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Radian 2 Bluetooth time-lapse controller pans, tilts, and slides

Radian 2 Bluetooth time-lapse controller pans, tilts, and slides

Photographers who like to take time-lapse images and want to be able to control their camera from a distance will want to check out the Radian 2. The device is a time-lapse controller that allows the creation of still, panning, tilting, and sliding time-lapse footage using your camera. The controller connects to the camera via the USB or trigger port and is programmed wirelessly from a smartphone.

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Smartphone video microscope finds blood parasites

Smartphone video microscope finds blood parasites

The challenge for medical professionals that work in the field, especially in developing nations where the lab facilities we take for granted in the US and other countries aren’t available, is having the equipment needed to diagnoses medical conditions. A team of researchers led by engineers from UC Berkley has developed a new microscope that works in conjunction with a smartphone to detect and quantify infection by parasites in the blood.

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Google OCR tech now understands over 200 languages

Google OCR tech now understands over 200 languages

Google has been pushing an ambitions scanning project for years in an attempt to get printed books and magazines in digital form where they can be searched. Google has also fought lawsuits alleging that it is violating copyrights by scanning books into digital form. Suits such as those haven't stopped Google from working to scan even more material into digital form and the search giant has announced a significant landmark for its OCR technology.

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Porsche opens Experience Center and HQ in Atlanta

Porsche opens Experience Center and HQ in Atlanta

Porsche has announced the opening of its new Experience Center and HQ in Atlanta, Georgia. The new building represents the largest investment by Porsche outside of Germany and cost the sports car maker $100 million. The Experience Center is located at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is located in the northeast corner of the airport. The site sits on 27 acres of land and has its own racetrack.

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Logitech Harmony universal remotes gain Philips Hue control

Logitech Harmony universal remotes gain Philips Hue control

One of the most popular universal remote brands on the market today is the Logitech Harmony line of remote controls. These aren’t like the cheap universal remotes you buy on a whim at Walmart as you checkout. Harmony remotes are high-tech bits of kit that allow you to not only program in all of your devices, but also supports macros. Those macros are where the magic begins with the Harmony remotes.

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Linksys EA8500 WiFi router supports 802.11AC and MIMO tech

Linksys EA8500 WiFi router supports 802.11AC and MIMO tech

Linksys has announced its latest router called the Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMI Gigabit Router EA8500. The new wireless router has a lot of tech crammed inside its body with MIMO technology that helps to provide an uninterrupted WiFi signal to all the items in your home. The tech allows each device in your home to behave as if it has its own router according to Linksys. This allows multiple devices that use lots of bandwidth to be used in the home at the same time without lag and slowing speeds.

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FAA launches smartphone app B4UFly to answer questions about drones

FAA launches smartphone app B4UFly to answer questions about drones

Most of us see consumer level drones with cameras attached as nothing more than a toy like any other remote controlled airplane. We don’t really think about toys or RC planes needing FAA permission to fly, but for some drones in certain locations, that is exactly what you need. To help people wanting to fly their drone to figure out if it's legal and safe to do so in their area, the FAA has a new app.

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AT&T changes stance on hard throttling for users of unlimited data plans

AT&T changes stance on hard throttling for users of unlimited data plans

In the early days of the smartphone when the original iPhone launched, you could get actual unlimited data plans with the device. As time went on AT&T and other carriers began to put limits on the "unlimited" plans much to the anger of their customers. If you are on one of those old grandfathered unlimited data plans, you know that the way AT&T tries to keep you from using what you pay for is by throttling your speed.

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