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IKEA launches standing desk that also lets you sit down

With plenty of research showing how sitting at a desk all day can damage our health, an increasing number of companies are coming up with sit-stand solutions so we can easily change position throughout the day. Here's one from IKEA.

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Marty McFly’s hoverboard is finally real, and it’s on Kickstarter right now

Using an array of powerful electromagnets, the Hendo Hoverboard can levitate over practically any non-magnetic metal surface and provide a friction-free ride for the user.

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This bicycle light is waterproof, rechargeable, and brighter than a flare

Looking for a new light for you bicycle? The Orfos Flare provides 360-degree visibility with its bright, waterproof, long-lasting LED lights. However, it comes at a pretty steep price for a bicycle accessory.

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IlumiBowl lights up your toilet with neon you can pee on

Freshly-launched on Kickstarter, IlumiBowl is a tiny motion-activated light that clips onto your toilet bowl and flips on when you enter the bathroom. No more peeing in the dark, or blinding yourself with the bathroom light!

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Google leads major investment in Magic Leap, creator of ‘jaw-dropping’ AR tech

Google is leading a $542 million funding round in Miami-based startup Magic Leap. The secretive firm is thought to be developing highly advanced AR headgear that offers a "jaw-dropping" 3D experience, according to one investor who's tried it out.

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Video: Carving through crowds on real-life RocketSkates

We caught up with Peter Treadway of Acton, maker of the RocketSkates. After blowing past its $50,000 goal to collect over $550,000, the RocketSkates are now in production and should be shipping to backers soon. Check out the RocketSkates in action in our…

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Check out the coolest future tech from Intel’s Make It Wearable competition

Intel's Make It Wearable competition is in the closing stages, and the ten semifinalists have been revealed. We've checked them out, and picked four of our favorites.

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“Zombie-proof” log cabin comes with security cameras, solar panels and Xbox

Definitely ideal for anyone that has multiple seasons of Doomsday Preppers saved on their DVR, this zombie fortification cabin will provide all the safety you need for any potential undead apocalypse.

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F-Bom ski goggles have active anti-fogging technology built into them

Instead of special vents or coatings, F-Bom goggles are outfitted with a special heated lens that prevents moisture from condensing on them.

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Bright idea? This multicolor smart lamp can display notifications and adapt to your music

Freshly launched on Kickstarter earlier today, Notti is a smart lamp that lights up when you get notifications, your alarm goes off, or you're listening to music.

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Virgin Galactic to start new flight tests as passengers wait patiently for lift-off

Virgin Galactic is moving steadily toward its goal of launching its space tourism service in the next six months, with a new round of rocket-powered SpaceShipTwo test flights set to take place soon.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of October 19, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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5-year-old Texas boy gets a 3D-printed prosthetic helping hand

Here’s your feel-good story of the week: A 5-year-old boy born with an underdeveloped right hand was given a helping hand by a global group of volunteers in the form of a 3D-printed prosthetic hand.

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Best tech accessories and gadgets under $25

$25 is the new $50. Our favorite tech accessories under $25 will rekindle your tech obsession.

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Got 50 bucks burning a hole in your pocket? Here’s the best tech to spend it on

Now that TVs and tablets cost more than ever before, everyone is on a lookout for electronics on the cheap. Check out our favorite tech accessories for under $50, whether you're looking for a fitness tracker or a means of streaming Netflix on the big screen.

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Faster in-flight Wi-Fi could herald end of seat-back entertainment

United Airlines and other carriers are adding Wi-Fi and personal device entertainment streaming to their planes. Such a service would allow airlines to do away with seat-back monitors and lower fuel costs.

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uKeg is a pressurized growler that keeps your beer from going flat

With the help of an innovative pressurization cap, uKeg keeps your precious craft beer from losing its carbonation and going flat.

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Zwipe and MasterCard made a credit card with a fingerprint sensor

Zwipe and MasterCard created a credit card that can make contactless payments and features a built-in fingerprint sensor. The new card will arrive in 2015.

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This smartwatch takes the embarrassment out of answering calls on your wrist

The .klatz is the latest smartwatch gaining attention on the Indiegogo crowd-funding website. It stands out thanks to a cool, bracelet-style design, and is unusual because of the way it can handle calls.

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Street shooters likely to steer clear of Leica’s latest limited-edition camera

Leica's launched another limited-edition camera. The Leica X 'Edition Moncler' is the result of a collaboration between the camera maker and French-Italian clothing firm Moncler, and features a flashy color scheme that'll have street shooters running a mile.

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DT Giveaway: Win a Matter and Form 3D Scanner to create 3D models of all your stuff

DT is giving away an awesome Matter and Form 3D Scanner that can scan any object and make a 3D-printable file. The scanner will help you turn everyday objects into 3D-printed masterpieces.

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VeloLoop makes it possible to trigger traffic sensors on your bike

Tired of getting stuck at intersections because the traffic sensors don't realize you're there? Check out VeloLoop -- it tricks inductive loop sensors into thinking you're a car and keeps the light from getting stuck on red

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Meet the automated safe cracking machine made with just $150 in parts

Using little more than an Arduino microcontroller, a few step motors, and some 3D-printed parts, two security researchers have built a cheap safe cracker.

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This camera could help your bathroom mirror know when you’re hungover

Imagine every connected device in your home being equipped with camera, which knew everything from your mood to your age, syncing up with an app on your phone to help make life better. That's what the Omron HVC-C camera could do in the future.

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A drone carrying a political banner causes soccer fight that shuts down game

It seems quadcopters aren't all about attaching cameras and shooting awesome footage. They can also be used to cause mass brawls at international soccer games, as one operator discovered in Serbia on Tuesday night.

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Keecker, the projector-packing robotic butler, is now on Kickstarter

Ever wanted a little R2D2-like robot that could follow you around the house and play movies and music wherever you go? Well good news -- Keecker does exactly that, and it's just launched on Kickstarter

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August smart lock launches today, rolls out to Apple Stores this week

After a year of intensive development and equally intense hype, the long-awaited August Smart Lock goes on sale today. You can snag one up online, and later this week, in Apple Stores across the country

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