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DJI Ronin 2 takes the camera gimbal to a new level

The original DJI Ronin was a bit of a game changer in the filmmaking scene, offering Steadicam-like camera stabilization without a six-figure price tag. DJI used its knowledge of gimbals from the drone world to democratize hand held camera stabilization

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Cartoons from the May 1, 2017, Issue

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From “The Names of 1,001 Strangers”

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Mercedes energy storage units headed for UK homes

Car manufacturers are racing to get their electric cars onto the market, but that’s not the only battery-powered battle being played out: they’re also keen to get their batteries into family homes. Tesla has made its Powerwall plans clear, and

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Mercedes energy storage units headed for UK homes

Car manufacturers are racing to get their electric cars onto the market, but that’s not the only battery-powered battle being played out: they’re also keen to get their batteries into family homes. Tesla has made its Powerwall plans clear, and

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Hope and rapture on West Broadway

 We were just outside the Marriott on the edge of downtown when the conference doors opened. I remember saying something like “Those people… they seem a little different…” And suddenly there was a horrible strident laughter all around us and

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Falcon Northwest’s Tiki is the sleek sports car of VR PCs

 Falcon Northwest is a small company, but small can mean focus and care when it comes to device makers. Falcon’s business is PCs, and specifically Windows machines capable of delivering terrific gaming power in a package that won’t take up

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Uber responds to report that it tracked devices after its app was deleted

 Uber tracked former users even after they deleted the app from their iPhones, a practice that eventually earned CEO Travis Kalanick a scolding from Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the New York Times reports. Uber is pushing back on the allegations,

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Why tech workers showed up to March for Science

 Science itself may be non-partisan. But the March for Science this weekend simply couldn’t be. Demonstrators turned out in an estimated 600 cities around the world to rally for science and its role in policy-making, many tech workers among them. The march

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System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers

System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own

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WikiLeaks reveals CIA’s Weeping Angel tool for hacking Samsung TVs

WikiLeaks continues to release documents that reveal various hacking tools used by the CIA. After the HIVE revelations just over a week ago, the group has followed up with details of operations that were mentioned in the very first batch

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MakerBot’s technology of the future grapples with its rocky past

 Goshen has a small stack of papers sitting on a table beside him, should he need to consult any notes. He never actually looks over, however. After months of behind the scenes meetings, he’s got the company’s new line down,

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Online grocery platform Farmdrop raises £7M Series A led by Atomico

 Farmdrop, a farmer-friendly online grocery platform based in the U.K., has raised £7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Atomico, the London VC fund founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. Read More Go to Source

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New gelatine model can stand in for human skin

Scientists at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) are developing a gelatine-based model that simulates the characteristics of human skin by mimicking the way the epidermis absorbs water. By controlling the moisture content in the gelatine,

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New gelatine model can stand in for human skin

Scientists at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) are developing a gelatine-based model that simulates the characteristics of human skin by mimicking the way the epidermis absorbs water. By controlling the moisture content in the gelatine,

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Gillmor Gang: Fossil Fuel

 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 21, 2017. Big Media meets the Big Algorithm as we reach subscription saturation. B=V/T: Self-service Bundling based on Value prioritized by Trust erases

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The MWW Iconik 3 is an inexpensive automatic watch for military fans

 Manchester Watch Works aka MWW makes small batch watches that are sometimes homages to historic timepieces and are sometimes entirely new design. This model, the Iconik 3 – the third in the Iconik line – is based on the Blancpain

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Cormac McCarthy Explains the Unconscious

This past week, the novelist Cormac McCarthy published the first nonfiction piece of his career, a three-thousand-word essay titled “The Kekulé Problem,” in the popular science magazine Nautilus. It is studded with suggestive details about the anatomy of the human

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How to make Twitter profitable

 Twitter has evolved dramatically since its founding. What the founders fully envisioned we cannot know. Nonetheless, there is one thing we do know: Many business entities have millions of followers and communicate with these followers using Twitter. This is free

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Is a “robot tax” really an “innovation penalty”?

 When Bill Gates recently suggested robots should pay income tax like any other employee, I didn’t immediately disagree. I applaud Gates’ bold thinking to help solve one of society’s biggest upcoming challenges: embracing automation in a way that “lifts all

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