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World’s fastest lift to be built by Hitachi

A skyscraper in the city of Guangzhou in Southern China will soon be the recipient of what is said to be the fastest lift in the world, constructed by Hitachi and predicted to be able to reach speeds of up to 45mph (72km/h). Visitors to the Guangzhou CTF Financial Centre, which is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed in 2016, will be able to zoom up 95 floors in just 43 seconds.

The current record holder for the fastest lift in the world is the Taipei 101 building situated in Taiwan which reaches speeds of around 60.6km/h. Hitachi promises that their lift will not only be a comfortable ride, but will prevent ear blockages during the experience using technology which will alter the air pressure inside the car artificially.

The lift shaft itself will be an astonishing 1443ft high, and Hitachi even built a tower that was just short of 700ft to test out their new system, in particular the equipment called the “governor” which applies the brakes in the case of excessive speeds.

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This is Razer’s Project Christine! The World’s Most Modular PC

This is project Christine! Razer’s new modular PC concept that could change the way people customise their computers in the future.  For more than 30 years only advanced users have been able to customise their PC, knowing where to put the parts, knowing what does what, but now with Project Christine its easy all you have to do it plug the component you want in and there you go. Yes it is that easy!

Top 5 Xbox One games (so far)

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Here is our list of the top 5 Xbox One games (so far): Dead Rising 3

It would be easy to choose dead rising 3 on Xbox if you’re in to lots of blood and gore. Dead rising 3 starts off in the walled it version of Los Perdidos. A thinly covered Los Angeles that has been overrun by the undead. The whole map isn’t as big as you would think but the variety of what you can have and do makes up for that and just makes it easy to explore for hours on end. You can craft up and make 100’s of weapons and hardly ever get you to the point where you don’t want to play anymore you can always find something to do.

LA Police testing ‘Live Google Earth’ style surveillance technology

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Over the past year, police in Compton, Los Angeles have been testing a surveillance system that allows officers to monitor every car and person in real time as they travel around the city. The system, billed as a ‘Live Google Earth’ was invented by a retired Air Force veteran who owns a company called Persistent Surveillance Systems.

The Samsung HU8500 Ultra HD 4k TV has landed!

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Samsung have taken TV viewing to the next level with their new and improved curved TV the HU8500 Ultra HD TV. It went on sale in the UK on the 14th of April and will be followed by the company’s flagship version, an impressive 105in monster.

Amazon’s latest gadget: The Dash

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Last week, Amazon announced the news that they were bringing out a brand new gadget: the Dash. The product is simply a handheld device, resembling a remote control that allows you to remotely order your groceries.

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Netherlands unveils glow in the dark road

A new era for road marking has been unveiled in the Netherlands after a 500 meter stretch of highway was opened featuring glow in the dark marking. The paint, which contains ‘photo-luminising’ powder charges up during the day and slowly releases a green light at night.

For One Day Only – Google Glass for Sale to Anyone (US Only)

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For those not on Beta test lists or pre-ordered via special secret codes, you can now, for one day only become a Google Glass Explorer, next week. On Tuesday 15th April 2014 Google will be opening up spots in its Explorer programme to test the fascinating and somewhat controversial technology. It is open to any adult in the US but it will set you back $1500 + tax.

Users encourage to reset passwords following release of Heartbleed Bug

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A number of tech firms around the world are encouraging users to ensure that they have changed all their passwords following the release of the Heartbleed Bug which poses a major security risk.

The Heartbleed Bug was disclosed only two days ago, but has already potentially exposed usernames and passwords on sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google and more. Tumblr, owned by internet giant Yahoo, has advised the public to “change your passwords everywhere – especially your high-security services like email, file storage and banking.”

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