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Bendable Phone Could Soon Reach Market

Before we entered the age of smartphones, we were constantly using flip phones, which we considered to be on the cutting edge of technology. Now, of course, we view the once-savvy flip phones as relics from a time long ago. But they do beg the question: in the future, what kind of technology is going to eventually upstage smartphones? Thanks to researchers at Queen’s University, it looks like we could be welcoming a new breed into the mix: a bendable phone. Queen’s University researchers have called their…

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New Smartphone Comes With Night Vision Capability

For all the amazing things your average smartphone can do, they come up pretty short when you try to take a photo in the dark. But, the latest phone from Lumigon, the Lumigon T3, is the first of its kind that comes with a night vision camera built right in. The T3 actually comes with three cameras, the most impressive one is the 4 megapixel night vision camera with a thickness of 7.99mm, which the Danish company announced early last week. The little camera is able…

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RCMP able to hack into phones using Stingray device

Ever since Edward Snowden famously revealed what the NSA has been up to behind closed doors, privacy advocates have been raising concerns about the government’s ability to access our personal information.  Now, new revelations add fuel to the fire: court documents state that the RCMP has secretly hacked into Canadians’ cell phones in a number of crime cases. This information was revealed last week, after a judge removed a publication ban that was placed on the case of Salvatore (Sal the Ironworker) Montagna. Sal, who was…

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Hidden Cambodian Cities Discovered With Lasers

Lasers are pretty impressive. See: any sci-fi movie from the 70s. But here in modern times, and in real life, archaeologists in Cambodia just found a way to use them to discover lost cities. The Temples of Angkor Wat is one of the foremost archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, and using airborne laser scanning technology, archaeologists were able to scan an area of more than 734 square miles. They uncovered multiple cities, some that were roughly 900 to 1,400 years old, and some that are…

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Elon Musk Posits That We’re All Living In The Matrix

At the turn of the millennium, no movie was bigger than The Matrix. The tale of an office drone who discovers that his whole reality is a computer-generated illusion and that he is really a chosen warrior destined to take down the machines that have enslaved humanity and captured the imaginations of audiences all over the world. It may have also spurred on further distrust in computers and artificial intelligence, making us all go insane for a couple of months when we thought the dreaded…

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Sewer Robots Help Retrieve Waste For Research

Let’s be honest: most of us probably don’t have a clue what goes on in the sewers that run below our streets. And for many of us, we don’t really care to know what happens to the huge amount of waste we collectively dispose of — out of sight, out of mind. But pretty soon, it’s possible that our sewers could welcome a new, unexpected guest who is much more interested in their surroundings than we are. In a new initiative in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Canadian architect Newsha…

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Top Three Mistakes Made When Buying a Digital Camera

There are so many options when it comes to buying a digital camera, and that means it can be difficult to figure out exactly what you want. But you’re not alone, and lots of people stumble down the road that eventually takes them to the perfect camera. Here are the top three blunders to avoid when settling on the camera that’s right for you. Buying Beyond Your Needs If you’re not a professional photographer, you don’t need a professional camera. And beyond the unnecessary expense…

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Measure Body Metrics and Play Music With Aware Earphones

The next generation of ear bud technology is here with an exciting innovation: Aware earphones. By using the latest technology, United Sciences is able to design custom earphones that fit a wearer’s ears perfectly and lock into place – even the most vigorous activity won’t dislodge them. These earphones are also able to capture biometric data like brainwaves, heart rate, steps, distance travelled, and calories burned while you listen to music. United Sciences uses the eFit 3D scanner to precisely measure your ear. The ring laser scanner has…

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Ex-Google Employee Creates Startup For Driverless Trucks

By now, you’ve likely heard about Google’s plans to have more self-driving cars on the road, and the ensuing debates surrounding their merits and safety. But how would you feel not about a self-driving car, but a driverless 18-wheel truck cruising on the road beside you? Many might be alarmed by this image, but not Anthony Levandowski — an engineer who was involved in making the technology used in Google’s driverless cars. Not only does Levandowski believe driverless trucks are about to make it big, he feels…

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The Ingestible Origami Robot That Operates Right Inside Your Stomach

Ingesting any metal object doesn’t seem like the best of ideas, but sometimes it happens. More often than you would think, actually, as in the U.S. alone 3,500 batteries are swallowed each and every year. Able to burn through internal tissue, ingesting a battery can be dangerous, but altogether difficult to treat. But researchers at MIT have found a solution to the ingestion of a metal object like a battery, and (somewhat counterintuitively) it involves eating another metal object, specifically a newly designed origami-style robot.…

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