20
Apr
2016

NASA taps Aerojet Rocketdyne for new space propulsion system

Advanced solar electric propulsion will be needed for future human expeditions into deep space

In anticipation of future deep-space missions, NASA has awarded a US$67 million, 36-month contract to Redmond, Washington-based Aerojet Rocketdyne to design and develop an Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS). Based on previous ion thrusters like prototype NEXT and the Dawn mission to the asteroid Ceres, the new propulsion system could used to supply a future manned Mars mission.

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Category: Space

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20
Apr
2016

Hearthstone devs play the new expansion, match has a ridiculous finish

Earlier today, Hearthstone designer Ben Brode and commentator Dan Chou streamed a few pick-up matches of the game's upcoming expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods. If you've been following news about the expansion, you're aware of just how much Hearthstone is going to change come next Tuesday; everything from the expansion's new cardsnerfed classic cards and Standard format roster was showcased in these matches.

The game posted above — a Priest vs. Rogue match that kicked off the stream — is completely bonkers.

With a lucky Thoughtsteal of his opponent's Yogg-Saron (a new Legendary and one of the titular Old Gods), Chou ended up with two Old Gods in his hand early on in the game. With a well-timed Brann Bronzebeard, Chou was able to...

20
Apr
2016

Now you can see the world from a pet toy’s point of view

PlayDate is a remote-control ball with a live-streaming HD camera inside

There are already internet-controlled pet toys out there that let users play with their dog or cat when they're not at home, watching the animal via an accompanying camera in the house. PlayDate, however, is a little different. It's a ball with a Wi-Fi-connected camera right in it, so users can watch their pets playing from the toy's point of view.

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Category: Pets

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20
Apr
2016

Daily Deals: $160 off iPad Pro, 50% off Onkyo receiver, $2.50 screen protectors, and more

Hello! Welcome to iDB’s new exploratory ‘Daily Deals’ post. Here you will find a roundup of some of our favorite deals of the day on tech and tech-related products such as smartphones, tablets, accessories, connected devices, and even video games and consoles. This is an experiment of sorts, born out of our love for tech and discounts. So we’re going to do […]

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20
Apr
2016

Back-packable organizer stores cooking gear and protects the flame

The Cirque packs your cooking gear neatly, then protects your stove at camp

Back in 2013, we looked at Utah startup Grub Hub and its idea for hauling cooking gear to camp. Its wheeled kitchen-in-a-box rides to camp like a roller suitcase and sets up to give you an organized place to prep and cook. While it's a convenient way to get your kitchen from car to campsite, no one's taking such a large unit backpacking, canoeing or bikepacking, and it might even prove too much for car campsites that entail any kind of real hike-ins. For those kinds of activities, Grub Hub presents the all-new Cirque, a backpack-friendly kitchen organizer that doubles as a windscreen.

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Category: Outdoors

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