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Canon EVF-DC2 Hands-on Photos

Photography Blog - 15 Feb 2017 06:03
Canon EVF-DC2 Hands-on PhotosA gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder.
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World's First EverRoborace, the first self-driving car race, was held last Feb. 18 at the Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix. One of the participating automated vehicles called Devbots crashed itself on a barrier.
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A Region On Mars With RecentCurving wriggles seen in sand dunes on Earth and formed by the recent ebb and flow of water have just been found on Mars. The post A Region On Mars With Recent Water Is About To Get Major Attention... appeared first on Universe Today.
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Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 takeAt 10:01 AM EST on February 18th, a SpaceX flight will take off from Launch Complex 39A for the first time since the company signed a 20-year lease for its use. The company will also attempt another... first stage landing around 9 minutes after take off...
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VR may be hyped, but it'llDespite burying us up to our neck in hype, the virtual reality industry is off to a very slow start. Apparently, VR hardware penetration in Australia will only reach 25.5 percent of households in... 2021. Currently, about 2.3 percent of local households have some sort of VR available. SEE ALSO: How virtual reality is changing storytelling For the moment, high-tech, pricier VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are not dominant. According to consumer research company Telsyte's Australian VR & AR Market Study 2017, mobile VR headsets accounted for some 70 percent of the 216,000 VR headsets sold in Australia in 2016.
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The President of the UnitedOver the years, the Trump Organization has invested in thousands of domain names for potential business ventures, political campaigns, and often, simply in an attempt to be a step ahead of the haters... or cover his tracks if things went awry. DonaldTrumpSucks.com, IHateTrumpVodka.com, TrumpRussia.com, and TrumpFraud.org...
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Forget RoboCop, this policePrompted by the shooting of two police officers during routine traffic stops, Sentinel's creators built a robot that can carry out remote inspections and report back findings to officers. The post... Forget RoboCop, this police robot is designed to make traffic stops safer appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How to stream music from your phone in an older car

Android Central - 20 Feb 2017 16:00
How to stream music from yourUpgrading your car stereo capabilities on the cheap. Story time: I've got an older car, a 2001 VW Jetta, that still runs great but lacks some of the modern amenities that I would prefer to have in my... car. Most notably, my car stereo still prominently features a cassette deck along with FM/AM radio. Yeah, I'm pretty sure this setup was out of date back in 2001. I'm well past using physical media for my music, so I needed to find a way to transmit the music from my phone to my car stereo. Ideally, I'd want a car stereo with a touchscreen and support for Android Auto — though I would easily settle for Bluetooth connectivity, or at the very least an AUX input in a pinch — but that would typically require either buying a new car or investing in a new car stereo that is also compatible with...
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Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds

The New Yorker - 20 Feb 2017 06:00
In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a... random individual, the other by a person who had subsequently taken his own life. The students were then asked to distinguish between the genuine notes and the fake ones.
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Color-changing hair dyeJust because you want to color your hair doesn't mean you want the same color all the time. Wouldn't it be nice if it could change with the weather, or whether or not you're inside? You might get your... wish. The Unseen has developed a color-changin...
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WATCH: Home security camerasHackers are able to track the IP address associated with the camera, crack the password, then view the images the camera is capturing.
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Event Horizon Telescope willThe Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is finally ready to take a picture of Sagittarius A*. From April 5th to 14th this year, the virtual telescope that's been in the making for the past two decades will... peer into the supermassive black hole in the cente...
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Hackers Used EavesdroppingA malware named "Operation BugDrop" has been used by the hackers for collecting information and data from Ukrainian business. The bug was first discovered by intelligence firm CyberX.
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National Donor Day is held every February to raise awareness of the lifesaving benifits of organ, eye and tissue donation. In China, where the population is 1.4 billion, scientists are working on a... procedure that makes pig corneas suitable for human transplant. Adriana Diaz has the story.
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Apple's iPhone drops to fifthApple continued to struggle for ground in China during the December quarter, ceding fourth place in the country's smartphone market under pressure from local brands like Huawei and Xiaomi, according... to new research data.
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Life-Transforming FaceUsing 3D virtual surgery and imaging, doctors at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota performed a successful face transplant to give a man from Wyoming his second chance in life.
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WATCH: Drone sales increase asA couple in Utah is arrested for allegedly using drone to spy on people in their bedrooms and bathrooms.
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Confirmed: Magic Leap acquiresMagic Leap, the augmented reality startup that has raised $1.4 billion in funding but has yet to release a product, has made an acquisition to expand its work in computer vision and deep learning, and... to build out its operations into Europe. The company has acquired the 3D division of Dacuda, a computer vision startup based out of Zurich. One of Dacuda’s focuses had been…
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Watch SpaceX's CRS-10 ISSAt 10:01 AM ET (7:01 AM PT) SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft for a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon vessel has 5,500 pounds of... supplies for the ISS crew, including experiment support materials for over 250 studies and research projects. You can watch the launch live above, with the webcast kicking off approximately 20…
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iPhone 8 Specs Rumors: AppleThe latest iPhone 8 specs rumor suggests that the upcoming version of Apple's smartphone will have a 3D sensor for facial recognition. Here's what we know so far.
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How the Nuclear Threat From North Korea Has Grown

The New York Times - 18 Feb 2017 04:17
How the Nuclear Threat FromThe country's missile test this month gave weapons monitors a status report on the progress of North Korea's nuclear program. They said there was a significant advance.
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Can 3D-printed coral save theJacques Cousteau's grandson Fabien plans to use synthetic coral reefs in a new effort toward marine conservation.
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Biologists find weird caveScientists examining deep and hot caves in Mexico have found microbes trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old
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Robot probes show JapanRobot probes at one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup
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Scientists are building anScientists have worked for years to incorporate robotics into delicate medical procedures. They've given us tiny devices that can inject drugs into a person's eye or bend to operate on hard-to-reach... areas. Now, they've come up with a way to potential...
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