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Yamaha 05GEN and 06GEN concepts aim to travel short distances

Yamaha 05GEN and 06GEN concepts aim to travel short distances

Yamaha has unveiled a pair of new concept vehicles called the 05GEN and 06GEN concepts. Neither of these are concepts for vehicles meant to take you to the next city over, rather both are intended to be mobility concepts that take you over short distances. Think from your home to the grocery store a few miles down the road. Yamaha says that both concepts are designed to move in a more leisurely fashion, which presumably means slowly.

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Gigantic Nerf Gun shoots plunger-tipped pool noodles at 40mph

Gigantic Nerf Gun shoots plunger-tipped pool noodles at 40mph

If you have ever been involved in a NERF war, you know that not all NERF weapons are created equal. Some shoot single darts a few feet, while others can hurl ounces and ounces of suction cup tipped darts out you each second. Rest assured in any conventional NERF war, every one of those darts are aimed at your eyes or your groin, 'tis the way of war. A former NASA engineer took it upon himself to craft the ultimate weapon of NERF doom, and so he did.

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PizzaDome is a wood-fired oven for the BaseCamp stove

PizzaDome is a wood-fired oven for the BaseCamp stove

Summer is here and that means that many folks around the world will be out enjoying nature. Part of enjoying nature is eating well and keeping gadgets that you might need in an emergency (or to post hoards of images of you "roughing" it to your Snapchat) charged and working. The catch is that cooking and charging gadgets where there is no electricity can be a challenge; this is where the BaseCamp wood-fired oven and the new PizzaDome accessory come in.

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Zungle Panther sunglasses send music through your bones

Zungle Panther sunglasses send music through your bones

Zungle Panther sunglasses look like the normal shades you might see folks wearing, but these shades have something built in that music fans will love. If you want to listen to your favorite tunes or podcasts while on the go wearing these sunglasses you need no separate headphones or speakers. Zungle Panther sunglasses have built in bone conduction technology.

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Hubble spies Neptune’s newest dark spot

Hubble spies Neptune’s newest dark spot

The Hubble Space Telescope has been busily snapping photos of planets and other objects in the solar system and galaxy for years and some of its latest photos taken last month are of Neptune. In these new photos, taken on May 16, 2016, Hubble has spied a new dark spot in the atmosphere of the cold blue planet. These images aren't the first time that we have seen such a dark spot on Neptune.

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Typhoon H drone packing RealSense R200 camera hits pre-order

Typhoon H drone packing RealSense R200 camera hits pre-order

A new six-rotor drone fitted with its own camera and lots of other tech has been announced from Yuneec International the drone is called the Typhoon H with Intel RealSense Technology. The six-rotor drone has gone up for pre-order at an MSRP of $1,899. The first drone shipments to customers will be made within four weeks.

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Apple iOS 10 kernel is unencrypted for performance says Apple

Apple iOS 10 kernel is unencrypted for performance says Apple

Apple recently showed off a preview version of iOS 10 at a developers conference and as developers are wont to do they immediately hacked into the code to see what they could find inside. Many of them were very surprised to find that Apple had left the kernel of the OS unencrypted. Some were surprised enough that they assumed Apple had made a mistake.

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Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector detects flooding

Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector detects flooding

Roost is a company we have talked about before, it has a smart battery for smoke detectors and a smart smoke detector to help keep your home or office safe. Roost has announced a new product called the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector. The goal of the new device is to help save homeowners from costly repairs from frozen pipes that burst or leaks that might flood the home.

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Bentley Gigapixel image shows Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase on Goldengate

Bentley Gigapixel image shows Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase on Goldengate

Bentley has published what it claims to be the world's most extraordinary car photograph. While it may not be the MOST extraordinary photo of a car ever taken, it is very cool. The photo is a shot of the new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase cruising across the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. The image was taken using a massive zoom lens from 700 meters away.

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Mark Zuckerberg takes his MacBook security seriously

Mark Zuckerberg takes his MacBook security seriously

A few weeks back we learned that Mark Zuckerberg had his twitter and pinterest accounts hacked. At the time, the hacker group that hacked the accounts claimed that his password was a very simple word "dadada" leading some to assume that the Zuck wasn’t that security conscious. Now an image has turned up that Zuckerberg sent out to celebrate the 500 million active monthly users that Instagram boasts and it appears that Zuckerberg does take some security seriously.

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Windows 10 Maps app update brings guided nav improvements

Windows 10 Maps app update brings guided nav improvements

Microsoft has announced that the latest update to the Windows 10 Maps app has landed. The update is available now for all Windows 10 customers. Updates to the guided navigation feature have been made with turn-by-turn instructions optimized for glanceability including tweaks for landscape mode orientation. Changes were made to make using windows Maps on the phone with one hand easier by moving the navigation to the bottom of the screen.

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BMW i battery storage system uses old BMW i3 batteries to power homes

BMW i battery storage system uses old BMW i3 batteries to power homes

One of the big concerns for makers of EVs around the world is what to do with the batteries inside the EV when they are no longer fit for vehicular use. Batteries that have lost too much of their performance to be used in an electric vehicle can still provide plenty of performance for other, less demanding uses. BMW has announced BMW i at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 29.

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