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3 hrs ago | Gizmag

NASA satellite set to help farmers combat drought

NASA is set to launch a new satellite with the capacity to measure soil moisture on a global scale.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, NASA, Agriculture, Science

8 hrs ago | Engadget

An F1 racer burning rubber in infrared is trippy

FLIR has just shown a dramatic spectrum of Formula 1 racing you may not have even realized you were missing: full infrared.

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11 hrs ago | Gizmag

Whooshh Innovations' "fish gun" shoots salmon over obstacles small and tall

Whoosh Innovations has developed a 'fish gun' to help salmon bypass man-made obstacles when making their way to spawning grounds If you live in an area where salmon spawn, then summer treats you to a free nature drama as the fish battle against currents, fight through rapids, struggle up tiny streams, and leap up waterfalls to return to the calm ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports Etc.

15 hrs ago | Engadget

Estimote's stickers let you add tiny sensors to just about anything

The problem with the internet of things is that you often have to buy expensive add-ons or replacements to get all those clever sensors; you may not want to buy a bike computer just to track your rides.

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19 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

In this Aug. 13, 2014 photo, a man stands in the middle of the Firstkontact Center, a call center in the northern border city of Tijuana, Mexico.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, Tijuana, Mexico Travel

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Engadget

'Snowboard' through the city streets with LEIF's electric freeboard

Add two inline skate wheels with 360-degree rotatable casters to the base of a skateboard and you've got a Fast and Furious -style drifting device known as a freeboard .

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Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation

Engadget

'Beep' is a documentary about the history of sound in video games

Every successive generation of video games is hailed for its massive improvements in graphics performance, but what about sound? That too has come a long way -- and soon there may be a documentary chronicling the history video game audio.

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Ubergizmo

Amazon's Fire Phone Not Selling As Hot As Expected

A few months ago, Amazon finally took the wraps off the Fire Phone . Given that the rumors of an Amazon smartphone have been floating about for a while now, safe to say that many were eager to see what Amazon had to offer.

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Engadget

Xbox One gamers could soon try before they buy with a 'Free Play Day'

At $60 per year, an Xbox Live Gold subscription isn't cheap, but Microsoft's working to make the all-access package a bit more attractive to gamers.

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Related Topix: X360, Video Games, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft, Startups

Engadget

Sony's secretive new idea division is trying to turn around '20 lost years'

It's been tough times for Sony, and it's very much aware of it. While we hear all about the company cutting loose unsuccessful parts , the other side of the coin is ensuring Sony can make another hit.

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Related Topix: Music Players

Gizmag

Graphene-treated rubber bands used as inexpensive body motion sensors

Graphene is a cutting-edge wonder material, used in applications ranging from solar cells to supercapacitors .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Engadget

These beautiful objects symbolize human contact using cold, hidden machinery

Ask anyone who's tried maintaining a long-distance relationship : it's hard , and video chats, text messages and phone calls don't always satisfy our emotional needs.

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Ubergizmo

Full Body Scanners Not Great At Detecting Weapons

It looks like the full body scanner that airports employ in their security searches, where these are used to check for concealed weapons or bombs.

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Related Topix: UC San Diego

Engadget

UPS says malware attack compromised customer info at 51 of its stores

Have you done any business with UPS recently? You'd better check out the company's website : some of its stores may have leaked your personal data.

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Engadget

China's 'bullet screens' combine movies and your snarky texts

Movie theater texters here in the US are viewed as the lowest of the low , but certain spots in China look far more kindly on those cinematic simpletons.

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Engadget

Sneaking weapons past body scanners is easier than you think

For a while now, folks have been discussing how Rapiscan backscatter X-ray machines used at various security checks can be easily duped.

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Ubergizmo

Did Google's Street View Car Run Over A Dog?

Google's Street View is a fantastic online service that allows one to check out other places worldwide, such as the iconic Angkor Wat , without having to pack and head for the airport.

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Engadget

US military bans staff from reading a site devoted to leaks

Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras launched their own news site, The Intercept , to post high-profile leaks without worrying about the hassles that can come with publishing through major media outlets.

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Engadget

UK tries to protect kids by rating music videos like movies

While David Cameron's broadband filters are doing an admirable job of shielding Britain's young eyes from adult content, the government reckons it can do more.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Engadget

Heartbleed blamed for Chinese theft of 4.5 million health records

Yesterday, Community Health Systems announced that Chinese hackers had managed to steal the healthcare records of 4.5 million of its customers .

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