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Blurry photo? Lytro Illum allows you to refocus after shooting

Three years after Lytro introduced the first light-field technology camera that allows users to refocus a photo after it is taken, the company is back with a bigger, bolder offer – the Lytro Illum. Unlike the eponymous first camera that looks more like a child’s box-shaped kaleidoscope, the Illum camera looks like a stylish DSLR […]

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TellSpec hand-held scanner identifies what’s in your food

Figuring out whether the fries on your plate contain traces of trans-fat, or if those celery sticks are truly pesticide-free can be tricky, if not impossible. That’s why Isabel Hoffmann along with mathematician Stephen Watson set out to create TellSpec, a hand-held device that you can simply point at a food item, to identify what’s […]

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Smart Tech Firearm Challenge offers US$1m to advance gun safety

While legislative solutions to curbing gun violence in the US continue to meet fervent opposition, the Smart Tech Foundation, formed to incentivize free-market solutions to firearm safety, aims to take a different route. Through its Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge, it believes circumventing the political debate and fostering innovation in smart gun technology is a […]

Ducati's Multistrada D-Air, with wireless airbag jackets. Ideas, Thoughts, & Perspectives

Ducati announces wireless airbag jackets for riders and passengers

Ducati has announced a new version of its stunning Multistrada 1200 sports-tourer (check out our video review) that wirelessly inflates airbag jackets for both rider and passenger in the event of a crash. A step forward from themotorcycle airbag Honda showcased in its Goldwing series, the Ducati system can protect the rider and passenger even once they’ve separated […]

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Cloud Storage Comparison Guide

Following Microsoft’s recent relaunch of SkyDrive as OneDrive, there is a little more parity and competition at the top of the cloud storage market. How do the options stack up against each other though? This article provides a comparison of the main players – Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Apple iCloud and Amazon Cloud Drive. […]

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