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Huawei Launches IoT OS; Apple's HomeKit Makes Progress

May 21, 2015 9:45 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Apple may be visually tying its Watch to the rest of its products with font: some sites are reporting that all Apple operating systems will switch to San Francisco, the typeface designed for the Watch. More information has also come out about the smart home app HomeKit, which may have been delayed due to ...

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Domestic Surveillance Fate Unclear After Lengthy Senate Talk

May 21, 2015 9:41 am | by Charles Babington, Associated Press | News | Comments

The fate of the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is unclear following an FBI warning, House-Senate disagreements and more than 10 hours of criticisms by a GOP presidential candidate ...

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Failed Launches Cast Shadow Over Russian Space Program

May 21, 2015 9:38 am | by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | News | Comments

Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse — with national pride and billions of dollars at stake. The setbacks threaten to erode Russia's ...

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Don't Underestimate Virtual Reality

May 21, 2015 9:32 am | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

Singularity University's Peter Diamandis discusses one way in which virtual reality - a burgeoning exponential technology - will disrupt unexpected sectors of culture and society ...

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My Daughter, My Wife, Our Robot & the Quest for Immortality

May 21, 2015 9:25 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

The founder of Sirius XM satellite radio, Martine Rothblatt now heads up a drug company that makes life-saving medicines for rare diseases (including one drug that saved her own daughter's life). Meanwhile she is working ...

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Teadown: Sharp Retro Computer

May 21, 2015 9:19 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

What's inside the a 1987 vintage Sharp X68000 personal computer/gaming system from Japan? Sold exclusively in Japan from 1987 to 1993 this 10MHz 68000 based boasted ...

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Colonizing the Moon or Mars?

May 21, 2015 9:13 am | by Mouser Electronics | Videos | Comments

Space Exploration is the hot topic as Bobak Ferdowsi, a Mars and moon exploration expert, talks about his experience landing the Mars Rover, colonizing Mars vs the Moon, and his ideal vacation on the ...

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Vintage Auto Collection Auction Brings in $53M

May 20, 2015 4:57 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

RM Sotheby’s brought in a record-setting $53.88 million during its May 2 auction in which it sold the highly-touted Paul and Chris Andrews Collection.

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LightSail Successfully Launches

May 20, 2015 4:56 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The first of Bill Nye’s two LightSails took off from Cape Canaveral at 11:05 a.m. EDT and began transmitting data on May 20, marking the first flight of this sunlight-powered spacecraft ...

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3D Print Clothing; Patent Trolls Target Printing

May 20, 2015 3:25 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Fancy designing and printing your own clothes? Electroloom is a machine that builts thin, seamless clothing around metal templates, with each item taking between eight and 15 hours to form. Electroloom is currently funding on Kickstarter. In other 3D printing news, another company is Kickstarting a printer the size of a bulky pen ...

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PowerUp 3.0 Turns Paper Airplanes into a Smartphone Operated UAV

May 20, 2015 3:03 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

You’d be hard pressed to come across an adult who hadn’t thrown at least one paper airplane as a child. Soon you could be seeing those paper toys zip around as smartphone controlled drones ...

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NASA Involved in Project Which Could Protect Earth From an Asteroid

May 20, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

It’s a scary notion, but an asteroid could one day cause great damage to Earth. Thankfully, NASA is joining forces with the European Space Agency (ESA) in an effort to prevent such an occurrence. In 2022 the two are scheduled to test out a system that could repel an asteroid from Earth ...

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New Portable Device Could Test How 'Squishy' Cancerous Tumors Are

May 20, 2015 12:53 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Tumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them. USC engineers have created a backpack-sized instrument that can ...

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New Tech Could Fundamentally Change Future Wireless Communications

May 20, 2015 12:49 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Radio systems, such as mobile phones and wireless internet connections, have become an integral part of modern life. However, today's devices use twice as much of ...

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Taking Control of Light Emission

May 20, 2015 12:44 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have found a way to couple the properties of different two-dimensional materials to provide an exceptional degree of control over light waves. They say this has ...

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