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Wireless Passwords Could Be a Thing of the Past Thanks to MIT Research

  A new wireless technology in development by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab could allow us to finally say goodbye to the Wi-Fi password. The technology, currently named Chronos, is capable of allowing a single…

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Malware May be Using Real GPS Data to Scam Speeders

There is a new malware scam hitting computers in Pennsylvania posing as an email containing a speeding ticket and containing a link that loads malicious software onto the user’s computer. The emails claim to be from…

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Driverless Bikes Are Now A Thing Too

The term driverless isn’t anything new and it is probably most known in relation to cars and Google’s self-driving car project that’s been going on for years now. But we’ve also heard of driverless lorries coming…

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Volvo ROAR is an Automated Bin!

Volvo is known for their safe cars, my own family has the saying that Volvo’s are the people’s tanks. They are known for other things and soon they could be the ones responsible for your bins…

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Morgan Freeman is Now a GPS Navigation Voice

Actor, serial voiceover-er, and occasional God Morgan Freeman has joined such luminaries as Mr. T, John Cleese, Brian Blessed, and Kim Catrall by lending his voice to a GPS navigation system. Through Google’s Waze navigation app,…

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Anti-Drone Rifle Disables UAVs Up to 400 Metres Away

Drones are one of the latest areas of technology that the public has widely accepted. Ranging from their use at filming sports events from different angles to being used for racing, weapons and more, they are…

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German Car Manufacturers Nokia Maps Bid Reaches Stalemate

Nokia’s “HERE” mapping technology is an attractive proposition for car makers looking to enhance the GPS functionality in future models. A number of Germany’s leading vehicle manufacturers have shown a keen interest and joined forces to…

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Drones Are Now Able to Learn Flight Paths and Fly on Their Own

Researcher José Martínez Carranza from the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics in Mexico developed a new way for drones to operate on their own and use much cheaper tech to navigate, like accelerometers, gyroscopes…

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Does Your Boss Know Where You Are? Or Fired Because You Uninstalled A GPS Tracker?

A woman in California claims that her uninstalling an app has led to her being fired. The reason for uninstalling the app? The 24/7 monitoring of her location using the iPhones GPS (Global position systems allowing…

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TomTom Shakes up the Action Camera Market With New Bandit

TomTom has launched a new Action Camera to take on the rivals such as GoPro. TomToms’ take on an action camera comes with eased editing and sharing thanks to the companion app for smartphones and the built-in…

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DARPA Developing Superior GPS Replacement

Anyone who’s tried to negotiate their way cross-country with only a satnav for guidance knows that GPS signal can be temperamental. It seems that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) must have also struggled with…

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Volvo Cars Will Be Able to Talk to Each Other in the near Future

Have you ever thought that cars can talk to one another? If not, prepare to be amazed. Volvo apparently is working on a new technology which allows their cars to “talk to each other” in real-time,…

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Apple Unveil Their New Smart Watch

Apple’s live event is over and we’ve been presented with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and they look great. The live event-stream had some trouble with blackouts and the wrong audio, but the…

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Google’s Android Wear 2.0 Rumoured for Release Next Month

It’s been six months since Google released Android Wear to the public – over that time we’ve seen a number of unique and upcoming wearables from all the big mobile manufacturers. But rumours are flying that Mountain View…

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Scientists Solve the Mystery on Moving Death Valley Rocks

No matter how advanced we get, there still are dozens of unsolved mysteries everywhere. One of them is, or rather was, about the rocks that moved in strange patterns and seaminly by themselves through the death…

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Another Smartwatch Contender – Samsung Curved Gear S

Rumors have been circulating of Apples apparent plans to release their iWatch on the 9th of September, in conjunction with their iPhone 6. Doing so has thrust smartwatches directly into the limelight. As with many other…

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Smart Helmet Is Indiegogo’s Fastest Funded Campaign of $1 Million

The world’s smartest helmet, the Skully AR-1, is the fastest Indigogo campaign to hit the $1 million donation milestone. Looking at this helmet and what it has to offer, it’s really no surprise. They had set a fundraising…

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ECHO Urgent Messenger Aims to Notify Your Friends When You Are In Distress

A new personal SOS device is apparently in the works over at Indiegogo website, having it be able to let people know where you are and even speak to them after you press the ‘panic button’.…

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GammaTech Announces the DURABOOK R8300 Fit For Extreme Environments

It looks like GammaTech Computers Corp. has just announced a new rugged notebook, the DURABOOK R830, addition to its notebook lineup. It is said to be certified with MIL-STD-810G and IPS65 specs, for short to withstand…

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Audi Developing Car That Avoids Red Lights

Ever been late for work or a date and you seem to get every red light on the way to your destination? Well that could soon be a thing of the past with Audi developing a…

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GLONASS Could Be Halted In The US

Russia’s version of the widely-used Global Positioning System could be all but halted in the US due to the nation’s latest defence budget bill, according to The New York Times. The bill, signed into law on…

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Nokia’s HERE Maps Removed From iOS AppStore, iOS 7 To Be Blamed

Nokia has removed its popular HERE Maps app from the iOS App Store. The Finnish company blamed its decision on iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, for being a user experience killer.…

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New Location Settings To Be Added in Android 4.4 KitKat

The old Android location services will be revamped on the new Android 4.4 KitKat release. It seems that the “Location Access” area will be called simply “Locations” and the Location ON/OFF switch will be moved from…

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Cats Out And About, What They Do When You’re Not Looking

Cats are magnificent and interesting creatures, that we might think we know quite a bit about, but really how much do we know about the predatory creatures. If you have a cat, you might think it is…

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Galaxy Note 8 Now Comes With $25 Google Play Credit

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is an excellent Android tablet that will no doubt prove very popular with Android and Samsung lovers alike. The new Galaxy Note 8 tablet from Samsung was released just a few days…

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Using Hands-on GPS While Driving In Californa Is Now Illegal

The lawmakers in the state of California have passed a new law which made it illegal for one to check their hands on GPS systems while driving in the hopes it will prevent most of the…