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After reportedly laying off 20% of its staff amid dwindling downloads, HQ Trivia is pivoting to a subscription model this month

HQ TriviaHQ Trivia HQ Trivia has had a rough 2019. The live game show startup has struggled to recover from the loss of co-founder and CEO Colin Kroll, who died unexpectedly in December 2018. In April, about half of HQ Trivia’s 35 employees signed a letter asking the company’s board to remove co-founder Rus Yusupov […]

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This artificial muscle is powered just like the real thing, no battery required

The artificial muscle consists of polymer material, into which the researchers have integrated enzymes. A solution of glucose and oxygen in water powers the polymer actuator, in a similar way as biological muscles. Thor Balkhed/Linköping University Aside from some impressive robotics tech and a synthetic Austrian accent, what’s the most important component for building a […]

Emerging Tech

This lifesaving wearable could diagnose strokes more accurately

As the Apple Watch’s ECG-reading tech has made clear, wearable devices have moved well beyond high-tech gimmicks and become genuine lifesavers. The latest demonstration of this is a new device, developed by researchers from the Army Medical University and China Academy of Engineering Physics. Their “hybrid instrument” uses two different light measurement techniques to build […]