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Lexus Unveils A New Hoverboard, But Does It Actually Work? (Video)

For years, extreme-sports athletes, casual skateboard riders, and Back to the Future fans have prayed for the arrival of a real hoverboard. While boards have been designed that can hover over water or certain magnetic surfaces, the demand for a rideable hoverboard that can move like a skateboard and travel over any surface has not been met. However, a board recently unveiled by Lexus has a lot of people wondering if a legit hoverboard has finally arrived. Lexus is currently campaigning four “In Motion” projects to

Google Is Bringing Free WiFi to NYC By Converting Old Phone Booths Into Hotspots

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Google has a lot of ambitious plans to make the internet accessible across the globe, including a bold project to float internet-equipped balloons into the stratosphere. But before they start launching balloons into the sky, Google is focused on making free high-speed WiFi available in major cities around the world, starting with New York City. Bloomberg reports, “Come September, tall, thin pillars with digital tablet interfaces and large ads slapped on the sides will begin to replace New York’s derelict pay phone booths.” The plan is

The World’s First Commercially Available Jetpack Goes On Sale Next Year! (Video)

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A New Zealand-based company called Martin Aircraft is preparing to make history by making jetpacks commercially available for the first time ever. The Martin Jetpack is made of aluminum and carbon fiber, and uses large fans instead of traditional rockets, which have more power but are harder to control. The fans are capable of lifting up to 265lbs (120kgs), and the jetpack comes with an emergency parachute in case anything goes wrong. Martin Aircraft began testing the jetpack back in 2011, and recently

Watch: SpaceX Rocket Explodes and Disintegrates Minutes After Launch

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This morning, SpaceX geared up for its third attempt at recycling one of its Falcon 9 fuel rockets by landing it on a floating barge in the ocean. The first attempt was on target, but lacking in control; the second attempt was extremely close, but still failed. SpaceX’s engineers were hoping that the third time would be the charm with today’s launch. But as it turns out, they never even got a chance to try the barge landing. About two minutes after launch, SpaceX’s Dragon supply rocket

A Republican Sneak Attack On Net Neutrality Is Gaining Momentum In Congress

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The FCC’s new net neutrality rules officially went into effect earlier this month, after a federal judge rejected a flurry of legal challenges from cable and phone companies. But before the rules even took effect, Republicans in the House of Representatives had already come up with an underhanded way of effectively crippling net neutrality. On June 10, the day before the new rules became official, House Republicans introduced a seemingly routine appropriations bill (ie. a bill that must be passed in

Is This Password Pill the Next Thing Big Thing In Digital Security?

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With more than 3 billion people around the world connected to the internet today, there’s no doubt that we are in the midst of a new digital era. But with all of those people surfing the internet, the issue of digital security is becoming more and more important. As home computers have become increasingly popular, hackers have figured out all sorts of clever ways to steal people’s passwords. As an alternative, a number of companies are developing biometric security measures like fingerprint or

This Weather Box Will Show You Tomorrow’s Conditions By Physically Creating Them (Video)

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Software engineer Ken Kawamoto has invented a device, known as the Tempescope, that provides the owner with a unique physical weather display. Using a wireless PC connection, the weather box pulls hourly forecasts; once the device knows what the weather is like, it recreates the conditions for a visual display inside an illuminated box. The Tempescope has done a good job recreating clouds/fog, lightning, sunlight and rain, but the device’s simulations are still somewhat limited. The box can’t yet imitate

Video: Playing Minecraft While Wearing Microsoft’s Hololens Is Next-Level Awesome

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The computer/video game Minecraft has become immensely popular since it was first released in 2009. The game, which allows you to build your own virtual worlds while interacting with other players, is played by tens of millions of people around the world, and was so successful in its first few years that tech giant Microsoft decided to buy the company that designed the game for a whopping $2.5 billion last fall. At this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft decided to use its

Overview of This Year’s DARPA Robotics Challenge + Hilarious Robot Wipeouts (Video)

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Every year, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosts a robotics challenge where teams from all over the world come to compete. This year’s DARPA Robotics Challenge took place earlier this month in California, hosting 23 teams all looking to win the $2 million first prize. The competition requires robots to showcase their mobility in complex environments. The ultimate goal is to develop robots that can help first responders after major disasters. According to DARPA’s website… “The DRC is a competition

Pizza Hut Unveils A Pizza Box That Turns Into A Movie Projector (Video)

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There are few things in this world more satisfying than watching a good movie while enjoying some pizza. In light of this fact, Pizza Huts in Hong Kong just started delivering pizzas in a unique box that transforms into a movie projector for your phone. The “Blockbuster Box”, as it’s being called, was designed by the advertising firm Ogilvy Hong Kong. To turn it into a projector, a person just has to punch out a perforated hole in the front of the box and

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