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Get the Inside Scoop on Dating's Most Secret App

Jun 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The surging popularity of dating apps has changed the dating game for good, but its transparency means that certain people can’t participate—those that are particularly wealthy, good-looking and well-known.  Could you imagine what would happen if Joe Jonas popped up on Tinder? Yeah, neither could he, which is why he joined Raya: the ultra-exclusive dating interface that screens applicants based on their social media presence, looks and notoriety (or lack thereof).

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Let There be Light: Google's New Project Analyzes Solar Potential

Jun 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Have you ever wondered whether you would benefit from solar panels? Advances in technology have made the panels more efficient, less obtrusive, and more user-friendly than ever, so it might be worth looking into, even if you don’t live in always sunny Southern California. Google has launched a new project, called Project Sunroof, which is an online tool that helps homeowners determine whether or not solar panels would be a worthwhile investment for their homes.

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Lillium is the Private Aircraft of the Future

May 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The European Space Agency is dreaming up an aircraft of the future: egg-shaped, electric-powered and able to take off from helipads or runways due to its pivoting engines. In a press release earlier this month, the ESA said the new plane, which would have a range of 300 miles and is called Lillium, “will open the door to a new class of simpler, quieter and environmentally friendly planes available from 2018.”

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Uber Goes Public With its First Self-Driving Car

May 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

If you’ve driven around Pittsburgh lately, you may have seen Uber’s first self-driving car zipping around. While locals have been pointing out its existence for at least a year, Uber finally publicly unveiled its plans in a blog post on March 19. The hybrid Ford Fusion, which is in the early stages of safety testing, “will be collecting mapping data as well as testing its self-driving capabilities” in the coming weeks.

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Sergey Petrossov's JetSmarter Takes Off

May 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Sergey Petrossov is on a one-man mission to change the way we socialize. A natural entrepreneur, he gravitated towards tech at an early age, co-founding his first IT company at 18, which he ran out of his University of Florida dorm room.

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Accurate 3D Lunar Globe Brings Home the Dark Side of the Moon

May 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Science and design come together to create MOON, the “first topographically accurate lunar globe," according to its successful Kickstarter campaign. The globe displays the current lunar phase at any given time by utilizing a halo light that orbits around it.

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Accurate 3D Lunar Globe Brings Home the Dark Side of the Moon

May 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Science and design come together to create MOON, the “first topographically accurate lunar globe," according to its successful Kickstarter campaign. The globe displays the current lunar phase at any given time by utilizing a halo light that orbits around it.

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The World’s Best Art Events For April

Apr 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

April brings yet another full slate of art shows, fairs and exhibitions around the world. Here’s a look at what’s on this month’s agenda: Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica has a stirring career retrospective of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado’s work through June 11, while over in New York, Cooper Hewitt is presenting its fifth design triennial through August 21. 

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Is Samsung's Smart Windshield Really a Good Idea?

Mar 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Samsung and Yamaha have developed a smart windshield concept for motorcycles, and while the tech is interesting, we aren’t entirely sure it would be a good idea. 

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Apple Announces Smaller Screens and a Better Night's Rest

Mar 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Though Apple’s announcements yesterday didn’t include much, they did unveil a smaller, four-inch iPhone, a new iPad Pro and a software update with an awesome new Night Shift feature. Firstly, the small iPhone SE didn’t come as much of a surprise—since it had been rumored for a long time—but it is a welcome addition to the lineup for those who want the tech, but don’t want the 6S size.

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Finally, A Stroller You Don’t Have to Push

Feb 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Smart tech is everywhere now, from thermostats to wearable garments, and now it has hit the stroller market. The Smartbe stroller doesn’t just utilize an engine and sensors to roll along in front of you, but it also features a baby cam, temperature control, a bottle warmer, wireless speakers for lullabies and an anti-theft alarm. Plus, if you feel uncomfortable about using it in hands-free mode, it has an assist-propelled setting that helps you push it and a manual one where you do all of the work. 

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Mu-so Qb Wireless Speaker is Small But Mighty

Feb 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The $1,000 Naim Mu-so Qb may be the neatest wireless speaker we have seen in a while. As the company’s follow-up to their larger Mu-so that was launched in 2014, the 300-watt cube can be controlled via a touchscreen on the top, which is encircled by a light-up aluminum ring that manipulates the volume. 

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The Vitamix Professional 750 Blender is a Beast in the Kitchen

Feb 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Most people have heard the old adage “you get what you pay for,” particularly when something that was purchased exceeds or falls short of their expectations. After getting our hands on the Vitamix Professional Series 750, it's easy to see why the heavy-duty blender commands the same price as a larger appliance. We found the cost is especially worth it for new parents interested in making their own baby food, although anyone who gets serious in the kitchen can more than likely justify the price tag. 

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Apple is No Longer the World’s Most Valuable Company

Feb 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If the restructuring of Alphabet into Google's parent company last year didn’t put their name on the map, recent news of its shares beating Apple has. This morning the company announced that their market capitalization has reached $547.1 billion, surpassing that of Apple’s $529.3 billion and making them the world’s most valuable company. 

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Elon Musk Announces First SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Winners

Feb 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It has been a year since Elon Musk announced that he was planning on building a five-mile-long Hyperloop test track, where companies and student teams could test out pod designs. Right on schedule, last weekend was the first official SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition at Texas A&M University. The 22 winning student teams, including one from MIT, will advance to the testing round in California. 

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