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White House Hosts First-Ever Maker Faire

Not that I frequent government websites, but if you were to happen upon the official website of the White House yesterday, you would have been in for a surprise: yesterday, President Obama hosted the first-ever Maker Faire in the White House. If you missed it, here was the home page: Obama hosted the first-ever White House […]

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Google Unveils Powerful 3D-Mapping Tablet

In the latest Project Tango news, Google’s experimental Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) group unveiled a prototype tablet on Thursday with depth-sensing capabilities. The tablet will allow users to generate 3D representations of their surrounding space in real time. The development kit, available in limited supply, will cost $1,024 for developers that meet the requirements. […]

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How the Maker Faire Restored My Faith in Humanity

What happened to the happy-go-lucky, carefree, everything-is-awesome kid I used to be? It’s hard to pinpoint specific experiences — I think it comes down to life. Life happened. I went to college, grew up, moved on to see what the world was actually like, and decided that it’s not what I’d expected. It’s only natural […]

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Regenerating Plastic: Is This the Future?

Until now, regenerative material has been a thing of futuristic sci-fi movies. Previous applications of the concept were only successful in repairing small, microscopic cracks. According to an article released in Science Magazine, researchers at the University of Illinois have taken this concept to the next level by developing a self-restoring plastic material that is […]

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Bothered by Snoring? New Sleep Apnea Treatment Approved by FDA

Good news for sleep apnea sufferers: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved of a new kind of therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. This new implant, developed by Inspire Medical Systems, stimulates the patient’s airway to keep it open during sleep. #185121339 / gettyimages.com   Sleep apnea, which affects as many as […]

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Project Naptha Makes Image Text Accessible in Chrome

If you’re anything like me, you absentmindedly highlight bodies of text as you read them on the computer. You might be doing it right now. This habit hits a hard wall, though, when it comes to reading text in images. Up until now, interacting with the text in an image has been very limited. In […]

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Microsoft Reveals Personalized Cards for Bing

Microsoft has been proving to be a viable contender with Google and Apple as of late, on multiple fronts. The Windows Phone 8.1 news revealed several features that many should find very helpful. Cortana, Microsoft’s version of the personalized assistant, aspires to keep Google Now and Apple’s Siri on their digital toes. And today, keeping […]

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Google Enters Drone Arms Race

Google entered the drone wars on Monday with its acquisition of New Mexico-based drone maker Titan Aerospace. Google did not disclose the details of the purchase, but Facebook was previously interested in buying Titan for a reported $60 million. Titan Aerospace is in the business of creating near-orbital, solar-powered drones. These jet-sized drones can potentially […]

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Addiction: Flappy Bird Edition

“Okay, last game,” I mutter to myself as I press play for the fiftieth time. I’ve never more blatantly lied to myself than when I play Flappy Bird. In a manner that can truly be deemed “viral,” Flappy Bird has taken over the mobile gaming world by storm. It is currently perched quite comfortably at […]

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Is Steam the Next Big Thing?

It’s an exciting time for home entertainment tech, and all eyes are on Valve and their latest series of Steam announcements. Valve is making some huge steps, and you’re going to want to keep up with this one. What’s going on? In a move to bring computer gamers to the living room, Valve has released […]

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