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Would you like your Amazon Prime delivery left inside your door?

August smart locks and Garageio connected garage door openers are being tested with an unnamed Seattle-based retailer for in-home package delivery service. Best guess? Amazon is prepping another home delivery option for Prime members.
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Motion-sensing LED light will banish memories of dingy garages forever

Have you ever noticed how dingy the typical garage is? A new Kickstarter wants to change that with a motion-sensing powerhouse of a ceiling light that will flood your garage with LED goodness.
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Social media posts can help predict pollution in some of the world’s biggest cities

A new study by researchers at Rice University analyzed millions of posts on social media in Beijing to find out whether microblogging can double as a proxy measurement system for airborne pollution.
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This film wasn't just shot entirely with drones, but with drones on autopilot

A drone love story, shot entirely by autonomous drones? That's the premise behind a new film debuting at the London Film Festival next weekend and while the drone love story may be science fiction, the automated drone…

Lifelogging pioneer The Narrative Clip to shutter over financial troubles

The Narrative Clip, one of the pioneers of the idea of lifelogging (capturing and recording your life automatically), has notified customers that the company has filed for a voluntary dissolution -- they are closing up shop.

GoTenna Mesh relays your messages when there's no cell signal

GoTenna, a Brooklyn-based hardware startup, is out with its second product -- GoTenna Mesh. The device is on Kickstarter today, and it lets you communicate with another GoTenna user even when there's no cell signal.
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Nissan’s self-driving chair lets you snooze or schmooze while waiting in line

Nissan's ProPilot Chair applies the lane keeping and collision avoidance technology from autonomous cars to chairs in waiting lines. Take a seat and your chair will keep you in the queue while you read, chat, or nap.
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No glasses, no goggles: Volume uses ‘lightfolding’ to create 3D images in a box

Forget headsets and special glasses. Volume, a new type of 3D computer display, lets you view 3D objects and scenes with a group. The initial release, intended primarily for developers, works with current 3D and 2D creation tools.
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Rosetta orbiter will end mission this Friday, crash land on the comet it has been studying

The Rosetta probe has spent the past 784 days orbiting comet 67P, broadcasting images and data back to Earth to let us know more about the composition of comets, but its watch is over and it will crash land on Friday.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600E and 410E processors are bound for IoT products

Venerable chipmaker Qualcomm has unveiled two new processors bound for IoT products: the Snapdragon 600E and 410E. They speak to the firm's broader ambitions in the burgeoning Internet of Things sector.

DoorDash delivers voter registration forms straight to your doorstep

In this year's historic presidential election, companies across industries are doing everything they can to get out the vote and get voters to the polls, and that now includes online food-delivery service DoorDash.
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Elon Musk may use his SpaceX rockets for a speedy Earth-based shipping service

Elon Musk on Tuesday floated the idea of using SpaceX rockets for a super-quick, Earth-based shipping service. Speaking at an event in Mexico, the entrepreneur said such a service could see cargo transported from NY City to Tokyo in a mere…