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Google Glass For Fitness - Race Yourself - Virtual Reality Fitness Motivation

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Google Glass for running, cool

MakerBot's new MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers

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MakerBot has announced its 5th of new Replicator 3D printers($1,400+), including the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, the standard MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, and the extra-large MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer.
All three Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers feature: 
– New MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder that’s easy to swap or replace.  It also detects filament absence and automatically pauses your print. – On-board camera for print monitoring and easy sharing.
– USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi ensure a seamless workflow.
– 3.5-inch full-color LCD display and intuitive dial create a rich user experience.

Samsung and LG unveil the curved 105-inch Ultra HD TVs at CES 2014

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Samsung claims its TV is "world's first, largest and most curved," according to Samsung, 105 inch curved UHD TV, and it will also come with 11 million pixels, an aspect ratio of 21:9 and a resolution of 5120 x 2160 pixels. Samsung's 105 inch curved Ultra HDTV will be show off at CES from the 7th to the 14th of January 2014. Today LG has announced that at CES 2014 it's going to be revealing a 105-inch curved Ultra HD television, the company claims is the "largest curved TV ever made." Featuring a massive LCD panel with a resolution of 5120 x 2160, it will also utilize a 21:9 aspect ratio, which LG is billing as a "CinemaScope" screen.  “With a resolution of 11 million pixels, the 105-inch curved LCD panel is proof of our continued leadership in the next generation display market, offering exceptional world-class value to our customers.” LG Display's Yong-kee Hwang said in a statement.

Video of China's first moon rover 'Jade Rabbit' rolls to moon surface

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China's first moon rover, Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, separated from the lander early on Sunday, several hours after the Chang'e-3 probe soft-landed on the lunar surface.
The Chang'e-3 landing craft carried the rover to the smooth Bay of Rainbows region of the moon after a voyage launched December 1st. The rover, named Yutu (Jade Rabbit in English), is a 260lb six-wheeled solar powered explorer with a top speed of 660 feet per hour.

DIY human cyborg implanted in the arm

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Biohacker Tim Cannon has implanted a device he has designed known as circadia into his forearm. Circadia is a computer capable of recording and transmitting biometric data to android-powered devices. Conceived with the help of the team from grindehouse wetware, the cyborg transformation has given cannon full access to his body's biometric data in real-time.
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LG curved G Flex smartphone

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LG is reportedly planning to release a six-inch smartphone with curved screen, called LG G Flex, to rival Samsung's Galaxy Round. The LG's version has a different design as it curves from top to bottom rather than from side to side.
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World's first carbon nanotube computer

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A team of electrical engineers at Stanford University today announced the creation of the first-ever computer based on carbon nanotubes rather than silicon chips. "People have been talking about a new era of carbon nanotube electronics moving beyond silicon," said Stanford professor Subhasish Mitra.

Carbon nanotubes -- long chains of carbon atoms thousands of times thinner than a human hair -- have the potential to be more energy-efficient and "take us at least an order of magnitude in performance beyond where you can project silicon could take us," according to H.S. Philip Wong, another member of the Stanford team.
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HydraDeck Humans

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Combining 3D scans of real life models in ultra high detail with the Oculus Rift and the Razer Hydra for movement controls to make one of the most realistic and spooky experiences in Virtual Reality

Retro DIY Mini Mac Fits In Your Palm

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Ultimate Mac nerd and co-host of the RetroMacCast podcast, John Leake, built a 1/3-scale Macintosh 512k (or 128k) replica of Apple's 1st Mac out of white PVC, a Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computer (motherboard), a tiny 3.5-inch LCD monitor and a lot of elbow grease.
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Emojify for iOS

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VoidWorks' Emojify app for iOS lets you turn photos into a collage of emoji art. Simply snap a new photo or choose one from your album, once you have a picture ready, you get to adjust the size of the emoji's that make it up as well as the contrast levels.
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Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni used to virtually travel to Mars

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Combining the Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni technologies to create a simulated environment for exploring Mars. Equipped with an Oculus Rift headset, a tester is shown using the Virtuix Omni treadmill to explore a virtual version of Mars.
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NASA's Newest, Biggest Rocket

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NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) Program has just passed what's called a Preliminary Design Review, meaning that we're one step closer to sending this explosive stick of awesomeness into orbit.
"The 70 metric-ton SLS will stand 321 feet tall, provide 8.4 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, weigh 5.5 million pounds and carry 154,000 pounds of payload. That vehicle will set out on its first mission -- Exploration Mission 1 -- in 2017, launching an uncrewed Orion spacecraft to demonstrate the integrated system performance of the SLS rocket and spacecraft before a crewed flight.
The initial design will evolve into a 130 metric-ton (143 ton) configuration that will lift more than 286,000 pounds and provide 20 percent more thrust than the Saturn V, which launched American astronauts to the moon. Used primarily to launch heavy cargo, SLS will be the largest rocket ever built and will enable exploration missions beyond low-Earth orbit to many places in the solar system including Mars."
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Uniqul allows you to pay with your face

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Finnish company Uniqual OY has unveiled a facial recognition payment system that customers to pay without having a wallet, credit card or mobile device in hand. Uniqul claims its patent pending technology drastically cuts down the time it takes to make a payment, and is protected by "military grade algorithms". Users only need to register with a Uniqul account to pay for everything -- from a soda at a vending machine to a newspaper at the supermarket checkout -- by clicking "OK" on the Uniqul tablet at the point of sale in participating sites.
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These wetsuits make you invisible to sharks

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Although sharks use a number of senses to locate prey, it is known that vision is the crucial sense in the final stage of an attack. By disrupting a shark's visual perception, an attack can either be diverted altogether or at least delayed to allow time to exit the water.
Created by Hamish Jolly and Craig Anderson, working with the University of Western Australia. Since sharks see in black and white, the patterns on the suits make you either totally invisible to them, or unpalatable. They have developed two lines of wetsuit designed to protect divers and surfers from sharks.
“It's based on new breakthrough science which is all about visionary systems for predatory sharks," Anderson said. "We've been able to interpret that science and convert that into, basically, materials that create some confusion for sharks' visual systems."
See, it turns out that sharks are colorblind. The “Elude,” a blue and white wetsuit made for divers, renders you invisible in the water. Anderson said it "hide[s] you in the water column.
Anderson and Jolly's research firm, Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS), licensed their technology to wetsuit maker Radiator, which opened pre-orders for the first suits online Thursday from Aus$429 (US$392).
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AeroVelo's human-powered helicopter

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The American Helicopter Society has officially declared AeroVelo winner of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. The AHS Sikorsky competition began in 1980, and the prize was destined for anyone able to stay at least 10 feet in the air for at least 60 seconds within a  30' x 30' space using a flying machine powered solely by a single human. No team has ever managed to meet all of the requirements — until now. AeroVelo Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter captured the long standing AHS Sikorsky Prize with a flight lasting 64.1 seconds and reaching an altitude of 3.3 metres.
Canadian Todd Reichert and his team have just been awarded $250,000 and the honor of building something that really worked. Reichert said:
"This isn't something that you’re going to commute to work in any time soon, but it’s an exercise in really pushing the limits on what’s physically possible, and what you can do with lightweight materials and really creative design. Winning this competition really is a catalyst to keep doing the things we love. Our goal is to take on projects that really inspire people to follow big dreams.”
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