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Riley roving camera is a home sentry robot

Riley roving camera is a home sentry robot

A company called iPatrol has a new HD camera robot called Riley. The little bot cruises around your home on two-rubber tank-tread like strips. It is able to see in the dark with night vision tech and can alert the homeowner when motion is detected.

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Sony Xperia F8331 leaks, tipped to be the Xperia XR

Sony Xperia F8331 leaks, tipped to be the Xperia XR

A new photo of an unannounced Sony phone that has been rumored in the past has leaked. We are talking about the image of the Xperia F8331 at the top of this story, which is tipped to launch as the Xperia XR smartphone. The leaked image comes with a new rumor that the smartphone might launch at IFA 2016.

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Sennheiser PC 373D PC gaming headset rocks 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound

Sennheiser PC 373D PC gaming headset rocks 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound

Sennheiser is an audio device maker who has a new product aimed directly at the PC gamers out there called the PC 373D. This over the ear gaming headset has an open acoustic design and delivers 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound. The headset also has a sensitive noise-cancelling microphone to pick up your voice for in-game chats.

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Motorized device helps infants at risk for cerebral palsy

Motorized device helps infants at risk for cerebral palsy

This may look like how Eleven started as an infant in Stranger Things, but it's actually a device that is designed to help infants who are at risk of developing cerebral palsy. This condition covers a range of early neurological disorders that affect movement and muscle coordination and can be caused from a number of factors. Those factors include brain damage during birth, infection, and trauma.

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Amazon Dash launches for AmazonFresh customers in London

Amazon Dash launches for AmazonFresh customers in London

Amazon UK has announced a new gadget that will make it easier for Londoners who live in a postal code serviced by AmazonFresh to get their grocery orders without having to go to the store. Dash is a small device that facilitates placing grocery orders on Amazon.co.uk. Using Dash the customer can scan a product barcode or say the name of a product to add items automatically to their Amazon.co.uk basket.

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MIT lithium-oxygen battery lasts a long time and is more efficient

MIT lithium-oxygen battery lasts a long time and is more efficient

MIT has announced a breakthrough in battery technology that might one day mean EVs that can drive further on a charge and gadgets that last longer away from an outlet. For a long time MIT and other research organizations have been looking at lithium-air batteries, but those batteries have some significant drawbacks. While lithium-air promises high-energy output compared to weight, they waste much of the power introduced as heat and performance degrades quickly. The new MIT lithium-oxygen battery overcomes these big drawbacks.

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Xiaomi Redmi Pro packs up to Helios X25 10-core CPU

Xiaomi Redmi Pro packs up to Helios X25 10-core CPU

Xiaomi has rolled out a new flagship smartphone called the Redmi Pro that is available in three different versions. The difference between the trio is price, RAM, and processor type. The entry-level version of the Redmi Pro uses a Helio X20 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with a price of RMB 1499.

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Samsung 2016 SUHD TVs get HDR+ firmware update

Samsung 2016 SUHD TVs get HDR+ firmware update

Samsung has announced that it is rolling out a firmware update for its 2016 line of SUHD TVs that have the quantum dot display. The new firmware update adds an HDR+ setting to the TVs enhancing the High Dynamic Range image quality even more than the TVs offered originally. With the new feature, the image quality is enhanced even if the source isn't HDR format.

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Lockheed Skunk Works Spider finds tiny pinholes in airship envelope

Lockheed Skunk Works Spider finds tiny pinholes in airship envelope

Lockheed is working on something it calls a hybrid airship, which is essentially a massive blimp, designed for lifting and hauling heavy cargo into areas where there are no roads. The big benefit of this is that the hybrid airship is able to haul large loads but moves in the air faster than vehicles or ships move on land or water. These airships aren’t as fast as helicopters or aircraft though. The challenge for Lockheed is inspecting the envelope of these massive airships requiring a crew of people inside and outside the envelope of the airship.

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air wants to compete with Apple

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air wants to compete with Apple

Xiaomi is a Chinese maker of smartphones that we talk about often enough and the last time we talked about the company there were some rumors floating around about a notebook. That rumor has turned out to be true with Xiaomi officially unveiled a pair of notebook models with a Mi Notebook Air 13.3" and a Mi Notebook Air 12.5" notebook. Both of the machines are impressively thin and have nice hardware inside.

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Tiny Microbots can deliver drugs and perform medical operations

Tiny Microbots can deliver drugs and perform medical operations

Scientists from the EPFL and ETHZ have worked together to create some very interesting medical microbots that are tiny enough to be introduced into the human body to perform specific tasks. These tiny robots are being studied as a way to treat a variety of diseases and are designed to enter the body and deliver drugs at a specific location or to perform precise operations like clearing clogged arteries.

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BlackBerry Neon Android smartphone leaks with mid-range specs

BlackBerry Neon Android smartphone leaks with mid-range specs

A new image of a BlackBerry Android-powered smartphone has leaked directly from BlackBerry. The device is the BlackBerry Neon (DTEK50) smartphone. The image was gleaned directly off BlackBerry servers after someone hit the go button a bit early on part of the website for the device that will go with its official launch. This will be the second Android device from BlackBerry.

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