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The Only Thing Standing Between You and Your Unlocked Phone is Your Face
The Only Thing Standing Between You and Your Unlocked Phone is Your Face

Apple hopes to make our connection with our information-sensitive devices more personal with facial recognition tech

The selfie loving star may soon be able to unlock her Apple mobile products with facial recognition software, according to reports. But the proposed security feature is not just for reality TV stars or fans of a sultry face grab. Steamrolling over the Eyeprint ID by ZTE, Apple’s latest patent shows that all iDevice users might soon be able to unlock their device using a new facial scan technology.

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Give Your Unborn Baby the Gift of Surround Sound
Give Your Unborn Baby the Gift of Surround Sound

Designed to fit over any mother-to-be's tummy, the Ritmo Pregnancy Audio Belt will have 20-week-olds growing with the womb

Fact: a 20-week-old unborn baby can already hear sounds outside the womb. Another: when a fetus hears a sound, it reacts to that particular sound by moving. It is safe to say that sounds help support the brain growth of an unborn child. This concept is what drove Nuvo Group to create Ritmo, the pregnancy audio belt that will allow every mom to give her baby the gift of sounds and music.

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Harnessing Pixar’s Cute Factor, Robot’s Goal is to Light Up Your Day
Harnessing Pixar’s Cute Factor, Robot’s Goal is to Light Up Your Day

Pixar character animator Alonso Martinez created a spherical robot whose goal is to form strong emotional connections with humans

Pixar may have designed one very cute robot in the form of WALL-E, but one of its character animators, Alonso Martinez, has made an adorable real-life creation that rivals said robot in cuteness: Mira.

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An Improved Invisibility Cloak Could See Itself Implemented in Interior Design
An Improved Invisibility Cloak Could See Itself Implemented in Interior Design

University of California, San Diego designs a thin invisibility cloak to hide objects on flat surfaces

Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak was one of his go-to survival tools and it saved his life on several occasions. Though recently associated with magic, the University of California, San Diego and its electrical engineers have made quite the scientific breakthrough, designing a cloak that can hide any object.

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Caffeine-Based Vaporizer Lets You Inhale Energy
Caffeine-Based Vaporizer Lets You Inhale Energy

Eagle Energy Vapor delivers a caffeine pick-me-up for those with the horizon in mind

The latest innovation in vapor technology is delivering consumers a new type of high. Eagle Energy Vapor is a portable, energy-infused vapor product that gives consumers a burst of caffeine-based energy through a vaporizer.

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Let’s See if Hackers Can Spare the 6.4 Quadrillion Years Needed to Hack You Now
Let’s See if Hackers Can Spare the 6.4 Quadrillion Years Needed to Hack You Now

German startup JAR is developing hack-proof hardware to replace passwords

JAR is a coin-sized device that can hold all your log-in credentials. All you need to do is plug it into the 3.5mm input of your smartphone, tablet or laptop, and you’ll be able to securely access your online accounts.

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Shifting the Conversation on Olympian Athleticism
Shifting the Conversation on Olympian Athleticism

Nike-sponsored Olympian Blake Leeper discusses how brand partnerships can help redefine "disability" in American culture

Taking a break from the archetypal slow-mo-flashing-lights-and-glory-in-strength commercials that have come define sportsmanship, Nike has selected a more inspirational tone of voice for its Inner Strength campaign. The documentary-style series has highlighted athletes from the culturally renown to lesser known yet noteworthy competitors. Nike takes a deeper look into what it takes—physical strength aside—to train and compete among the world’s greatest.

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Changing the Way We Walk the Earth for a Cleaner Future
Changing the Way We Walk the Earth for a Cleaner Future

The average sneaker takes 65 years to decompose; designer Ammo Liao uses advanced processes to create more sustainable footwear

The textile market has become an increasingly progressive arena for innovation. In line with industry objectives and technological advancements, one designer aims to redefine the way in which textiles are produced, consumed and recycled. Designer Ammo Liao has developed the Bio-Knit—a single material that takes on multiple physical properties—in hopes to reshape the current sneaker industry.

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Welcome to a City Designed for Testing Driverless Cars
Welcome to a City Designed for Testing Driverless Cars

Auto titans, take note: The University of Michigan opened a high-tech town for researching and testing driverless cars

Autonomous cars may not be driving down real roads anytime soon, but with Mcity at the University of Michigan, they now have their own private small town.

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Beer Pong Cups for Those Wary of Bad Design and Bacteria
Beer Pong Cups for Those Wary of Bad Design and Bacteria

Slip Cup is an unobtrusive cup insert that improves a party favorite without affecting user interface

The Slip Cup is a small container built to fit on the top of red solo cups and catch the ball during a game of beer pong. For those who have never been to a frat party, beer pong is played by two sides. Sides alternate turns trying to throw a ping-pong ball into a triangular formation of six cups of beer. If a ball lands in a cup, the player on that side of the table drinks.

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Future Fabrics May Help With Our Planet’s Warming Summers
Future Fabrics May Help With Our Planet’s Warming Summers

With current air conditioning measures taking a fiscal and environmental toll, clothes made out of Infrared-transparent visible-opaque fabric (ITVOF) might come in handy

Comfortable clothes for summer have long taken advantage of the nature of specific fibers to allow for heat transfer and air cooling. It’s why silk and linen are popular near the equator and wool is not. Jonathan Tong, a PhD student at MIT, has developed a high-tech fabric that takes this to a new level by wicking off heat in hot climates and trapping heat when it’s cold.

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Immerse Yourself in a Virtual Reality Magazine Cover Shoot
Immerse Yourself in a Virtual Reality Magazine Cover Shoot

For its September issue, the fashion magazine released a behind-the-scenes film that puts viewers in the shoes of its editors

Virtual reality, meet high fashion: Elle Canada‘s latest cover will include a VR film that puts viewers on the set of its September cover shoot.

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