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FlashTorch Mini, the closest thing to a lightsaber that fits in your pocket

The 2300-lumen halogen FlashTorch Mini fits in your pocket but produces enough heat to light fires and cook your meals. When you do not need to light up the whole campground, you can dial back the brightness to save battery life.

Always losing your wallet? Never again, thanks to Zillion's Tile-powered wallet

Meet the Zillion Slimline Wallet, a brand new wallet that not only has Tile's location technology built right into its sleek design, but also doubles as a powerbank capable of charging your smartphone on the go.
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Data science artist shows 'virality' of 'Pokémon Go' with data visualization

Swiss artist and data scientist Kirell Benzi has created a stunning data visualization project to show how 'Pokémon Go' exploded in popularity online, as seen through the spread of YouTube videos.
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Fraud alert! Researchers discover new method to spot phony posts online

By sifting through reviews, comment threads, and tweets, researchers have developed a method to detect “astroturfing” -- the practice of a single user, bot, or organization posting through multiple accounts in an attempt to fabricate…

Not wearing your seat belt? Cameras are smarter at detecting suspicious activity

The same obstacle-avoidance technology compact enough to fit inside a drone can also allow smart security cameras to recognize threats like not wearing a seatbelt to suspicious packages.

Could an AI camera detect lies better than a polygraph? One tech firms thinks so

The wires of the polygraph could one day be replaced by a simple camera with facial mapping software. An artificial intelligence company recently developed the Fraudoscope, which boasts the same accuracy as a polygraph.

10 top designers integrate Intel Curie chips into high fashion

Intel has partnered with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF) and challenged 10 burgeoning designers to integrate Intel Curie chips into an article of clothing in an inspirational way.
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Hubble finds 10 times the number of galaxies in our universe, making Earth but a grain of sand

A recent survey of the Southern sky has allowed the Hubble Space Telescope to confirm the existence of 10 times the number of galaxies in the universe. The survey was conducted by researchers at the University of Nottingham.
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NASA images suggest ExoMars lander exploded during landing

The ESA lost contact with its Mars lander minutes before touchdown on the Mars surface. The fate of the vessel is still unknown, but recent images of the Mars surface that were taken by NASA suggest the lander exploded upon impact.
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Watch this dude bang out a funky electro number on a bunch of ancient TVs

Electronic trash never sounded so amazing. Japanese musician Ei Wada likes to use discarded household appliances to make his music, using his tech know-how to convert them into amazing instruments quite unlike any other.
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DJI’s new drone camera tacks a 30x zoom onto commercial unmanned aerial vehicles

DJI just announced the Zenmuse Z30, a drone camera with a whopping 30x optical zoom. Tailored for industrial use, the camera is limited to 1080p video and built specifically for the company's Matrice enterprise drone.

GoPro’s new Passenger app makes flying the Karma drone a team effort

GoPro's Karma may be pretty small, but it can take on passengers -- virtually, anyway. The new Passenger app offers a second user the view from the drone as well as the chance to control the camera.