Homemade exoskeleton lets a man lift big cinder blocks with ease

Aug 31

Think you need the budget of the military or a megacorporation to make an exoskeleton for heavy lifting? Nope — all you need is some standard parts and the know-how to put them together. James Hobson (aka The Hacksmith) has finished a...

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Apple may have a new partner for its iPhone 6 payment platform

Aug 31

Thanks to reports that appeared late in August Apple is expected to reveal a new iPhone 6 mobile payment platform in September, and the company has reportedly found a new partner. Apple has reached an agreement with American Express to work together on the iPhone payment platform, according to Re/code. The new service will supposedly take advantage of the iPhone...

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What do you do with a cracked Windows Phone screen?

Aug 31

It is a situation none of us wants to go through. We lose our grip and find our Windows Phone bouncing down the sidewalk or we find ourselves in another nightmare situation that sends our Windows Phone into harm’s way. The end result often finds our screen cracked or shattered. Windows Phone Central forums member coip has started a discussion asking what to do...

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Citizen journalism game will show how your photos change the story

Aug 31

As the Ferguson protests made exceedingly clear, citizen journalism is both a blessing and a curse; while it can expose police brutality and censorship, it’s also prone to misinformation. But how do you illustrate the complexity of the subject for…

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Windows 9 news recap: Modern UI 2.0, Tech Preview to be updated frequently, and more

Aug 31

It’s been a busy week here at WinBeta with lots and lots of Windows Threshold news breaking ground. We learned about an updated Modern UI, a new rapid release cycle for the preview, when the preview will launch and what it will be...

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