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'Pokémon GO' Can Be Played In Korea, A Country Where It Shouldn't Be Possible

They say, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Well, in the last two days, a group of enterprising young Koreans have found a way to play Pokémon GO in a country where it should not be possible.<p>According to an article in Japan’s Sankei Newspaper, South Korean game diehards have employed what …

Pokémon Go - How Nintendo Beat Microsoft And Sony With An End Run

Pokémon Go is a new sensation. Just launched on July 6, the app is already the #1 app in the world - and it isn't even available in most countries. …

Mayhem as rare Pokémon appears in Central Park

Has Pokémon gone too far? A Twitter user has captured the chaos which ensued when a rare animated creature appeared in Central Park.<p>Crowds of Pokémon GO players swarmed to the park, some even driving there from other parts of New York City, to catch a Vaporeon, one of the evolved forms of …

LightSail spacecraft declared a success after unfurling solar sail in orbit

Tiny privately funded vehicle will re-enter atmosphere after testing thin sails that could be used to gain propulsion from sun’s rays<p>A privately funded space project to demonstrate an innovative solar sail passed with flying colours despite a series of near-fatal technical issues, program managers …

Space Travel

Reddit Gets Into Crowdfunding With Redditmade

Reddit is continuing to expand its presence beyond its wildly popular sharing site — known as the front page of the internet for many — after it jumped into the world of crowdfunding with Redditmade, a service that allows moderators to set up projects which can be backed by Redditors.<p>The move comes …

Feedly Has Killed Its URL Shortener with Its Most Recent Update

Feedly has removed its URL shortener to provide better transparency for users, alongside making a few other tweaks to better optimize its mobile apps for the new versions of iOS and Android.<p>The company explained in a blog post that the decision to remove the shortener, first introduced in January, …

HP jumps into 3D technology with Sprout PC and an industrial printer

<i>(Updated 10.29.14 at 11:02am PT with additional info and the Sprout video)</i><p>A few weeks after Hewlett-Packard (HP) confirmed it was splitting into two companies, the company declared at a press event in New York City today that it is going big into 3D printing and releasing a new product category of …

Google is developing a cancer and heart attack-detecting pill

New ‘nanoparticle’ pill could detect signs of disease before it becomes a problem for pre-emptive treatment, monitored by a wrist-worn device<p>Google is working on a nanoparticle pill that could identify cancers, heart attacks and other diseases before they become a problem.<p>The pill would contain …

HP promises a fast enterprise 3D printer for 2016 that will cost…something

After teasing it for more than a year, HP has finally revealed its very first 3D printer. We still don’t know what it will cost, though HP says the …

4 New Technologies That Will Carry The Weight Of War

Soldiers today lug about 55 percent of their body weight into combat, but these tools could ease the burden.<p>Shortly after iron swords and spearheads became common, soldiers in sixth-century Greece ran into a problem. Infantrymen carted around breastplates, helmets, bronze-lined wooden shields, and …

Military

Google Maps Lets You Sign In on Third-Party Embeds

While Google Maps is a massively useful service in its own right, the fact that Google makes the platform available for third-party developers to integrate in their own applications is what gives it true scale.<p>However, thus far, developers haven’t been able to connect their users into the broader …

The guy behind Google Wallet is back to change payments all over again

Poynt is the coolest credit card reader you've ever seen<p>In November of 2012, Google Wallet chief Osama Bedier admitted defeat. "Nobody today is delivering any solution that will get scale, including me," he said onstage at the Open Mobile Summit. Soon, facing insurmountable odds from iron-fisted …

This App Scans Your Proportions And Mails You A Custom-Fitted Shirt

A new app called MTailor plans to change that, however, by outsourcing the measurements to your smartphone's camera.<p>Here's how it works.<p>Shirts start at $69, but that's still cheaper than other custom shirts out there, which can cost $100 and up. Also, shipping is free.<p>First, you choose the type of …

Clothing

This Ex-NASA Engineer Wants To Build A Huge Robot That Can Juggle Cars

If all goes according to plan, former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineer Dan Granett will soon build a 70-foot-tall diesel-powered robot that can use its robo-hands to juggle cars as if they were tennis balls.<p>A computer-generated demo of what it would look like is above, but just like …

Apple Engineers Patent System For Wireless Power

If you like electronic gadgets but hate tangles of chargers and charging cords, you’re not alone. Apple engineers feel your pain.<p>For years, they’ve been trying to figure out better ways to charge portable electronic devices. They’ve experimented with better battery management, solar power and, most …

6 Ways Nature Is Inspiring Human Engineering

Biomimetics, or the imitation of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems, has been around for centuries. Examples are everywhere, from aircraft wings and the treads on tires to climbing robots and solar panels, and in recent years biomimicry has led to new breakthroughs in such …

America's Tiniest Engineers: Report From Greenville, South Carolina

[see update below.] It was the monthly "engineering week" when I visited the A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering in Greenville, South Carolina, in January. Volunteers from one of the several local big-name companies in town were teaching special lessons. This week, employees from …

Are Software Engineers A Commodity?

I read a thought provoking article called The Happy Demise of the 10X Engineer. In this piece the author points out how software has evolved to the point where engineers can quickly assemble different components and build solutions in days for a minimal investment where as previously this would …

No injuries when engine housing falls off plane leaving O'Hare

A Spirit Airlines plane had to return to O'Hare International Airport soon after takeoff when part of the housing for one of its engines fell off, officials said.<p>No one was injured when the cowling for the right engine on Flight 409, headed for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., became detached and the flight …

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