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Former McDonald’s CEO: $15 minimum wage will drive use of more automation

Ed Rensi says that the push for a $15 minimum wage will only push franchisees to choose automation. Currently available systems cost just fractionally more than what it would cost to pay a human to do the job.
Health & Fitness

XSTAT hemorrhage-stopping syringe just saved a life on the battlefield

The XSTAT hemostatic device, which seemed to be the stuff of science fiction when it was first introduced last year, has now successfully been used on a soldier to staunch severe bleeding in an "almost immediate" manner.
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NASA is using HoloLens to build its next Mars rover in mixed reality

Microsoft's HoloLens VR headset is being put to work by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is using the technology to both explore the Red Planet's surface and help design the future Mars 2020 Rover, Curiosity's…
Cars

Turbodiesel engines assisted by mild hybrid tech are an answer to dirty diesels

Delphi's testing shows that 48V mild hybrid systems added to diesel-engined cars can achieve most of the fuel economy and environmental advantages of full hybrids at a fraction of the cost.
Home

Design, print, devour: Xoco lets you 3D print your dreams in solid chocolate

Thanks to the magic that is 3D printing, you can design your own chocolate masterpieces that are as scrumptious as they are stunning. It's all thanks to the XOCO, a 3D printer that allows its user to create customized objects in chocolate.
Apple

Osmo Coding kit aims to be the Lego of coding

The newly announced Osmo Coding kit allows kids to snap together instructions on physical blocks to create their own wee programs and control an on-screen character. Digital Trends spoke with Pramod Sharma, Osmo’s CEO and founder.
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Are you a terrorist, an academic, or a poker player? This startup says it can tell from your face

An Israeli startup claims its facial personality profiling software can identify terrorists, academics, professional poker players, and pedophiles by facial features alone.
Health & Fitness

Are automated diagnostics the future of patient care? Zebra is banking on it

Zebra Medical Vision announced a new collaboration with Intermountain Healthcare to accelerate the creation of Zebra's imaging analytics engine and neural networks that will assist radiologists with automated diagnostic algorithms.
Mobile

Samsung rolls into SID Display Week with a fully flexible smartphone screen

Samsung is hard at work on making displays even more flexible than the modestly curved screens on Edge series of smartphones. Its latest innovation? A 5.7-inch display that completely rolls up into a small cylinder.
Cool Tech

Your next pair of Adidas sneakers could be made by robots

Adidas is bringing some of its manufacturing back to the homeland with an ultra-modern, 15,000 square-foot facility named "Speedfactory" in Ansbach, Germany,
Cool Tech

This Superman Mighty Wallet is the best wallet I ever bought

Loot Crate recently tucked a Superman VS. Batman Mighty Wallet in with the rest of its monthly booty, and I've fallen in love with this thing.
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Xiaomi debuts the Mi Drone, a 4K quadcopter that’s great for the price

China-based smartphone company Xiaomi has debuted the Mi Drone, an affordable quadcopter capable of shooting in resolutions of up to 4K. It'll go on sale in China later this summer.