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Facebook Lite Review: stripped for the next billion users

This week Facebook launches Facebook Lite, a version of their social networking app made for low-speed data networks around the world. This app is aimed at nations with little or severely limited data on smartphone, pushing the line between functionality and operability.

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Wearables and Fitness – Is it a permanent union?

We see wearables on the rise. But when we says "wearables", we mostly mean smartwatches and, more often and more ubiquitous, fitness bands.

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Nanoblock teams with McDonald’s, makes food-themed sets

Nanoblock has teamed up with McDonald's in Hong Kong specifically to introduce some miniature food-themed Nanoblock sets. The sets are available for purchase at the McDonald's stores, and it's not clear if there's any plans to introduce the sets in other regions. There are several of them, and they -- as you'd expect, given the partnership -- are designed after … Continue reading

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Nikon and Apple tipped in an iOS app effort

There’s been word circulating for a couple months now that Apple and Nikon are working together on some yet-unknown project.

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Philips Hue Dimmer Switch and brighter bulb incoming

Philips has a new remote control for its hue wireless lights in the pipeline, along with a brighter version of its color-changing bulb. The new products, revealed during regulatory testing at the FCC, include an update on the original hue bulb with an 800 lumen version

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Secret Molecular Barcodes Could Be Used to Fight Counterfeits 

French scientists have created the first synthetic polymers that can store information as bits of 0s and 1s. You might think of it as a highly simplified version of DNA, another molecule that is very, very good at storing information

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The World’s Biggest Aircraft Could Launch a New Age of Airships

Airships lost much of their popularity after the fiery Hindenburg disaster in 1937. But one company’s looking to revive the technology with the biggest aircraft on Earth .

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What’s the Difference Between ‘Party Cloudy’ and ‘Mostly Sunny’?

If you ever thought it was difficult to tell the difference between “partly cloudy” and “mostly sunny,” you’re not alone.

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tado Smart AC Control can turn any AC smart

One of the problems with the smart home movement is that you are practically asked to buy new furniture or appliances that incorporate those brains. Sometimes, that isn't an option, either when the normal, non-smart product is loads better or if it's just really impossible or difficult to replace them. Like AC units, for example

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Presidential Candidate Lincoln Chafee Wants the U.S. to Go Metric

Lincoln Chafee has launched Democratic presidential bid with at least one interesting proposal: he wants the U.S. to go metric. Read more..

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