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3D-Printed Display Could Help Blind People Explore Maps And Images

A new 3D-printed display called Linespace has been developed. It is aimed at allowing blind people to explore things like images and maps, and a number of apps have been created for it.

Gadgets February 8, 2016

Instagram Turns On Multi-Account Support For Mobile

Instagram has announced that it has officially launched multi-user support for mobile devices, allowing users to quickly switch between accounts on their phone.

Apps/Software February 8, 2016

LeapFrog Set To Be Acquired By VTech For $7.2 Million

LeapFrog has announced that it will be purchased by rival toymaker VTech, with the acquisition set to cost $7.2 million. The acquisition comes after a huge decline in LeapFrog's stock of late.

Money February 8, 2016

MIT Has Built A Low-Power AI Chip For Mobile

MIT has announced a new low-power chip that is extremely efficient, making it a good option for mobile devices and helping them offer better artificial intelligence.

Gadgets February 8, 2016

This Robot Is Not Good At Applying Lipstick

YouTuber Simone Giertz has created a lipstick-applying robot. There's only one problem - it's horrible at actually figuring out where your mouth is and where the lipstick should go.

FUTURE TECH February 8, 2016

Belgian Cyclist Found With Motor In Bike, Becomes First To Be Accused Of Technological Doping

A Belgian cyclist has been found with a motor inside of her bike, making her the first to become accused of technological doping, according to reports.

Gadgets February 8, 2016

NASA's Computer Model Of The Sun's Magnetic Fields Could Prevent Disaster

NASA has built a moving computer model of the sun's magnetic fields, aiming to help educate people on how magnetic fields work and show how those fields could result in a disaster.

Space February 7, 2016

This Robotic Chameleon Can Change Colors Faster Than A Real One

Scientists from China have developed a technology that is able to detect and recreate colors, making it ideal for camouflage for things like military vehicles, and even for body armor.

FUTURE TECH February 7, 2016

This Mobility Scooter Broke Records At 107.6 MPH

Two men from the Isle Of Man have modified a mobility scooter to break world records, able to handle speeds of up to a whopping 107.6 miles per hour.

FUTURE TECH February 7, 2016

The Iowa GOP Website Had A Security Flaw That Exposed Personal Info Of 2 Million People

A new report suggests that the Iowa GOP website has a security flaw that has exposed names, birthdates, voter records and more. The database has since been pulled from the website.

Internet February 4, 2016

'Friends' Star Matt LeBlanc To Co-Host New 'Top Gear'

The BBC has announced that 'Friends' star Matt LeBlanc will be co-hosting the new version of 'Top Gear' along with Chris Evans and other potential hosts who have not yet been confirmed.

February 4, 2016

Yahoo Games Is No More - RIP Yahoo Games

Yahoo has finally bitten the bullet and shut down Yahoo Games, an online gaming portal that was much loved by many around the world. The shutdown of the service comes as Yahoo closes a number of its media offerings.

Internet February 4, 2016

5.5 Billion People Will Have A Phone In 2020, New Study Reports

A new study by Cisco reports that a whopping 5.5 billion people will have a mobile phone by 2020. By comparison, only 5.3 billion will have electricity.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 4, 2016

The Repair Association Aims To Take On The DMCA And Give You The Right To Repair Your Devices

An advocacy group called The Repair Association has been formed, aiming to take on the DMCA and give people and third parties the right to repair products.

Business February 3, 2016

Twitter Was The Hub For Caucus-Related Info

Twitter has published a rundown of tweets related to the Iowa caucus, even showing off the ability to track candidates that are the center of the discussion.

Internet February 3, 2016

Google's OnHub Now Offers Guest Networks

Google has pushed an update to its OnHub router that enables the device to offer guest networks. The option lets users who don't want to give access to all their connected devices still share Internet access with friends.

Gadgets February 3, 2016

Microsoft Announces SwiftKey Acquisition

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of SwiftKey, a predictive typing company that is known for its keyboards for Android and iOS. It is not yet known exactly how much the company paid for SwiftKey.

Deals February 3, 2016

IBM Watson Opens In India With Two Partnerships

IBM has announced that it is bringing IBM Watson to India, with two partnerships kicking off the platform's use in the region. The two partnerships are with InspireOne and Textient, both of which are pushing for worldwide use.

Deals February 2, 2016

Microsoft Wants To Put Our Data Underwater

Microsoft has announced a new initiative that will see it putting data centers underwater. These data centers will be able to run off renewable energy, and can be deployed in as little as 90 days.

Computers February 2, 2016

Here's How NASA Transports Large Spacecraft Using The Super Guppy

NASA was recently seen transporting the Orion crew module vessel using the Super Guppy, a massive plane with a huge head that is designed to transport large cargo.

FUTURE TECH February 2, 2016

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