MIT Engineers Win Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Competition

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Engineers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken the top spot in a Hyperloop design competition organised by SpaceX, the rocket company led by entrepreneur Elon Musk. Musk is also the founder of global payments giant PayPal, as well as electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors. Over 1,000 university students and 100 teams took part in the competition, and presented their … Read More

Apples’ New iPhone May Include Li-Fi Technology That Is 100 Times The Speed Of Wi-Fi

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Apple’s next generation iPhones may feature innovative new technology that can transmit data 100 times faster than traditional Wi-Fi. Developer Chase Fromm discovered a hidden reference to ‘LiFiCapability’ while examining code for iOS 9.1. This suggests future versions of the iPhone could support the cutting-edge technology that uses light, rather than radio waves, to transmit information. Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) is … Read More

Disaster Recovery As A Service: What Is DRaaS And Why Do You Need It?

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Information is one of the most critical aspects of any modern business. The loss of your vital documents, files, or emails can be catastrophic. In addition to the threat of data destruction through fire or natural disaster, organisations are also at risk of information loss and theft due to hacking or malware. To mitigate such events, many enterprises build disaster … Read More

Dark Web Drug Markets Begin To Resemble Organised Crime Syndicates

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Drug markets on the dark web are beginning to emulate organised crime syndicates, according to new research from NDARC, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of NSW. The dark web is an expanse of sites that disguise their server locations, and aren’t readily accessible using normal web browsers. Instead, users install anonymising software (such as Tor) … Read More

Airbus and Uber Launch On-demand Helicopter Service

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Uber has partnered with European aerospace giant Airbus to offer an on-demand helicopter service to the general public. The project was launched at the Sundance Film Festival, held in Utah last week. An Airbus spokesperson said the company would offer Airbus H125 and H130 helicopters for use in the project, while Uber will dispatch luxury cars to drive passengers to … Read More

The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2015, Which One Did You Have?

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Password management isn’t new, but as our lives move increasingly online, the number of usernames and passwords we must keep track of is increasing exponentially. Almost everything we register for today requires a new password, and memorising secure ones can be a major challenge. Reusing passwords leaves us vulnerable if one account is hacked, so we’re advised to use a … Read More

The Flexible Ergon Desk Lets Employees Sit, Stand, And Collaborate More Effectively

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Standing desks (and combined sit/stand desks) have become commonplace in the modern workplace, but the adaptable Ergon Desk takes it to the next level, boasting a flexible ergonomic multi-person design with individual seating units that easily adapt to each user. While traditional cubicles let employees focus on their own jobs, they also tend to restrict the ability to interact effectively … Read More

The Ehang 184 AAV: The Only Drone Designed To Carry A Human Passenger

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The Ehang 184 (one passenger, eight propellers, four arms) is an Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) designed to transport a single passenger. Ehang CEO Huazhi Hu conceived of the battery-powered one-seater drone after two of his friends died in recent plane crashes. Hu wanted to minimise the risks associated with low-altitude flight by designing a safe method of personal aerial transport … Read More

The Top Five Mobile Devices To Buy This Christmas

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Are you looking for stocking filler inspiration this Christmas? Then our guide to the best smartphones, tablets, and laptops of 2015 will make your buying decision easier. Microsoft Surface Book Microsoft’s Surface Book is an exceptional device. It’s a professional-level laptop, with a detachable screen that can be used as a large, light, thin tablet. It also features an excellent … Read More