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Kinect 2.0 will get your PC moving on July 15, according to Microsoft

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Jul 2014

Kinect 2.0 will get your PC moving on July 15, according to Microsoft

‘Tetris Kinect, summon line piece’ Xbox One players may not have been infatuated with Kinect 2.0, but with the possibility of hacks even better than this, we’re looking forward to seeing what the PC community chooses to do with it. And it shouldn’t be long, as the device has just shown up on the Microsoft Store with a release date of July 15. The sensor...

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Nest reveals tie-ups with Jawbone, Mercedes and others

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Jun 2014

Nest reveals tie-ups with Jawbone, Mercedes and others

  Nest’s thermostat will have the ability to communicate with other products Google’s Nest division is to allow its “smart” thermostats and smoke alarms to communicate with third party products. Initial tie-ups include letting Mercedes cars and Jawbone Up wristbands turn the heating on, and allowing Lifx’s wi-fi connected light bulbs to flash red if smoke is detected. Nest’s co-founder Matt Rogers told the BBC...

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China’s Tianhe-2 tops supercomputer chart again

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Jun 2014

China’s Tianhe-2 tops supercomputer chart again

Tianhe-2 supercomputer manages 33.86 petaflop/s China has the world’s most powerful supercomputer for the third time in a row as the country once again ups its presence in the global top 500. Tianhe-2 was top of the twice-yearly list that keeps tabs on supercomputer development and growth. Since the last list, China had 20% more supercomputers in the top 500, while US representation went down...

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Tilting smartwatch

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May 2014

Tilting smartwatch

Tilting smartwatch cuts need for fiddly screen-jabbing Video: Smartwatch lets you control apps with a twist Tapping and swiping on smartwatch apps is fiddly – and your fingers get in the way of what’s on the screen, too. To the rescue comes Gierad Laput of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a tiltable watch face that could save you a whole lot of screen...

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10 World Changing Technology

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May 2014

10 World Changing Technology

10 Upcoming Technology That May Change The World We have seen great leaps in digital technology in past the past five years. Smartphones, cloud computing, multi-touch tablets, these are all innovations that revolutionized the way we live and work. However, believe it or not, we are just getting started. Technology will get even better. In the future, we could live like how people in science...

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Best 3D Printers 2014

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May 2014

Best 3D Printers 2014

Best 3D Printers 2014 Pictured: XYZ Printing da Vinci and Cubify Cube 3″Star Trek” promised replicators that could print out anything in seconds, even a cup of “Earl Grey, hot.” While the technology isn’t there yet, it is getting closer, thanks to consumer 3D printers. These devices convert a digital design into any small, plastic 3D object that your imagination and design skills (or designs...

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