer-sized molecules from solutions up to 10 times faster than current dialysis systems... Continue Reading Graphene-based dialysis membrane...

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Categories: science, rich haridy

Canon has given its smallest, lightest full-frame camera a much-needed overhaul. The new EOS 6D MkII maintains the enthusiast-focused feature set of its predecessor, but improves on all the important basic specs to offer a more capable, powerful entry point to the world of full-frame photography. .. Continue Reading Canon EOS 6D Mk II packs 26-MP sensor, 45-point autofocus Category: Digital Cameras Tags: Canon CMOS sensor DSLR Full-frame ...

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Categories: digital cameras, scott collie

You're probably not aware of this, but a Chinese company dubbed ProTruly has already released the world's first two smartphones with a built-in 360 camera last December. Don't worry if you missed the news, because chances are you'd be put off by the...

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Categories: 360camera, camera, china, gear, hands-on, htoptical, mobile, module, mwcs2017, panoramic, panoramiccamera, phone, protruly, shpericalcamera, smartphone

There have been numerous ideas floated for the best way to clean up space debris, and the latest comes from researchers at Stanford University and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), who have come up with a robotic gripper that's based on the sticky pads of the gecko. The difference is that instead of helping a lizard to stick to window panes, this gripper is designed to gently latch onto dead satellites and other debris... Continue Reading Gecko-inspired robot grippers to grab up space...

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Categories: space, david szondy

If you prefer a DSLR's true optical finder to the EVF of a mirrorless, but don't want to lug a heavy camera, there aren't many options. Canon does have one worthy of consideration, however: the EOS Rebel SL2. It replaces the four-year-old Rebel SL1 a...

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Categories: aps-c, cameras, canon, dslr, eos, eosrebelsl2, gear, rebel, sensor, sl2

Nearly four years after it first launched its original EOS 6D budget full-frame camera, Canon has unveiled a successor. The EOS 6D Mark II improves on the past model in nearly every way, offering more connection options, resolution, much faster autof...

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Categories: 6dmarkii, cameras, canon, dualpixelcmos, eos6dmarkii, eosrebelsl2, full-frame, rebel

The first-generation Eero was a game-changer. With a mesh network that blanketed your home in WiFi, it finally offered home wireless that doesn't suck. It pledged to rid my home of dead spots and, for the most part, it did. Since then, however, Eero...

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Categories: eero, gear, internet, mesh, mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, wifi

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In the future, contaminated water may be made drinkable not through the addition of harsh chemicals, but by pouring in a bucket of swimming robots instead. European researchers have developed spherical microbots that could do just that, swimming around under their own power to catch and kill deadly bacteria before being easily removed from the water... Continue Reading Purifying water with swimming, bacteria-hunting microbots Category: Science Tags: American Chemical Society ...

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Categories: science, michael irving

American officials are worried that Russian software could be used to compromise national security, and they aren't taking any chances. A draft version of the Senate's National Defense Authorization Act, which greenlights military funding, explicitl...

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Categories: departmentofdefense, espionage, fbi, gear, government, internet, kaspersky, kasperskylab, military, nationaldefenseauthorizationact, ndaa, politics, russia, security, senate

A bright torch and quality multitool are crucial parts of any camping kit. Tennessee-based Pyyros has taken a modular approach to its eponymous multitool, allowing different capabilities to be added to the lightweight aluminum body depending on the expedition at hand... Continue Reading Pyyros takes modular approach to survival multitools Category: Outdoors Tags: Multi-Tools Outdoor Survival Torch Related Articles: ...

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Categories: outdoors, scott collie

As Tuesday's ransomware attack continues to spread around the world, several security analysts are saying that this virus may not be ransomware after all. New reports are claiming the virus has been designed to permanently delete a system's Master Boot Record before a victim even gets the chance to read the ransom demand. This points to the virus potentially using the guise of ransomware as cover for a more destructive and politically-orientated cyberattack... Continue Reading Is the...

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Categories: computers, rich haridy

In a world of big-bodied sedans and SUVs, the light, minimalist BAC Mono is a standout piece of art in itself. As it turns out, it also makes an interesting canvas for a greater art project, with BAC brightening up its single-seat roadster with electric-blue, red and yellow stripes representing airflow along the length of the black body. The Art Car Mono is sure to be one of the most eye-catching new rides at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. .. Continue Reading BAC brings aerodynamic...

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Categories: automotive, c.c. weiss

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk just tweeted that his tunnel-carving operation, The Boring Company, just completed cutting out its first segment with its Beckett-homaging drill, Godot. While the plan is to build an entire subterranean network unde...

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Categories: elonmusk, losangeles, theboringcompany, tomorrow, transportation, tunnel

Last November, Signal introduced a few changes to how it manages its safety numbers -- the unique code given to each conversation you have on the app. Safety numbers can change because someone gets a new phone and reinstalled the app or because the c...

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Categories: design, encryption, gear, mobile, openwhispersystems, security, signal

Japanese creative studio P.I.C.S. have set a mindbending new standard for real-time tracking and projection mapping with their latest visual creation, EXISDANCE. The technology has been around for a while, although it arguably first captured the mai...

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Categories: art, creative, entertainment, exisdance, ladygaga, latency, light, mapping, pics, projection, projectionmapping, realtime, tracking

Postmates' on-demand alcohol service is now available well beyond California's borders. On top of an expansion to Miami in May, the internet delivery mainstay is now making its Drinks feature available in New York City (in Brooklyn and Manhattan) as...

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Categories: alcohol, beer, drink, drinks, food and drink, food-and-drink, foodanddrink, gear, internet, liquor, postmates, services, wine

Sorry, folks, donning a virtual reality headset won't offer a refuge from internet advertising. Google's Area 120 incubator is experimenting with online ad formats designed with VR in mind. It's a lot trickier than slapping a banner on a website, a...

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Categories: advertising, area120, gear, google, internet, virtualreality, vr, wearables, web

In a statement today, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced expanded security measures for US-bound flights. Kelly said the new measures were in response to terrorist groups' "renewed interest" in targeting airlines. "We cannot play intern...

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Categories: airline, airportsecurity, departmentofhomelandsecurity, gear, security, transportation

When it comes to foods that are a good source of probiotics, we often think of things like yogurt and dark chocolate. Beer, though? Not so much, as the hop acids in most beers tend to kill off probiotic bacteria. That isn't the case with a new beer, however, created by Food Science and Technology student Chan Mei Zhi Alcine, at the National University of Singapore... Continue Reading Probiotic brew brings new meaning to "beer gut" Category: Science Tags: Bacteria ...

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Categories: science, ben coxworth

Evidence of blood vessels and nerves in the head of dinosaur fossils has generally been hard to come by. But using advanced imaging techniques, scientists have now built an unprecedented 3D picture of the interior of the skull of Neovenator salerii. They found that the carnivorous land dinosaur may have possessed a surprisingly sensitive snout that it used for foraging, feeding and even wooing potential mates... Continue Reading Sensitive snouts may have helped dinosaurs court mates and pick...

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Categories: biology, nick lavars

When NBC Sports announced its new $50 Premier League Pass yesterday, it was easy for soccer fans in the US to get excited about the ability to watch without a cable subscription. However, upon close inspection, the new broadcast structure for England...

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Categories: app, av, entertainment, nbc, nbcsports, nbcsportsgold, premierleague, premierleaguepass, soccer, sports, streaming, subscription

Uber launched a couple of new programs back in 2014 to serve people who use wheelchairs. UberAssist is a way to hail an UberX driver trained in accessibility and whose car can accommodate a folding wheelchair. UberWAV will send you an actual accessib...

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Categories: gear, transportation, uber, uberassist, uberwav, uberx

A few days ago, we reported that Russia's communications regulator demanded that messaging app Telegram hand over information, including decrypted user messages, or risk being banned from the country. Now, Reuters reports that Telegram has agreed to...

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Categories: russia, security, telegram

Fox Sports is no stranger to VR. The network broadcasted Super Bowl 51 via a virtual suite of sorts, for instance. Now Fox is taking that further with the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer championship. The footie action starts July 8th with the USA vs. Panam...

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Categories: av, buffalowildwings, concacafgoldcup, entertainment, foxsports, gear, gearvr, itscalledfootballdamnit, oculus, soccer, socialvr, sports, virtualreality

Google is making good on its promise of AI-assisted photo sharing. A Google Photos upgrade arriving this week uses machine learning to suggest pictures based on both your own sharing habits, the people in the photos, and whether or not they're part o...

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Categories: ai, android, gear, google, googlephotos, internet, ios, machinelearning, mobile, photos, services, sharing, web

Led by Prof. Dick Broer, scientists from the Netherlands' Eindhoven University of Technology and America's Kent State University have created what they claim is "the world's first machine to convert light directly into walking." It actually undulates more than walks, and could ultimately be used for applications such as the transportation of small objects within inaccessible spaces... Continue Reading Light-sensitive device walks like a worm Category: Science Tags: Kent State...

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Categories: science, ben coxworth

While still not as plentiful as their aerial cousins, there are now several underwater drones that are either in development or production. Essentially consumer versions of the Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) used by scientists and other professionals, they're camera-equipped unmanned mini-subs that let users see what's lurking beneath the surface of their local waterways. And while almost all of the ones that we've seen so far can't go deeper than 100 m (328 ft), the new Blueye Pioneer can...

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Categories: marine, ben coxworth

Boaty McBoatface, arguably the most famous scientific submersible in the world, has returned to port triumphant after completing its first Antarctic mission. The unmanned submarine survived a seven-week expedition, which saw it brave frigid waters, and allowed the charismatic robot to test its capabilities while gathering valuable scientific data at extreme depths... Continue Reading Boaty McBoatface conquers the Antarctic depths Category: Marine Tags: Antarctic ...

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Categories: marine, anthony wood

The bovine world's answer to Brangelina, the Brangus cow, is a desirable species bred through the 20th century that has proven resistant to heat and humidity. These traits have led scientists to study the Brangus, a mix of the Angus and Brahman cattle, as they look to engineer a new type of cow capable of withstanding a warming planet... Continue Reading Scientists look to breed heat-resistant cows for a hotter planet Category: Biology Tags: Climate Change Food ...

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Categories: biology, nick lavars

Online supermarket Ocado in the closing stages of a two week grocery delivery trial, where customers in residential areas of Greenwich, London, get their shopping delivered by a self-driving electric van called the CargoPod. Developed by Oxbotica for the experiment, the vehicle uses sensors and software to make its way to more than a hundred customers taking part in the trial without the need for GPS... Continue Reading Self-driving pod delivers groceries to online supermarket...

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Categories: automotive, paul ridden

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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Categories: apps and software, culture, gadgets, news, tech, apps, chromecast, comparison, google, media players, netflix, roku, roku stick, streaming, streaming media

Drones are one of the latest gadgets that modern geek culture has sort of glommed onto. And what’s not to like? They’re basically the ultimate RC, and we’ve been tinkering for those for… […] The post Get Into the Drone Game With These Entry Level Options appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, buying guide, drones, gift guide, gifts

Graphics card manufacturer, Nvidia, has been trying to break out of just being the folks that make your beefy graphics cards for a while. And that’s been met with mixed success. One of […] The post The Nvidia Shield is Finally Awesome And Totally Worth It appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, amazon alexa, google now, nvidia, nvidia shield

You probably think Wifi is awful. It’s spotty, slow and annoying to manage. Well in the words of that one dude from Independence Day, that’s not entirely accurate. See, most Wifi is shit […] The post Why Your Wifi Sucks and How to Fix It appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, plume, wifi

Usually, when you hear about someone’s pants being on fire, your mind jumps to lies. And, in a fun twist of fate, a lawyer’s pants recently caught on fire (cue sardonic chuckle). Unfortunately, […] The post Lawyer’s Pants Catch Fire, Hilarity Ensues appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: culture, gadgets, news, e-cigarettes, lawyers, lithium battery, samsung, vape life, vaping

Pepper spray and a hairbrush-concealed stiletto dagger don’t always cut it when you’re in danger. But a personal panic button may save your life. Ripple—the “world’s first wearable support network”—is a safety device […] The post Crowdfund Petite Panic Button Ripple appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: consumer, gadgets, tech, crowdfund, kickstarter, safety

Often when you pick up a vape, you have to make quite a few up-front decisions. You have to decide on style, what material you’ll commit to using, etc. The QuickDraw line is […] The post QuickDraw 500-DLX a Sure Fire Stand Out in Vape Tech appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, trees, vape life, vape tech, vapes

Magic-Flight’s Launch Box has an air of light-hearted braggadocio to it. Its name alone keenly hints at its purpose, and the packaging is covered in proprietary symbols, suggesting that, upon ordering the vape, […] The post The Magic-Flight Launch Box Is a Capable Vape but Nothing Fancy appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, trees, vape life, vapes

Vaporizes are everywhere these days, be they the e-cig or the *cough* herbal variety *cough cough.* Most of them are poorly built, cheap-looking, and often have a lot of problems. But Cloudious 9 […] The post Hydrology 9 is an Elite Entry to the Vape Tech List appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: culture, gadgets, news, trees, vape life, vapes

The Internet of Things, besides being a really stupid term for connected devices, has spread into the kitchen. Over the last few years, I’ve seen loads of connected small appliances, some of which […] The post Create the Smart Kitchen of Your Dreams With These Appliances appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, geek-cetera, tech, appliances, cooking, kitchen

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