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NASA wants your origami ideas for its spacecraft radiation shield

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NASA needs ideas on how to design a radiation shield for deep space vehicles, and it's turning to origami artists and enthusiasts for help. If you're skilled in the art, that includes you. The space agency has teamed up with… Go To Full Article

Motorola's sleek, sturdy Moto Z2 Force arrives on August 10

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So far, Motorola has spent its year churning out reliably good mid-range devices, not to mention a handful of new Moto Mods. Not bad, but now it's finally flagship time. Motorola officially revealed the Moto Z2 Force in New York… Go To Full Article

Bluetooth SIG Announces Bluetooth Mesh for Large-Scale Device Networks

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The month the Bluetooth SIG has taken the wraps off of their latest standards project: an addition to the Bluetooth specification that enables creation of large networks of devices. Dubbed "Bluetooth Mesh", the new standard is designed for smart homes,… Go To Full Article

Google expects 11 Daydream-ready phones by the end of 2017

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Right now, it's slim pickings if you want a smartphone that supports Daydream VR headsets. Outside of Google's own Pixel line, you're looking at just a handful of devices from ASUS, Huawei, Motorola and ZTE. Your choices should get better… Go To Full Article

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 144-165 Hz @ techPowerUp

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The Acer Predator XB271HU is an impressive gaming monitor equipped with a 27" 1440p IPS panel that can be overclocked from its native 144 Hz to 165 Hz. Absolute smoothness of in-game action is ensured by the built-in G-Sync module,… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Smart RGB PSUs dazzle budget builders

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Not all that long ago, having a PC blinged out with RGB LEDs on every component was a privilege reserved for those with dosh to discard at will. Fortunately for light-pocketed fans of amazing technicolor PCs, Thermaltake is doing its… Go To Full Article

Facebook boosts live 360 video to 4K for better VR

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Following YouTube's support for 4K live 360 video late last year, it was only a matter of time before Facebook caught up. After all, Zuckerberg's betting big on VR. Today, the social media giant announced the launch of 4K resolution… Go To Full Article

Huawei's Watch 2 costs $550 more with a Porsche Design logo

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Android Wear still pretty clunky despite the version 2.0 release, and most of the smartwatches using it are somewhere on a scale between homely and fugly. Huawei's Watch 2 is a decent looking exception, though, and it's hoping to boost… Go To Full Article

Nielsen counts live Hulu and YouTube TV streams for its ratings

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Nielsen might be the lord of all TV ratings, but they've been scrambling to catch up in this new media landscape we're in. Over the years, the service has been shifting and adjusting its traditional model to take into account… Go To Full Article

Giphy's GIF-making tool is now available in your mobile browser

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Last October, Giphy reported that users made 100 million daily users serving 1 billion GIFs per day. But how many of those views -- and creations -- are on mobile? The moving image repository site has updated its GIF Maker… Go To Full Article

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