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ILY Family Phone aims to make sharing content safe and easy

ILY Family Phone aims to make sharing content safe and easy

One of the challenges in busy lives of people today is keeping in touch with family. That is easier with things like Facebook, but sharing images and details of your life via social media puts your content out there in a way that could allow some people to take advantage. A new family phone called ILY is set to launch and the main goal of the device is to make it easy for families to stay in contact and share images and make video calls easily.

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You’ll soon be able to car-share your MINI

You’ll soon be able to car-share your MINI

MINI will bake car-sharing technology directly into future models, allowing owners to loan their cars out when they don't need them. The functionality will initially integrate MINI into the DriveNow network, which operates short-term car rental in select North American and European cities. An optional add-on, the tech will temporarily make the car available for rent by the minute, something MINI believes will make city-dwellers more likely to consider owning a car themselves.

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Swedish airport climate pods show you what the weather is like elsewhere

Swedish airport climate pods show you what the weather is like elsewhere

I'd wager that most of us have been traveling and spent a lot of time looking at weather reports trying to get an idea what conditions will be like at our destinations. The catch is that if you are used to warm or cold weather at your home, it can be hard to wrap your brain around just what conditions vastly different from what you are used to will feel like. The Arland airport in Stockholm, Sweden has three climate-controlled rooms that will show you exactly what the weather will feel like.

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Abu Dhabi police get Lykan HyperSport for patrol fleet

Abu Dhabi police get Lykan HyperSport for patrol fleet

Odds are that many of you have never heard of the Lykan HyperSport. It's a very rare and exotic car with only seven examples in existence. In fact, about the only place you might have seen this car was in Fast and Furious 7, this car jumped between buildings in that film. The Lykan HyperSport is hailed as the first Middle Eastern supercar.

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Netflix heads to Spain, Italy, and Portugal in European expansion

Netflix heads to Spain, Italy, and Portugal in European expansion

Netflix has been cranking out some of the best new TV shows out there leading to lots of interest from people who don’t already have a Netflix account for streaming content. There are still some locations in the world where you can't get Netflix, but a few more of those places will get access this fall. Netflix announced this week that it would be expanding in Europe later this year.

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Japan may place emergency toilets and water in elevators

Japan may place emergency toilets and water in elevators

Japan is frequently hit by earthquakes and while they don’t typically cause major destruction, the frequent earthquakes do often leave people trapped in elevators. Recently an earthquake left dozens of people trapped for over an hour after a magnitude 7.8 quake hit the country on Saturday leaving people stuck in lifts inside buildings. Most of the elevators in building stopped at the closest floor and the doors opened to let passengers out.

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Google announces Ubiquitous Computing Summit

Google announces Ubiquitous Computing Summit

Google will hold a dedicated ubiquitous computing event this year, encouraging developers to make software that runs across phones, tablets, smart homes, and wearables. The Google Ubiquitous Computing Summit will take place this fall in San Francisco, the search company announced today at its annual developer event, and focus on blurring the boundaries between form-factors and locations, making better use of the context the user is in, and - perhaps most appealing to coders - reducing the amount of duplication across platforms.

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Narrative Clip 2 camera hits preorder: Here’s what it can do

Narrative Clip 2 camera hits preorder: Here’s what it can do

Narrative has thrown its 2nd-gen wearable camera up for pre-order, offering life-logging fans the updated Clip 2 with better quality and connectivity. Announced back at CES 2015 in January, the Clip 2 outwardly resembles its Kickstarter-success predecessor - a small square that latches onto a lapel and snaps a picture every thirty seconds to photo-document your day - but bumps the camera up to 8-megapixels with improved low-light performance, along with adding WiFi for wirelessly transferring photos to the cloud for content-processing.

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Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts to create rides based on game characters

Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts to create rides based on game characters

Nintendo is loosening up its iron grip on its beloved game characters. It used to be that the only place you found Nintendo characters was in Nintendo games on Nintendo platforms. Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts have now announced that they have teamed up to create rides and attractions based on famous Nintendo characters.

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Teen solves Rubik’s Cube in 5.25 seconds

Teen solves Rubik’s Cube in 5.25 seconds

One of the icons of the 80s was the infuriating puzzle cube called the Rubik's Cube. Anyone around during that era has played with one and likely received enough of them as Christmas gifts to build a house out of the blocks. Back in the day, it was a big deal if you could even solve the cube in days or weeks.

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Sony secures rights to Robotech for live-action feature film

Sony secures rights to Robotech for live-action feature film

Anime fans should be thrilled to hear that Sony has picked up the movie rights to the popular anime series Robotech. Robotech has been around for decades and back in the 80s the cartoon was popular enough to have toys available here in the US based on it. Sony hopes to move into production with a feature film based on the anime series quickly.

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HYT H3 watch uses new hydro-electrical movement

HYT H3 watch uses new hydro-electrical movement

Watches with a mechanical movement are very cool. The intricate little gears inside move under power that is usually created by winding and springs inside. Typically these mechanical movement watches have traditional hands that point to the time. The HYT H3 is a watch that has the latest iteration of a hydro-electrical movement that is something very different from what we are used to seeing on a watch.

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