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Lost your Android phone? No worry, now it can call you

by Eric Brownon August 10, 2014
Google Android Device Manager was updated with some bug fixes, performance improvements and one important feature: the ability to set a call back button on the lock screen of lost or stolen phones. Similar to Apple’s Find My iPhone, Google has its own system to find a lost Android phone called the Android Device Manager users should [...]
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Dubai is creating the first climate-controlled city: biggest mall, 100 hotels, theme parks

by Eric Brownon July 8, 2014
Dubai is planning to build a temperature-controlled city featuring the world’s largest mall and an indoor park, as well as hotels, health resorts and theatres, the developer said. Already home to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and to one of the globe’s biggest indoor shopping complexes, Dubai Mall, the glitzy emirate known for its love of grandiose [...]

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TSA: Charge your gadget before flying or it will be banned

by Eric Brownon July 8, 2014
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced security measures at “certain” overseas airports for flights into the US. It will not allow uncharged mobile phones and laptops onto planes headed to the United States. The TSA is being deliberately light on details, but NBCNews posits that the new rules are in response to a specific threat which has the TSA worried [...]
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Time travel to become reality? Scientists sent light particles into the past

by Eric Brownon June 25, 2014
According to Einstein’s theory, it’s possible to travel back in time through a closed timelike curve, more commonly known as a “wormhole”. But scientists struggle with this theory because of the paradoxes that it presents. “Time travel was simulated by using a second photon to play the part of the past incarnation of the time-travelling [...]

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Edward Snowden’s first US interview airs on 28th; with NBC’s Brian Williams

by Eric Brownon May 26, 2014
NBC Nightly News’ Brian Williams sat down with Edward Snowden for an exclusive interview that will air on May 28th at 10pm EST and it’s sure to garner plenty of debate from an already splintered public. Brian Williams quietly traveled to Moscow earlier this week for the “wide-ranging” sit-down with the former NSA contractor, network officials said in [...]

Jellyfish to become source material for diapers and paper towels

by Eric Brownon April 13, 2014
The jellyfish population is exploding. Jellyfish swarms are increasingly wiping out fish farms and drifting into desalinization plants and the cooling systems of nuclear power plants, causing them to shut down. They’re even outgrowing our appetites, reproducing faster than we can eat them. An Israeli nano tech start up called Cine’al however has come up [...]


Mongolian nomads go high tech: power tents with solar panels

by Eric Brownon April 12, 2014
Electricity was non existent for Mongolia’s nomadic shepherds. It was hard to contact their children studying in boarding schools, refrigeration was impossible and obtaining weather forecasts, essential for shepherds looking to protect grazing animals was equally difficult. 800,000 of Mongolia’s 2.8 million inhabitants lived exactly like their ancestors. Until 2013 when a new tradition was [...]
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U.S and India rank lowest on Facebook transparency report

by Eric Brownon April 12, 2014
According to Facebook’s latest government requests report, India is the world’s largest content censor and the U.S is the world’s largest requester of user data. Taken the other way around though, India is second when it comes to knocking on Facebook’s door for user information whereas the U.S made no demands on content restriction. However [...]

Nanoparticles in consumer products could pose risk to DNA

by Eric Brownon April 11, 2014
One theory attributes the decline of the Roman Empire to their overuse of lead in food and daily life. Their water pipes were made of lead, they used lead based paints and lead compounds in their medicines. They prepared their food in lead containers. As it turns out this theory was wholly overblown, the ancient [...]

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Robonaut’s legs to be delivered courtesy of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule

by Eric Brownon April 10, 2014
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to leave Earth for the International Space Station on the 14th of April. It will carry an unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule containing supplies which include the legs for Robonaut 2. The R2 is a humanoid robot designed to assist ISS members with daily tasks, its dexterity is extremely human [...]

The biggest headache of Heartbleed

by Eric Brownon April 10, 2014
As you might have already heard, the internet has a new big problem called Heartbleed and thankfully, it’s not a new NSA spy tool. Very simply put, it’s a flaw in the way internet servers keep important user information private. This allows third parties to collect user data like session IDs and passwords which basically [...]

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Convenient homegrown vegetables could soon be a reality

by Eric Brownon April 10, 2014
When I step out to shop for vegetables I face two major problems. The first is that I’m a young man in India. Small vegetable vendors in India (found only a stone’s throw away from most homes) reserve their best produce for old customers. The majority of this category consists of middle aged women who [...]
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Israel Certifies Commercial Jets to Fire Laser

by Eric Brownon March 20, 2014
Israel has just taken a new twist in fighting shoulder-launched missiles. Their latest, Laser firing jets nicknamed SkyShield, are set to help combat launched missiles. Yesterday, Israel’s ministry of defense announced that SkyShield has successfully completed testing and is ready to face the threat of Man-Portable surface-to-air missile systems (MANPADS) by a combination of laser [...]

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Private Photo Sharing Enabled on Facebook’s Updated App v8.0 for iOS

by Eric Brownon March 20, 2014
Facebook has released an updated version of its app for iOS. The focus of the app was to improve the private sharing capabilities. The version 8 app enables users to select the people who will be able to view their photo albums in their feed. The feature which was rolled out by Facebook a few [...]
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Agency Glass: Replace Your Eyes With Fake Ones

by Eric Brownon March 18, 2014
Finally there is a way out of those boring meetings that probably sends you into non intended power nap credit to engineer Hirotaka Osawa who has come up with goggle-eyes glasses called Agency Glass. Engineer Osawa invents new ways of interactions between people and machines, robots and computers. His latest, the Agency glass, enables people [...]

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Report: Healthbook App Could Be On Its Way From Apple

by Eric Brownon March 18, 2014
After the success of Passbook App, Apple Inc. is reportedly developing a similar app affiliated to the health sector.Citing several sources believed to have a direct engagement on the initiative’s development, 9to5Mac reported that Apple is working on an app called Healthbook. The App is said to feature a series of tabs that help monitor [...]

IBM Distances itself from the NSA and its Spy Activities

by Eric Brownon March 17, 2014
NSA surveillance has raised concerns among customers globally about the safety of their data from the US government spying. More organizations, companies and countries are looking for ways to distant themselves from the NSA activities to safeguard the information of internet users. IBM is the latest to fall into the category of companies that do [...]
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REVIEW: Ecorox Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

by Eric Brownon March 17, 2014
With the approach of the warm summer, more gadgets are increasingly becoming waterproof which is a good enough reason why you should not worry when around the pool when the time ripens. However, when it comes to playback their internal speakers are termed inadequate that’s why you got to try out the Ecorox waterproof Bluetooth [...]

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Lego Cubestormer 3 Beats the 2011 Rubik’s Cube Solving Record by 2 Seconds

by Eric Brownon March 17, 2014
The time to beat in solving Rubik’s Cube has been 5.27 seconds since 2011. The record was set by a Lego robot, nicknamed Cubestormer 2.Well, this has just changed and the Robot to watch is now Cubestomer 3 which beat its predecessor by a whole to seconds to set the new record at 3.253 seconds. [...]
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Apple Reportedly Cancelled Its 12.9-inch iPad Pro Release

by Eric Brownon March 16, 2014
According to its CEO, Tim Cook, Apple plans to launch several products this year. This products are not next generation of the present iPhones, Macs and iPads, but totally new products of different categories. According to report from Apple’s supply chain, one of these anticipated products could be a larger iPad which is the rumored iPad [...]