Consumer & Gadgets

Foldables: An open-shut case of hinge worthiness is explored

Liquid powered hinges? Can they make a foldable fold better? A device able to stand up to repeated actions better? Interest in questions like that were inspired by patent buzz recently when a patent filing was discovered ...

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From phone to fridge: A mini-darkroom on the table

Taking digital photos is one thing; the next-level of happiness is making real photos to have and hold. At least, that is the reasoning of the kinds of enthusiasts who will be drawn to an item called Polaroid Lab.

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Apple unveils a cheaper iPhone and pricing for streaming TV

Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models and accompanied by an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, underscoring the company's efforts to counteract a sales slump of its flagship ...

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Asus will pack on 300-hertz refresh rate for gamers

Asus has stirred up interest in its gaming display for laptops. Asus fittingly chose Europe's largest consumer tech show for the debut site of its fast laptop gaming display. These are being tagged as gaming machines with ...

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A method to introduce emotion recognition in gaming

Virtual Reality (VR) is opening up exciting new frontiers in the development of video games, paving the way for increasingly realistic, interactive and immersive gaming experiences. VR consoles, in fact, allow gamers to feel ...

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Hyundai scooter prototype to woo last-mile city riders

If the active and the restless in cities today want to go places as efficiently and emissions free as possible, then we can see why there are such warm fuzzies around the concept of the last-mile scooter. Transportation-watcher ...

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Google reveals years-long 'indiscriminate' iPhone hack

Google security experts uncovered an "indiscriminate" hacking operation that targeted iPhones over a period of at least two years and used websites to implant malicious software to access photos, user locations and other ...

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A web application to extract key information from journal articles

Academic papers often contain accounts of new breakthroughs and interesting theories related to a variety of fields. However, most of these articles are written using jargon and technical language that can only be understood ...

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Researchers find smart faucets could aid in water conservation

Barely hidden from his study participants, William Jou, a former graduate student in mechanical engineering at Stanford University, pulled off a ruse straight out of The Wizard of Oz. Except, instead of impersonating a great ...

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