The DaVinci IQ is a cyberpunk vaporizer with a nice draw

img_5997 The sky above the port may be the color of television, tuned to a dead channel, but in most hacker dens it’s usually all psychedelics and healthy snacks. And what better way to partake in your favorite psychoactive substances than with a true cyberpunk’s vape? The DaVinci IQ is a black slab designed to heat herbs to temperatures between 230 and 430 degrees Fahrenheit. A grid of… Read More

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Researchers create a wireless hydration sensor that tracks how thirsty you are

zhu-hydration-sensors-sidebar-400 A wearable wireless hydration sensor from North Carolina State University will be able to tell how thirsty you are via a chest patch or wrist-worn device. The device is designed to tell you when you might be facing heat stress due to dehydration. “It’s difficult to measure a person’s hydration quantitatively, which is relevant for everyone from military personnel to athletes… Read More

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Apple’s new ‘Shot on iPhone’ billboard ads were all shot during the same night

one-night-iphone-low-light-1 Apple is introducing a new billboard campaign today. The various “Shot on iPhone” ads have been quite effective. Somehow, seeing a giant photo on a billboard and thinking that it was shot with the phone you could have in your pocket works quite well. Of course, Apple works with professional photographers who know what they’re doing — my photos look nowhere as good. With… Read More

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Uber apologizes for “confusion” at JFK during immigration protest

A driver displays Uber and Lyft ride sharing signs in his car windscreen in Santa Monica, California, U.S., May 23, 2016.  About a half dozen ride-hailing firms have rushed into Texas tech hub Austin after market leaders Uber and Lyft left the city a little over a monthago in a huff over municipal requirements that they fingerprint drivers.    REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files Uber issued an apology following backlash over a decision to saying that Uber passengers could ride to and from JFK international airport in New York without surge pricing amid calls immigration protests. After the enactment of an executive order barring refugees and visa holders from seven countries from entering the U.S., protests gathered at JFK International and the NY Taxi Workers… Read More

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Amateur Hyperloop designers face off this weekend on SpaceX’s mile-long test track

mit-hyperloop SpaceX may not be interested in actually designing and making a real Hyperloop — it’s hard to tell how serious anyone is about the idea — but it is happy to promote plucky young engineers who’d like to try their hand at this interesting engineering problem. This weekend, 30 teams from all over the world will test scale models of their pods in a mile-long test track… Read More

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