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Singapore moves to regulate taxi booking apps

Singapore on Friday announced new rules for mobile taxi booking apps, including US-based Uber, in the latest move by governments around the world to regulate the increasingly popular services.

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ShotTracker keeps tabs on a basketballer's shooting success

Shot statistics and analysis can reveal a treasure trove of useful information about a basketballer's game. But those plying their trade in lower leagues and pickup games aren't likely to have ...

17 hours ago from Gizmag

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Touch-sensitive 3D maps guide the blind with spoken instructions

Getting around unfamiliar public spaces can be tough even with all your senses, but if you can't see where you're going it's downright intimidating. A new multi-sensory model promises a brighter ...

17 hours ago from Gizmag

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Contact lens discomfort linked to changes in lipid layer of tear film

Changes in the lipid layer of the eyes' natural tear film may contribute to the common problem of contact lens discomfort, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science, ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Unmanned team of K-Max helicopter and Indago quadrotor demonstrates firefighting capability

A team of Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, the Indago quad rotor effectively identified ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from

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Drone News: FAA Drone Ruling, Bebop Priced, and K-MAX Demo

Everything that flies is an aircraft, as far as the FAA is concerned

Wed 19 Nov 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Mercedes' self-driving cars will be a place to relax

It wasn't so long ago that self-driving cars were seen as the stuff of some distant sci-fi future. All of a sudden, that future is upon us, but we don't yet know what these cars will look like. ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Gizmag

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Japan's 311 mph super maglev train takes passengers for run

Japan's magnetically levitating maglev train, faster than Japan's bullet train, is doing test runs with passengers, members of the public, in central Japan. The world's fastest maglev train, ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from

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Powerlace creates "paradigm shifting" auto-lacing shoe

Auto-lacing shoes are here, finally. And pretty well right on schedule. Thirty years after Back to the Future II sold the world on the concept in a fictional 2015, a startup called Powerlace ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Gizmag

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Tony Hawk rode that real working hoverboard

In what sounds like a cheat for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, the champion skater has taken a hoverboard out for a spin on a half pipe.

Tue 18 Nov 14 from The Independent

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