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Amazon Releases New API Gateway, Device Farm

Amazon just announced Amazon API Gateway, which is aimed at making it easier to build and run “reliable, secure” APIs at any scale. It’s a fully managed service that lets AWS customers create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs. “With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can create an API that acts as a ‘front door’ for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from their ‘back-end’ services, such as workloads Read more […]


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Kitchener-Waterloo Startup Grocera Aims to Bring the Farmers Market to Your Door

Kitchener-Waterloo grocery e-commerce and delivery service Grocera aims to bring locally produced ingredients to increasingly health conscious consumers via a platform that it has been developing in the Velocity Garage, the University of Waterloo’s renowned accelerator program. Co-founder Niket Soni graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Nutrition, following which he worked for two years as a Food Safety Specialist Read more […]


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Two guys from Harvard build a high-tech helmet to reduce cyclist deaths

A smart bike helmet that helps cyclists stay safe and visible on the road has raised more than double its target on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Lumos, invented by Eu-wen Ding and Jeff Chen, who both went to Harvard, features integrated lights similar to those on cars. Its front and rear lights make road users aware of a cyclist’s presence. The red rear lights are arranged to form a triangle, a commonly used warning symbol on the road. White LEDs at the front make the cyclist visible to Read more […]


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If Were Lucky, Theyll Keep Us As Pets

Harper’s has published an excerpt from John Markoff’s forthcoming book, Machines of Loving Grace, one that concerns the parallel efforts of technologists who wish to utilize computing power to augment human intelligence and those who hope to create actual intelligent machines that have no particular stake in the condition of carbon-based life.  A passage: Speculation about whether Google is on the trail of a genuine artificial brain has become increasingly rampant. There is Read more […]


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(space.com) Asteroid Mining Companys 1st Satellite Launches from Space Station

The Arkyd 6 satellite will launch later this year to test control, power, communication and avionics systems for asteroid mining. Credit: Planetary Resources A private spaceflight company took one small step for asteroid mining this week with the launch of its first spacecraft to test technology that may one day help tap into the riches of the solar system. The Arkyd 3 Reflight spacecraft, a small satellite built by the space-mining company Planetary Resources, launched from the International Space Read more […]


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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to Make its Official Splash in the Retail Market on the Announcement Date of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S Pro!

If rumors are true that Samsung is now busy working on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S Pro which is meant to rival the rumored iPad Pro of Apple and the upcoming Surface Pro 4 of Microsoft, it looks like it will have a bearing on the upcoming launch and release to the retail markets of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is to be latest flagship tablet of the Korean tech giant and is meant to compete head-on with the Apple iPad Air 2, which was launched in October last year. However, with Read more […]