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Hydrofoiling 'sports car for the water' promises legendary ride

Move over, boats. You're about to be outclassed by the Quadrofoil, an electric personal watercraft that uses hydrofoil technology to zoom over the water. And looks like an alien spacecraft.<p>Most powered personal watercraft use gas motors, which tend to be pretty noisy. That old technology is about …

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Arduino sensors let ballerinas 'paint' with their pointes

What if you could paint with your shoes? <i>Electronic Traces</i> is a pair ballet pointe shoes that sends a dancer's movements to a nearby smartphone. Using Lilypad Arduinos, they record pressure and movement whenever they touch the ground. This data can then be visualized by an accompanying app, allowing …

NEC wants you to spot counterfeits using your phone's camera

Want to find out whether or not something at the street market is a fake? In the future, you might only have to snap a photo with your smartphone. NEC has developed "object fingerprint" technology that compares the tiniest details of an object (such as the metal or plastic grain) with images in a …

Korean phone subsidy regulations could hurt Galaxy Note 4 sales

New regulations from October 1 draw outcry from consumers, carriers and manufacturers as they come into force, making high-end phones far more expensive than in the past.<p>October 1, 2014, marked the beginning of a new era for the sale of mobile devices in South Korea. The Ministry of Science, ICT …

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Apple Facing Production Issues with iPhone 6 as 5.5-Inch Version May Be Delayed Until 2015

The launch of Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed into 2015 as Apple's production issues with the smaller 4.7-inch version will likely carry over into the larger model, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 center on the …

Oppo's N1 Mini makes iPhones look tiny

The N1 isn't exactly a household name, so allow us to refresh your memory: it's a CyanogenMod phone with a selfie-friendly swivel camera made by Chinese manufacturer Oppo. Well, its creator just announced a mini version of the device -- except it's not exactly something you'd call small. Oppo …

Google's new Outlook plugin lets you start video Hangouts with coworkers

If you spend your work day in front of a PC, there's a good chance that you still use Outlook for much of your email and scheduling. However, Google apps also play an important role these days -- what if you want to start a Hangouts video chat with your office buddies? As of today, it's easy. …

Meet The First Electric Mercedes To Come To The U.S.–Powered By Tesla

Is another luxury vehicle going to tip the balance toward mass adoption of electric cars?<p>Despite the rosy (and admittedly alluring) predictions from analysts and journalists half a decade ago, the world doesn’t appear to be moving towards a future of all-electric vehicles. Based on current trends, …

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FORTUNE — Late last year Square introduced Connect, an open platform that lets other companies integrate with its mobile payments system. Since then, the San Francisco-based company has announced several partnerships with key developers of software for small businesses, like Intuit (INTU), which …

UK Supermarket Giant Tesco to Release an Android Smartphone

Further extending its brand from supermarket giant to tech-savvy retailer, UK-based Tesco has announced plans to release its own smartphone.<p>The …

Branding Case Study by Agency Necon for Priori Concept

Priori Concept – Branding Case Study.<p>Polands renowned multidisciplinary branding and graphic design agency Necon was hired to develop a modern …

Digital Papercut Illustrations by Eiko Ojala | Colossal

<p>Since our last article on Eiko Ojala (previously) the Estonian graphic designer and illustrator has continued his fantastic three dimensional …

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Bills and Mailboxes

There is a love-hate relationship between bills and mailboxes. Looks like some universal law of attraction first gets someone (the mailman) to stuff …

This Is What A Holographic iPhone Might Look Like

Lasers. Infrared sensors. Parabolic mirror assemblies. These are the technologies that could allow iPhones of the future to project holograms from 3-D screens, according to a new Apple patent application.<p>Now, whether or not Apple will actually make such a device, no one knows. It’s perfectly common …

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