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Essential hit with trademark dispute from Spigen

In the world of consumer electronics these days, it seems like every week there’s news about one company suing another over accusations of copying or theft. Essential, the new smartphone company from Andy Rubin, is now being gracefully welcomed into that world. Accessories maker Spigen has already accused Essential of trademark infringement over the name “Essential,” and sent a cease … Continue reading

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SpaceX lands 11th rocket following first launch of reused Dragon capsule

SpaceX has now achieved its fifth successful ground-based landing for its Falcon 9 rockets, but what makes this weekend’s launch really special was that it was also the first time the rocket company reused one of its Dragon cargo capsules.

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Harvard’s new mini exosuit lets you run farther and faster

Imagine pulling on a pair of shorts that, as long as you’re wearing them, enable you to run farther distances at faster speeds than you’d run without them. Such has become reality, for the most part, thanks to work by Harvard researchers.

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Android Pay is now live in Canada

While Android Pay has been available in the US for several years now, our northern neighbors in Canada can now finally make use of the mobile payments system. Google officially began rolling out Android Pay in the country earlier this week, including support for a number of banks, shops, and restaurants

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Researchers create robotic set of secondary arms

If you’ve ever felt like having only two arms just isn’t enough to accomplish all your tasks, a practical solution could soon be on the horizon. Researchers from Japan’s University of Tokyo and Keio University have developed a wearable pair of extra robotic arms, easily increasing your number of limbs and hands.

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Amazon planning entry into Australian retail market

As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon has already managed to find success outside of North America, including countries like the UK, Germany, and Japan. But now it seems the company’s next target is Australia, a country that has yet to fully embrace online shopping, and where physical retail stores still dominate consumers’ shopping habits. Bloomberg reports that Amazon is … Continue reading

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In-development Windows 10 builds accidentally released to Insiders on PC, mobile

If you’re a member of Microsoft‘s Windows Insiders program and you installed a new build on Thursday evening, you’ll want to pay attention to this: the company has revealed that an internal build of Windows 10 (16212) still in development was accidentally released to users for both PC and mobile devices. Fortunately Microsoft was quick to catch the error and … Continue reading

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Coinbase tipped at $1b valuation as demand for cryptocurrency soars

Coinbase, a Bitcoin exchange, is in talks for what could end up being the largest funding round ever for such a company, according to sources. The company is tipped in talks with possible investors for a funding round that may see Coinbase valued at more than one billion dollars, a new milestone for the cryptocurrency market if it proves true. … Continue reading

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iPhone 8 VS 7: the big size change

Today a set of specifications has leaked giving the dimensions of the next big iPhone. This iPhone 8, as it’s being called, could also be referred to as iPhone OLED, iPhone Pro, or iPhone Edition – whatever you want, since no real confirmation of its existence has been made by Apple as of yet.

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Microsoft co-founder’s Stratolaunch low orbit plane revealed

While SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic are scrambling to corner the still non-existent low orbit commercial transportation market, a new player has just rolled out its race horse out of the hangar for the public to gawk at. And like those other companies, Stratolaunch also has a Silicon Valley luminary behind it, the oft forgotten Microsoft co-found Paul G. … Continue reading

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