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SanDisk Z400s SSD aims at embedded applications

SanDisk Z400s SSD aims at embedded applications

SanDisk makes SSDs and other storage devices that are designed to fit into just about every usage scenario you can think up. The company has unveiled a new family of SSDs called the Z440s that is designed from the ground up to be affordable and to address the need for solid state storage in laptops and other specific applications where affordability is key. The Z400s line is specifically designed to replace an SSD in computing platforms and for use in embedded applications.

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Hisense H7 series 50-inch 4K heads to Walmart

Hisense H7 series 50-inch 4K heads to Walmart

If you are in the market for a new TV for the living room or family room, there are so many options it can be hard to choose. TVs can cost thousands of dollars depending on what features you want and if you are shopping for a 4K resolution unit, typically you will be looking at something in the higher-end of the price range. Hisense has announced a new 4K TV called the H7 Series 4K UltraHD Smart TV 300.

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Bing image search gets How Old tool

Bing image search gets How Old tool

Not too long ago a tool was making the rounds on social media that allowed people to upload photos of themselves or others and the tool would tell you how old it thought the people were. Microsoft has now announced that it has integrated a similar tool in its Bing image search results. The tool not only approximates age of the person in the photo, it will also give the gender.

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Tiny VelociRoACH robot smashes speed record

Tiny VelociRoACH robot smashes speed record

Odds are you had no idea that there was a speed record for tiny robots, but there is. A group of robotics researchers from UC Berkley recently smashed that speed record with their tiny robot dubbed the X2-VelociRoACH. This little robot is so fast that if you aren’t careful you will miss the little machine as it tears by you. X2 is able to run at 4.9 meters per second and weighs in at 54 grams.

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Mind-controlled bionic prosthetic legs unveiled by Ossur

Mind-controlled bionic prosthetic legs unveiled by Ossur

A company called Ossur based in Iceland creates some of the most advanced bionic lower limb prosthetic devices available. The lower leg prosthetic devices that the company builds have the ability to sense the phase of the gait of the user and smoothly power the artificial ankle joint to get the foot in the proper alignment for a natural stride. Recently the company announced a new breakthrough in prosthetics that make the lower limb even more natural and lifelike when walking.

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BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage pays tribute to a classic 70s BMW coupe

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage pays tribute to a classic 70s BMW coupe

BMW has created a new and modern take on the famous BMW 3.0 CSL coupe from the 70s and the new car is called the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage. The CSL in the name of the car stands for "Coupé Sport Leichtbau," which translated means coupe, sport, lightweight. The 3.0 CSL Hommage has an aluminum hood, trunk lid, and wings. To keep weight to a minimum BMW ditched glass for the windows and used Plexiglass all around.

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VAMP inflatable space plane could explore Venus

VAMP inflatable space plane could explore Venus

Aerospace company Northrop Grumman has unveiled a new idea for an aircraft that is designed specifically to explore the upper atmosphere of Venus. The aircraft is called the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverability Platform or VAMP for short. The aircraft is an inflatable device that would be deployed from space and skim the upper atmosphere of Venus. Northrop designed the VAMP to be light enough to stay aloft in the atmosphere of Venus using little or no energy.

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Chevy has 6,000 unsold first Gen Volts on Dealer Lots

Chevy has 6,000 unsold first Gen Volts on Dealer Lots

Back in April Chevrolet announced that it would be stopping production go the first generation of the Volt for four weeks to allow dealers time to sell off inventory that was sitting around. While production was down for first generation Volt, the time would be used to get production on the new version of the Volt ready to go. The 2016 Volt will be better all around than the original version of the car.

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