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The US Government Actually Spent $1 Billion In The 80s Attempting To Build Skynet

The US Government Actually Spent $1 Billion In The 80s Attempting To Build Skynet

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Remember Skynet from “The Terminator” movies? You know, the network of computers and machines that became self-aware and decided to wipe out humanity? Yeah, well the US government actually attempted to build something eerily similar to Skynet in the 1980s. And they spent $1 billion doing it. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is the […]

In 15 Minutes, This Battery Pack Has Enough Energy To Charge Your Phone

In 15 Minutes, This Battery Pack Has Enough Energy To Charge Your Phone

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This new portable battery pack needs to be charged for just 15 minutes to supply your smartphone or tablet with enough power to last a whole day. According to Mashable, the unparalleled charging ability of UNU’s Ultrapak can be attributed to a special type of lithium polymer battery containing a series of compounds that multiply […]

Snapchat Has Never Made Any Money, But It’s Being Valued At $10 Billion

Snapchat Has Never Made Any Money, But It’s Being Valued At $10 Billion

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Snapchat is currently trying to seal a deal with Chinese investors that would give the company a value of approximately $10 billion. Among these investors is Alibaba, the Chinese equivalent to Amazon. The investment would add the disappearing-photo app to the small group of tech startups valued at 11 digits, including Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber. […]

There Is A Robot Made Of Pool Noodles Hitchhiking Across Canada Right Now
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There Is A Robot Made Of Pool Noodles Hitchhiking Across Canada Right Now

Meet hitchBOT: the robot hitchhiking 3,700 miles across Canada by himself and posting all his adventures onto social media. Canadian researchers created hitchBOT with some pool noodles, a plastic bucket and a computerized brain. They began his adventure in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and he was able to grab his first ride pretty quickly. A couple gave […]

The Best Startup Ever Aims To Make Men Your Personal Servants (Video)
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The Best Startup Ever Aims To Make Men Your Personal Servants (Video)

Leave it to my roommate to find the perfect thing to make my (along with every other female and undoubtedly plenty of men’s) day. Man Servants, a startup company based in San Francisco, is bringing what we have all wanted from time to time: a man to do things for us without expecting anything in […]

The Man-Made Biological Leaf Can Convert Water And Light Into Oxygen (Video)
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The Man-Made Biological Leaf Can Convert Water And Light Into Oxygen (Video)

A student at London’s Royal College of Art has become the first person to create an artificial leaf that behaves exactly like the ones made by Mother Earth. The leaf can take in carbon dioxide and, with the help of sunlight, release oxygen. The secret to artificial photosynthesis, he says, lies within suspending chloroplasts from […]

OkCupid Admits To Conducting Experiments On Users: Ethical Or Questionable?
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OkCupid Admits To Conducting Experiments On Users: Ethical Or Questionable?

Newsflash: If you’re an OKCupid user, there’s a 30 percent chance you’ve been used as a test subject. Surprise, surprise. “We experiment on human beings,” OKCupid President Christian Rudder said Monday. Rudder blogged about the experiments to which OKCupid subjected its users over the past year saying, We might create a lot of great relationships, we […]

These Amazing ‘Smart Shoes’ Will Help Blind People Get Around Like Never Before
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These Amazing ‘Smart Shoes’ Will Help Blind People Get Around Like Never Before

You’ll never walk into another person while reading directions again thanks to this incredible advancement in wearable technology. Mashable reports that Indian startup Ducere tech has invented smart shoes called Lechal (Hindi for “take me there”) containing a module that connects to an app via Bluetooth. Designed for the blind, the user enters a destination […]

Genius Solar-Powered Plug Turns Any Window Into An Outlet
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Genius Solar-Powered Plug Turns Any Window Into An Outlet

The unparalleled convenience of solar energy can now be yours thanks to this portable outlet that absorbs sunlight and converts it into electricity. Designed by Kyuho Song and Boa Oh, the Window Socket sticks to a wall that gets a lot of sunlight and, after eight hours of charging, is left with 10 hours of […]