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Battery breakthrough uses nuclear waste and man-made diamond to generate electricity

Battery breakthrough uses nuclear waste and man-made diamond to generate electricity

A new technology for creating batteries has been developed that might help eliminate some of the problems we have today with what to do with nuclear waste. The new battery could eliminate some of that nuclear waste while creating clean energy that can be used for many devices. The new technology involves the use of man-made diamond placed in a radioactive field.

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Japanese mayor says “spamusement park” planning will move forward

Japanese mayor says “spamusement park” planning will move forward

In Japan the mayor of a city called Beppu located on the island of Kyushu, an area known for an abundance of hot springs, came up with an idea to get younger folks interested in visiting his town and to promote the hot springs in his city. The mayor and his team made a video that was posted to YouTube that shows what he called a "spamusement park", note that is SPAmusement not SPAMusement. No potted meats with odd gelatinous coatings at this park.

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Canopy takes the Apple Magic Keyboard on the road for iPad users

Canopy takes the Apple Magic Keyboard on the road for iPad users

The iPad is a tablet that you can do some work from and while it may not be ideal for some people, there are those who are happy working from the iPad. One thing that most people who are working from the iPad want is a normal keyboard so they can type faster and more comfortably. A new case for the Apple Magic Keyboard has launched that makes it easy to carry the keyboard with you on the go and acts as a stand for your iPad at the same time called Canopy. With Canopy users can take a full size keyboard with them comfortably and with protection needed for life on the road.

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Samsung Pay delayed in UK until 2017 amid bank negotiations

Samsung Pay delayed in UK until 2017 amid bank negotiations

Samsung wants very much to compete with Apple Pay and Android Pay around the world. So much so that Samsung launched its own mobile payments service called Samsung Pay and had promised to launch its service in the UK in 2016. With the waning weeks of 2016 here, Samsung has now announced that it is pushing that UK launch back to 2017.

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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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