Solar Impulse 2: Aiming for a Clean Future

Piloted by project chairman Bertrand Piccard and co-founder CEO Andre Borschberg Solar Impulse Si2 completed its 62 hour long around 4000 km journey on April 23, 2016 without any fuel, powered just by solar panels. Si2 began its journey on April 21, 2016 from Kalaeloa, Hawaii and finally ended it by landing at Monfett Airfield, in the Silicon Valley of California.

There was a nine month break before Solar Impulse could resume its flight, when the planes batteries were damaged because ...

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Opera: Free Out of Box VPN service

On April 20, 2016 Opera became the first browser to include a free and unlimited Virtual Private Network (VPN). You no longer have to download or pay for VPN subscriptions in order to protect your privacy while browsing on public Wi-Fi or access any blocked websites.

For now Opera has added the native ad blocker but a free and unlimited VPN client will soon be integrated in your browser.

VPN’s are normally used either to avoid geo-blocking or for privacy purposes. ...

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The Battle of Paint Brushes: When the Robots Painted!

The Steel Battles for Art, this can be appropriately said when 26 robots from different universities gathered together for the first ever Robot Art contest. Andrew Cornu is a nineteenth century art collector the founder of this competition. The out of the world idea of merging bots and art came from his boundless love for art and technology. He says it is indeed inspirational to see all that technology in action. This being the first ever competition and seeing such ...

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Apple Updates 12-Inch MacBook

Apple Updates 12-Inch MacBook

The second generation MacBook is a tempting buy along with its new Rose Gold color and Core M chips.

Apple has recently updated its MacBook which they launched last year. The ultra-thin 2 pound weighing, metal bodied notebook remains 13.1 mm thick, with other features like the Force Touch Trackpad and the Butterfly Mechanism Keyboard. It also keeps its original look of no moving parts, vents or fan which makes the MacBook silent.

Improvements have been made to ...

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Google Wins an Eleven Year Old Battle against the Authors Guild

Google has finally won an eleven year old legal battle with a group of authors. The US Supreme court finally passed its verdict in the favour of Google on Monday, 18th April, 2016.

 

The US Supreme Court denied hearing any appeal from the Authors Guild, who accused Google of breaching copyright laws by scanning books without their consent. Google was sued by Authors Guild in 2005, when the tech giant began the course of scanning books in 2004, in order to ...

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Microsoft Sues the US Government for an Exploitation of the Gag Orders

There was a time when offices were imagined as a desk overflowing with papers and documents that contained public and private information about the company. Every single piece of data was filed and kept in cabinets which were considered to be the place you could find everything you needed to know about the company. Thankfully, things evolved and technology very conveniently helped us achieve the clean-desk policy which meant no more papers lying around the office giving people the chance ...

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President Obama Responds Positively For an Open Market for Set Top Boxes

President Obama has created a wave of mixed feeling in the world of cable companies and cable users as he announced his support for the ‘Unlock the Box’ initiative. In February, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) had voted for the initiative that aims at loosening the grip of cable companies on the set top boxes that their users get to use. President Obama support for the users who would like to have greater control on the ways in which they ...

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Flyboard Air Gives Sport Enthusiasts a New Ride to Look Forward To in 2017

When Frank Zapata introduced flyboarding in 2012, he made an awe-inspiring breakthrough which made the world watch open-mouthed as people used those water jet hover boards as an extreme sport and for some thrilling adventure. Knowing the thirst of Zapata Racing to continuously innovate and bring stuff for us that augments our adventure-spirits to a whole new level, I am not sure if we are surprised to see a video floating on the internet where a Flyboard Air is being ...

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The Transformation of Thought into Movement Helps a Paralyzed Man Use his Limbs Again

Ian Burkhart had almost given up hope when in 2010 he dived into a wave in shallow water and lost the use of his hands with only some movement in the arm. But two years ago, when scientists in Ohio helped him control his hands right wrist and hand with his thoughts, Burkhart could hope for a better future once again.

Burkhart was equipped with a system which helped him use his hands and control their movement through his thoughts. It ...

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The Smarttress Lets You Spy on Your Partner in an Incredibly Devious Way

We have been getting creative with surveys for a long time now. Every now and then a weird survey comes up that has some equally weird repercussions in the society. While we can talk about lots of surveys, the one that is the focal point of our attention today is a survey conducted by French Institute of Public Opinion and dating site Gleeden. According to the survey, the Spanish are the most unfaithful in the world. This survey became the ...

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