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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 details leak, 5.7-inch dual curve Super AMOLED screen tipped

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 details leak, 5.7-inch dual curve Super AMOLED screen tipped

Over the last few months some alleged details have been leaking out about the coming Xiaomi Mi Note 2 smartphone. The last time we talked about the device was when a version with dual curved edges was tipped back in August. Today a new leak has surfaced that claims to be a PowerPoint presentation that reveals specifications for the Note 2 phablet. The device is will get official on October 25.

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Aurora ALIAS program is an automated flight system for aircraft

Aurora ALIAS program is an automated flight system for aircraft

If you are like me you may have through that aircraft that automated flight systems or decades. We always hear about autopilot systems but a company called Aurora Flight Sciences is breaking ground with automated flight with its aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System or ALIAS. So far as we can tell, Jennifer Garner isn't involved with the project.

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Mario and Pokemon mashup toys are Pokemon Center exclusives

Mario and Pokemon mashup toys are Pokemon Center exclusives

Two of the most popular game franchises ever to hit Nintendo consoles and portables are Pokemon and Mario. Pokemon Go isn't generating the sort of buzz it was early on, but it is still a hugely popular game and people are still very interested in playing it. The Pokemon Company has announced a new line of Mario and Luigi themed merchandise that is exclusively available for Pokemon center shippers in Japan.

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Mad Catz RAT Gaming Mouse Range Ships

Mad Catz RAT Gaming Mouse Range Ships

Back in August Mad Catz announced that it had an entirely new range of gaming mice each designed for a different type of gamer. The range included six different mice with the RAT1, RAT4, RAT6, RAT8, RAT PRO S+, and RAT PRO X+. Each of the gaming mice has a new sensor designed for fast reaction time and new button configurations to enhance feel during play.

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Fully functional and fertilized mice eggs made using skin cells

Fully functional and fertilized mice eggs made using skin cells

Japanese scientists have made a breakthrough that may one day be the miracle answer people around the world who suffer from fertility issues have been looking for. Researcher Katsuhiko Hayashi and colleagues from Kyushu University in Japan have devised a way to create fully fertilized and viable eggs using skin cells. This is the first time that scientists have been able to produce fully functional eggs for mammals entirely within in a petri dish.

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Amazon Echo Dot lands in the UK, here’s how to get one

Amazon Echo Dot lands in the UK, here’s how to get one

The Amazon Echo Dot has landed in the UK and Prime members who like to order from Amazon may want to get their hands on one of the Dot devices. To get one, shoppers in the UK will need to hit up the official Amazon UK page for the Echo dot here. The Dot is offered in black or white colors and it will cost you £49.99 with free shipping in the UK. The device is in stock and ready to ship now and is shipped from Amazon EU Sarl.

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Kodak Ektra is an Android smartphone made for photographers

Kodak Ektra is an Android smartphone made for photographers

The name Kodak has been tied up with photography and photography accessories like printers for decades. The company has stepped into a new product category with an Android-powered smartphone that is called the Kodak Ektra. This smartphone is aimed at photographers and is suitable for enthusiasts to experts claims Kodak. The Ektra is specifically tuned for the best in image quality and media management.

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Elon Musk gives up tidbits about Tesla self-driving hardware

Elon Musk gives up tidbits about Tesla self-driving hardware

We've already talked about the new Tesla self-driving technology that is going into every new Tesla car that is produced. This tech will allow the owner of the Tesla car to complete a fully automated road trip using level 5 autonomy. That means no human interaction is needed other than entering a destination for the car. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has unveiled a video that shows a Model S as it drives itself and looks for a place to park, he tweeted a few details about what the car is doing in the video.

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Origin EVO15-S thin and light notebook offers up to GeForce GTX 1060 GPU

Origin EVO15-S thin and light notebook offers up to GeForce GTX 1060 GPU

If you need a notebook computer and you want one that is capable of playing video games often you have to resort to a heavy and thick machine. Origin PC has a new notebook that packs in desktop class graphics called the EVO15-S that is thin and lightweight despite the hardware inside. The notebook is 0.69" thick and weighs 3.96 pounds.

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Naim for Bentley unveils premium wireless speakers for the home

Naim for Bentley unveils premium wireless speakers for the home

Naim and Bentley have teamed up on a new line of luxury wireless premium speaker to bring audio to your entire home. The audio devices are called the Naim for Bentley Mu-so an Mu-so qb premium wireless speaker systems. Naim says that these speakers were inspired by 100 years of Bentley heritage.

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Flux Capacitor Keychain does nothing at 88mph

Flux Capacitor Keychain does nothing at 88mph

One of the coolest of all the '80s movies was "Back to the Future". The first films was great, the second and third left a bit to be desired though. One of the things I remember most about the movie from my youth was the DeLorean, because if you are going to build a time machine, you should do it with style. I also remember the flux capacitor vividly.

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Smach Z handheld gaming PC promises mobile AAA gaming

Smach Z handheld gaming PC promises mobile AAA gaming

Right now if you want to play AAA PC games on the go the only way you can do so is with a notebook computer. Gaming notebooks aren't normally very small and light leaving gamers with lots of heft to carry around. A new mobile gaming PC has turned up on Kickstarter called the Smach Z and it looks much more like a Sony PSP than a notebook computer.

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