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nuTonomy finally debuts world’s first self-driving taxis in Singapore

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A few months ago Massachusetts-based startup nuTonomy made the headlines for getting the permission to test their self-driving cars in Singapore. Well, that moment has arrived as the company started their trial runs on specially modified Renault Zoe and Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car models. People in Singapore can use these autonomous taxis free of cost by downloading the accompanying app. For now the cars will have an engineer riding on the front seat to take control if situation goes haywire. If everything goes well, the trials will lead to the full deployment of self-driving taxis by 2018.
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Wooden arcade machine makes you go weak in the knees

Desktop Arcade Joy Stick

Desktop Arcade Joy Stick

We love geeky arcade machines, and I bet, so do you. The nostalgic feeling of playing those retro games in a cool little arcade machine. Thanks to 8Bitdo, the masters of making gaming controllers, you have another reason to give up playing games on your smartphone. They have created a stunning looking wooden arcade machine, and currently it is on display at the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany. Hands down, this has to be one of the best (if not the best) looking arcade machine I have seen so far.
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Android 7.0 Nougat is finally rolling out, starting with Google Nexus devices

Android 7.0 Nougat

For all Android users who had been anxiously waiting; Android 7.0 Nougat is finally rolling out. As usual, the rollout will start with Nexus devices and then move to the other smartphones. The new OS is loaded with a host of new and interesting features, each one of which will enhance the users experience and mobile phone’s performance. Before we touch upon some of the exciting new features of the OS, here are the smartphones that can expect the Nougat update first. Read More…

Why self-driving cars may not actually happen

Self-driving cars

The last few years have taken us from a time when cars that drive themselves were science fiction to a real possibility. Uber recently announced that it will debut a fleet of self-driving vehicles (with assigned drivers for safety) and Google has already created driverless prototype vehicles that are being tested in secure environments by riders. There have been investments from major companies to make real strides in the autonomous driving industry, and people feel that these vehicles will be superior in mastering various obstacles, such as safety issues and inclement weather.

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Exciting gadgets and technologies expected in 2017

Gesture control future of Virtual Reality

As years roll by, the consumer technology keeps advancing. The speed at which this is happening is so fast that the older generation can’t keep up with this change. However, for the younger generation, this is an opportunity to discover and invest in some of the coolest gadgets to arrive in 2017. We have therefore compiled a short list of what is to be expected. There are hints everywhere, so this list is just one of those convenient things you ought to familiarize yourself with.
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Stamp-sized, sun-powered device purifies water in minutes

Stamp-sized water disinfecting device

People in many parts of the world cleanse water by leaving it in plastic bottle for long hours under the sun to let UV rays kill microbes. Since, this is a very time consuming process (UV rays, that form only 4 percent of the sun’s total energy, can take up to a couple of days to purify water), engineers at the Stanford University and SLAC National Laboratory have noticed the problem and have developed a small device that works on the energy of the sun to kill 99.99 percent germs in water in only 20 minutes. Read More…

Indian engineering student builds real-life walking Iron Man suit

Vimal Govind Manikandan iron man suit

The cheapest of exoskeletons cost thousands of dollars, but that could stand to change with the new creation by an Indian engineering student who has built a low cost wearable walking-assist. A real-life walking Iron Man suit, this is created by Vimal Govind Manikandan, of MES College of Engineering in Kerala. The battery-powered, functional exoskeleton is capable of lifting heavy objects, and is built on a budget of $750 (approx. ₹50,000). Read More…

Is your email safe from hackers?

Secure Email, Email Security

There are 74 trillion emails sent every year, making it one of the most prolific communication formats in the world. Recently, Microsoft published a list of some of the most common email security problems happening today – and many are ones that people completely ignore or don’t know exist.

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GoPro’s six-camera Omni virtual reality rig to ship from August 17

CES GoPro Booth 2016

Filmmakers and high-end customers waiting for GoPro’s six-camera Omni virtual reality rig could have their pre-ordered units shipped beginning August 17. A considerable solution to shooting videos in 360-degree, the metal cube is designed to house six GoPro Hero4 Black cameras and comes with required hardware and software to create perfect 360-degree videos. At $5,000, the Omni may not be the best of consumer gadgets, but it’s a reasonably priced rig for filmmakers who can now shoot high-quality immersive videos in 360 degree at the most reasonable cost. Read More…

Pros and cons of upgrading your digital camera

dslr camera photography

Depending on how you use your current digital camera, you may not need to rush out and buy an upgraded version. Then again, there are some tantalizing reasons to purchase one of the latest models. If you’re thinking about upgrading your digital camera, consider these pros and cons before you make a decision.

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