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Kyocera launches washable smartphone

Worried about keeping your smartphone clean? Japanese company Kyocera may have the answer.<p>A spokeswoman for Kyocera told FoxNews.com that the phone, called the Digno Rafre, is the world's first smartphone with resistance against foaming hand soap. However, U.S. consumers keen to get their hands on …

VR Web browsing might ultimately be one of Samsung and Oculus' best tricks

Of all the things to be excited about regarding virtual reality – gaming, 360-degree movies, and all sorts of cool new experiences – the last thing I expected to intrigue me is a virtual reality Web browser.<p>Yet after trying Samsung’s new browser made for the Gear VR, I think it might ultimately end …

Casinos could see guitar-playing, car-racing, card-grabbing

Tesla: fleeing journalists ran over Gigafactory staff

Tesla has alleged that members of its Gigafactory security staff were assaulted by a photographer and journalist from the <i>Reno-Gazette Journal</i>. The …

Tesla

MIT Invents A Flowing River Of 3-D Pixels That Lets Objects Assemble Themselves

The Tangible Media Group’s latest innovation could revolutionize the assembly line. Here’s how.<p>When MIT’s Tangible Media Group first unveiled its shapeshifting display, the inFORM, one thing the team pointed out was that it had a lot of possibilities for the manufacturing and industrial sectors. …

Robotics

Elon Musk is getting self-driving car ideas from a Will Smith movie

There are very few guarantees when Elon Musk takes the stage to announce a new product. There is <i>one</i>, however: he'll say some crazy stuff. Today's autopilot announcement was no exception.<p>Talking about the future of self-driving, Musk mentioned that he believes his company is about three years away …

OPPO R7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A8

The difference between mid-range and high-end smartphones is decreasing in relevancy, as seemingly mid-tier smartphones are getting now getting higher-end specifications, better hardware, improved software and lower prices. So, where do we draw the line between these two tiers?<p>Today we’re taking a …

3D printed bionic finger hints at life-like prosthetics

Researchers from the Florida Atlantic University have developed a new type of soft bionic finger that can move like the ones on your hand. In order to come up with the most authentic-looking design, they downloaded a CAD model of the human digit and used a 3D printer to create squishy inner and …

'Hoverboards' are illegal on both pavements and roads, CPS confirms

The Metropolitan police has warned prospective hoverboard owners not to ride their scooters on public streets

Canon quietly launches the M10 mirrorless camera

Just a few weeks after Canon launched its first decent mirrorless camera, the EOS M3, it has revealed a tiny, cheaper sibling, the EOS M10. The camera arrived in Canon's store with no press release or price, but judging by the specs, it's essentially a stripped-down version of the M3. It sports a …

UK police see spike in drone incidents

A UFO hovering outside the 72nd floor of London’s Shard skyscraper and a flying camera hurtling through the skies over Hyde Park are just two of the rising number of “drone-related incidents” reported to police forces across the UK.<p>Figures provided to the Guardian following a freedom of information …

Hyde Park

NASA is recycling Space Shuttle engines for a very important purpose

When finished, this rocket will be able to launch up to 2.16 million pounds into space. That kind of weight requires a powerful engine — four of them, to be precise.<p>NASA will use four RS-25 engines — along with two rocket boosters — to get the SLS from ground to space and on its way to Mars. …

Smart Bike Startup Yunmake Gets Series A From Xiaomi Founder’s Investment Firm

Yunmake, a Hangzhou-based smart bike maker, has raised a Series A led by Shunwei Capital, the investment firm led by Xiaomi chief executive officer Lei Jun. The company did not reveal the precise amount, but an article posted to Yunmake founder and CEO Qiu Yiwu’s Weibo said that the round is worth …

This robot could one day work aboard the ISS

There's a lot to do aboard the International Space Station (ISS). There are science experiments to be performed and cared for; at least two hours of exercise per astronaut per day to try to prevent loss of bone density and muscle; space walks to work outside the space station; and routine …

Solartab, the premium solar charger/battery for iPad and iPhone that actually works

If you’ve ever tried to charge your iPhones/iPads/etc. directly from a small solar panel you probably know it is pretty difficult. Even with direct sunlight, you aren’t likely to be able to charge the device reliably. Most USB-charged devices require a minimum of 5W (5Vx1A) of continuous power to …

You can now get a flu vaccine via a 'jet injector,' which shoots it straight into your arm without a needle

Though it may look like something from a sci-fi movie, the PharmaJet Needle-free Jet Injector is inspired by vaccination guns that have been used since the 1960s, according to the US National Library of Medicine.<p>The first ones were powered by electricity or foot pumps and administered smallpox …

Public Health

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