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Leica and Huawei express their love for each other with a joint research lab

header-background Before the iPhone 7 made dual lenses cool… no, scratch that, Huawei and Leica made it cool first (and plenty others made it dorky). The result of their collaboration, the P9, has sold well enough that the two companies are taking their relationship to the next level — moving in together. In a joint research facility in Germany, that is. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 23rd

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Samsung says half of recalled Note 7s in the US have been exchanged – mostly for new Note 7s

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 In case you were wondering when you’ll stop receiving those “please turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 7” warnings before takeoff, well, we’re halfway there. Samsung announced today that “about half” of the affected phones — they mean to say, the exploding ones — have been exchanged. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 23rd

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Samsung says half of recalled Note 7s in the US have been exchanged – mostly for new Note 7s

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 In case you were wondering when you’ll stop receiving those “please turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 7” warnings before takeoff, well, we’re halfway there. Samsung announced today that “about half” of the affected phones — they mean to say, the exploding ones — have been exchanged. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 23rd

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NASA’s asteroid-harvesting mission solicits proposals for its robotic spacecraft

arm_nasa_asteroid_mission Asteroid mining is coming soon to a planet near you: this planet, and in 2021, to be specific. But NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission has lots of work to do before that point. Today the space-faring organization issued an official “request for proposals” from four partners on how they would go about creating the robotic spacecraft that would perform the actual asteroid… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 20th

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Accessory for prosthetic limbs lets users interact directly with digital media

shortcut-prosthesis-1 When someone has lost a hand, particularly the dominant one, it can be a real challenge to do the simple clicks and drags that all of us take for granted on our desktops and laptops. A German design team has created a device to remedy this, detecting signals from the user’s remaining muscles and translating them into common digital gestures. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 20th

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Accessory for prosthetic limbs lets users interact directly with digital media

shortcut-prosthesis-1 When someone has lost a hand, particularly the dominant one, it can be a real challenge to do the simple clicks and drags that all of us take for granted on our desktops and laptops. A German design team has created a device to remedy this, detecting signals from the user’s remaining muscles and translating them into common digital gestures. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 20th

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IBM and MIT partner up to create AI that understands sight and sound the way we do

shutterstock_228897490 When you see or hear something happen, you can instantly describe it: “a girl in a blue shirt caught a ball thrown by a baseball player,” or “a dog runs along the beach.” It’s a simple task for us, but an immensely hard one for computers — fortunately, IBM and MIT are partnering up to see what they can do about making it a little easier. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 20th

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The vivacious, acrobatic Minitaur robot will definitely improve your day

ghost-robotics-minitaur Mondays, as we all know, are the worst. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye out for heart-warming videos like puppies sliding on hardwood floors, otters holding hands, or energetic robots doing flips and climbing fences. It helps if, as in this case, the background music is a jam. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 19th

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Official CPSC recall goes out for Galaxy Note 7 — replacements will be available September 21

smartphones3 The flaming train wreck that is the Galaxy Note 7 recall finally has its official stamp of approval from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and there’s now a hard date for when you can swap your phone for a new one: September 21. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 15th

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Every single part of this camera is 3D printed

qwcglgq We’ve seen 3D printed cameras before, but they always include some prefabricated part: a hinge, a spring, or more complicated bits like shutters and iris mechanisms. But designer Amos Dudley has done what I’ve always hoped someone would do: make a camera entirely out of 3D printed parts — yes, including the lens. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 10th

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