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Slapnav: Looking for KINKY dark matter? Switch on the GPS!
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Boffins use spare atomic clocks to check for errors Although our ancestors would have been amazed by GPS technology for the current generation it’s pretty old hat. Nevertheless, scientists have come up with a new idea for using the network of positioning satellites that encircle our globe – the quest to find dark matter.…

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Coming soon: Slow, heavy, shrieking, autonomous robot rent-a-cops
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Either this is the Knightscope K5 posed next to a man of average height, or this is a leaked image from new Marvel comic series “Cyborg Cid and the Invisible CEO.” Knightscope Over 25 years ago, sardonic filmmaker Paul Verhoeven imagined a future in which justice was served by the cold steel of humanoid robots. […]

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WhatsApp’s Latest Update Delivers End-To-End Encryption For Android
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WhatsApp’s recent update for Android came with one new feature that went unseen by most users — end-to-end encryption. The feature allows WhatsApp to deliver security features to its users that could actually put the company in trouble with the Indian government. Basically put, it delivers encryption technologies that will not allow WhatsApp itself to […]

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The Plan to Map Illegal Fishing From Space
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Illicit fishing goes on every day at an industrial scale. But large commercial fishers are about to get a new set of overseers: conservationists—and soon the general public—armed with space-based reconnaissance of the global fleet. Crews on big fishing boats deploy an impressive arsenal of technology—from advanced sonars to GPS navigation and mapping systems—as they […]

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Opera Introduces Video Boost For Mini Browser On iOS
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We all know that Opera knows the web well, it’s the only thing they do, and they are pretty good at it. So after changing the industry standards for data savings on a web browser, the next obvious challenge was video streaming on the same. The team at Opera has apparently managed to crack that […]

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Engadget Expand starts tomorrow: Prepare yourselves, people!
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Yes, we know…we have repeatedly bombarded you with info about Expand. To recap, it’s our FREE event showcasing the future of technology happening tomorrow and Saturday in New York City. Whether you join us in person at the Javits Center,…

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Starwood's Keyless Entry Streamlines Hotel Check-In
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Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide — which owns and manages a number of high-end hotel brands including the St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Méridien, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Element — on Tuesday announced the rollout of SPG Keyless, a tech offering that allows guests to use their smartphone as […]

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Rejoice: Tomorrow’s Tech Will Probably Stop Nagging Us
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The most successful technology anticipates our needs, does what it sets out to do without nagging us, and doesn’t assert itself for the sake of flash. The best technology is invisible. The post Rejoice: Tomorrow’s Tech Will Probably Stop Nagging Us appeared first on WIRED.

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Cheaper Xbox One Expected Next Year; New Processor In The Works
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Yes, Microsoft could be busy building a cheaper Xbox One right now. How do we know? Well, an AMD chip design manager recently posted his resume online and since everything is pretty much crystal clear on LinkedIn, it makes sense to believe that the employee could in fact be sharing the truth (more so because […]

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