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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Water filters, flamethrowers, idiot-proof drones

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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Volvo LifePaint is an invisible spray that makes cyclists visible to drivers at night

When you ride your bicycle at night, you’re essentially invisible to drivers, which can lead to all sorts of hazards. Volvo has created a temporary spray that makes bicyclists visible when in the line of car headlights during those perilous nighttime hours.

Cars

Like Uber for private jets, Victor makes the old way to book look like coach

Until now, booking a private jet has been an archaic nightmare that resisted change due to one simple fact: Anyone with the cash to book one was too busy to care. But Victor CEO Clive James knew there had to be a better way.

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Fighting fire with bass? Sounds crazy, but these college students are making it happen

You've probably heard of fighting fire with water, and even fighting fire with fire -- but what about fighting fire with sound? It might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but a pair of enterprising students from George Mason University have built a…

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Google is making robots that could one day assist with surgery

Google and Johnson & Johnson announced a partnership to produce robots capable of assisting surgeons in the operating room. It's unclear what the robots will look like or what duties they will perform.

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You won't know you wanted a drone until you play with DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+

We review the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, one of the most accessible drones on the market due to its easy controls, rugged build quality and relatively affordable price tag.

  • Pros: Excellent build quality , Highly responsive controls…
  • Cons: Only comes with one battery , Long charge time , Cumbersome…

LEGO lover meets audiophile in this gorgeous turntable

This Korean LEGO enthusiast created a working 33 and 45 rpm record player, called "The Planet," out of over 2400 LEGOs. Whether you're a brick lover, audiophile, or both, it's something wonderful to behold.

Home Theater

Independent team of biohackers enhance night vision with eye drops

A team of independent researchers has experimented with a chemical to enhance night vision.

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A wristband that can detect cancer cells? It could become a reality in five years

Google successfully secured a patent for a wristband that could detect tumor cells in the body. Even though the device is still at least five years away from FDA approval, the possibilities for the device are endless.

Wearables

Virtual Reality make you feel sick? Try adding a nose

Purdue University researchers have found that inserting a simulated nose into middle of a virtual reality field of vision substantially reduces motion sickness.

Gaming

Amazon’s X Factor-for-robots wants precise packers, not melodic megastars

In its ongoing effort to streamline costs and transform its vast distribution centers into fully automated operations, Amazon is holding a contest to find the perfect robot for picking and packing items that it sells to customers.

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Google wants to stick airbags on the outside of its driverless car

In an apparent effort to reassure the world's pedestrians that its self-driving cars – should they ever take to the road – will be among the safest vehicles around, Google is planning to equip them with external airbags.

Cars

Coming soon to a bar near you: Jevo, the Keurig for Jell-O shots

Potentially a great way to get a steady supply of Jell-O shots at your local bar, the Jevo is a new device that takes a page out of Keurig's playbook with a pod system for creating various flavors of Jell-O shots.

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With Glass gone, can Epson's Moverio BT-200 pick up the gauntlet? Not yet

With Google Glass on the backburner, Epson’s Moverio BT-200 is one of the few augmented reality platforms you can currently buy. It’s a novel way to watch Netflix, but does it…

  • Pros: Familiar Android interface , Decent battery life…
  • Cons: Clunky hardware needs a lot of polish , Low-end components…