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July 18, 2016

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Jul
2016

Carter Crater Counterpoint: Surprise Releases are Great, it’s Visibility and App Store Featuring that’s a Problem

Earlier today we posted an editorial from our old pal Carter "3.5 Stars" Dotson where he argued that surprise releases, like Pokemon GO [Free] and Day of the Tentacle Remastered [$4.99] as recent examples, are hurtful towards other developers who are carefully planning their release strategy. I actually agree with everything Carter says in his
18
Jul
2016

I Am Setsuna review

When Square Enix revealed developer Tokyo RPG Factory at E3 2015, the publisher made the new team's goal clear: It was created to reclaim the legacy of Japanese role-playing games that had once made Square such a known and beloved name. But that's also a tall order. Many have argued that there's a reason the Japanese style of role-playing game has mostly shrunk into a relatively tiny niche audience.

To Tokyo RPG Factory's credit, none of that pressure to deliver can be felt in I Am Setsuna....

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18
Jul
2016

Mine-hunting drone could make the world a safer place

Massoud Hassani inspects one of the Mine Kafon Drone prototypes

Designer and entrepreneur Massoud Hassani hopes to rid the planet of its estimated 100 million buried land mines within 10 years. That's why several years ago, he developed the Mine Kafon – a device that rolls across minefields like a tumbleweed, tripping mines as it goes. While it's a clever idea, he still wanted something that works faster. To that end, he is now developing the Mine Kafon Drone.

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Category: Drones

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18
Jul
2016

Activating natural “fire alarm” in plants could help crops beat drought

Dr. Peter Mabbitt, left, and Dr. Kai Xun Chan, right, of Australian National University are two ...

Plants can tell when they are facing the threat of a drought, thanks to an enzyme that not only senses drought conditions but also releases chemicals to help the plant get through dry patches. A new study from Australian National University identified the enzyme and hopes it will lead to the development of a chemical or method that can protect crops during droughts.

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Category: Science

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18
Jul
2016

Modular inflatable electric surfboard jets to 29 mph

The Lampuga Air can surf without waves, but it also looks pretty fun with them

Lampuga, a brand of Hamburg-based Sashay GmbH and the maker of one of the world's fastest electric surfboards, now makes it easier to get out onto the water and motor your way to fast-paced thrills. The Lampuga Air is an inflatable jet-drive surfboard designed to pack small and ride fast. A modular design lets you swap the jet drive between four different hull styles – from the standard 6.5-foot (2-m) surfboard to a short, lie-atop body board. While the Air still isn't priced for the masses, it does lower the cost of buy-in when compared to Lampuga's rigid models.

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Category: Marine

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18
Jul
2016

Port of LA to open world’s first off-grid terminal

The Port of Los Angeles is going green

The Port of Los Angeles is breaking ground on the Pasha Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, which will be the world's first marine terminal able to generate all of its energy needs from renewable sources, using zero and near-zero emission technologies. The onsite, 1.03-megawatt solar micro-grid will power what would otherwise be diesel-spewing cargo moving vehicles, including zero-emission semi-trucks that haul freight to and from facilities farther inland.

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Category: Environment

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18
Jul
2016

Review: Space-age thermometer makes you want to take your temperature too much

Thermo brings a dose of missing fun to temperature-taking

For such a basic indicator of your health, it's never really been very fun to get your temperature taken. It typically involves needing to keep your mouth shut for long boring seconds, or to have a probe stuck in a orifice (we're talking about your ear here – your ear!). But the new smart temporal thermometer from Withings changes that and lets you know your core temp in just a few seconds with a simple wave above your forehead.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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