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Mashing a flute and smartphone creates a smarter device

Who would’ve thought that a flute and a smartphone could play so well together. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have come up with a way of combing the ageless instrument and a smartphone to create an even ‘smarter’ device.  What they essentially did was take the concept

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Netflix attracts over 60 million subscribers

Netflix now has over 60 million subscribers according the company’s latest report. The streaming service boasts over 40 million members in the US and 20 million abroad.  In total, Netflix reported that it has over 62 million subscribers, and reportedly original series such as House of Cards and Orange is

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Engineers invent camera that harvests light to power itself

Researchers have put together the first ever video camera that powers itself. Columbia University’s Shree K. Nayar and T.C. Chang have invented what they refer to as “a fully self-powered video camera.”  They designed a pixel that’s capable of measuring incident light and convert light into electric power.  The key

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DARPA aims to create software systems that last for 100 years

DARPA has announced an ambitious 4-year program to research means of developing “applications capable of adapting to change, without extensive reprogramming.” DARPA’s Building Resource Adaptive Software Systems (BRASS) program will be the organization’s foray into creating systems that will last for many decades without the need to upgrade or start

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‘Battlebots’ reboot is coming, premieres June 21

Comedy Central’s worst mistake was dropping Battlebots, but one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. ABC is getting ready to reboot Battlebots. But just in case you didn’t know what Battlebots was, it was a TV series that pitted mechanical warriors against one another in a battle to the death--one

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US insurance company granted permission to use drones

While companies like Amazon is still only testing drone usage, it appears the insurance industry has overcome this hurdle as their drones are approved and ready to fly. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted AIG’s request to use drones to survey disaster areas.  The approval is a big stepping

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Microsoft launches pilot program to hire autistic people

Microsoft is making some changes to its hiring procedures to offer autistic people opportunities to work for the company. The Redmond-based company recently announced that it has launched a pilot program that recruit people with autism to work for Microsoft.  The program is in collaboration with Specialisterne, a venture organized by

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