These slippers will drive themselves right up to your feet

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Nissan used the ProPILOT technology used in its semi-autonomous vehicles to build “self-driving” slippers. The slippers feature a motor and wheels  that sink into the sole once stepped into. The sandals are currently being used at the ProPILOT Park Ryokan, a hotel in Japan, for its guest. Guest are expected to take off their shoes in the lobby and put on the slippers, which can be returned at the touch of a button.  Read more…

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FCC gives first approval for wireless charging at-a-distance; WattUp works up to 3 feet away

The FCC has approved a new type of wireless charging system for the first time. Unlike other wireless charging systems, this will power up batteries as far as 3-feet away. A company named Energous, developer of the WattUp wireless charging at-a-distance technology, has received FCC approval for its transmitter. The latter is used to send focused RF-based power to devices as far as 3-feet away. This ushers in a new era of wireless charging for devices like smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, fitness trackers, earbuds, smart speakers and more.

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iPhone 6 Sent 101000 Feet Into Space (Video)

Check out this video of the iPhone 6 in an Urban Armour Gear case being sent 101,000 feet into space.

On November 28th, 2014 we sent a brand new iPhone 6 on the ultimate adventure to the stratosphere. On its journey, the iPhone reached a height of over 101,000 feet and encountered temperatures as cold as -79 degrees F and winds as strong as 70 MPH. During the descent the iPhone 6 and flight rig withstood a 150 PRM rotation as the parachute deployed and the rig fought to stabilize. Upon landing the flight rig broke apart, however the iPhone remained unscathed and in perfect working order.

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The flight rig contained two GoPro cameras, 1 GPS locator and a backup phone with GPS and active tracking installed. The flight lasted over 3 hours and covered 12 miles across the ground. The iPhone 6 was wrapped in our composite iPhone 6 case with no screen protector installed. The iPhone was on upon takeoff but froze and shut down as the temperature dropped. When the iPhone 6 and flight rig were found, the iPhone was powered on and tested for full functionality.

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