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Star Trek Phaser remote: an accurate replica of the actual prop

Star Trek Phaser remote: an accurate replica of the actual prop

This gives a whole new meaning to that oft-quoted and oft-twisted phrase, "Beam me up, Scotty!" While we've seen many Star Trek-themed paraphernalia, enough to probably fill a museum of its own, this Phaser-shaped universal remote control is in a league of its own. According to its makers, this has been lovingly and painstaking crafted to be an accurate replica of the actual TV series prop.

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Alleged Moto G2 specs spotted in GFXBench

Alleged Moto G2 specs spotted in GFXBench

Motorola's next budget smartphone might be an incremental but bigger update to the Moto G. That is, at least, according to these specs unearthed from graphics benchmark site GFXBench. The details for a certain Motorola XT1063, believed to be the Moto G2 (or Moto G+1, if you prefer) show very little significant change from the company's current wallet-friendly smartphone.

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DJI Spreading Wings S900 makes light work of heavy equipment

DJI Spreading Wings S900 makes light work of heavy equipment

DJI, makers of the popular Phantom personal drones, had a problem. How can it make its more professional Spreading Wings drone more powerful, able to lift heavier video recording equipment and drone parts without dragging the robot down? Fortunately for DJI, it also found an answer, and that answer can be found in each of the Spreading Wings S900's six arms.

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LG 29V940 Cine View AIO hides a TV tuner inside

LG 29V940 Cine View AIO hides a TV tuner inside

Your widescreen monitor may not look so wide once you've seen LG's latest screen. Boasting of the seldomly used, as far as computer monitors go, 21:9 ratio, this latest Cine View All in One computer has enough room not just for your regular computing needs but also for some TV viewing on the sides, almost literally.

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Algorithm extracts audio from silent video using vibrations

Algorithm extracts audio from silent video using vibrations

It feels almost like a scene straight out of a spy movie or crime procedural show. You only have a video a of man talking with his back to the camera. No audio to tell you clearly what he's saying and there are no lips to read to give you a clue. But by observing just the movement of the leaves of a plant nearby, you are able to reconstruct what the man is saying, stop his evil plot, defeat the bad guy, and save the day.

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Thailand bans Tropico 5 due to junta scenarios

Thailand bans Tropico 5 due to junta scenarios

Thailand's Board of Film and Video Censors has just declared the fifth installment of the popular Tropico game unfit for a local release because it could affect peace and order and that the game's content, which may possibly lead to scenarios of a military dictatorship or junta, is not appropriate for the country's current situation. The irony of the matter is that Thailand has been under such a government ever since the military overthrew the previous administration in May.

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Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One spotted on French website

Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One spotted on French website

Jealous of the game-themed special editions for the PlayStation 4 coming out of Japan but are more of an Xbox fan? Be jealous no longer as the Xbox One will soon be getting its due. French retailer Micromania.fr's short-lived listing just confirmed leaks that the fabled white Xbox One will really soon be available in players' hands, together with a copy of the upcoming Sunset Overdrive game.

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