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Tune in Friday to See Dallas’s iLumi on Shark Tank

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This Friday at 9 pm, Dallas startup iLumi will reach national audiences on the hit ABC show Shark Tank. The episode has already been filmed, but cofounder Corey Egan’s lips are sealed. “Filming for the show was a surreal experience,” says Egan. “There were at least a few times when I thought to myself, ‘Is… Read more »


5 Rumors Surrounding the Upcoming Google Nexus 6

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The Google Nexus phone has long been a top choice of Android users who want a smartphone with the complete package: awesome specification, stylish looks, stunning camera, a powerful battery and extra-smart features. The upcoming Nexus 6 phone from  Google is expected to provide more than its predecessors did and could even surpass the likes… Read more »





NYC Gets a 24-Hour Cupcake ATM. Where Is Ours?

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As if New York City didn’t already have enough going on to laud about, people in the city can now have their fill of cupcakes at any hour of the day, thanks to a 24-hour cupcake ATM. Ugh, you lucky gluttons. The 24-hour cupcake ATM – which works precisely in the way you would expect… Read more »


The Top Smartphones and Tablets Expected in 2014

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Technology in the mobile phone industry has really changed over the last decade. New tablets and smartphones are scheduled to be launched in 2014. Below are some of the top gadgets that will soon grace the mobile phone market. LG G Pro 2 This will be the first-ever curved-POLED-screen smartphone and is expected to be… Read more »


A Prediction on the Future of the Connected Car

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The connected car trend has been dominating the tech spheres lately, and this year’s SXSW was no exception. And while it had its anticipated place among most of the SXSW fanfare, Dr. Chandra Bhat, Director of Transportation Research at UT Austin, brought the connected car to light in a very different way. During his sessions… Read more »



GE Opens a Pop-Up 3D Printing Lab in Downtown DC

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The GE Garages DC program officially launches today, with a pop-up, collaborative fabrication lab in downtown Washington, DC. The program provides individuals with some hands-on experience with various manufacturing technologies, including laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC mills, and injection molders. Starting today, visitors can take part in several on-site activities, such as building smartphone cases using GE’s… Read more »


The Upcoming Google Nexus 6 – 4 New Features We Can Expect to See

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The Google Nexus series is becoming more and more popular, and this year the series is scheduled to get another family member named Google Nexus 6. Although it is still a concept, the smartphone sports an attractive exterior design coupled with an impressive software and hardware package to complete the design. Nexus 6 is rumored to bear some of the… Read more »



9 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Reaction’s Exo Housing System is the Future of Disaster Relief Shelters

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According to a housing survey published by the U.S. Census in 2011, more than 400,000 residents of New Orleans, La. were displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina. And, while estimates vary, this number increases to 1,000,000 when you include residents from Gulfport, Miss.; Mobile, Ala.; and others. Setting aside the problem of long-term housing security (which… Read more »


A Look Into the Future: 5G Network Speeds and When They’ll Arrive

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Mobile networks constantly evolve. In the 1980s, when wireless technology began to go mainstream, the 1G (first generation) analog networks supported the bulky, brick-like mobile phones from that era. The 90s saw the introduction of 2G digital networks, when Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) moved mobile phones beyond voice transmission into data and text messaging. Around… Read more »


Google’s Project Tango Phone Renders Real-Time Space-Motion; Is it Inspired by Batman?

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Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” is considered a cult superhero action movie, and–in my opinion–remains the most vivid and mesmerizing cinematic experience of recent years. So what drew me to this nostalgia about Bruce Wayne’s adventures, and what does superhero fiction have to do with the context here? Lucius Fox conceals his phone to map Lau’s location… Read more »