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New state of matter has major compute power potential

New state of matter has major compute power potential

Topological superconductivity is the name for the new state of matter shown by scientists in a research paper published this week. But it's not the name that's most important to us - it's the implications lit up by the possibility of the existence of this new state. If we siphon down the most complicated bits down to the simplest potential results, we get the following: The possibility that we'll be able to break through barriers in both computing and data storage.

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Is this the cutest robot arm in the world?

Is this the cutest robot arm in the world?

I want this robot arm.* Not in the same way Moss wanted a robot arm in The IT Crowd, but in a way which is mysterious to me, a person who has never owned a robot arm. This is the Mirobot, an open-source desktop robot arm that does not (yet) exist in the world as a product that you (or I) can purchase. But if you've ever seen a robot arm that looks nearly so cute, I demand that you show me that baby robot arm immediately.

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Study warns grandparents let young kids have too much screen time

Study warns grandparents let young kids have too much screen time

Grandparents may be fueling excessive device usage among kids, a new study has found. Screen time among youth is a growing public health concern, but reducing the number of time kids spend on gadgets is tricky. According to research from Rutgers University, kids may be getting far too much screen time while in the care of grandparents who want to spoil their grandchildren.

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Sleeping in the glow of artificial light may sabotage weight loss

Sleeping in the glow of artificial light may sabotage weight loss

Sleeping under the glow of a television screen may result in gradual weight gain, a new study warns. Researchers with the NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences looked at women ages 35 to 74 years and found a link between sleeping with artificial light, weight gain, and increased risk of becoming obese. The study joins a growing body of research into the negative effects of artificial light.

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Pocketalk, the Voice Translator in Your Hand – Useful but costly

Pocketalk, the Voice Translator in Your Hand – Useful but costly

There is a new foreign language translation device available for travelers and business people alike. The second iteration of Pocketalk, developed by Sourcenext, Japan’s foremost developer of software, hardware and IoT products is meant to facilitate quick and easy conversation. A simple interface that is easy to use, Pocketalk translates between 74 languages and counting, in close to real-time.

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This Moleskine smart notebook syncs with Adobe Illustrator in real-time

This Moleskine smart notebook syncs with Adobe Illustrator in real-time

Moleskine is adding a new, even smarter notebook to its Adobe-integrated Pen+ Ellipse system, with the Creative Cloud Connected pad delivering digital versions of hand-drawn graphics in real time. The new Moleskine Paper Tablet - Creative Cloud Connected doesn't actually have a WiFi connection of its own - or, indeed, any electronics - but when used with the right stylus it can hook into apps like Adobe Illustrator.

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Oral-B put AI in a toothbrush

Oral-B put AI in a toothbrush

If you were in any doubt that artificial intelligence is the buzzword of the moment, then Oral-B adding AI to its latest toothbrush will probably make it patently obvious. Debuting at Mobile World Congress 2019 today, because nothing says the future of mobility like cutting-edge mouth technology, the Oral-B GENIUS X is close to a supercomputer for your overbite.

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Don’t Throw it Away: Ways to Repurpose Your Old Tech

Don’t Throw it Away: Ways to Repurpose Your Old Tech

Tech today just isn’t made to last. Carriers want you switching phones once every few years, headphones break far too often and you’re probably getting another phone case next month. And as the usual narrative goes, our old tech gets lost somewhere in the nooks and crannies of our rooms, or worse, thrown out. With some simple tools and a little bit of creativity, you’ll find plenty of use for old tech. This is a list to give your unwanted products new purpose and save you a little bit of cash. It’ll also put a huge smile on Mother Nature’s face.

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Panasonic LUMIX S1R and S1 detailed with hands-on pro demo videos

Panasonic LUMIX S1R and S1 detailed with hands-on pro demo videos

The Panasonic LUMIX S1R and Panasonic LUMIX S1 were revealed in full detail this morning with a set of new lenses. These two Panasonic LUMIX S series cameras roll with 4K 60p/50p (PAL area only) video recording, rugged durability (when protected sufficiently, of course), and what Panasonic suggests is "expandability." The LUMIX S1R's specs start with a 47.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, while the LUMIX S1 sports a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor.

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Cyber Monday 2018: The best tech and gadget deals in a simple list

Cyber Monday 2018: The best tech and gadget deals in a simple list

Today we've gone through deals online for electronics and filtered out the duds. The following list is comprised of the deals that make sense. These are the electronics we've found with prices cut from their normal average points to levels that are genuinely good. That is to say their prices are better than normal, if not downright surprisingly low.

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The Instant Pot Black Friday deal is back [Update: Price drop #2!]

The Instant Pot Black Friday deal is back [Update: Price drop #2!]

The Thanksgiving 2018 menu may be settled, but the post-turkey-day feasting could probably do with an Instant Pot in the kitchen. The perennial favorite electric pressure cooker is in for another Black Friday deal, and you don't even have to wait until the end of the week for it.

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Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals include free Echo and Fire TV gear

Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals include free Echo and Fire TV gear

Joining Best Buy and select other retailers is Amazon with its own early Black Friday sales. The company has posted its deals on its website, where customers can get Echo, Kindle, and other Amazon devices at big discounts. As well, Amazon's device sale includes bundles with IoT gear, including connected lightbulbs and cameras.

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