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  • Pebble Time gets more than $20 million in Kickstarter campaign

    Pebble Time gets more than $20 million in Kickstarter campaign

    Three years ago, when Pebble launched its Pebble Watch, the first smartwatch ever, the company raised $10 million on Kickstarter. The third generation smartwatch, dubbed as the Pebble Time, bagged in exactly $20,338,986 with 78,471 backers on its Kickstarter campaign and thus becoming the most-funded project on the crowdsourcing platform. Double the amount of Pebble Time’s funding goal of $500,000 was pledged within less than an hour since the campaign started. A similar, but smaller in scale, sensation was created by Exploding Kittens on Kickstarter that aimed at raising 10 grands but ended up with accumulating $8.7 million. Pebble’s new…

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Hyperloop enters reality from science fiction

Hyperloop enters reality from science fiction

Mar 30, 2015

Elon Musk has announced that a headquarters is going to be erected in Los Angeles, a move that will likely revolutionize mass transit in global proportions. The headquarters is for Hyperloop, a transit system that will be powered by the sun and driven by magnets. The greatest ideas in science fiction have always involved speed and transportation. At present, majority of the world is still using the same locomotive technology for the past few centuries. Elon Musk has dared to dream of changing that. The billionaire businessman behind Paypal, SpaceX, Solar City, and Tesla Motors is also the inventor of…

Night vision now possible with new eyedrops

Night vision now possible with new eyedrops

Mar 29, 2015

As bizarre as it may sound, night vision is now possible. With the night vision eyedrops created by a group of independent scientists in California, one can now be like a superhero in the darkness. An independent scientific organization, Science for the Masses (SftM), has recently discovered the chemical substance Chlorin e6, known simply as Ce6. This unusual compound temporarily enhances eyesight during the night or in dark places. Ce6 is a natural molecule said to be found in some deep sea fish. This has been developed from previous research on the molecule, with the aim of discovering a temporary…

Ford’s new S-MAX comes with an intelligent speed limiter

Ford’s new S-MAX comes with an intelligent speed limiter

Mar 29, 2015

Ford Motor Company has unveiled the latest edition of its SAV (sport activity vehicle), S-MAX, Tuesday in Germany that comes with an “Intelligent Speed Limiter”. It is a new technology that reads traffic signs (speed limit) and automatically adjusts the vehicle’s speed according to legal speed limits thereby saving the driver from being fined by State Troopers. The Intelligent Speed Limiter is an outcome of combining two existing recent automotive technologies that some previous Ford models come equipped with. One is the Adjustable Speed Limiter that controls the vehicle’s velocity by pumping adjusted amount of fuel to the engine as…

Microsoft buys another startup LiveLoop that lets people collaborate on PowerPoint documents

Microsoft buys another startup LiveLoop that lets people collaborate on PowerPoint documents

Mar 29, 2015

The software giant has probably figured out where some of its Silicon Valley rivals have outdone the company and so, lately, has been taking big steps in fixing those areas. One such step is Microsoft finally replacing Internet Explorer with a better browser soon. Moreover, the Redmond based tech giant is dedicating resources to acquire startup companies to improve its online connectivity. A month after it acquired Sunrise Atelier, Microsoft buys another startup called LiveLoop that lets people collaborate on PowerPoint documents through a service it has developed. Available at no cost to users, the service enables them to share…

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Pebble Time gets more than $20 million in Kickstarter campaign

Pebble Time gets more than $20 million in Kickstarter campaign

Three years ago, when Pebble launched its Pebble Watch, the first smartwatch ever, the company raised $10 million on Kickstarter. The third generation smartwatch, dubbed as the Pebble Time, bagged in exactly $20,338,986 with 78,471 backers on its Kickstarter campaign and thus becoming the most-funded project on the crowdsourcing platform. Double the amount of Pebble Time’s funding goal of $500,000 was pledged within less than an hour since the campaign started. A similar, but smaller in scale, sensation was created by Exploding Kittens on Kickstarter that aimed at raising 10 grands but ended up with accumulating $8.7 million. Pebble’s new…

Microsoft buys another startup LiveLoop that lets people collaborate on PowerPoint documents

Microsoft buys another startup LiveLoop that lets people collaborate on PowerPoint documents

The software giant has probably figured out where some of its Silicon Valley rivals have outdone the company and so, lately, has been taking big steps in fixing those areas. One such step is Microsoft finally replacing Internet Explorer with a better browser soon. Moreover, the Redmond based tech giant is dedicating resources to acquire startup companies to improve its online connectivity. A month after it acquired Sunrise Atelier, Microsoft buys another startup called LiveLoop that lets people collaborate on PowerPoint documents through a service it has developed. Available at no cost to users, the service enables them to share…

Samsung rumored to acquire AMD to take on Intel and Qualcomm

Samsung rumored to acquire AMD to take on Intel and Qualcomm

One of the biggest rumor has hit the tech news as there is speculation that the South Korean phone giant will be acquiring processor manufacturing company, Advanced Micro Designs. According to a source, Samsung will be attempting to take over AMD and merge it with one of its subsidiaries in order to secure both the CPU and GPU IP from the firm. In doing so, the tech giant will be able to take on leading desktop, laptop and mobile processor makers, Intel and Qualcomm respectively. However, before acquiring AMD, the smartphone maker will have to deal with the cross-licensing agreement…

Lenovo released budget friendly Lenovo K3 smartphone for $145

Lenovo released budget friendly Lenovo K3 smartphone for $145

Chinese smartphone makers have started to roll out affordable handsets. Lenovo has also jumped onto the bandwagon and released a $145 smartphone called Lenovo K3. The firm plans on disrupting Meizu and its M1 Note’s success by pricing it slightly lower than the latter’s smartphone, while stuffing it with almost the exact same hardware specifications. Currently, M1 Note is retailing for $160 and between Lenovo’s K3, there are more than just a few similarities. Starting off, Meizu’s M1 Note and Lenovo K3 both possess a 5.5 inch screen resonating the 1080p resolution. In addition, both devices also feature the MediaTek’s MT6752 SoC, which…

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