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You know the universal appeal of drones when you're watching drone racing using your phone, computer, or even - a virtual reality headset. Drones have steadily taken over much of 2014-2015, and now 2016, with the nascent, yet explosive the Drone Racing League by Nick Horbaczewski. The jump-around energy of the DRL is set around the idea of becoming a digital Nascar for drones. In the past few months, drone racing has been continually successful in becoming a triple threat to the entertainment that typically involves high-tech paraphe...
If you’re fascinated by the thought of galaxies far far away, Chile’s Atacama Desert is the place to be. The driest desert in the world has a rare set of factors making it one of the best locations on Earth for stargazing – very little rainfall, crystal-clear skies, high elevation of 2410 to 4270m, low-to-zero light pollution, and apparently the answer to the existence of extraterrestrial life. It is no coincidence that the dry and cold conditions, where there is very little water and extreme ultraviolet radiation, makes life in the ...
Elio Motors is a Phoenix-based manufacturer of an aerodynamic, three-wheel car has topped $1 billion market valuation, two days after becoming the first equity-crowdfunded company to list its shares on the public markets. This makes Elio the first small company to list shares on an exchange, following a mini-IPO made possible by the new Securities and Exchange Commission rules. The Startup Business Act or JOBS Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012, in support of entrepreneurship and small business growt...
In DC Comics, it has generally been portrayed that the Fortress of Solitude contains endless information on the lost society of Krypton. Each shard of crystal hold invaluable data. The crystal was created by Superman’s biological father, Jor-El, and sent to planet Earth with baby Kal-El inside the rocket ship from Krypton. The crystal forfeited the sterility of Kryptonian culture. Researchers on planet Earth are creating something similar – 5D Memory Card, monikered the Superman Memory Crystal. The crystal can store nearly for 13.8 b...
For those familiar with the patents realm, it would come as no surprise that more than half of the patents filed are from patent trolls with no other business than litigation. Statistics show that the year 2015 saw the highest number of patent lawsuits. These patent disputes are resolved through the process of IPR (Inter Partes Review) or a proceeding involving the PTAB (Patent Trademark and Appeals Board) at the US Patent Office. Based on some chatter thus far, mova technology used to animate the faces of Marvel superheroes may pu...
The much-anticipated Mobile World Congress (MWC) is only a couple of days away from officially kicking off, and we’re already starting to see more details emerging on upcoming devices through the nooks and corner of the internet. The latest being HP Elite X3, a Windows 10 Phablet, for you to feast on. The device, originally named Falcon, is packed with high-end viscera. By the looks of it, it could be one of the best Windows 10 mobile devices, and its biggest rival is going to be the Microsoft Lumia 950XL. Let’s take a look at the f...
Marvin Minsky, one of the great pioneers of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology, died on Sunday from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 88, according to MIT Media Lab. Minsky’s work on artificial neural networks and the modern field of deep learning has paved the way for companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Facebook, which consistently train neural networks to learn from data such as photos to make adaptive interfaces. In 1951, he built SNARC, the first neurocomputer, followed by the first visual scanners, and the...
At IFA conference in Berlin last year, Intel showed off the 6th gen Core and Xeon processor families. The new pieces of hardware promise 2.5x faster performance, 30x better graphics, and 3x the battery life than what was available 5 years ago. This improvement – Intel believes – is going to be a ‘turning point in people’s relationship with computers’. More important than any of this optimization were Intel’s new processors’ security features, predominantly an optimized hardware-level authentication feature called Intel Authenticate So...
Twitter disowning the 140 character limit would be like Joey Tribbiani sharing food with someone, or Stephen Hawking deciding that he no longer wants to be a physicist. While, many may pass this off as a rumor, various media reports claim that new chief Jack Dorsey plans to drop the microblogging site’s signature feature and a raise the character limit on tweets. The reports started circulating shortly after Chinese social network Sina Weibo removed its 140 character limit. The new format will allow users to post up to 2,000 characte...
MinecraftEdu is a creative outlet for kids who can’t otherwise express themselves. For example, if you want to explore Ancient Egyptian or Mesopotamian culture, you can easily explore by experimenting with the design or layouts of the agrarian society that gifted the world its first irrigation system of dug canals. If you want to explore the basics of electronics, it lays out the foundation of a virtual world of logic gates to learn about the implementation of elemental structures such as a chip, micro-controllers made up of AND, OR, ...
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