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New app customizes gin & tonic

Apr 18, 15 New app customizes gin & tonic

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

Making a gin and tonic is fairly simple: you mix the two ingredients over ice and — voila! — you've got yourself a highball cocktail. Now, gin brand Bombay Sapphire East has created an innovative new iPad app that will allow users to create their own personalized tonic.

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Why fitness apps are a waste of time for healthy people

Apr 18, 15 Why fitness apps are a waste of time for healthy people

Posted by in Health, Technology

It turns out if you're eating healthfully and getting enough exercise, you probably have no reason to use a health or fitness app. In fact, a report from a British medical journal says the apps might only cause anxiety by leading to needless worry about one's already good health.

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3D billboards could be coming soon to a city near you

Apr 18, 15 3D billboards could be coming soon to a city near you

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Billboards are a form of advertisement but in major cities (say, New York and Tokyo) they are also a feature attraction. If Venice-based TriLite Technologies has its way, these cosmopolitan hubs will soon be showcasing three-dimensional billboards that will not require 3D glasses.

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Forget drones, think moles: The subterranean delivery network

Apr 17, 15 Forget drones, think moles: The subterranean delivery network

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While companies such as Amazon are hoping to deliver parcels by air using drones, one British company is exploring the equally high-tech concept of using a vast underground network of pipes in a bid to bypass the UK's every more congested roads.

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The future without cars shouldn’t be so hard to imagine

Apr 17, 15 The future without cars shouldn’t be so hard to imagine

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

Recently this reporter was working on a story on autonomous vehicles – self driving cars – and a transportation safety expert at AAA suggested that we will never see cars that do the driving. His argument was valid that cars on the road that were self driving would still be at risk from those that had a human driver.

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Will the next iPhone be the 7 or 6s? We speculate wildly

Apr 17, 15 Will the next iPhone be the 7 or 6s? We speculate wildly

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The iPhone 7 release date will bring an all new Apple device to the company's smartphone lineup. But it's also very possible that Cupertino will bring their users an iPhone 6s. Rumors point to all new features; pattern suggests that we may only see a spec bump come to the iPhone 6 successor, but perhaps Tim Cook is ready to change up Apple's order of operations.

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Firefighting drones could save Costa Rican tropical forests

Apr 16, 15 Firefighting drones could save Costa Rican tropical forests

Posted by in Technology

In Sector Pocosol, an administrative section of Costa Rica’s Santa Rosa National Park, there’s a wide, open field of browned grass. Its perimeter is guarded by towering trees, branches barren of their leaves, which cover the ground after falling in the dry season heat. Shade is a stranger, and by 3 p.m. it’s already 106 degrees.

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New tech forces teenagers to be better drivers

Apr 16, 15 New tech forces teenagers to be better drivers

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

If there’s one thing that any parent of a teenage driver will tell you, it’s that it’s hard being the parent of a teenage driver. In addition to knowing so much more than you and losing the ability to hear a single word you say, they constantly want to go where they want whenever they want and FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET OFF MY BACK MOM AND DAD!

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Smart fabric technology creates electricity for wearable devices

Apr 16, 15 Smart fabric technology creates electricity for wearable devices

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Wearable technology is a booming market so it comes as no surprise researchers in South Korea have developed a "smart fabric" that can create electricity to power wearable devices. The fabric is a wearable triboelectric nanogenerator and has the capacity to power a wide array of gadgets.

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What to do about identity theft and taxes

Apr 15, 15 What to do about identity theft and taxes

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

Back in February, as soon as I had received all of my tax documents, I electronically filed my taxes. Every year, I file and pay my taxes appropriately. This year, however, I received a shock – someone had stolen my identity and tried to file using my information. Technology led to this awful experience. Hackers and thieves led to this.

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