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Google Street View Now Lets You Go Back In Time

Every day, Google Street View cars capture massive amounts of data and the company then publishes them on Google Maps at regular intervals. Until now, the only images you could see on Google Maps were the latest images. Starting today, however, you will also be able to go back in time and see older images. When you’re in the Street View interface, you

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Nike Denies Rumor That It’s Discontinuing the FuelBand

On Sunday it was reported that Nike had laid off 55 of its 70-person hardware team, a move that looked like it would kill the popular Nike FuelBand personal fitness tracking product. On Monday, the tech site Re/code got a statement from Nike that undercut that report: “The Nike+ FuelBand SE remains an important part of our business,” the company said in a

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Amazon Fire TV’s voice search expands to cover Hulu Plus and Showtime, but not Netflix

Amazon Fire TV came out of the gate with an impressive initial effort, however one of its rough edges is that the voice search is actually quite limited. At launch it could only provide results from Amazon’s own movie and TV selections or music videos from Vevo, but the company is already adding new services to the mix. Hulu Plus, Showtime Anytime and Crackle

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Flowing Salt Water Over Graphene Generates Electricity

An image of graphene, showing defects in its single-atom thickness. UC Berkeley Hydroelectricity is one of the oldest techniques for generating electrical power, with over 150 countries using it as a source for renewable energy. Hydroelectric generators only work efficiently at large scales, though—scales large enough to interrupt river flow and possibly harm local ecosystems. And getting this sort of

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Pocket-Sized Wonder-Printer Works Its Own Way Across a Page

With what has to be one of the most ambitious Kickstarter projects to come along in a while, the folks behind this Mini Mobile Robotic Printer want to revolutionize the mobile office. Because of instead of carrying a page-wide device that has to pull paper through it, this little marvel will instead print directly on a piece of paper while it rolls

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Land Rover’s New Concept Can Make A Car Transparent

Land Rover is showcasing a new concept that would give drivers a better view of the road through augmented reality. The Transparent Bonnet Concept utilizes cameras mounted in the car’s grille to capture a view of the road that’s usually obscured by the hood. This data is then fed to a heads-up display that shows the video in real-time at

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Xiaomi Clones Kickstarter Project For Its New One-Button Android Controller

Last October saw Pressy – a one-button Android controller that plugs into your device’s headphone jack — eclipse its initial Kickstarter goal of $40,000, ending with almost$700,000 in its coffers. Apparently Xiaomi was paying attention, because the Chinese firm has teased an eerily similar product of its own that follows Pressy’s look and functions almost to a “T.” The metal cylinder plugs into a Xiaomi headset

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This Quarter-Sized Chip Platform Could Power Future Android Wear Devices

While Intel was backtracking on its “Edison” chip size claims, another Android Wear partner has cheekily claimed that its system-on-chip is the size of the proverbial SD card. Imagination Technologies (MIPS) has just revealed the Newton platform based on its MIPS architecture, built by chip-making partner Ingenic. It uses Ingenic’s power-sipping, Android-compatible JZ4775 CPU (similar to that in the GEAK watch), to help it give smartwatches and other wearables 30

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Dish and DirecTV CEOs have reportedly discussed merger

As the two largest US cable companies look to push through a huge merger, the urge to consolidate seems to be spreading to the satellite TV industry. Bloomberg reports that Charlie Ergen, chairman of Dish, recently approached DirecTV CEO Mike White to discuss a potential merger. Comcast’s proposed buyout of Time Warner Cable reportedly pushed Ergen to get in touch with

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Samsung Gear Has Price and Release Information!

Samsung has released some pricing information on its Gear 2 and Gear Fit smartwatch devices, and the news should be welcome considering they’re both priced cheaper than the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch: The Gear 2 will be $295, and the Gear Fit will be $197 when they go on sale in April, Samsung revealed at an official announcement in Taiwan. The

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