Is Spotify working on a wearable?

 Spotify is said to be exploring the launch of branded wearable, according to rumors floated by a “trusted source” at Zatz Not Funny. There’s little information out there at this early stage, though a job listing posted by the company does lend some validity to the project. Based at the streaming service’s global headquarters in Stockholm, the position involves, among… Read More

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Apple could be working on ARM-based Mac chips to make Mac laptops more efficient

macbookprotouchbarscrubbing Apple is already using an ARM-based chip in the latest MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the company could go one step further and use the co-processor to offload some tasks. But first, let’s talk about the co-processor in the MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and how it currently works. Called the T1, the chip was designed by Apple and… Read More

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Sulon Q is a working version of Facebook’s dream standalone VR headset

sulon-q Yesterday, Facebook revealed that it’s working on a standalone headset with inside-out tracking, which would mean that a user could jump into a full virtual reality experience with only the head-mounted display itself, without needing cumbersome cables attached to a big, expensive PC – and without base stations, too, to bounce IR signals off the headset and help it determine the… Read More

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Musk says under 5 percent of SpaceX is working on Mars mission, 2024 launch is ‘optimistic’

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-5-03-02-pm Elon Musk has a plan to colonize Mars, but he’s not rushing it. In a conference call following the SpaceX CEO’s presentation today at the International Astronautical Conference, Musk noted that the project is still essentially a hobby at the company, drawing only a fraction of its efforts. Read More

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This guy built a working hoverbike and somehow managed to not chop his legs off

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 2.19.44 PM If I made a list of “People I admire greatly but that I’d probably never hang out with for fear of my life and limbs”, Colin Furze would be right at the top. He is a living, breathing mad scientist.
This dude has built functional Wolverine claws, shoes to walk on the ceiling, and wrist-mounted flame throwers.
His latest project: a hoverbike. An actual hoverbike. Read More

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