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Thanks to Project Loon, Sri Lanka will soon have universal Internet access

Project Loon is Google's ambitious plan to provide cheap Internet access to underdeveloped parts of the world via a fleet of high altitude balloons. After years of testing and refining the technology, the company is finally ready to deploy…

Turn any food into caviar-like pearls with the Wonka-like Spherificator

Our fancy parties never involve caviar, but they could, thanks to the Imperial Spherificator. Well, it will still be fake caviar but in the familiar roe form. Use any liquid to make little spheres that burst when you bite them.

See how gestures would have controlled Microsoft’s cancelled McLaren phone

Remember that Microsoft McLaren Windows phone from last year? It was supposed to offer Kinect-like gestures, but Microsoft cancelled it. This new video of the device sheds some light on this mysterious device.

GoFish Cam is…you guessed it…like a GoPro for fishing

Videos of fishing trips involve a lot of posing with dead fish. GoFish cam gives people the chance to show off the action instead. It records HD footage of fish on the line. With video proof the saying "fishermen tell tall tales," will be a…

Sick of waiting for the dryer? In a few years, new technology could dry clothes in minutes

Ayyoub Momen of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has come up with a new technology that dries clothes extremely quickly while using very little energy. He's working with GE to get the technology to consumers in about four years.

Smart cars are hackable cars. Are the features worth the risk?

Until recently, automotive hacking was a concept that seemed unrealistic and nonthreatening. After two security experts remotely commandeered the systems of a Jeep Cherokee from miles away, the vulnerabilities of the connected car are more…
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This wireless charging technology works with metal phones

Qualcomm says it has solved the problem of enabling wireless charging on phones with metal bodies, and has made the technology available to its partners today. However, the ongoing standards battle may hold back adoption.
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Amazon wants a chunk of airspace given over to delivery drones

Amazon's at a NASA-hosted conference this week brainstorming ideas for an air traffic control system for drones. With its Prime Air quadcopter in mind, the online giant suggested commercial drones be given a 200-feet band of airspace in…

Say hello to Ozo, Nokia’s VR camera ball for professional content creators

Here it is then, Nokia's first major product since Microsoft bought its mobile phone unit 2 years ago. Determined to get into virtual reality early on, the Finnish company has unveiled Ozo, a VR camera ball that helps media pros capture…
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The MB4.0 origami bridge could save your life in a natural disaster

The traditional Japanese art of origami may have originated using paper, but now, the intricate folds have inspired what scientists claim to be "the world’s fastest, largest, strongest, and lightest expanding temporary bridge."
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Astronomers capture video of platinum-laden ‘trillion-dollar asteroid’ zooming past Earth

Unlike all the other space rocks that come hurtling past our home planet every month, the asteroid known as 2011 UW158 happens to contain somewhere around $5.4 trillion dollars worth of platinum, give or take a few billion.
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CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is behind U2’s tour art

The stunning imagery created for the band's tour by artist Jeff Frost is actually time-lapse footage from CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The message behind the dizzying array of colors is meant to be the "neural net of humanity,"