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This tiny 16-lens camera produces 52 megapixel photos

It's only the size of a smartphone, but Light's L16 "multi-aperture computational camera" houses an array of 16 individual camera units, each with …

Mobile Photography

Uniqlo is using neuroscience to help you find the perfect shirt

Have you ever walked into a store and been overwhelmed by choice? Well, Uniqlo wants to read your brain and help you quit waffling.<p>On Wednesday, the …

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

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Huawei Nexus said to feature 128GB of storage space

This year we are expecting to be treated to not one but two new Nexus smartphones, a high end refresh from LG and an even more powerful variant from Huawei. According to the latest leak, the Huawei Nexus will also be the first Nexus smartphone to ship in a 128GB storage variant.<p>Given that Google …

Mobile Technology

Radar turns your smartphone into a baseball speed detector

Want to know if your baseball team's pitching skills are up to snuff without carrying a dedicated (and frequently not-so-smart) speed detector? Scoutee might have something up your alley. It's crowdfunding a baseball radar peripheral that turns Android phones and iPhones into pitch speed detectors. …

Track Your Cat’s Eating Habits With Some Cardboard And A Spare Android Phone

My favorite thing about Disrupt is that you never know what you’re going to find in the Startup Alley. I walked through the Taiwan Pavilion and found a company called CatFi. They make a product called CatFi Box that uses 3D facial recognition to track how much your cats are eating. If you have more …

Android Phones

Power Ingestible Gadgets With Batteries You Can Eat

As a non-toxic way to use swallowable medical devices<p>Today, implanted medical devices continuously monitor the body to give doctors and researchers more information than ever about the state of a patient's disease and the effects of certain treatments. Engineers have also been making devices that a …

Colitis

The 5 best wearables from IFA 2015

Wearables playing a big role at major trade shows isn't a surprise, and neither is the fact that most of the ones we've seen at IFA 2015 are smartwatches. Samsung, Motorola and TomTom all introduced new timepieces this week, while Huawei finally revealed pricing details for the Watch it announced …

Wearable Tech

The top 10 slickest smartphones we saw at IFA 2015

IFA 2015 proved to be another spectacular show for the coolest new tech, especially smartphones. Major manufacturers like Sony, Huawei, Lenovo, and …

Mobile Technology

Here's How The Refugees Were Welcomed When They Reached Germany And Austria

Lots of smiles.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>One organization, called Welcome Refugees, matches European volunteers with Syrian immigrants as roommates.<p>Though some of the migrants plan to stay in Germany and Austria, others plan to move on to other parts of Europe, such as Sweden and Denmark.

Have These Divers Found the World's Deepest Underwater Cave?

Polish diver describes dangers and allure of extreme cave diving.<p>Explorers in the Czech Republic may soon announce a new record for the world’s deepest underwater cave. Since July a team of cave divers from Poland has been probing the contours of Hranická Propast, located in eastern Czech Republic, …

The 10 Lessons to Learn From Traveling

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>What The Real World Won't Teach You</b><p>Contrary to popular belief, traveling can teach you more than a classroom, job, or relationship ever will. I've found that people's definitions of "the real world" vary quite a bit. For me, the real …

University of Iowa

Reflect Sunlight To Dark Corners Of Your Home With This Solar Mirror

There’s no artificial light in existence that rivals the beauty of sunshine glowing through your windows. But if you don’t have windows consuming every wall of your home, your living room can feel like a cave, forcing you to mix natural light with the mixed color temperatures of artificial lighting.<p>…

Dining Rooms

After raising $1 million, the super-thin CST-01 watch won't make it to Kickstarter backers

Production issues made the project more expensive than expected<p>Nearly two years after "the world's thinnest watch" was supposed to arrive to Kickstarter backers, the project has announced that it's pretty much done for. It's a disappointing update in the long saga of the $1 million campaign for …

Waze cofounder tells us how his company's $1 billion sale to Google really went down

The sale was a milestone for Israel's young but huge startup community: The first Israeli consumer-app company to be bought for over $1 billion. In an instant, the whole "Startup Nation" decided to quit aiming for fast exits and build billion-dollar companies instead.<p>Among Israel's tight-knit tech …

Venture Capital

New revenue figures show $50 billion Uber is losing a lot of money

That's not totally surprising, and it certainly doesn't mean the company is in any grave danger.<p>Many tech companies that raise a lot of money aren't profitable, and many go public while they're in the red. Just look at Amazon.<p>But the documents that Biddle obtained, which appear to show Uber's …

Profit

Nanogenerators Will Let Car Tires Pull Electricity From The Ground

Reinventing the wheel<p>It’s becoming clear: electric cars are the future. Between electric mainstays like Tesla and legacy car manufacturers like Ford and Chevrolet, the auto industry is racing towards making truly viable electric cars. Now, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are …

Nissan Leaf

Seal Beach first city in Orange County to use drone to monitor shark activity - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

By Priscella Vega<p>SEAL BEACH >> With a rise in juvenile shark sightings along the coast of Surfside beach this spring, Seal Beach lifeguards are using …

Orange County

Uncharted Waters: Drone Used to Spot Sharks Off California Coast

A drone sent up over the ocean off the California coast is providing more than scenic views: It's giving lifeguards startling insight into just how many sharks circle only feet away from their beach.<p>A month ago, looking for a more efficient way to detect sharks, Seal Beach in Orange County decided …

Drones

Sears’ big-data strategy? Just a service call away

If you’d like to see less of your Sears (SHLD) repairman, rest assured, the feeling is mutual.<p>The venerable (but unprofitable) department store, …

Big Data

Sony has a new crowdfunding website for employee projects

Last year, Sony revealed a business program that encouraged employees to develop the most innovative ideas they can think of in an effort to find new hits. Now, the company has launched a crowdfunding <i>and</i> e-commerce platform called "First Flight" for products that come out of that project. While its …

Pocket NC - The first 5 axis CNC mill for your desktop.

What is the Pocket NC?<p>The Pocket NC is a 5 axis desktop CNC mill.<p>Now let’s break down exactly what that means:<p>Milling Machine: Today, most people are …

The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers

The eagle-eyed among you will notice something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design – from the removable build plate to the jolly front button – is a direct homage to the Formlabs Form 1. One could assume, therefore, that the Riverside …

3D Printing

The Wireless Charging Future Is Getting Closer To Reality

But it still has a long way to go<p>Imagine a world where we don't have to plug anything in. Your phone, laptop, tablet and headphones are constantly being topped-up whenever they're placed on an inductive surface, so that when you take them out with you into the wider world, your devices are always …

Wireless Charging

Jaguar wants to monitor its drivers' brainwaves, heart rate, and breathing

A future Jaguar could monitor your brain, detect your health, and predict your actions. It sounds incredibly futuristic, but they're all elements of different projects that Jaguar Land Rover is working on right now in order to make its cars much smarter and safer. It detailed the projects today in …

Autonomous Cars

The Trials Of Quadcopter Graffiti

Last April, graffiti artist [KATSU] strapped a can of red spray paint to a Phantom quadcopter, flew it up against one of the largest billboards in …

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