Wi-Fi Could Soon Get 100 Times Faster Than Today

Wi-Fi Could Soon Get 100 Times Faster Than Today

00 You might be able to download the latest episode of Game of Thrones in mere seconds if recent scientific research proves correct. Scientists have discovered the means to send complex data using high-frequency radiation that may lead to ultra fast Wi-Fi speeds.   Terahertz replaces traditional microwaves The project researchers successfully sent video signals at speeds of 50 gigabytes per second using terahertz, rather than the traditional microwaves. Often wireless networks can only operate at a top speed of 500…

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This New “Ruler” SSD Has Enough Storage to Hold 300,000 HD Movies

This New “Ruler” SSD Has Enough Storage to Hold 300,000 HD Movies

00 Intel is literally changing the way storage looks. The tech giant introduced a new enterprise SSD design called the “ruler”. The new slim line drive reportedly optimizes storage density whilst reducing the required amount of cooling and power. While the full specification details of the new drives haven’t been released yet, Intel says they will be able to reach 1 petabyte (1000 terabytes) of storage in a single 1U server rack (the smallest size rack…

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How Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Serviced?

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Serviced?

00 As autonomous technology grows more prevalent in production vehicles, it poses an interesting question to how we might service our cars in the future. If our cars will be able to drive themselves, couldn’t they just drive to get serviced themselves? From another angle of advancement, we are also moving towards more electric vehicles, which would mean the days of getting your oil changed could be behind you. How will all of this innovation…

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This Software Could Help Protect Birds and Bats Near Offshore Wind Turbines

This Software Could Help Protect Birds and Bats Near Offshore Wind Turbines

00 One of the biggest disadvantages of wind energy is that it kills bats and other avian creatures when they collide on the large blades of wind turbines. Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are currently working on a thermal imaging software that can help protect birds and bats around offshore wind turbines. The open-source software ThermalTracker is designed to identify birds and bats from video footages recorded during the night. This technology is expected to…

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China Built the Largest Telescope in the World But Can’t Find Anyone to Run It

China Built the Largest Telescope in the World But Can’t Find Anyone to Run It

00 China has built an unbelievably huge telescope but has no one to run it. The instrument, located in the remote southern mountainous region of the country is nearly twice as big as its closest rival, the US-operated Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. The facility is searching for foreign talent to run the observatory as there are reportedly no qualified Chinese astronomers to run it. Advertisements have been running for the position since May…

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Facebook’s Comment and Post Translations Are Now All Managed by AI

Facebook’s Comment and Post Translations Are Now All Managed by AI

00 Facebook translates billions of its users’ posts and comments every day. The social media giant is now looking to get all its translations done by neural networks. Previously the social media site had used simple phrase-based machine translation models, but the switch to the advanced method will dramatically improve accuracy. “Creating seamless, highly accurate translation experiences for the 2 billion people who use Facebook is difficult,” Facebook explained, “We need to account for context, slang, typos, abbreviations, and…

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This High Performance E-Bike Looks and Feels Like a Vintage Chopper

This High Performance E-Bike Looks and Feels Like a Vintage Chopper

00 Sure, e-bikes are practical. They make longer distance transportation a bit easier than normal bikes while using less fuel than a car. They’re normally sleek and lightweight-looking to emphasize the light weight of the bike frames. Often times, an e-bike can look sporty and cute, but very few on the market can be labeled “tough.” [Image Source: Ruff Cycles] Ruff Cycles looked to change that with their new bike — the Ruffian. The German bike…

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You Can Carry This Tiny Pocket PC Wherever You Go

You Can Carry This Tiny Pocket PC Wherever You Go

00 Smartphones and other handheld “computers” have come a long way in recent years. They do, however, lack the capabilities of a good old fashioned desktop PC. Wouldn’t it be great if we can miniaturize one and carry it around? Well, Intel has answered the call with their credit card-sized Pocket PC. You get the functionality of a desktop and it’s easy to carry around. Nice! Enter the Intel Compute Card. It’s not only neat but happens…

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Adobe Scan Can Turn Any Document into an Editable PDF (And It’s Free!)

Adobe Scan Can Turn Any Document into an Editable PDF (And It’s Free!)

00 Adobe is launching Adobe Scan, a brand new mobile application that makes converting paper documents to editable PDF files fast and simple. You may already be using on of the plethora of scan-to-pdf apps available on the market. However, the new Adobe Scan sets itself apart from its competitors in a number of ways. Most apps available at the moment don’t allow you to edit the document once it is scanned. Adobe Scan uses Optical Character…

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Meet SONICAM: The World’s First Affordable 3D Virtual Reality Camera

Meet SONICAM: The World’s First Affordable 3D Virtual Reality Camera

00 The world around us is vibrant and exciting simply because it’s dynamic and three-dimensional. Sometimes, capturing 2D images and videos with your smartphone or DSLR camera just doesn’t do the scene any justice. But that’s all about to change as this virtual reality camera called SONICAM enables users to capture both 2D and 3D videos and images in full 360 degrees. It’s the world’s first affordable, high-quality VR camera. [Image Source: SONICAM/Facebook] Capture vivid…

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