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Lichess embraces blind players with new chess site features

Lichess embraces blind players with new chess site features

With the fast-paced advancement of technology, it is sometimes easy to forget that not everyone is as physically capable. The owners of the Lichess website, which hosts free online chess games, was awakened to that realization when they were approached by a blind chess player looking to join their community. Fortunately, technology and computer games have advanced to that point that has made this wish a reality.

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This is what the dashboard of a 1,000 mph car looks like

This is what the dashboard of a 1,000 mph car looks like

When the car you're driving is covering a mile in just 3.6 seconds, there's no time for SiriusXM. World Land Speed Record contender Andy Green has been showing off his own jet-propelled supercar, Bloodhound SSC, with a glimpse into the custom-crafted cockpit of the 1,000 mph monster. As the video after the cut demonstrates, it's more like something you'd expect to find in a SpaceX capsule than a race car.

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Sharp solar cells can reach 60 percent efficiency

Sharp solar cells can reach 60 percent efficiency

Solar power is perhaps the most well-known alternative source for power, but because of cost and the puzzles of physics itself, it is still quite far from becoming a completely sustainable and practical replacement. Sharp, however, may be on the breakthrough of creating solar cells that are twice as efficient as currently existing cells, at least in theory.

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New goal-line tech at FIFA causes confusion

New goal-line tech at FIFA causes confusion

It may have been lauded for having finally stepped into the 21st century and embraced technology, but FIFA might be feeling a tinge of regret right now. While the newly implemented goal-line tech showed a goal, awarding France its victory over Honduras, many people who claimed to have seen or seen the replay claimed otherwise.

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Hexo+ is a smart drone camera built for action

Hexo+ is a smart drone camera built for action

Aspiring movie makers and action sports lovers gather because startup Squadrone Systems has a proposition for you. What if you could film an extraordinary and expensive looking action shot from high above the air, without need for a cameraman or a drone pilot? Well, now you can, or soon will be able to once the Hexo+ autonomous aerial camera goes into production.

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Smart cities: present tech efforts hint at our collective future

Smart cities: present tech efforts hint at our collective future

The tech industry is scrambling to make us all smarter. Electrode-laden headsets have been crafted promising boosts in brain power. Homes are being connected to the wireless hivemind one accessory at a time. Cars are being taught to drive themselves. And amongst it all is the bigger picture as a whole, one that has received comparably less attention but that will affect us all together, for better or worse.

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