This Flexible Screen Could Be the Next Big Thing for Smartphones

(YouTube) Researchers from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada have developed the first fully colored touch-enabled flexible display. Dubbed the “Reflex,” the phone’s basic hardware consists of a 720p display developed by LG coupled with a small phone processor running Android 4.4 “KitKat.” But the Reflex’s marquee hardware feature is its “bend sensors,” which …

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Pluto Aims to Bring TV to the Internet

Visit Pluto.tv on a computer or mobile device and you’ll see an array of channels that range from essential to entertaining to bizarre. Surfing, skating, and kickboxing each have their own channel. So do Oprah Winfrey, GoPro (GPRO) and CNET. There’s a channel devoted to kung-fu movies, and one for …

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Want to Go to Mars? Get Flowers to Bloom on the ISS

The ISS’s latest harvest is a big step toward growing crops on Mars, and it smells a lot sweeter than Matt Damon’s poop-fertilized potatoes in The Martian. After about three months of careful monitoring, International Space Station crew member Scott Kelly harvested a crop of flowering zinnias this Valentine’s Day. …

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Review: Klipsch Reference X6i

At $179, the Klipsch Reference X6i is the least expensive of the company’s newest line of in-ear headphones. The post Review: Klipsch Reference X6i appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Boom! NASA Wants to Bring Back Supersonic X-Planes

NASA wants to revive its storied “X-plane” division, one of the coolest aviation programs ever, with an eye toward making the future of commercial flight quieter, more efficient, and much, much faster. In a budget request published this month, NASA—which, remember, has “aeronautics” in its name as well as “space”—announced …

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New $5 Million X Prize for AI That Gives the Best TED Talk

Peter Diamandis and Dave Kenny announce the IBM Watson AI XPrize at TED2016, on February 17, 2016, in Vancouver, Canada. Bret Hartman / TED In 2020, three speakers will appear onstage to deliver a TED talk and compete for $5 million. But these presenters will share a unique characteristic that …

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