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OSIRIS-REx reaches Florida ahead of near-Earth asteroid mission

6 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA's OSIRIS-REx deep-space probe has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, in anticipation of its September launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 411 rocket. Now undergoing final processing before launch vehicle assembly,...Show More Summary

Shark-detecting drones to keep beachgoers safe

6 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Drones are becoming quite a valuable tool in conservation efforts around the globe. We've seen them used to monitor killer whales, watch over parks in Africa and fend of illegal fisherman in Belize. Now researchers are using the technology...Show More Summary

Hackaday Prize Entry: Industrial Servo Control On The Cheap

54 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[Oscar] wonders why hobby projects ignore all the powerful brushless motors available for far less than the equivalent stepper motors, especially with advanced techniques available to overcome their deficiencies.  He decided it must be because there is simply not a good, cheap, open source motor controller out there to drive them precisely. Show More Summary

FenSens smart number plate frame helps avoid parking scrapes

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Parking sensors and reversing cameras have done a lot to prevent parking scrapes and reversing accidents in recent years, but they're generally the preserve of new cars. FenSens is aiming to change that with its new license plate frame,...Show More Summary

Project Ara: Will Google's modular smartphone slot into our future?

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We've been keeping an eye on the progress of Google's Project Ara for a while now, and the radio silence had us a little worried. The idea for a modular smartphone, where individual hardware components like cameras, speakers and battery packs can be easily swapped out to customize your device, was too intriguing to languish in limbo. Show More Summary

New FDA rules require nutrition labels to show how much sugar was added

Nutrition facts labeling will now contain a new category called “Added Sugars” that’s supposed to better portray reality, the government announced. That way, you’ll know exactly how much extra sugar was added to any type of food or beverage. Show More Summary

TSA Asks Head of Security to Turn in His Badge and Glove

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Following accusations of departmental mismanagement, Kelly Hoggan, the Transportation Security Administration’s head of security, was removed from his position on Monday, CNN reports. Read more...

Netflix Scores Exclusive Rights To Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar

As of September Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar. So what does this mean? Films for the production giants, which includes the upcoming Star Wars installments, won’t be appearing on any other US pay TV network, and this spells a precedent for what might be to come in the streaming service’s global plan. More »      

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