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Philips Shines Light on First 3D-Printed Smart Lamp

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As 3D-printed objects and smart home technology become even hotter product categories, it makes sense that Philips is rolling out an app-controlled 3D-printed lamp. The lamp comes in two styles that work with the company’s Hue line, the Entity (pictured above) and the Tempest (pictured below, in pendant form). Users can create lighting effects using […]

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Facebook acquires Oculus VR for $2 billion

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Facebook owns your digital social life. Now it’s getting into your simulated life as well. The social network has just announced that it has acquired Oculus VR, makers of the upcoming Oculus Rift head-mounted virtual-reality display, for $2 billion. That includes $400 million in cash as well as 23.1 million shares in Facebook stock with […]

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RoomScan Draws a Floor Plan When You Hold Your iPhone Against the Wall

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RoomScan Draws a Floor Plan When You Hold Your iPhone Against the Wall

iOS: You might need a floor plan of a room but you don’t always have one handy. If you can’t ask for one and don’t want to go through all the trouble of drawing it yourself, an incredibly clever app called RoomScan can draw one for you in about a minute.P How? You just tap […]

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Amazon launches an Android running set-top box.

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Rumors have been running around Amazon’s launch of a set-top box, and now the Wall Street Journal reports that its video-streaming device will ship in early April. The device is Android-base, just like Amazon’s FireOS that power its tablets. TechCrunch earlier reported that Amazon’s set-top box will be a dongle just like Google’s Chromecast. A […]

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Google confirms deal with Green Throttle Games, a hint that a set-top box could be in the works

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Reported by PandoDaily, Google has bought various assets of Green Throttle Games, who’s bringing mobile games to the big screen. This might be a sign of Google’s commitment to conquer our living rooms! Since The Information previously reported that a new, Android-powered set-top box is now in development and could hit the market in the […]

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Military Google Glass Will Help Soldiers See Over Mountains

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Call them Glassoldiers or whatever you want, the american military could be the first to use Google Glass-like headgear. These headgears can measure distances, display 3D building layouts & transmit video from a drone and more, all in front of the soldiers eyes. In addition, enemy positions, the location of fellow soldiers, maps of a […]

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What could you buy for $19B, other than WhatsApp

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Facebook’s acquisition of the hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion is one of the largest tech deals in history. It dwarfs Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 — and even that was considered an astonishing number by many. Since $19 billion is a sum most of us can hardly comprehend […]

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The Navy’s New Underwater Internet

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We use Wi-Fi everyday, but we’veprobably never heard of Li-Fi. Li-Fi is a device that uses blinking lights to transmit data. These devices could be the Internet of the future. U.S. Navy-funded researchers are developing a form of visible light-based communication that transmits data using fast-blinking LEDs rather than Wi-Fi’s familiar radio waves. Earlier this […]

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By 2029, Computers Will Be Smarter Than Us, Says Google

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By 2029, computers will be able to understand our language, learn from experience and outsmart even the most intelligent humans, according to Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzweil. One of the world’s leading futurologists and artificial intelligence (AI) developers, 66-year-old Kurzweil has previous form in making accurate predictions about the way technology is heading. In […]

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