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Samsung’s tests yield record-breaking 7.5Gbps 5G speed

Samsung’s tests yield record-breaking 7.5Gbps 5G speed

While we mostly know Samsung as a consumer electronics manufacturer, especially of smartphones, the company's Research & Development is also obsessed about that one crucial aspect of the mobile experience that makes smartphones and tablets worth their price: Internet connections. While many parts of the world are still adapting to 4G LTE networks, Samsung, as well as other Korean companies, are already toying around with the next generation, obviously called 5G. Now it's R&D department is boasting of the fastest 5G speeds reached to date no just from a stationary test but also from a fast moving vehicle.

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New battery tech warns when an explosion is possible

New battery tech warns when an explosion is possible

Though they're rare, we've all heard the horror stories: people innocently using their smartphones and tablets, only to have them catch fire and/or explode, sometimes causing severe injuries to the users. The reasons this happens are numerous, but in the case of lithium-ion batteries, they can usually be narrowed down to a specific cause: internal short-circuiting. Thanks to a team of researchers from Stanford, that issue could be partially solved via a new technology that alerts when something has gone awry.

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Incredible MEMS-IGZO displays coming in 2017

Incredible MEMS-IGZO displays coming in 2017

Many displays on mobile devices are LCD, a technology that’s a bit long in the tooth. Sharp, in conjunction with Qualcomm, is working to create a new type of display, one they hope will forge a new path for small displays. Called MEMS-IGZO, the new display tech leans on the hard work of both companies equally.

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This robot bird of prey is designed to scare real birds

This robot bird of prey is designed to scare real birds

Unless you look really close, this robot peregrine falcon would almost look like the real thing from a distance, especially while flapping its wings high above the sky. That resemblance to a real avian predator, however faint, might just be enough to scare away other birds that would other wise ruin crops or even endanger human lives.

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GM to install distraction-tracking gadgets in 500k cars

GM to install distraction-tracking gadgets in 500k cars

If you're on the road, there's a good chance that you've fired off at least one text message while behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a perilous activity for all involved, but that hasn't stopped many drivers from updating statuses, responding to snapchats, and other similar activities while behind the wheel. Various "nanny" systems have been proposed that will take action against this, and it seems GM will be the first automaker to mass produce vehicles with such a system in place.

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