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iOS Unicode bug crashes iPhone when a specific text is received

If you receive a strange text from someone that looks like Arabic script and then your iPhone crashes; you have been a victim of a newly discovered flaw in iOS Unicode. Reports indicate that when the specific block of text is sent in a text message to an iPhone, it locks up the message app and triggers iPhone restarts, lockouts … Continue reading

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This Chip Could Analyze Your Blood and Send the Data to Your Phone

This centimeter-long lump of silicon could soon be inserted under your skin to measure the chemical make-up of your blood—then send the results straight to your phone. Read more...

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Lenovo Z41, Z51, Ideapad 100: laptops for diverse users

Lenovo just held its Lenovo Tech World, its first ever global event in Beijing, and there it unveiled three new laptops to fill up its shelves. Realizing that there is really no one size fits all when it comes to diverse laptop users, Lenovo revealed two sets to try to appeal to two broad groups. The Ideapad 100, which comes … Continue reading

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Ayo smart glasses pipe artificial sunlight to your eyeballs

The market is full of so-called "artificial suns", which produce light meant to replicate what you get from the sun.

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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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11 chameleon species newly split from one

Fooled in the past by color variations, scientists discover the truth about this one panther chameleon: it's actually 11 different species. Using high-resolution color photographs and blood samples from a cool 324 Furcifer pardalis (panther chameleon) individuals along Madagascar's Northern coast, a team of scientists lead by Djordje Grbic from the Laboratory of Artificial and Natural Evolution in the Department … Continue reading

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Microsoft reveals Cortana voice assistant is coming to iPhone, Android

Sounds like Siri is in for some competition. Over on the Windows blog, Microsoft has revealed that its own voice-powered assistant, Cortana, will be coming to iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, as well as the Android platform.

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How Scientists Plan to Hack Your Nervous System

One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric. By Gaia Vince.

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This Is the First Single-Molecule Diode That Could Actually Be Useful

The diode is a very simple-sounding little electronic device: it allows current to flow easily in one direction, but not the other. But while the quest to miniaturize them to the molecular scale has worked in the past, only now is it a truly practical proposition. Read more...

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Twitter tipped to be eying Flipboard acquisition

After Periscope, it seems that Flipboard is next in Twitter's crosshairs. While this idea of this acquisition plans might raise eyebrows just for the perplexity of the concept, that seems to be exactly what insider sources are saying

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