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This Is How NASA Tests Its Spacecraft-Saving Parachutes

How do you test the parachutes that will save spacecraft as they tumble towards the surface of a planet from the reaches of space? In the world’s largest wind tunnel, of course

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This is Android M: what has changed so far

Google has just released preview images of Android M, so naturally everyone tries to get their hands on the latest and would be greatest Android version, regardless of being in a stable state or not. And although this super early version is not yet in its final state, or even in its semi-final state, it is already showing some promise, … Continue reading

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Sunlight and Graphene Could One Day Power a Spaceship

Graphene, already a plenty weird wondermaterial, has an unexpected new property that could one day play a role in space exploration: When hit with light, it propels forward. Huh! Read more..

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Google Now on Tap Hands-On: Contextual Awesomeness

One of the most exciting features in the (distant future) release of Android M is the upgraded version of Google Now. It’s built to understand context better than before

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Brillo is Google’s Android play for the Internet of Things

Google has announced Brillo, its play for the Internet of Things, and the Weave common-language that devices from connected locks, fridges, and alarms can interact. "We've taken Android and polished it down - hence the name - this is basically the kernel, the hardware abstraction layer, and the connectivity," Google SVP of Product Sundar Pichai said on-stage during the Google … Continue reading

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Lenovo Is Making Some Weird Smartwatches

Lenovo just announced a bunch of stuff at its first ever tech conference in Beijing (which you can read more about here and here ), and as is true of most of these big events, Lenovo showed off tons of stuff dotting the spectrum from real products to moonshot ideas. This crazy-lookin’ smartwatch is one of the latter. Read more...

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Lamborghini luxury SUV is a go, slated for 2018 debut

Not all concept cars have the good fortune to make it to the production line, but it seems that the Lamborghini Urus has beaten the odds. "Luxury SUV" almost sound like an oxymoron, but that is exactly what Lamborghini's new model will be. The luxury SUV, which still doesn't have a name aside from the Urus concept, will be the … Continue reading

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Verizon starts LG G4 pre-order 28th May, G Pad X8.3 in tow

The ball has started rolling for the LG G4's launch in the US, and, unsurprisingly, Verizon Wireless is one of the first on the scene.

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Oculus VR acquires Surreal Vision, opens door to AR

Virtual Reality company Oculus acquires Surreal Vision, a company that focuses on real-time 3D scene reconstruction for Augmented Reality.

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Force Touch tipped for iOS 9 and iPhone 6S

Apple's iPhone 6s is tipped to be coming with Force Touch capabilities delivered with the platform's newest operating system, iOS 9. This software/hardware combo was first revealed with the Apple Watch, a device that uses "tiny electrodes around [its] flexible Retina display" to give your finger two options - light tap or deep press.

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