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Imverse’s groundbreaking mixed reality renders you inside VR

 What if you could look down and see your actual arms and legs inside VR, or look at other real-world people or objects as if you weren’t wearing a headset? Imverse’s team spent five years building this incredible technology at

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Wooden bike is mass-produced to order

Back when Austrian entrepreneur Christoph Frandorfer was an architecture student, he developed knee and back problems from riding a bicycle that didn’t fit. Unfortunately, he couldn’t afford to get a bike custom-made for his measurements. That’s where he first got

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Wooden bike is mass-produced to order

Back when Austrian entrepreneur Christoph Frandorfer was an architecture student, he developed knee and back problems from riding a bicycle that didn’t fit. Unfortunately, he couldn’t afford to get a bike custom-made for his measurements. That’s where he first got

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Which Black Mirror technologies would you be willing to actually use?

Satirical Netflix anthology series Black Mirror (named after the reflection you see when staring at a phone with the screen off) presents a nightmarish vision of modern society and new technologies. In each standalone episode, writer Charlie Brooker focuses on

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How to install Ubuntu Linux on a Chromebook: An official Canonical tutorial

Chromebooks run Chrome OS, which is a very secure Linux distribution. While that operating system is very easy to use, it can sometimes be limited by a lack of software. You see, for the most part, these Chromebooks are designed

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Land Rover puts its name to a rugged new modular phone for the outdoors

With the Mobile World Congress fast approaching (the biggest phone show of the year), you can expect quite a few phone previews and teasers in the coming weeks. First out of the gate is the heavy-duty Land Rover Explore Outdoor

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Land Rover puts its name to a rugged new modular phone for the outdoors

With the Mobile World Congress fast approaching (the biggest phone show of the year), you can expect quite a few phone previews and teasers in the coming weeks. First out of the gate is the heavy-duty Land Rover Explore Outdoor

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Apricorn Aegis Bio 3.0: A simple, but super-secure biometric drive [Review]

If you want to keep your personal data safe and secure, then a hardware encrypted drive is your best bet. Secure drives, like the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z, require you to enter a PIN into the integrated keypad to

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White House refutes claims it wants to build its own 5G network

Documents that came to light recently suggested that the Trump administration was considering creating a government-controlled 5G network. It was an idea viewed in a dim light by the FCC, but now the White House has denied it has such

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Cake raises $5 million for a swipeable mobile browser

 A startup called Cake has an ambitious plan to take on incumbents like Chrome and Safari to build a better browser for mobile devices. The company announced this morning it has raised $5 million for those efforts from Peak Ventures, Pelion

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Mammoth Media, the startup behind chat fiction app Yarn, raises $13M

 Mammoth Media has raised a $13 million Series A funding to create what it calls “entertainment experiences for the mobile-first generation.” Mammoth isn’t not the first startup to pitch itself as reinventing entertainment for smartphones, but for the most part,

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Virgin Mobile to offer cheap, ‘pre-loved’ iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets

Virgin Mobile has announced plans to offer Certified Pre-Loved iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets in the US. Starting in February, the company will be offering the phones for between $379.99 and $429.99. It is already possible to buy

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Facebook’s latest News Feed update gives local news a boost

Facebook recently promised big changes to the way its News Feed works, and Mark Zuckerberg has now revealed that the social network will start to place a greater emphasis on local news. At least it makes a change from constantly

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Naked mole-rats found to violate biological laws of aging

They look pretty vulnerable, but naked mole-rats are up there with tardigrades in terms of hardy animals. The wrinkly rodents are all but immune to cancer, they’re long-lived, they don’t feel much pain, and they can actually survive extended periods

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Naked mole-rats found to violate biological laws of aging

They look pretty vulnerable, but naked mole-rats are up there with tardigrades in terms of hardy animals. The wrinkly rodents are all but immune to cancer, they’re long-lived, they don’t feel much pain, and they can actually survive extended periods

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Waymo orders thousands of Pacificas for 2018 self-driving fleet rollout

 Waymo has ordered thousands of new Chrysler Pacifica minivans from FCA to help populate its autonomous ride-hailing fleet, which it will open to the public in 2018, the company says. The public launch of its Pacifica-based self-driving ride hailing service

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Google completes its $1.1B deal to buy a chunk of HTC’s smartphone division

 Google has announced the completion of its $1.1 billion deal to buy a large slice of HTC’s hardware business. The acquisition was announced back in September 2017 but now it has passed the requisite approvals and is finalized. Beyond the

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Amazon’s Spheres blends workplace with tropical forest

Online retail giant Amazon opened the centerpiece of its new US$4 billion Seattle headquarters on January 29 as the company’s founder told the Alexa digital assistant, “Alexa, open the Spheres.” Consisting of three giant interconnected glass and steel balls, the

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Amazon’s Spheres blends workplace with tropical forest

Online retail giant Amazon opened the centerpiece of its new US$4 billion Seattle headquarters on January 29 as the company’s founder told the Alexa digital assistant, “Alexa, open the Spheres.” Consisting of three giant interconnected glass and steel balls, the

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Samsung unveils high-performance 800GB SZ985 Z-SSD

Solid state drives are all the rage nowadays, and it is not hard to see why. Not only are they much faster than traditional mechanical hard drives, but they consume much less electricity too. While power consumption might not be

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