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Samsung’s clever new cable will charge three gadgets at once

Samsung is preparing to release a new charging cable, which splits one end into three separate microUSB connectors, allowing you to charge up three gadgets using a single plug socket.

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The ‘Chairless Chair’ is a chair you can wear

A piece of wearable kit that attaches to your legs like an exoskeleton and transforms into a chair at the touch of a button has caught the interest of BMW and Audi, both of whom plan to test it out with factory workers in the coming months.

Wearables

FDA approves AliveCor’s heart monitoring app and iPhone case

AliveCor aims to help those with serious heart conditions monitor their own health with its heart monitor, app, and ECG algorithm. The company's app and heart monitor attachment are now FDA approved.

Mobile

10 crazy Android devices that make your phone look boring, from fridges to bikes

Android has grown to dominate smartphones and tablets, but it's not content to stop there. There's a new invasion afoot as Android enters the kitchen, the car, and a few other unlikely places.

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Nope, that’s not a house arrest anklet — it’s the world’s first acoustic shark repeller

Rather than using chemicals, magnets, or wetsuits with unappetizing patterns, SharkStopper emits a special sound frequency that repels sharks -- even if there's blood in the water

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We learned how to control a Glass app with our mind (but it’s kind of traumatic)

A digital design agency in London has created an app that connects Google Glass to a brain-scanning headband, letting the wearer take a picture using only his mind. We tried it out.

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Wireless electricity is here! And we’re using to power … robot fish?

One of the first uses of true wireless charging technology is here ... and it's a fish tank with toy fish. Yep. It holds a Guinness World record, too.

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Keep those thieves from stealing the wheels off your Schwinn with this Nutlock

Nutlock helps prevent bicycle theft by making it more difficult for thieves to remove your wheels by using a unique key design that rejects wrenches and pliers, but allows you to remove your wheels.

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The IBM Simon, the world’s first smartphone, to be put on display at London Science Museum

Considered the world's first smartphone, the IBM Simon will form part of a new exhibition at the London Science Museum later this year. The device has a touchscreen and a stylus, but the battery lasts only for an hour.

Mobile

6 wearables that help regular people live with dangerous health conditions

Effective health tracking wearables are only starting to go mainstream, but there are already a number of devices targeting more serious health concerns. Here are a few of them.

Wearables

London’s historic statues will start calling smartphones from this week

Technology is being used more and more to help encourage greater interest in culture and art. A UK-based arts group, for example, this week launches a project that'll see London's historic statues calling up passers-by to deliver entertaining monologues.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of August 17, 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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New display tech fixes poor eyesight; Glasses and contacts not required

Researchers from UC Berkeley and MIT have developed screens that could display things to you as clear as day, even if you have poor vision. Learn more here.

Computing

Harvard researchers have created a swarm of learning robots

Despite the fact that each of the Kilobots is only about the size of a quarter, they number over 1000, and their advanced coordination allows them to operate with almost no human interaction.

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