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Researchers have increased atomic clock precision yet again

Researchers have pushed the precision and stability of atomic clocks to increasingly greater levels over the last few years. A big advancement was the introduction of optical lattices, lasers which essentially quarantine individual atoms and boost accuracy by keeping them from moving around and interacting with each other. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used […]

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Here’s how your Uber is learning to drive

Before Rick McKahan could even get behind the wheel of one of Uber’s self-driving cars as a “safety driver,” he had to spend days driving around a small simulated city in Pennsylvania, handling corners and dodging obstacles. Now he’s tasked with training other safety drivers at Uber’s test track in Pittsburgh. At the ride-hailing company’s […]

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macOS High Sierra Now Available to Download: New Features, How to Install, and More

After releasing iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 last week, Apple has now released its macOS High Sierra update for Mac owners. The latest Mac update from Apple is completely free and is compatible with Mac machines starting from 2009 and can be downloaded directly from Mac App Store. Users should first back up their machines, check for compatibility via this list, make […]

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Intel’s Project Alloy VR headset is dead

Intel won’t be releasing its Project Alloy VR headset platform anytime this year — in fact, it won’t be releasing the technology at all. The tech giant has officially killed the initiative, which aimed to provide partner companies an open reference design for their own standalone VR devices. Intel was supposed to launch the platform this year, […]

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Samsung’s Flexible Flip Phone Might Be Coming Next Year Whether You Want It or Not

Sometimes a new gadget is just really cool-looking. It hits all the right aesthetic notes, boasts a flashy new technology and looks like something you want. But whether it’s something you need—or will be willing to empty out your wallet for—is another matter entirely. Here’s something that seems to fit this category, for now. Per Bloomberg, on Tuesday […]

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The Anti-Rape Gadgets That Never Delivered

It’s like clockwork: every month or so, you’ll be scrolling through your Facebook feed and stumble across a video about a new ring or underwear, color-changing straws or color-changing nail polish, or “smart stickers” that claim to help prevent sexual assault. There’s the inevitable swarm of uncritical media coverage that garners hundreds of thousands of views […]

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Nyko Is Mercifully Making the Wireless SNES Controller That Nintendo Refuses to

Nintendo can claim that sticking with wired controllers makes its SNES Classic Edition a more authentic retro gaming experience, but in reality it’s probably just a cost-saving measure. Wrangling controller cables isn’t a part of your childhood worth reliving, however, so Nyko once again has mercifully bestowed gamers with an affordable wireless alternative. The $20 Super […]