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The University of Utah is stepping up as the first big sports school to offer scholarships for competitive video gaming. Pasty high school students everywhere are telling their parents “I told you so…”. Backing comes froth Salt Lake City schools video game development program. The first “varsity” esports team will play League of Legends...

Apple just added a Product(Red) Edition iPhone 7 to the line-up. Nothing new on the inside of the phone but the outside is wrapped in a deep red finish. Not only will it stand out in a land of grey phones but it will also help the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS. ...

Warner Bros. Interactive and LEGO Group started working on LEGO Worlds last year as a competitor to Minecraft. The game studio Traveller’s Tales developed the game (same as LEGO Star Wars) and is now available for the PC (via steam), Xbox One, and PS4. About time and sure to be awesome.   LEGO Worlds is an open environment of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and...

Quality LED flashlights have gotten so inexpensive that it makes sense to have them around the house/office. This is one of the better deals we have seen in a while. This four pack of OxyLED OxyWild MD02 LED Flashlights is just $14 today. Click here and use code 4OXYMD02...

The Raspberry Pi platform has been wildly successful selling over 12-million units since the first launch. The $5 Rasberrry Pi Zero was quite a hit but had most users adding Wi-Fi or Bluetooth modules and antennas. The latest, Raspberry Pi Zero W, has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a Proant antenna, and a CYW43438...

Remember the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake? Well it is coming back and McDonald’s wants to promote it by reinventing the straw for maximum shake drinkability. “It was a puzzling assignment but one with an ambitious goal,” said Seth Newburg, principal engineer and managing partner at NK Labs. “From a physics perspective, it’s actually quite difficult to deliver a proportional amount of both chocolate and mint flavors with each sip. But that’s exactly what we did. It’s a marvel of fluid dynamics. Thanks Fibonacci sequence.” McDonald’s...

The Tesla is the only electric car company that is addressing the charging issue head-on. What other car company has a massive global quick charging network? This is more about the United States even though Tesla is growing the Supercharger network worldwide. Currently Tesla has 2,636 Supercharger stations at 373 locations in North America. Impressive right? Well Tesla now plans to double this number by the end of 2017. Smart move considering the number of Model 3’s that will be hitting the road in the next few years. ...

The delivery via drone dream is a cool idea but has many hurdles to overcome. The biggest one is the range of said drones. I don’t imagine we will see drones delivery from warehouse to homes/businesses anytime soon. With that said, UPS’ latest approach seems like a great idea. The plan is to have a drone mounted on the roof of the UPS truck that does out-of-the-way deliveries while the driver continues doing their normal route. When the drone has delivered the package it comes back to the truck and lands for new packages...

Three and a half months after Samsung discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone they finally have a full autopsy of the causes. Yep, causes, there were a few things that went wrong. Heck, they even made a pretty infographic (after the break) to explain the problem. Samsung apparently used two different battery manufacturers which they labeled as “battery A” and “battery B”. The “A” versions were in recalled phones (before September) and the “B” versions were for the next batch of exploding...

We keep hearing how graphene is going to change the world. Better substrates, building materials, and batteries because of this magical stuff. Not much actual product has made it to market but the demos keep getting better. This video from MIT shows graphene’s hexagonal lattices in action for something that is 5-percent as dense as steel and ten times stronger. ...