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Skully

Skully fits heads-up display into motorcycle helmet

Ask a hundred entrepreneurs where they draw inspiration and you'll probably get a hundred different answers, but few are likely to be as unusual as that of Marcus Weller. The CEO of Skully Helmets came up with his idea for a high-tech motorcycle helmet after smashing into a car on a street in Barcelona.

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Startup wants to give you a better night's sleep

Gadgets surround us throughout our waking hours, and now they're coming to our sleep.

Twitter doubled revenue, saw deeper losses in Q3

Twitter, which is preparing for an imminent IPO, submitted an updated S1 filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that contained financial results for the first nine months of its current financial year.

Twitter picks New York Stock Exchange for IPO

The initial public offering, which is likely to be one of the hottest of the year, will see the company list its shares under the ticker symbol TWTR.

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Delft University wins World Solar Challenge car race

A team from Delft University in the The Netherlands won the World Solar Challenge, a biennial cross-Australia race that puts solar cars up against harsh driving conditions.

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Mountain View installing hotspots to bolster Google's unreliable free Wi-Fi

Mountain View is installing new Wi-Fi hotspots in parts of the city to supplement the poorly performing network operated by Google.

Stella solar car

Four-seater solar car hits 120 kph in cross-Australia race

Cars powered only by the sun are racing in the World Solar Challenge in the Australian desert, and a vehicle built by the Eindhoven University of Technology hit speeds of 120 kilometers per hour on Tuesday.

Dutch lead World Solar Challenge car race at end of day two

A team from Holland's Delft University is leading the world's toughest solar car race at the end of its second day.

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Nissan autonomous car (2)

Why Japan's 2020 Olympics will revolutionize tech

Last month's awarding of the 2020 Olympic Games to Tokyo could be great news for technology.

Nippon Electric Glass G-Leaf (2)

Heat it, bend it, slam it and the latest gadget glass won't break

Pity the glass on the front of your smartphone. It typically gets subjected to a lot of abuse through its life and sometimes even shatters if the forces are too much. But glass manufacturers are continually pushing the boundaries of what's possible with the material, and some of the latest gadget glass is on show this week by Nippon Electric Glass at the Ceatec 2013 expo.

Aquafairy portable fuel cell

Japanese start-up aims to bring hydrogen fuel cells to the masses in 2014

A Japanese start-up says it has finessed a technology that could finally make consumer-grade fuel cells a reality. If successful, the company, Aquafairy, would create a business where many much larger companies have failed.

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GT drive camera

Camera-smartphone combo aims to make driving safer

A South Korean company has developed a smartphone and camera combo that it claims brings to any car some driving safety features typically found in only high-end automobiles.

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Sharp solar panel cleaner (1)

Sharp's robotic cleaner will make solar panels sparkle

It might not be immediately obvious, but with every solar panel installed comes a simple but essential piece of maintenance: regular cleaning.

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Alps dashboard (1)

Alps imagines the car dashboard of the future

When you sit in the car of the future, you won't need to worry about keys or adjusting your seat and you'll even get a quick health check when you sit in the driver's seat.

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Sharp health pod (2)

Sharp's 'healthcare pod' gives health check-ups a futuristic touch

Putting a futuristic spin on the basic elements of a health check-up, Japan's Sharp has developed a sort of healthcare pod that allows people to look cool while their vital signs are measured.

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