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3D-printed fruit will help your real apples taste better

By | 2017-08-05T11:40:25+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

There may be a pretender in your next box of fruit, a fake fruit that tracks temperatures, motion and shocks to ensure your plums are sweet and hard and your peaches are pretty as can be. Created by Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, the project involves a 3D-printed

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Internet of Bees device tracks hive health

By | 2017-08-05T10:53:13+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

As we all know, the bee population is declining at an alarming rate, and while the causes are many, the solutions are few. At the very least, beekeepers need to keep an extra-close eye on their hives — which can be difficult when there are a few thousand of them. A Canadian researcher

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Google Home users will (soon?) be able to try new features early if they know where to look

By | 2017-08-05T09:56:02+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Google|

If you own a Google Home, you’re already on the cutting-edge of future-dwelling space astronauts who can shout things at their house and have it respond. Want to be even more cutting-edge? It looks like Google is working on a Google Home preview program that’ll grant early access to upcoming Home features to

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The next Apple Watch reportedly won’t need an iPhone for data

By | 2017-08-05T03:43:42+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Apple|

The Apple Watch is one slick piece of engineering — but it’s not without its faults. Amongst other things: If you want to leave your phone at home, your smartwatch is suddenly a good bit less smart. Without an iPhone nearby, it can’t pull data — be it messages or music — over

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Google and Facebook envision Stories for news, not social

By | 2017-08-05T06:50:46+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Social|

Stories taught us the joy of dictating the pace of content consumption. We fast-forward in 10-second increments, with a quick trigger finger let loose the moment we get bored. That’s why soon, endless paragraphs of text and time-consuming videos might not be the only ways to get our news. This week, signs were revealed

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YouTube Music finally allows offline saving of songs, albums, and playlists

By | 2017-08-06T07:14:21+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

YouTube Music has added an incredibly useful feature today, one that amazingly hasn't been in all this time. We're talking about proper support for saving stuff offline. Up until this point, YouTube Music's only option in this realm was an auto-generated "offline mixtape", which was created "based on your previous listening history". In

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HolodeckVR is turning location-based VR into a multi-user social adventure

By | 2017-08-05T10:52:36+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Whether or not consumer VR becomes as widespread as many hope, there’s no denying that a lot of the current technology is a blast to try. This thesis has birthed much of the excitement around bringing about an arcade renaissance for VR, but for interested startups perhaps the most ready opportunity is capturing

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Amazon launches ‘Themes,’ a feature for filtering Customer Reviews by popular terms

By | 2017-08-05T09:46:35+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Amazon has quietly launched a new feature called “Themes,” designed to make it easier for shoppers to navigate a product’s customer reviews. Now, in the Amazon mobile app, you’re able to see which words have been used the most frequently across the reviews left by other customers, and then tap a button to

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Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

By | 2017-08-04T22:25:56+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Google|

Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space for augmented reality inside the eye. It sounds wild, but lens implants aren’t a new thing. Implanted

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Google said to launch AMP-based Snapchat Discover-like feature

By | 2017-08-04T20:54:41+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Google|

Google is creating a visual publication format for media companies similar to Snapchat’s “Discover,” based on its AMP mobile optimization technology for webpages and called “Stamp,” according to a new Wall Street Journal report. The program is said to be announced as soon as next week, and could include a range of publishing

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