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Tuesday September 19, 2017 @ 05:30:05 AM mt

Wireless system transmits both power and data simultaneously



We're used to receiving data wirelessly, over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or cellular networks our smartphones simply wouldn't work without it. Wireless power is also starting to make its way into devices, but it's being held back by a short range. Now, researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a system that can combine the two, wirelessly transmitting both data and power simultaneously from a distance.

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Category: Electronics

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Tuesday September 19, 2017 @ 05:30:04 AM mt

Pi wirelessly charges your devices at a distance no mat required



With the news that Apple's latest iPhones are going to support wireless charging, the tech is back in the spotlight, but it still has its limitations. You still need to find a powered mat or disc to put your phone down on, it's not easy to charge several devices at once and it's not easy to use them while they're being charged. Pi promises mat-free top ups within range of the cone-shaped wireless charging station, and support for juicing up multiple devices at once.

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Category: Mobile Technology

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Tuesday September 19, 2017 @ 05:30:04 AM mt

Comparing all the iPhones you can buy right now



Last week, Apple announced that three new iPhone models will be released this year, bringing the total on the market to eight. Whether you feel spoiled for choice or overwhelmed by that number, New Atlas is comparing the specs for all available models, from the budget iPhone SE to the bank-busting iPhone X, as well as the basic and Plus models of the iPhone 6s, 7 and 8.

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Category: Mobile Technology

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Tuesday September 19, 2017 @ 02:32:12 AM mt

Animal vegetable or mineral Strange fossil's identity finally confirmed



Dickinsonia was a strange, segmented organism that lived during the Ediacaran period, some 550 million years ago. But just what kind of lifeform it was has been a mystery: was it an animal, a fungus, a lichen, or even a completely different class of organism with no modern counterparts? A new British study offers substantial evidence that the creature was indeed an animal, and previous beliefs about how it grew have been flipped on their head.

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Category: Science

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Tuesday September 19, 2017 @ 02:32:12 AM mt

Gallery: Art meets science in the glory of modern space art



For decades the field of space art has been nurtured by organizations such as NASA who commission conceptual artworks to help illustrate the wonders of the galaxy to the general population. In this gallery we celebrate our favorite pieces of space art from the past few years.

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Category: Space

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Tuesday September 19, 2017 @ 02:32:11 AM mt

Wave Chaser refines its catamaran-style craft into the 390 ZF



With its unique twin-hull design, the Wave Chaser wants to deliver an intriguing blend of windsurfing and sailing-style fun to the masses. Having launched a prototype last year, the company has further refined its unique idea and created the Wave Chaser 390 ZF.

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Category: Marine

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Tuesday September 19, 2017 @ 02:32:10 AM mt

August's new smart locks know when your door is left ajar



In 2013 a security startup called August caught our attention with a set of smart locks that opened doors as a user with a matched iPhone approached. The company has now returned with an new generation of connected door locks, which includes support for voice assistants like Alexa and Siri, along with a sensor that alerts you when you leave one unlocked.

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Category: Around The Home

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Monday September 18, 2017 @ 11:47:57 PM mt

McLaren creates custom Invincible shield for post-surgery protection



Along with racing and producing high-end sportscars for the well-heeled, there's a third string to McLaren's bow: Applied Technologies. The technology and design firm was recently given the task of creating a new type of body armor to protect an unnamed billionaire from damaging their fragile ribcage following surgery. The result is the Invincible shield.

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Category: Automotive

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Monday September 18, 2017 @ 11:47:57 PM mt

Hyundai i30 SR Premium: Warm but in the best way



Hyundai is on the charge at the moment. Once the purveyor of disappointment at bargain basement prices, the company is consistently delivering cars with the looks, gear and drive to rival the Europeans. It even has a proper hot hatch on the way! But the i30 N isn't quite ready, which means the warmed-over i30 SR maintains its status as king of the hill in Hyundai hatchback land. Is it a worthy flagship?

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Monday September 18, 2017 @ 11:47:57 PM mt

Review: Prynt Pocket turns iPhones into instant cameras



Back in 2015, we first heard about the Prynt Case an iPhone case that printed instant photos which were taken with the phone's camera. Although it was a Kickstarter project at the time, it's since become a product you can actually buy. Now, its makers have released a more compact model, known as the Prynt Pocket. We recently got our hands on a nice minty green one, and gave it a try.

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Category: Digital Cameras

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