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Self-driving and self-parking cars in Sweden – video

SELF-DRIVING AND SELF-PARKING CARS

A new pilot project is being launched which will introduce us to self-driving and self-parking cars. The project called ‘Drive Me’, is being trailed in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, with 100 self-driving Volvos due to take to the roads. The scheme is aimed at reducing accidents and cutting down …

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World’s Smallest 3D-Printing Pen

WORLD’S SMALLEST 3D-PRINTING PEN

Humans are accustomed to drawing in the air. We gesture with our hands when talking and will try to illustrate charade secrets by “drawing” objects in space. 3D-printing pens takes those gestures, makes them tangible and, in the hands of an artists, beautiful. Recent 3D-printing pens have been cool, but …

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Coming Soon: Build Your Own Smartwatch

BUILD YOUR OWN SMARTWATCH

The idea is simple. Pick the “Blocks” you want — a GPS tracker, a heart-rate monitor, a double battery — and clip them together to make a bracelet. Then clip on a screen and the result is a smartwatch that contains only the features you want.

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Microsoft’s Answer to Siri

MICROSOFT’S ANSWER TO SIRI

As we await the official announcement of Microsoft’s next update to its mobile operating system, rumored to be named Windows Phone 8.1, leaks of said update continue to surface. The latest: a video of what looks to be a working version of Windows Phone’s own Siri-like voice assistant, Cortana (named …

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Blaze Seeks To Save Cyclist Lives With A Laser Projection

Here’s a nifty little replacement for your old bike light: The Blaze brings a bright, projecting laser pointer to the proceedings, making sure a cyclist can both see and be seen. The concept of the Blaze is pretty simple: As you ride, a green laser projects a small image of …

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