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Ride-sharing could cut cabs' road time by 30 percent

Cellphone apps that find users car rides in real time are exploding in popularity: The car-service company Uber was recently valued at $18 billion, and even as it faces legal wrangles, a number ...

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Internet Archive Uploads Massive Database Of Historical Images To Flickr, 'The Commons'

There have been times when I've uploaded what I considered to be a "slew" of images to some service, which in reality might have peaked at about 50 or so. But then there's someone like Kalev ...

4 hours ago from HotHardware

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Three quarters of the Ikea catalogue is CGI

If the sleek and minimalist kitchens and sitting rooms featured in Ikea's promotional images look a little too perfect to be true, well, that's because they are.

12 hours ago from The Independent

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The 3D-printed key that can unlock anything

Lockpicking just became a whole lot easier. Engineers Jos Weyers and Christian Holler can use 3D printing technology to produce 'bump' keys capable of opening millions of locks, without ever ...

Sat 30 Aug 14 from The Independent

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Leap Motion believes it's the perfect companion for virtual reality headsets

Technology has finally caught up to our aspirations of virtual reality. The Oculus Rift is leading the pack but as I've outlined in previous posts, we've yet to see the company's ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Techspot

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Computer games give a boost to English

If you want to make a mark in the world of computer games you had better have a good English vocabulary. It has now also been scientifically proven that someone who is good at computer games ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from

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This Oculus Rift game on a real rollercoaster must be a crazy experience

The people at VR Coaster had a great idea: Create a 3D ride that would be synchronized to a real world rollercoaster, put someone on the seat with an Oculus Rift headset, and let them freak ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Gizmodo

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Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people

It is challenging for deaf people to learn a sound-based language, since they are physically not able to hear those sounds. Hence, most of them struggle with written language as well as with ...

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New algorithm identifies weak spots in body tissue prior to injury

When it comes to muscle, tendon, and bone injuries, early diagnosis can save you from a world of hurt and lengthy rehabilitation. Researchers at Washington University in St Louis have developed ...

12 hours ago from Gizmag

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Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.

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