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Pinebook crams ARM CPU and Linux support into an $89 laptop

Pinebook crams ARM CPU and Linux support into an $89 laptop

Last year Pine64 debuted a tiny little Linux computer that packs an Allwinner A64 ARM processor inside a small, clear shell. The big deal with that tiny computer was that it cost only $15 or starters. Pine64 is back and this year it has a new laptop that is impressively cheap called the Pinebook.

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Root robot teaches coding in three stages of fun

Root robot teaches coding in three stages of fun

A new robot is on Kickstarter called Root and the purpose of this robot is to teach anyone from age 4 to 99 how to code using a fun and simple approach. Root is designed to drive on walls, tables, and magnetic surfaces and is able to make games and coding challenges that will reinforce computational thinking. Root can be programmed to perform all sorts of tasks.

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MIT creates bendable artificial muscle fibers from nylon

MIT creates bendable artificial muscle fibers from nylon

Scientists have been trying to create fibers that could flex like human muscles for a long time with varying degrees of success. MIT scientists have created materials that are able to contract and expand in a manner similar to human muscle fibers that have many potential applications. These nylon fibers could find use in robotics, automotive, and aviation industries. The MIT breakthrough is on of the simplest and cheapest systems developed so far.

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Limited Edition Final Fantasy XV Walkman, headphones, and speaker hit Japan

Limited Edition Final Fantasy XV Walkman, headphones, and speaker hit Japan

Sony has launched several limited edition audio devices that fans of the Final Fantasy game franchise might want to snap up. That is assuming you live in Japan where these devices are available to purchase. The Walkman is an A-series device officially called the Walkman A-Series Final Fantasy XV edition and it will reportedly be available to purchase in Japan starting tomorrow.

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OnePlus 3T lands in Europe starting at £399

OnePlus 3T lands in Europe starting at £399

The OnePlus 3T smartphone has gone on sale in Europe as of November 27. The smartphone sells for £399 or 439 €. One of the big features of the device is its Dash charge tech that allows the user to charge the device for 30 minutes and end up with enough juice to make it for a full day of use. Buyers can opt for gunmetal or soft gold colors.

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Some of the Coolest Cars Coming in 2017 and Beyond

Some of the Coolest Cars Coming in 2017 and Beyond

There are all sorts of cool cars coming next year and beyond that car guys and gals can look forward to. No matter if you are in the market for a million plus dollar sports car or an affordable daily driver, cool cars are coming in droves. Check out eight of the best cars, trucks, and SUVs that you will be drooling over in the coming months.

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Flexible supercapacitor could mean smartphones that charge in seconds

Flexible supercapacitor could mean smartphones that charge in seconds

Scientists at the University of Central Florida have devised a new process for making flexible supercapacitors. These supercapacitors can store more energy than previous flexible supercapacitors and can be recharged over 30,000 times without degrading. The scientists think that the new approach could one day revolutionize technology ranging from mobile phones to electric vehicles.

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Amazfit Pace GPS running watch needs no phone for tracking

Amazfit Pace GPS running watch needs no phone for tracking

People who like to get data on their workouts outdoors don't always want to take their smartphone with them to record the tracking data. If it's raining or muddy, worry about killing your smartphone is real. Amazfit has a new GPS running watch called the Pace that needs no phone to track all your workout data. The watch has 11 days of battery life and 2.4GB of internal storage.

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Eight Smart Mattress has four foam layers and one layer of tech

Eight Smart Mattress has four foam layers and one layer of tech

Everything is going smart these days, it started with our phones years ago and more recently our watches. Today even your mattress is getting smarter in an effort to help you sleep better. I think we can all get behind tech that helps us to sleep better and wake up more refreshed. The Eight Smart Mattress has four layers of high-density foam and a technology layer that is able to track sleep.

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SD Association unveils App Performance Class SD cards

SD Association unveils App Performance Class SD cards

The SD Association has announced a new type of memory card that users of smartphones and tablets that need more space for their favorite apps will want to know about. The new App Performance Class is part of SD Specification 5.1 and establishes technical and market requirements to run and store apps on SD cards. The specification still supports storage of images, video, music, documents, and other data as well.

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Galaxy S7 Edge in glossy black shines in leaked images

Galaxy S7 Edge in glossy black shines in leaked images

Yesterday we learned that there were plans afoot to produce the Galaxy S7 in black with a glossy finish. The device was already offered in a matte black version. Since the iPhone 7 comes in both matte and glossy black models, Samsung wants to compete on the color front. What we didn't have when we talked about the glossy black version of the phone last time were images, but that has changed with a big leak.

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MSI VR One backpack PC now available, packs with Core i7 and 90 min battery life

MSI VR One backpack PC now available, packs with Core i7 and 90 min battery life

MSI has announced that its cool backpack PC for VR gaming has now hit the market for gamers to purchase. The PC is called the MSI VR One and it is the most powerful backpack gaming PC on the market today according to MSI. The machine is available right now in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, China, and Taiwan. It will be available for purchase in more markets soon.

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