All posts by Ashley Maniw

Ashley Maniw is a writer living in Toronto, Ontario. Ashley has a degree in English and Creative Writing from York University. She’s an avid lover of all things shiny and new.

Diamonds Used to Turn Nuclear Waste Into Nuclear Batteries

Physicists and chemists at the University of Bristol have found a way to convert thousands of tons of nuclear waste into man-made diamond nuclear batteries that would still generate 50% of its capacity after 5,730 years. As stated in New Atlas, figuring out how to dispose of nuclear waste is “one of the great technical challenges of the 21st century” as it is not so much about effective disposal as it is about long-term storage solutions. Spent nuclear fuel and other waste consist of valuable…

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Amazon Dash Replenishment System Reorders Household Products For You

How many times have you forgotten to pick up toothpaste or hand soap when you’re at the store? The Amazon Dash Replenishment program was created to help keep your household supplies stocked and ready to go without the hassle. The Amazon Dash Replenishment program was first announced in January of this year. It builds on the company’s Dash button program, which is a one-touch ordering service that allows users to reorder an item online with the touch of a button. You can program the buttons…

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Bonjour Alarm Clock Also Acts As A Personal Assistant

Do you need a bit of extra help getting up in the morning? A new French start up company, Holi, has developed the Bonjour Smart Alarm Clock that acts like your personal assistant. The Bonjour alarm clock was created to help users make the most of each day and to enrich your life beyond just waking you up in the morning. The alarm clock is a “voice-controlled, artificially intelligent device that learns about the user”. Once the alarm clock is set up via its accompanying…

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Mirrorless Cameras Are The Best Choice For Amateur Photographers

If you’re new to photography, you may not be familiar with the term “mirrorless camera”. To better understand what makes a camera mirrorless, let’s talk about how traditional cameras operate first. When you look through a viewfinder in a typical DSLR camera, light enters the lens, gets bounced of a mirror, and through a special prism. When you press the shutter button, the mirror flips up, allowing light to hit the image sensor and create a photograph. This is a traditional photography technique that dates back…

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Stay On Top Of Tech News With Texture Digital Magazines

Like technology itself, tech news moves fast. If you want to stay on top of the latest news, it’s important to subscribe to the best science and technology magazines. But constantly buying magazines from the racks can take a toll on your wallet and your space. Plus, constantly buying magazines and throwing them out isn’t the most environmentally-friendly choice we can make. If you love magazines, but wish that buying them was more convenient, Texture by Next Issue may be for you. Texture provides digital…

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How SEO Will Change In 2017

If you’re working on expanding your brand or business online, you’re probably already familiar with SEO tactics. For those who are uninitiated, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. The purpose of this online marketing technique is to drive more traffic to your website by having your site rank high on organic search engine results in Google, Bing, and Yahoo. For the most part, SEO tactics have been focused on peppering website with keywords and phrases to get hits from Google queries. However, SEO strategies have…

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Naim Introduces Sleek Bentley Wi-Fi Streaming Speakers

Naim, a British audio specialist company, has been creating stellar speakers for Bentley cars since 2008. Now, they’re taking that technology and bringing it into the home with their special edition Naim Bentley Wi-Fi Streaming Speakers – the Mu-so and Mu-so qb. Aesthetically, these Bentley Wi-Fi speakers have design elements inspired by the latest Bentley cars. The speakers have an anodizes aluminum casing that’s patterned to match the Naim grilles inside the new Bentley Betanyga. They also come in colours that can be found in…

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Google Unveils Chromecast Ultra At Pixel Event

At their recent Pixel Event, Google announced an upgraded version of the Chromecast called the Chromecast Ultra. If you already own a Chromecast, there isn’t much difference in the physical design. The Chromecast Ultra is designed in its flat hockey puck shape and now features a “G” logo instead of the Chrome logo. There’s also a small HDMI cord to hide the device behind your TV and you can still mirror content from your Android devices. The Ultra will also work with Google Home once…

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Get Back-To-School Video Camera Options From Henry’s

Going back to school always involves getting more supplies. Traditionally, students have stocked up on pens, paper, notebooks, and books. But in 2016, there’s a growing need for students to upgrade their technology. Aside from new laptops, desktops, and smart phones, there’s a need for new cameras for some students, including video cameras. If you’re a film or photography student, it’s important to have the right equipment to ensure you make the most of what you’re learning in class. But even if you have a…

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World’s Largest Radio Telescope Called FAST Unveiled

Scientists in Guizhou, China completed development of a Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) on September 25. It’s currently the world’s largest single-dish telescope and is also poised to bring in a new era of radio astronomy thanks to its size and the complication of the technology behind it. While FAST has its inauguration ceremony, scientists still have to debug the telescope, a process which may take as long as 3 years (or more) to complete. After that, teams from around the world will be…

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