Technology

June 2, 2021

Portals Installed 376 Miles Apart Let People Interact With Each Other in Real Time

A new duo of hi-tech portals have popped up in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Lublin, Poland, like something out of a science-fiction film. Inspired (in part) by the loss of travel and human connection experienced during the pandemic, the large circular eyes contain giant screens and cameras. Recalling something out of Stargate, this installation called Portal doesn't transport anyone who steps through either structure.

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April 23, 2021

13 Apple AirTag Holders That Will Keep the Tracker Stylishly Attached to Your Stuff

If you’ve ever misplaced your keys or lost your wallet, Apple has something to help with that. They’ve created a tracker called AirTag, which is a small circular tag that allows you to keep tabs on an item using the “Find My” app on iOS. It’s akin to the popular Tile-brand tracker and will send you alerts if you’re ever separated from the object to which it’s affixed.

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April 12, 2021

Monkey Plays Video Games Using Only Its Mind With Tech by Elon Musk’s Neuralink

In 2019, when Elon Musk first mentioned that his startup Neuralink had created technology that allowed a monkey to play a computer game with its mind, some were skeptical. But a recent video released by the company shows that the technology they are developing is no joke. After having Neuralink's wireless brain-machine interface (BMI) embedded into his brain, a 9-year-old macaque monkey named Pager was able to play Pong using his mind.

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January 25, 2021

This Electric Car Battery Can Charge in Just 5 Minutes

Though a future full of electric cars is an exciting premise, it is difficult to get past the long charging time—typically an hour or even more—required between each use. Now, Israeli startup StoreDot may have a solution that will make charging electric vehicles as fast and easy as refueling a traditional car.

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