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Ori modular robotic furniture transforms your micro apartments

Ori modular robotic furniture transforms your micro apartments

In many parts of the world, the best you can hope for when it comes to a home or apartment is a very small space that can be challenging to furnish. The catch is that if you need things like a desk, bed, entertainment center, and sitting areas but you are in a tiny space normal furniture won't cut it. This is where the Ori robotic homeware and furniture created at the MIT media lab comes in.

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Pokemon GO map visualization shows all the Pokemon in your area

Pokemon GO map visualization shows all the Pokemon in your area

With Pokemon Go being such a smash hit and wooing players of all ages and from all walks of life to get outside and track down some Pokemon, people are building accessories and software to help players get along. One such bit of software comes from a reddit user called waishda and is a Pokemon Go map visualization.

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NASA study shows global surface temps are setting records in 2016

NASA study shows global surface temps are setting records in 2016

NASA is continuing to conducting its studies on two key indicators of surface temperatures around the globe. Those two key indicators are global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent. According to NASA during the first half of 2016, each of the six months set a record as the warmest respective month globally. Those records are compared to when the modern global temperature recording began in 1880.

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Intel processor roadmap leak highlights Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake CPUs

Intel processor roadmap leak highlights Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake CPUs

A roadmap claims to show what Intel has in its plans for the future of the processor market for computers, tablets, and other devices has leaked. The map has two new processor families that are set to launch at some point this year including codenames Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake. Both of those chips are 7th generation Core products.

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Nico360 360-degree camera can live stream

Nico360 360-degree camera can live stream

Nico360 bills itself as the world's smallest 360-degree camera and the device is certainly very small. It measures in at 46mm x 46mm x 28mm and despite its small size; it packs in some very appealing features. Perhaps the biggest of those features is the ability to live stream your 360-degree videos. The body of the camera is waterproof meaning no case is needed when using it in or around water.

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Pokemon Go pushes Nintendo market cap to $42 billion

Pokemon Go pushes Nintendo market cap to $42 billion

Love it or hate it, one of the most popular mobile games to launch in a very long time is Pokémon Go from Nintendo. The game has players wondering around their city and getting exercise in many cases all while trying to catch Pokemon and level their characters up. Nintendo has ridden the wave of popularity that Pokemon Go has generated quite literally to new heights with shares soaring another 14% in trading on Tuesday.

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Withings Thermo connected temporal thermometer launches

Withings Thermo connected temporal thermometer launches

It used to be when you went to the doctor's office they would put a thermometer under your tongue and measure your temperature. Then doctors and many moms at home went to ear thermometers that would give temps quicker than the oral style. The next move in thermometer tech is to temporal thermometers that you simply press against the temple to get a reading. Withings has a new WiFi connected temporal thermometer that will interface with an app on your smartphone called Thermo.

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Galaxy S7 Active water damaged phones to be replaced under warranty

Galaxy S7 Active water damaged phones to be replaced under warranty

One of the big features of the normal Galaxy S7 and S7 edge devices is the water resistance that comes built in. We have seen both of these standard Galaxy S7 devices survive a long time in water in the past. The big thing with the Galaxy S7 Active was supposed to be even more water resistance and rugged features to survive a harder life.

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Kyocera Hydro Shore 5-inch screen works with wet hands

Kyocera Hydro Shore 5-inch screen works with wet hands

Kyocera has unveiled a new smartphone aimed right at people on a budget who want a device that is able to survive life and use around the water without dying early. The new smartphone is called the Kyocera Hydro Shore and it is waterproof and supports the 4G LTE network used by AT&T GoPhone devices.

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Arduino lock bolts the door when you open an incognito window

Arduino lock bolts the door when you open an incognito window

A guy called Mike from the Useless Duck Company has created a very interesting project using Arduino that fans of incognito mode (for whatever reason) might want to replicate. Users of Google Chrome know that incognito mode is the mode you use if you don’t want anyone seeing the websites you visit in search history.

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Astronomical map shows 1.2 million galaxies in about a quarter of the sky

Astronomical map shows 1.2 million galaxies in about a quarter of the sky

The image you see here with all the purple, red, yellow, and orange blobs is an astronomical map and at first glance, you might think that it is showing stars. It's not showing stars, what it is showing are all the galaxies out there hiding in the nighttime sky. The galaxies in this image and it represent about 650 cubic billion light-years of space.

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Galaxy S7 Edge Olympics edition celebrates Rio 2016 games

Galaxy S7 Edge Olympics edition celebrates Rio 2016 games

The 2016 summer Olympics games kick off in Rio soon and athletes from around the world will arrive to try to win gold. Samsung is promoting the Rio games with a special edition of its popular Galaxy S7 edge smartphone that has special Rio 2016 themes to its design and color scheme. The main body of the smartphone is the common black we are used to seeing on the device with a slightly different color theme.

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