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Internet of light: scientists achieve 10-gigabit data speeds using LEDs

A group of UK-based researchers just had a breakthrough in their attempt to develop "visual light communication," a way to transfer data wirelessly over the internet using light bulbs.<p>Scientists have announced data transfer speeds of more than 10 gigabits — about 10 times faster than a Google Fiber …

2014 Z/28: The Baddest Camaro Ever

It costs more than a ZL1, has less horsepower, and only comes with one speaker. So why would you want a Z/28? Because its the most aggressive, driver-focused Camaro ever made. Oh, and its warrantied for driving on the track.

Google's new gesture patents could let Glass users 'heart' things in real life

To many people, Google Glass already seems like something straight out of <i>Minority Report</i>, and newly granted gesture patents from the company will only reinforce that association. The patents outline an entirely new way of controlling Glass (or any other wearable computing device); one that tracks a …

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By Tricking the Brain, Disney’s Bringing Digital Sight to the Blind

The iconic media company that brought you "Fantasia" and the aspiring magician Mickey Mouse now has a nifty trick of its own: bringing digital sight to the blind.<p>New technologies being developed and studied by Walt Disney Co. (DIS) are expected to add new dimensions -- literally -- to …

Ford’s Ultra-Efficient V6 Racer Breaks Daytona Speed Record

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.10.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:57 pm. 2:57 pm<p>Racing technology eventually finds its …

Koenigsegg planning hypercar with one horsepower per kilo

If this seems crazy (and awesome), that's because it is. According to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, Koenigsegg is planning a car called the One:1 – as in, one horsepower per pound <i>kilogram</i>. Head honcho Christian von Koenigsegg describes this new hypercar as a "money-is-no-object venture" for a dealer in …

Google launches Android game vending machines, puts first ones in Tokyo (naturally)

In a country that has no shortage of vending machines, Google Japan has decided to join the fray. The company has announced three dedicated Google Play machines that will each sell 18 different gaming titles, which are a mix of free-to-play and paid-for titles. To use the machines, you'll need a …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review (global edition)

Three is the magic number. Three is lucky. Three's a crowd. Okay, ignore that last one, but the number 3 does also apply to the latest Galaxy Note, and we're curious to know which of those maxims might apply. What are the marquee features this time around? Well, there's the usual bevy of …

This could be Sony's Xperia Z1 'mini': a 20.7-megapixel camera and Snapdragon 800 in a 4.3-inch package

Now this is what we'd call bucking the trend: a leaked document obtained by <i>Xperia Blog</i>, allegedly pertaining to Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo, outs a new Sony device that looks to be a mini Xperia Z1. That Sony would be quick to jump on the mobile industry's popular 'mini' craze is unsurprising, but …

See a speed test between every iPhone model ever made

Years later, the original iPhone is a bit like the "little gadget that could" in some head-to-head tests with its successors.<p>Logic and Moore's Law would seem to dictate that the newly released iPhone 5S should blow the original iPhone from seven years ago out of the water when it comes to which …

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15-year-old daughter of Monticello Motor Club prez is a Radical hot shoe

When this author was 15 years old, he was busy not being very good at cross country and too nervous to ask a cheerleader to homecoming. It's safe to say that 15-year-old Aurora Straus's teenage years have been far more exciting, as she's already spent time racing a Porsche Boxster and that opium …

15 more must-see iPhone 5S slow-motion videos

We've compiled more 15 must-see slow-motion videos shot on the iPhone 5S using the new time-bending feature.<p>The iPhone 5S has been out for more than a week, and the collection of slow motion videos has ballooned in size.<p>Earlier this week we posted 15 of our early favorites people had shot in their …

iOS 7: more glitches emerge as fallout continues

The fallout from the launch of iOS 7 shows no sign of abating as more reports of glitches in Apple's new operating system continue to appear online.<p>Some app producers have been plunged into "crisis mode" by the software update after it appeared users were consistently being logged out of their …

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