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This is what the inside of a Hyperloop pod will look like

Hyperloop Pod Interior Video
The Hyperloop is no longer just a wild transportation dream, as several companies out there are looking to turn Elon Musk’s high-speed train concept into a commercial product. We’ve already seen demos showing the type of technology that will help Hyperloop cars go down a track at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour, and now it’s time to take a look at the pod that should carry you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour.

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Chris Smith

May 26th

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Nuheara’s IQbuds are somewhere between wireless headphones and a hearing aid

Nuheara I went into the Nuheara demo not knowing what to expect. Not in the sense of “how good will these be?” so much as, “I’m not exactly sure what these things do.” Like, are they headphones? Are they hearing aids? The answer, interestingly enough, is a little bit of both. The IQbuds are, ostensibly, Bluetooth earbuds. That they’re completely wireless is enough… Read More
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Brian Heater

May 25th

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eero inks $50 million funding deal with Menlo’s Opportunity Fund, plans to sell products at Best Buy

eero Just months after finally shipping its product to consumers, smart wireless routing system eero has pulled in a new $50 million in Series B growth funding from Menlo Ventures, as the first investment from the Menlo Opportunity Fund. Existing investors First Round Capital, Shasta Ventures, Red Point Ventures, and Playground Global also added to this round. eero is not disclosing specific terms… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

May 25th

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These robots replicate enemy forces

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Millions of rounds can be unleashed at these robots and they’ll keep going on going. In part because they have state of the art armor, but also because these robots can think and behave like the enemy … and avoid getting shot. While it sounds like a “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” scenario, Special Operations Forces around the world are leveraging the abilities of the cutting-edge Marathon Target robots to challenge and enhance their skills. Robots that think, communicate with each other and fight as a team …this is the future of land combat and the future is nearly upon us. These robots are currently used for advanced training – not for deployment in combat.

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FoxNews.com

May 25th

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Pebble announces two new watches and the Core, a pocket computer for runners

Pebble “This is Pebble Core,” Eric Migicovsky says with a smile. “It’s our first non-watch product. The simplest way to explain it is that it’s a computer that fits on your keychain. It’s a tiny Android computer without a screen. It has 3D, GPS, Wi-Fi, a little bit of memory and both Android and JavaScript apps run on Pebble’s JavaScript framework.”… Read More

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Brian Heater

May 24th

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Otterbox’s new case offers a battery, speakers, Square reader and other swappable functionality

Otterbox universe I spotted an Otterbox case on the train ride in this morning that more or less confirmed my feelings about the company’s products: big, bulky and protective. Swaddling one’s phone in an Otterbox case for a New York City subway ride is the smartphone equivalent to wearing a bulletproof vest in public. It’s kind of uncomfortable and slightly awkward, but hey, you never know… Read More

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Brian Heater

May 24th

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Ziro is a nifty hand-controlled robotics kit for kids

Ziro Meet Ziro, a robotics kit that lets you build all sorts of vehicles using a few motors, a smartphone, a glove and your imagination. Ziro’s default kit comes with four wireless motors and enough pieces to build a small car. You can now back this project on Indiegogo. I’ve talked with ZeroUI, the company behind Ziro a few weeks ago. Their prototype was already working Read More

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Romain Dillet

May 23rd

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Camellia Labs debuts single-cup chai brewer, Chime

Camellia Labs' Chime, a single-cup brewer for traditional, Indian chai. In the world of kitchen appliances, everyone wants to be the next Keurig, it seems. First, there were single-cup coffee brewers that followed and claimed to be better than Keurig, from Nespresso, Mr. Coffee and Lavazza to name a few. Later came cold drink machines like the Bartesian for cocktails, or PicoBrew for craft beer. And most recently, the Juicero cold press juice machine promised to… Read More

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Lora Kolodny

May 21st

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This 3-D printed motorbike is absurdly light

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3-D printing has been used to make all sorts of products of increasing complexity, including rockets for spacecraft and engine components. But it's not until you see an Airbus exec lifting this motorbike with one hand that the technology's potential really starts to shine through. The oh-so-cleverly-named Light Rider is produced by Airbus subsidiary AP Works. It has a 3-D printed frame made from a proprietary aluminum alloy, which Airbus claims to be as strong as titanium. Even including the chunky tires, suspension and electric motor, the whole bike only weighs in at 35kg.

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Chris Mills

May 21st

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Google is making an innovative modular phone, and you can buy it next year

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Initially a Motorola project that was ultimately unveiled at Google I/O 2014, Project Ara has been an intriguing project that has been on our radar for years now. For those unfamiliar, Project Ara is an ambitious program designed to create an entire hardware ecosystem for smartphone modules. So in contrast to the iPhone where the entire device is sealed shut, the Project Ara smartphone would enable users to swap out various components (battery, speaker, camera etc.) as they desire.

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Yoni Heisler

May 20th

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