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First iOS app dev center opens in Europe

First iOS app dev center opens in Europe

Apple has announced that it has opened its very first iOS app development center in Europe. The goal of the center is to help students learn how to create apps for the Apple ecosystem of devices. The iOS App Development Center will be located at a partner institution in Naples, Italy.

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DreamScreen brings DIY backlighting to any TV

DreamScreen brings DIY backlighting to any TV

For a bunch of years now, Philips has made some of its TVs with a feature called Ambilight. This feature used colored LEDs on the back of the TV to backlight the wall or surface behind the TV to match the image seen on the screen. That means if your screen was green, the wall behind the TV glowed green as well.

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First Suicide Squad official trailer shows off the worst heroes ever

First Suicide Squad official trailer shows off the worst heroes ever

Comic book fans will already know that the film version of the Suicide Squad is coming to theaters this summer. The first official trailer for the film has landed and the movie looks very cool. The flick follows a squad of death row bad guys who get commuted prison sentences in exchange for going on missions that they aren’t likely to return from for the US government.

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Huawei tipped to launch four P9 smartphones

Huawei tipped to launch four P9 smartphones

Rumors are swirling that Huawei is going to be launching four different smartphones as part of the P9 family of devices. The tip comes from a source claiming to be familiar with the company’s plans. Along with the tip of four devices comes a bit of detail on the devices. One claim is that Huawei will launch a regular P9 and a budget friendly P9lite.

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Astronaut shows how coffee is made aboard the ISS

Astronaut shows how coffee is made aboard the ISS

Doing the simple and mundane things we do every morning here on Earth takes on a completely new challenge in space. The challenge in microgravity is that things just don’t work the same way they do here on Earth in normal gravity. For instance making a simple cup of coffee becomes a complex process that requires specially engineered systems.

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Dissolving sensor can be used to measure intracranial pressure

Dissolving sensor can be used to measure intracranial pressure

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois led by professor John Rogers has designed an implantable sensor that can be injected into the brain to monitor intracranial pressure and temperature for about five days. That is the length of time where the pressure and temperature inside the head need to be monitored after some sort of traumatic brain injury.

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Toshiba robot is designed to remove fuel rods from Fukushima reactor

Toshiba robot is designed to remove fuel rods from Fukushima reactor

Toshiba has unveiled a remote controlled robot that will be used to remove fuel-rod assemblies from the spent fuel pool in the reactor 3 building at the Fukushima no. 1 nuclear plant. The robot will begin the work of removing 566 fuel rod assemblies in fiscal 2017. Toshiba was the company that built reactor 3 and recently gave a demonstration of the remote-control crane-like device.

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