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Toyota patents a device that could make car pillars transparent

Toyota patented a system that uses mirrors to let drivers see around car roof pillars, effectively rendering them "invisible." It could be exactly what modern cars need, but will it go into production?

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:44

A 21-year-old developer’s robotic arm could be the future of prosthetics

A new Microsoft-backed short-video series follows the development of a new robotic prosthetic arm for nine-year-old Momo. Most importantly? It could cost as little as $4,000.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:48

Apple original programming gets $1B boost in bid to take on streaming giants

Apple original programming will have a budget of $1 billion for the next year, which will be used by the tech giant to purchase and develop its own premium entertainment content as it takes on the likes of such streaming mainstays as Netflix.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:11

Fiat joins BMW, Intel, and Mobileye in the race toward a self-driving future

Fresh off Intel's completed acquisition of Mobileye, the race toward a self-driving future has accelerated. Fiat Chrysler announced that it would be joining these two companies and BMW in order to help develop autonomous cars.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:18

UC San Diego scientists are building tiny nanobots to swim through your stomach

Nanoengineers at UC San Diego have developed tiny “micromotor” nanobots -- around half the width of a human hair in size -- capable of swimming through the body to distribute medication.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:23

Here are 5 of the best anti-theft devices to keep your car safe

When over 700,000 cars are stolen nationwide, it is important to learn about the best anti-theft devices to protect your car. This is a list of the best and coolest anti-theft devices you can use.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:24

Score up to 80 percent off with these money-saving midweek steals

This week's midweek steals include a RAVPower wall charger, a durable Bluetooth speaker, and a set of sports earbuds. Score savings up to $75 and discounts that range from 67 to 80 percent off.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:25

What happens when you feed spiders graphene? Their silk gets crazy strong

Researchers in Italy have developed stronger spider silk by feeding spiders a diet of the nanomaterial graphene. The resulting material is 3 times the strength and 10 times the toughness of regular silk.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:45

After hitting 191 mph on salt, the ‘Spirit of Munro’ revs up for a new record

The Spirit of Munro 50th anniversary Indian Scout ridden by Lee Munro made consecutive land speed record runs at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Munro is the great grand nephew of Burt Munro who set an as-yet-unbroken record in 1967.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:46

The Boss is the ultimate backpack cooler you can take with you anywhere

Say goodbye to warm beers and soaked backs — here is a backpack cooler that goes wherever you go. The Boss is designed to be the ultimate cooler in terms portability, ice retention, and ease of use.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:59

With ‘pure’ Android and Zeiss optics, the Nokia 8 does its badge proud

HMD Global's first flagship phone, the Nokia 8, is here. It packs all the high-end specifications you expect from a 2017 smartphone, but its Zeiss-branded camera has a few live-streaming tricks up its sleeve.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 15:00

Google Earth expands ‘This is Home’ series, adds 22 homes and cultures

As part of the Google Earth relaunch Google added 22 homes to its This is Home series available on the app. Through photo galleries and personal stories, you can immerse yourself in even more cultures around the globe.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 15:04

Tired of ironing your wrinkled shirts? Try this garment steamer for just $20

Wrinkled clothes can make or break your appearance, but this little garment steamer can help you defeat wrinkles without that clunky iron. Pick up the URPOWER Garment Steamer for just $20 on Amazon after a solid $50 discount.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 15:16

Newly leaked photos hint at an Apple TV with a 60-inch OLED screen

For years, analysts have predicted the coming of an Apple television. Although their prophecies have never come to pass, newly leaked photos indicate that an Apple TV may be in the works.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 15:30

Apricoat claims its SafeAnchor save lives, but experts aren't so sure

We may have another Kickstarter success-turned-problem on our hands. It's called the Apricoat jacket, and while its makers claim that one of its 16 features is a SafeAnchor Life Saver, some experts are saying that it's anything but. 

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 15:31

Amazon's Alexa can now steer exoskeletons

Exoskeletons don't come cheap and they're not one size fits all, making them a daunting prospect for the average buyer. But, some companies are working towards changing that. In December, Hyundai promised to make the suits cheaper. And, researchers a...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 08:55

Google offers Lunar Xprize finalists an extra $4.75 million

It's been almost 10 years since Google and Xprize launched their lunar spacecraft challenge, and they're giving the final contenders more incentive to cross the finish line. The partners are fattening up their Milestone Prize purse with an extra $4.7...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:00

Yet another 'Game of Thrones' episode has leaked

When you have the world's most popular show, keeping a lid on new episodes is tough, apparently. After Game of Thrones' fourth episode hit torrent sites due to a leak from HBO partner Star India, episode 6, due to air on August 20th, was accidentally...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:20

Apple sets $1 billion budget for original TV shows

Apple is finally putting its money where its mouth is, setting aside $1 billion to pursue the original programming agenda it's been making so much noise about it recent times.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:42

'Hope Floats' is a seaborne bot that spams lawmakers with calls

On a plain white wall at a large Brooklyn gallery, a seemingly old-fashioned phone booth sits about five feet off the ground. The words "Hope Floats" are painted in white on the black box, which houses a computer, a screen, a keyboard and a handset....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:00

ESPN's Apple TV app streams four live feeds at once

Just in time for football season, ESPN updated its Apple TV app to include a handy new feature for sports fans. Thanks to tvOS MultiCast, you can now watch up to four live streams at once across all of the network's programming options. This means yo...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:21

The Essential Phone is finally shipping next week

Ex-Android boss Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will start shipping next week, at least in one color, according to an email spotted by 9 to 5 Google. "As shipment of your Pure White device is still a couple of weeks away, we want to give you the option...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:42

Optical laser uses shockwaves to peer inside distant planets

Scientists at SLAC's National Accelerator Laboratory are able to peer even further into space thanks to an improved optical laser. The laser uses shockwaves to create high pressure conditions in materials, and the material's response is then captured...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:59

Protests supporting fired Google employee have been postponed

The multi-city Google protests organized by alt-right conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec have been called off for now. Posobiec began planning the protests after James Damore was fired by Google for circulating his ridiculous, nonsensical anti-diversi...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:13

Shonin’s wearable Streamcam simplifies personal security

In times like these, you learn to keep yourself safe with what you have on hand. Whether that's broadcasting to Facebook Live, Periscope or Instagram, people have been using their phones to capture video for the world to see. The problem is that uplo...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:37

Google Docs version tracking makes collaboration easier

Since adopting the G Suite moniker in September, Google has been steadily beefing up Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Whereas, in the past its updates have targeted select sets of users (like one-tap citations for researchers) its latest crop of tools are a...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:00

Google adds allergy forecast info to mobile search results

One antihistamine or two? Google is making sure hay fever sufferers can answer that question in double quick time, thanks to the new addition of pollen measurements in search results. Plug an allergy- or pollen-related query into your Android smartph...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:21

T-Mobile boosts coverage with the first 600MHz LTE network

That cellular equipment you see above may not look like much, but don't dismiss it too quickly -- it could be crucial to the future of wireless data. T-Mobile has switched on the world's first 600MHz LTE sites in Cheynne, Wyoming, promising less cong...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:41

Google Home voice calling starts rolling out today

Google Home is getting a big upgrade today: The smart speaker can now place voice calls, no cellphone needed. This feature was first announced back at Google I/O in May, but it's now ready to roll out to users in the US and Canada. It's yet another f...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:00

Microsoft Research uses AI to help drones soar like eagles

Microsoft is looking to the skies for its next round of AI inspiration. Specifically, Redmond's Research division is using the birds that capture columns of warm air to glide around without expending much energy to guide its work. So far, it's been a...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:14

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