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DARPA's jetpack will help soldiers run faster, stronger (video)

We've seen several attempts at making jetpacks that fly, but over at Arizona State University, a team is developing one for those who prefer staying closer to the ground. The DARPA-funded project (naturally) is called 4MM or 4 minute mile, and it aims to develop a jetpack that can provide soldiers …

Colorado High Schooler Invents Smart Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Colorado has a history with gun violence so it’s only appropriate that 17-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, would want to apply biometric user authentication to firearms. Kloepfer just won the $50,000 Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge for his smart gun prototype.<p>Angel …

23 Jump Street promises college return for Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill

Sony approves third instalment of undercover cop comedy based on 80s TV series starring Johnny Depp<p>Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are heading back into full-time education after a third film in the Jump Street series was greenlit by Sony, reports Deadline.<p>The cop comedy will be written by Rodney …

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Samsung Gear VR priced like a smarwatch for headset only

Samsung might have just spilled the beans on the pricing for the company’s foray into hardcore gaming. The Gear VR, according to a spokesperson at …

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Virgin America is a low-cost airline making its money from high-priced tickets

The low-cost airline Virgin America made its first filings today that indicate its intention to sell shares to the public in an US-based public offering. The documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission detail the airline’s finances and intentions, but there are few new …

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What Happens When Detroit Shuts Off the Water of 100,000 People

Some run dry—and others pay $30 for plumbers to illegally turn the taps back on.<p>When the water trucks arrived near Arlyssa Heard’s home on the west side of Detroit at the end of June, the 42-year-old single mother of two said it felt like the entire neighborhood was being taken over. “There were …

Oculus is reportedly building its own VR motion controllers

One of the biggest challenges for virtual reality right now is finding the best way to control the experience. And though it's still early, a wave of third-party creators has already cropped up building everything from gloves to treadmills that immerse you in VR. However, it looks like Oculus may …