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Researchers from Caltech have developed glowing contact lenses which could help battle blindness


Remember the early millennium trend for luminous contact lenses which almost appeared to be glowing in the eyes of whoever wore them? Whether it was Marilyn Manson or the WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio, these uncanny valley lenses were a hallmark of popular culture for a few years, before going the …

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How to find a lost phone


So you’ve lost your phone. We’ve all been there. It was just in your pocket a minute ago — and now it’s gone, lost to the phone fairies, forgotten between the seats of your couch, or misplaced somewhere during your busy day. Maybe it’s just in your other coat, or maybe …

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YouTube took down 8M videos in 3 months, with machines doing most of the work


YouTube has been having a torrid time of late with a number of high-profile brands pulling their ads from the streaming service after discovering some were being run alongside extreme content. To reassure advertisers and deter the interest of regulators, YouTube recently decided to begin posting a quarterly Community Guidelines …

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latest A350 aircraft set to break longest commercial flight record


Well, folks, with aircraft becoming more fuel efficient, even longer flights are on the horizon. Take Airbus. The company’s ultra-long-range A350-900 XWB can fly for a staggering 20 hours without needing to refuel. In that time, it can cover 9,700 nautical miles, 1,600 more than the current A350-900 aircraft. The aerospace …

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Neova MIDI ring lets musicians control their musical creations through gestures


Like a next-gen smart guitar whammy bar, Neova is a MIDI controller ring that musicians can wear on the index finger of their right hand to trigger different effects while they’re playing — ranging from pitch bend to vibrato. “In a way, I have always been frustrated by the lack …

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Man turns wife’s criticism of his culinary skills into a robotic cooking machine


Never say that nagging never accomplished anything — apparently, one enterprising wife managed to nag her husband into creating a smart robotic chef. At the sixth annual China International Technology Fair, the CEO of a Shanghai-based catering company unveiled his latest creation (which ironically, could put him out of business). …

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