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MIT researchers want to power your cellphone with dew
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Water is pretty wild when you think about it: all of its three states of matter are consumable by humans, and one in particular can even give off electrical power. A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has discovered that when water…

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LeapFrog Takes on Apple With New Hardware Designed for Kids
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LeapFrog has long been a leader in the world of educational technology. But now, it’s making a new leap across the tech landscape, introducing a slew of new devices that pit the 20-year-old company against the giants of industry, including Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft. The latest is the LeapTV video game console, unveiled on Tuesday. […]

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Rumour: Samsung To Buy Home Automation Specialist SmartThings
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Korean electronic giant Samsung is rumoured to be in talks with SmartThings for a deal that values the home automation specialist at $200 million. The development comes at a time when the first wave of IoT (Internet of Things) devices are making their way to the market, and is expected to be the next big […]

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Court Rejects Fox's Attempt to Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish's Hopper
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Fox and Dish have been locking horns over Dish over its streaming and PVR services for a while now, and immediately after the Aereo ruling Fox sought an injunction against Dish’s services. The court rejected the request. From the article: Fox pointed out the Supremes had reflected Aereo’s argument (which it said was Dish’s as […]

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Salesforce fires tractor beam at RelateIQ, hauls upstart into mothership
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If you can’t beat it – pay $390m to EAT IT Salesforce has announced plans to acquire younger rival RelateIQ, a move that will shore up its core customer relationship management business with some advanced technology.…

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Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best
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Zothecula (1870348) writes “The Retina displays featured on Apple’s iPhone 4 and 5 models pack a pixel density of 326 ppi, with individual pixels measuring 78 micrometers. That might seem plenty good enough given the average human eye is unable to differentiate between the individual pixels, but scientists in the UK have now developed technology […]

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Weekends with Engadget: DARPA's mad science projects, Google's 3D-mapping tablet and more!
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This week, we dove into the history of DARPA, explored the hand-drawn world of Cuphead, took an in-depth look at Google’s 3D-mapping tablet and interviewed two people who managed to cut ties with technology. Read on for Engadget’s news highlights…

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Dumb People Sent a Worthless Stock Soaring. Dumb Machines May Do It Next
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The stock market draws human stupidity the way a black hole sucks in starlight. The dotcom bubble of the late 20th century remains the iconic example; this week, we got a small reminder of what those dumb days were like thanks to Cynk Technology. Cynk is an apparently non-existent social media company whose penny-stock shares […]

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Mars (One) Needs Payloads
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mbone (558574) writes Mars One has announced that their first, unmanned, lander, targeted for 2018, needs payloads. Along with their 4 experiments, and a University experiment, they have two payloads for hire: “Mars One offers two payload opportunities for paying mission contributors. Proposals can take the form of scientific experiments, technology demonstrations, marketing and publicity […]

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