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This Xiaomi Action Cam Beats a GoPro Hero on Specs and Only Costs $64

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has today launched its first action camera. Aimed squarely at GoPro, it beats the Hero on specs and price—though it's not yet clear if you'll be able to buy one in the U.S..

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Jamie Condliffe

March 2nd

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Google Researchers Are Ranking Web Pages By Facts Not Links

Internet searches may be based on algorithmic rigour—but that doesn't necessarily guarantee the quality of a suggested page. Now, a team of Google researchers has developed a method that sorts results by factual content rather than how well linked a page is.

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Jamie Condliffe

March 2nd

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Qualcomm’s New Fingerprint Recognition Could Be Better Than Touch ID

With the launch of the iPhone 5S, Apple set an incredibly high bar for finger print recognition with TouchID. Until now Android phones have failed to compete—but now Qualcomm is launching a fingerprint sensor that could change that.

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Jamie Condliffe

March 2nd

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Lenovo’s New Phones: A 16MP Camera-Lookalike, First Dolby Atmos Handset

At the Mobile World Congress, Lenovo has announced a pair of new phones. The first, the Vibe Shot, is a slim phone that has pretensions to be a camera; the second is the A7000, apparently the world's first smartphone to come with Dolby Atmos.

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Jamie Condliffe

March 2nd

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The Chances of Your Texas Hold’Em Hand Winning, Visualized

The baize rubs against your wrist. A small bead of sweat rolls down your forehead. You ease the corner of your two cards from the table to glimpse at what you've been dealt. "How much chance do I have of winning with this," you think. Well, if you had this neat visualization, you'd be all set.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 27th

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A Room-Sized 3D Printer Will Make Freeform Concrete Design Easy

Concrete is an amazing building material: cheap to create, strong when used correctly, and hard-wearing, too. But turning it into exotic and shapely forms can be prohibitively complex and expensive. Now, a 3D printer capable of producing one-off moulds as large as a phone booth could help turn architectural dreamw into affordable reality.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 27th

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Ericsson Is Suing to Block Sales of iPhones in the U.S.

Ericsson has announced that it's filing seven new lawsuits in a U.S. court against Apple for infringing its patents—and it's asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block iPhones from sale, too.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 27th

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Amazon Wants to 3D Print Your Purchase in the Back of Its Delivery Van

Amazon is a keen experimenter, especially when it comes to delivery. Now though, a new patent suggests that it's thinking of 3D-printing its products as they make their way to you.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 27th

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At Least We Got a New Optical Illusion Out of That Goddamn Dress

Never has the color of a dress prompted so much excitement on the Internet. But now, along with some fascinating insights into the science of vision and lessons in overexposure, we have an enduring reminder of the meme, in the shape of an optical illusion truly for the modern age.[XKCD]

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Jamie Condliffe

February 27th

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This Is How to Test a Supersonic Car in a Wind Tunnel

When you're in the process of building a supersonic car, you want to understand how it behaves at speed before you put a driver in it. So how, exactly, do you do that?

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Jamie Condliffe

February 26th

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