Monthly Archives: May 2016

Bayer And Planetary Resources Intend To Collaborate To Improve Agriculture With Space Data

Bayer and the aerospace technology company Planetary Resources, based in Redmond, Washington, USA, have signed a memorandum of understanding about the development of applications and products based on satellite images. Bayer intends to purchase these data from Planetary Resources to

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Automating DNA origami makes it easy to build DNA nanoparticles

Researchers can build complex, nanometer-scale structures of almost any shape and form, using strands of DNA. But these particles must be designed by hand, in a complex and laborious process. This has limited the technique, known as DNA origami, to

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US airports to put drone-disabling system to the test

There’s a very good reason the airspace around airports is restricted. But the proliferation of consumer drones is making the job of policing these areas increasingly difficult and raising the prospect of these unmanned aircraft crashing into their commercial cousins.

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AMD Radeon RX 480 brings premium VR to the everyman

When NVIDIA announced the GTX 1080, the PC gaming community was largely in awe, and rightfully so. Its performance was impressive, and many folks wanted it. The problem? It has an MSRP of $600. At that price, the card —

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Asian indie film platform Viddsee signs content deal with Discovery

 Viddsee, a streaming platform for independent short films in Asia, and Discovery Networks announced a content partnership today. The agreement is noteworthy because this is not only the biggest deal of its kind that Singapore-based Viddsee has inked so far,

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HP DeskJet 3755 is world’s smallest all-in-one printer — has shockingly low price

Believe it or not, printers are still relevant. True, smartphones have reduced the need for printing on pieces of paper, but there still could be times where it is necessary. All-in-one variants in particular can find a place in both homes and businesses,

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Intel unleashes 10-core CPU for 4K and VR gaming

At Computex 2016 in Taiwan this week, Intel announced a new line of high-end CPUs, including its first 10-core processor for desktops. Under the Core i7 processor Extreme Edition banner is a family of four different models designed for 4K

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Jeff Bezos on space, free speech and creating shows to sell more shoes

 When it came to discussing Peter Thiel’s involvement in the ongoing Gawker trial that’s raised questions surrounding free speech, Jeff Bezos quoted Confucius: “Seek revenge and you should dig two graves, one for yourself.” Bezos, naturally, should have strong opinions

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Xiaomi pre-installing Microsoft Office and Skype on its Android smartphones and tablets

Both Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile are inconsequential in the mobile market. In other words, Microsoft has largely failed with its mobile platforms. With that said, Microsoft is not a failure in mobile overall. Its applications and services work

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G.SKILL unveils RIPJAWS KM570 MX and KM770 RGB mechanical gaming keyboards

PC gaming is so much more than graphics cards and powerful processors. Once you build your rig, you need to get quality accessories too. Things like keyboards, mice, and headsets contribute to the overall experience. The latest rage in keyboards

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Depth-sensing walker monitors and connects the elderly and mobility impaired

 The so-called Internet of Things is often underwhelming — who really needs a tweeting oven? — but inspiring applications of embedded sensors and ubiquitous connectivity still appear, and sometimes from the most unexpected places. Take this smart walker, for instance:

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Bespoke mountain bike blends carbon and titanium with 3D printing

Carbon fiber mountain bike frames are typically cast from a mold, which makes having one custom-built rather a tall order. The UK-based Robot Bike Company, however, has developed an alternative. Its full-suspension R160 incorporates carbon fiber tubes joined together by

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7 of the Internet’s best animated 404 pages

 Gone are the days where a humorous picture or phrase will get your site’s 404 page noticed. In a version of the Internet where GIFs are the new text and videos are the new photos, it’s going to take a lot more than a

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Bullet-fast shrimp club could lead to better body armor, airplanes and more

For a relatively small critter, the mantis shrimp certainly makes some major waves in the scientific community. The crustacean has served as the inspiration for research into everything from cancer-detecting camera technology to polarized lenses to strong and light composite

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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending May 28, 2016)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

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How to secure your open source code

It’s an open source world. Black Duck and Northbridge’s recent 2016 Future of Open Source Survey found that 78 percent of the over 1300 respondent companies said they run open source software. The number is likely much higher. Black Duck finds

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Going out of business: An important, but forgotten security precaution

It takes a lot to launch a business in today’s competitive landscape. Unfortunately, not all find success and some end up shutting their doors for good. A company could be going through a merger or acquisition, as is the case

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Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processors have up to 10 cores and 4 channel DDR4-2400 RAM

When it comes to building a PC, there are many directions you can go. Of course, the most important question you must ask is, what are you going to do with it? Ideally, you don’t want to pay for more

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NASA releases vast mosaic of Pluto’s surface

NASA has released a fresh mosaic of Pluto’s surface stitched together from the highest resolution images captured by the spacecraft as it sped past the planetoid on July 14, 2015. The agency has accompanied the release with a video that

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Where are they now? Startup Battlefield participant Wellth raises $2M

 In the world of healthcare, physicians and insurers are struggling to meet seemingly conflicting goals: improving patient quality outcomes while reducing the total costs of care. Disrupt NY 2015 Startup Battlefield participant Wellth thinks it has found a solution to this problem,

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