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From: InfoWorld - Yes, that really is a new BlackBerry keyboard phone

BlackBerry smartphones with their physical keyboards were around years before the iPhone emerged in 2007. Today, BlackBerry devices command less than 1 percent of the world’s smartphone market, and the company abandoned the smartphone business a year ago in favor of its management and security software.

Yet a new BlackBerry smartphone was announced this week. It’s not from BlackBerry but BlackBerry licensee, China’s TCL Communications.

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From: Blog – Hackaday - How’d They Do It: Levitating Orb Clock

It’s time for everyone’s favorite game: speculative engineering! An anonymous reader wrote to our tips line asking how the levitation system of the STORY clock is accomplished. We took a look and can tell you right now… that’s a really good question!

STORY: The Levitating Timepiece has more than a month left on its crowdfunding campaign but it’s reached more than 6x its $80k goal. The wooden disk has a digital time display in the center which is simply an LED matrix just below the wood’s surface. We know how that’s done: wooden veneer with a grid of holes behind …read more