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  • Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

    Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

    The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of diseases that affect balance. Read More

  • Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days

    Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days

    If you haven’t been tempted to buy a smartwatch yet, or have been disappointed by your purchase of an Apple Watch, one of Samsung’s (many) Gear wearables or others, there may yet be salvation for you. Read More

  • Genovation’s GXE breaks the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric car

    Genovation’s GXE breaks the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric car

    You probably aren’t trying to set a land speed record for an all-electric, street legal car, but if you are, I have bad news: The goalposts just got moved further out. Genovation‘s Extreme Electric (GXE) car, which uses a Corvette Z06 chassis with a custom electric drive under the hood, broke its previous record of 186.8 mph by a margin of nearly 20 mph. The new record now stands… Read More

  • TSA key cracker Johnny Xmas tells us how to stay safe while traveling

    TSA key cracker Johnny Xmas tells us how to stay safe while traveling

    A few days ago we reported that a group of hackers at the HOPE Conference in New York told the world that they had cloned the last TSA Master Key. These keys, which were leaked in a Washington Post article, are a bit of security theatre coupled with a lot of poor engineering. Johnny Xmas believes, however, that personal security is important, and he wanted to tell us how they cracked the keys… Read More

  • PlayStation VR play area requirements detailed, seated play recommended

    PlayStation VR play area requirements detailed, seated play recommended

    PlayStation VR is set to arrive on October 13, but a new official pamphlet being distributed by the company (via Polygon) sheds some light on what players can expect in terms of space requirements and gameplay style. The document shows that the ideal space is about 6′ x 10′ big, with the player seated roughly in the middle, facing the PlayStation Camera at the long end. Read More

  • Apple hires founder of QNX Software Systems for automotive project

    Apple hires founder of QNX Software Systems for automotive project

    Apple is adding an experienced automotive software developer to its ranks and perhaps changing the focus of its secretive automotive division. Bloomberg is reporting Apple hired former BlackBerry employee and co-founder of QNX Dan Dodge, who will work in the software team of Apple’s automotive project. Dodge brings considerable experience to Apple. The company he co-founded developed… Read More

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