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  • US Navy unveils firefighting robot

    US Navy unveils firefighting robot

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    A firefighting prototype robot was unveiled at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.Scientists also revealed details of the technology’s successful trials aboard the USS Shadwell, a decommissioned Navy vessel, last fall. Sponsored by the Office of Naval…

  • 'Smart shoe' devices could charge up as you walk

    'Smart shoe' devices could charge up as you walk

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    The next generation of wearables could be powered by an unlikely energy source: you. Two new devices that fit inside the sole of your shoe can harvest energy from your movements as you walk or run, and then use that energy to power sensors and…

  • Apple’s Best App of 2014 Is a Personal Trainer for Your Brain

    Apple’s Best App of 2014 Is a Personal Trainer for Your Brain

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    Apple’s pick for the best app of 2014 is Elevate, which promises to strengthen your brain through daily games on your smartphone.Elevate, which launched in the App Store, has been downloaded over 5 million times. Elevate CEO Jesse Pickard says he’s “beyond thrilled and…

  • Phablet comparison: Xolo Omega 5.5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note

    Phablet comparison: Xolo Omega 5.5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note

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    Indian smartphone brand Xolo from Lava International has launched a new series with its Omega 5.5 smartphone, offering a 5.5-inch HD display, octa-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera and 2,600mAh battery at a pocket-friendly price of Rs 9,999. Sounds great, right? Except that if…

  • BlackBerry eyes industry partnerships, and not Kim Kardashian, to help spur growth

    BlackBerry eyes industry partnerships, and not Kim Kardashian, to help spur growth

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    BlackBerry CEO John Chen has met with Xiaomi and Lenovo in China, where it’s speculated he may have discussed future partnerships to help spur growth. News of the meetings comes shortly after Chen dismissed the idea of signing up celebrities to endorse its products, following…

  • Black Friday Apple deals focus on iPad Air

    Black Friday Apple deals focus on iPad Air

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    Some of the most enticing Apple Black Friday deals will come on Apple’s newest iPad Air.Big box retailer Best Buy will offer $100 off “on all iPad Air 2” models on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.That will bring the $499 Wi-Fi model…

  • Google search: now entering your bloodstream

    Google search: now entering your bloodstream

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    What if you could swallow a pill that regularly sweeps your bloodstream for diseases at their earliest points of development, warning you of cancer or a heart attack? Researchers at the semi-secretive Google X, a branch of Google a half-mile from its headquarters in Mountain…

  • First case of Google Glass addiction confirmed: study

    First case of Google Glass addiction confirmed: study

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    A 31-year-old enlisted service member who recently checked himself into the US Navy’s Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program for alcohol addiction began suffering an entirely unexpected withdrawal during the 35-day program.It turns out that when the program stripped him of Google Glass, which he'd been…

  • Samsung has made a battery so bendy, it’ll wrap around your wrist

    Samsung has made a battery so bendy, it’ll wrap around your wrist

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    Samsung SDI, the mega-corporation’s division dedicated to all things energy and battery related, has shown off a thin, rollable, and bendable battery during the InterBattery 2014 convention in South Korea. It’s calling it the world’s first truly flexible battery, and claim it’s so versatile, it…

  • Leaked Snapchat images should serve as a wake-up call to users, expert says

    Leaked Snapchat images should serve as a wake-up call to users, expert says

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    The vast haul of Snapchat images obtained by hackers in a breach discovered last week should serve as a massive wake-up call to consumers, warns an expert, noting that users may have been lulled into a false sense of security.“More clearly needs to be…

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