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Electrically active fluid helps new liquid lens change focus

20 January 2022 @ 6:56 am

Researchers have developed a new liquid lens that uses voltage changes to adjust its focal lengthResearchers in China have developed a new type of adaptive liquid lens that changes its focal distance when a voltage is applied. Made using a new electrically responsive fluid, the lens is small, lightweight, and could be easily manufactured for use in smartphones and other cameras.Continue ReadingCategory: TechnologyTags: Lens, Liquid Lens, Lenses,

Oldest surviving straws hint at ancient culture of communal beer drinking

20 January 2022 @ 5:58 am

New analysis of ancient silver and gold tubes indicates them to be 5,000-year-old straws used for drinking from communal vesselsA set of lengthy silver and gold tubes dug up from a famous grave in the the Caucuses have been found to represent the oldest surviving drinking straws, with the scientists behind the discovery believing they were used for communal beer consumption. The specimens are 5,000 years old and help deepen our understanding of drinking culture in ancient hierarchical societies.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Archaeology,

Defiant X attack helicopter completes first mission profile test flights

20 January 2022 @ 4:21 am

The Defiant X making a close-quarters landing after a high-speed approachWith the decision on the replacement of the US Army's UH-60 Black Hawk fleet coming down to the wire, the partners behind the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant have announced that their candidate advanced rotorcraft has completed its first mission profile test flights.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: Boeing, Lockheed Martin

Silicon quantum computing surpasses 99% accuracy in three studies

20 January 2022 @ 3:24 am

The silicon quantum computer chip used in the RIKEN studyThree teams of scientists from around the world have achieved a major milestone in quantum computing. All three groups demonstrated better than 99 percent accuracy in silicon-based quantum devices, paving the way for practical, scalable quantum computers that are error-free.Continue ReadingCategory: Quantum Computing, ScienceTags: Quantum, Quantum Computing,

Cambridge artificial pancreas proves "life-changing" for young diabetics

20 January 2022 @ 2:52 am

A smartphone app developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge promises to make management of type 1 diabetes far easierManagement of type 1 diabetes is a difficult balancing act that involves finger-prick sampling and insulin injections to keep blood glucose levels in check, but the notion of an "artificial pancreas" promises to lighten the load. Scientists at the University of Cambridge have been pushing the boundaries of this technology for more than a decade and have now reported promising findings from trials in very young children, where their solution produced "life-changing" results.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical,

Oxford study detects cognitive deficits months after mild COVID

20 January 2022 @ 2:43 am

A study shows how even a mild case of COVID-19 can lead to long-term neurological problemsA novel study led by researchers from the University of Oxford has investigated the lingering cognitive effects of mild COVID-19 in the months following infection. The research revealed minor deficits in attention and memory can be seen for up to six months following a mild infection.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Coronavirus (COVID-19),

Airstream remote-controlled glamper trailer self-drives to the future

20 January 2022 @ 12:29 am

With the eStream powering its own weight, a Tesla tow vehicle would get it to camp without eating up extra rangeSelf-propelled trailer technology looked quite cool and cutting-edge on the curvy Dethleffs Coco, and it looks even cooler below a classic Silver Bullet silhouette. The Vision Vehicle isn't the only fun electric toy Thor Industries has brought out at the Florida RV SuperShow. The new Airstream eStream concept packs an e-drive that can propel the trailer's weight, maneuver into tight spaces via remote control, power up appliances at camp, and even serve as a backup power supply at home.Continue ReadingCategory: Outdoors,

A simple retina scan could predict your risk of early death

20 January 2022 @ 12:02 am

Those with a large gap between measured retinal age and their chronological age were more likely to die earlyA new study has proposed that a simple retina scan could indicate whether a person is at risk of early death. The research found the greater the gap between a person’s chronological age and retinal age the higher their risk of dying.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Eye, Diagnostic devices, Test

Patient-specific spinal model may predict the effect of disc implants

19 January 2022 @ 10:26 pm

The 3D-printed spinal model utilized in the studyAs people get older, the intervertebral discs in their spine tend to deteriorate, some of which end up being surgically replaced with implants. A new patient-specific spinal model, however, could help determine how successful such surgery will be.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Florida Atlantic University, Spinal,

Vision Vehicle fuel-cell electric RV is a 300-mile wheeled smart home

19 January 2022 @ 9:04 pm

Thor promotes a cleaner camping experience with the all-new Vision Vehicle conceptThis year's Florida RV SuperShow is serving as a major coming-out party for American electrified camper technology. Winnebago already showed its first electric camper, and the US' largest RV brand has laid out its own plans. With the Vision Vehicle, Thor Industries is pushing past the limited ranges of all-electric motorhomes with a fuel-cell hybrid drive that offers up to 300 miles. The Class B+ oversized camper van concept also folds smooth lines, lightweight materials and a high-tech user interface into the mix, providing an early preview of the seamless RVing of the future.Continue ReadingCategory:

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CIA Says Havana Syndrome Isn't Caused by Russia or Other Foreign Adversary: Report

20 January 2022 @ 11:00 am

Havana Syndrome, the name for a variety of illnesses reported by U.S. spies and diplomats working overseas, isn’t caused by Russia or any other foreign adversary, according to an interim report by the Central Intelligence Agency covered by multiple news agencies late Wednesday. But people who insist Havana Syndrome is…Read more...

Pentagon Plans to Spend $52 Million in 2022 on U.S Border Spy Blimps

20 January 2022 @ 1:45 am

The Department of Defense will spend tens of millions of dollars this year on a number of “surveillance blimps”—high-tech balloons that will be sent to the U.S. border with Mexico for the purposes of ferreting out drug smugglers. Read more...

Did You Catch The Book of Boba Fett's Musical Teaser?

20 January 2022 @ 12:30 am

Star Wars shows are generally very secretive about what’s coming in the future. However, the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett gave its audience as clear a clue as one can hear. It happened at the end of the fourth episode, “The Gathering Storm,” which means we’re going to have to talk spoilers.Read more...

Binge-Watching TV Linked to Greater Risk of Serious Blood Clots

20 January 2022 @ 12:05 am

Binge-watching your favorite series isn’t so good for your circulation, a new review of the research suggests. The study found that people who regularly watched TV four or more hours a day were more likely to develop a blood clotting condition that can lead to serious health problems and even death. What’s more, this…Read more...

Google Finally Starts Letting Android Users Play Games on PC

20 January 2022 @ 12:00 am

Google on Wednesday took the next steps in its plan to bring Android games to PCs, opening sign-ups in select regions to beta test the feature a year after it was first announced.Read more...

Despite Warnings of Airport Mayhem, Verizon and AT&T Just Turned On True 5G

19 January 2022 @ 11:20 pm

AT&T and Verizon activated their C-band 5G spectrum today, a move that marks the long-awaited arrival of true 5G speeds for hundreds of millions of customers.Read more...

Eternals, Star Trek: Discovery, Chucky, and Other Genre Projects Nab GLAAD Media Award Nominations

19 January 2022 @ 11:00 pm

The 33rd annual GLAAD Media Award nominations are here, and—as is often the case—sci-fi and fantasy projects are well-represented on the list. Dubbed by the organization as “the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world,” the event honors fair representations of LGBTQ issues and people in settings both…Read more...

Samsung Just Leaked Its Own New Tablet—and It Has a Notch

19 January 2022 @ 10:40 pm

Android tablets are a dime a dozen, but finding one that’s a real iPad rival is like scouring for a diamond in the rough. That’s why Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, which was unexpectedly leaked on an official Bixby support page, looks so intriguing. Read more...

IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes

19 January 2022 @ 10:25 pm

Online tax filers will soon be required to submit a selfie to a third-party identity verification company using facial recognition tech in order to file their taxes or make IRS payments online.Read more...

Lord of the Rings' Rings of Power, Explained

19 January 2022 @ 10:15 pm

After what’s felt like ages of waiting, Amazon revealed a little more about its plans for its Lord of the Rings prequel streaming series today, namely, its name: The Rings of Power. Sauron’s plans to ensorcell the Elves, Dwarves, and realms of Men with his magical trinkets has been at the heart of Tolkien’s universe…Read more...


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Gadget news and reviews loses $34 million in hack that affected 483 accounts

20 January 2022 @ 11:05 am

In an interview with Bloomberg TV,'s Chief Executive Kris Marszalek has admitted that 400 customer accounts were compromised by hackers. He said his team detected unauthorized transactions made from the accounts, but that they'd fixed the issue immediately and fully reimbursed the affected users. Now, the company has published a report revealing details from its post mortem. Apparently, 483 accounts were affected and the unauthorized withdrawals totaled 4,836.26 ETH, 443.93 BTC and approximately $66,200 in other currencies. Based on current exchange rates, that's $15.3 million of ETH and $18.7 million of ETC for a total of $34 million in losses. JUST IN: CEO

Amazon is opening its first physical clothing store

20 January 2022 @ 10:28 am

Amazon is opening its first-ever Amazon Style physical clothing store with the promise of a high-tech shopping experience, confirming a rumor from last year. It will offer brands consumers "know and love," according to Amazon, and an app will let you choose an item, size and color and send it directly to a fitting room or pickup counter. The first store is coming to The Americana at Brand in Los Angeles sometime "later this year," the company said.Amazon said it will offer "hundreds of brands" chosen by fashion creators and "feedback provided by millions of customers shopping on" It didn't specify which, but its online store current

Canon's EOS R5C is a hybrid cinema camera with 8K video and 45-megapixel stills

20 January 2022 @ 9:08 am

Canon has revealed the EOS R5C, a new member of its cinema camera line that looks like a good choice for photos, too. It strongly resembles Canon's EOS R5 mirrorless camera, but has a big hump in back to accommodate an active cooling system. As such, it offers most of the benefits of the EOS R5 with none of the overheating issues when shooting 8K or high frame rate 4K video. On the video side, the EOS R5C can shoot 8K at up to 60fps in Canon's 12-bit RAW LT format using the entire width of the sensor, a big step up from the 8K 30p RAW available on the R5. Better still, it can work at that setting "indefinitely," while the R5 is limited to just 20 minutes at 8K 30p due to overheating issues. It can also handle RAW 5.9K/60p with a Super 35mm crop, 2.9K/120p with a Super 16 crop, and 4K at up to 120 fps with no crop and full AF capability. 

'Shenmue' anime premieres February 5th on Crunchyroll

20 January 2022 @ 7:30 am

The Shenmue anime series is almost here, over a year after it was announced at the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. It will premiere on February 5th 9:30PM PST/February 6th 12:30AM EST, with Crunchyroll offering its subscribers the Japanese subbed version outside of Japan and China. Meanwhile, the English dubbed version will air via Adult Swim's Toonami anime block. Shenmue tells the story of Ryo Hazuki, who journeys from Yokosuka, Japan to Hong Kong to find his father's killer. The first Shenmue game was developed and released by Sega for the Dreamcast in 1999, and the second one was launched for the same console a couple of years later. Its third installment came way later in 2019. Series creator Yu Suzuki debuted the project at Sony's E3 press conference in 2015 and relied on fans' support via crowdfunding to make it happen. Shenmue III

Wandercraft's latest exoskeleton lets paraplegics walk with a more natural gait

20 January 2022 @ 6:00 am

Paris-based Wandercraft has announced that it's latest "Atalante" exoskeleton has been updated to give paraplegic and other patients a more natural gait during rehabilitation exercises. It also received a Medical Device Regulation (MDR) certificate in Europe, allowing patients and medical staff to use the device more widely. Finally, it's taken a step closer to personal exoskeletons with additional funding.The last time I saw Wandercraft's first-generation exoskeleton was over four years ago, which is ages in the field of robotics. However, I recently got a chance to see the latest model in use with paraplegic patients, and chat with them and the team behind Atalante. 

Consumer Reports now rewards driver monitoring, but only Ford and GM pass muster

20 January 2022 @ 5:00 am

With more automakers including driver assistance systems in their cars, Consumer Reports is changing how it grades those vehicles. Starting this year, the outlet will add an additional two points to a car’s overall score if its included driver assistance system encourages safe driving. Moving forward, it will also deduct points from a vehicle’s total score if it finds the opposite is true, starting with two points in 2024 and then four points in 2026 and beyond.“We believe it's time to recognize vehicles that have found a safer way to deploy this technology,” said Jake Fisher, senior director of the publication’s Auto Test Center. By its own estimation, Consumer Reports says an adequate driver monitoring system is one that will “reliably” detect when the driver has become inattentive and alert them to that fact. It adds the system should escalate those warnings and eventually stop the car if it finds they’re not responding.

Google Play Games are available on Windows in a three-country beta

20 January 2022 @ 12:00 am

You can now play Google Play Games on Windows — if you live in the right country. Google has launched a registration-based beta offering access to "popular" Play Games titles on Windows PCs in Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. If you get in, you can hop into titles like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Summoners War without reaching for an Android phone or Chromebook. You can take advantage of the larger screen and extra input options, and your progress will still sync across platforms.Google said it would offer details of later betas and expansions "soon." It previously committed to a generic 2022 rollout.This still lea

Video reviews will be used in 2022 North and Central American soccer tourneys

19 January 2022 @ 10:20 pm

Soccer's Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is seemingly here to stay, at least in some parts of the world. CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) has revealed it will use VAR to help refs in numerous 2022 competitions. You can expect the technology in all remaining CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the men's and women's U20 Championships and the W Championship.The organization's decision was prompted in part by success with VAR in 2021 competitions like the CONCACAF Champions League, Gold Cup and Nations League Finals. The Confederation said progress on VAR had been "considerably" delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now has enough VAR-qualified referees and venues to expand the technolo

'Splitgate' is getting a map builder and new modes on January 27th

19 January 2022 @ 10:00 pm

Splitgate, the sci-fi portal shooter that transported me back to carefree Quake 3 Arena days, is getting a slew of updates on January 27th with its Beta Season One update. There's a map builder for constructing and sharing stages with friends, a 100 level battle pass, as well as new One Flag CTF and Evolution modes. (The latter gives the losing team of every round increasingly powerful weapons.) Developer 1047 Games also says the Foregone Destruction map is getting a major fidelity bump, which should be a sign of similar upgrades coming to other maps.“Our custom map creator will continue to evolve alongside the rest of the game,” Ian Proulx, CEO of 1047 Games, said in a statement. “We’re looking at the map creator as an evolutionary tool driven by the community — it’s a robust feature for fans to play with da

Twitter Communities hits Android four months after its debut

19 January 2022 @ 9:30 pm

Twitter Communities, a topic-based groups feature that landed on iOS and the web last year, has arrived on Android. In the latest version of Twitter's Android app, you'll be able to find groups related to your interests and chat with like-minded people.Android is HERE!if you’re on Android, you can now engage in Communities via the Twitter app (make sure to update to the latest version!)— Twitter Communities (@HiCommunities) January 19, 2022There are communities for interests as varied as plants, skincare, space, design, fashion, Xbox

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