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Japanese robot is excellent at mobile puzzler Puzzles & Dragons

A Japanese roboticist has built a rig that can play popular mobile match-3 game Puzzles & Dragons with uncanny skill. Junya Sakamoto shows off his creation's capabilities in a video.
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OneRing is a brilliant new wearable designed to monitor Parkinson’s Disease tremors 1:41

A high school student in California invented OneRing, a wearable device that tracks movement patterns in patients with Parkinson's disease. The ring creates daily analytics reports so that physicians can provide tailored care for…
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Amazon just launched its sommelier service in Japan

There may only be 229 grand sommeliers in the world, but Amazon may be giving them all a run for their money. Amazon's newest virtual service in Japan is a free phone consultation with certified sommeliers.
Wearables

Pay with your Pebble watch with the Pagare strap

Jealous of Apple Watch users paying with their watches? If you own a Pebble device, check out Pagaré on Kickstarter. The strap is indistinguishable from Pebble's normal straps, but it lets you make contactless payments via NFC.
Health & Fitness

Smart sleeve for stroke patients seeks to aid in faster recovery

Developed by researchers at Southampton University, this smart sleeve for stroke patients seeks to provide data regarding muscle movement and strength as its wearer engages in everyday at-home tasks to aid in faster recovery.
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SpaceX plans ocean landing attempt following February 24 launch

SpaceX will make its next launch attempt and possible ocean landing on February 24 when it is slated to deploy an SES-9 satellite into orbit. The firm's goal is to send rockets into orbit every few weeks for the rest of 2016.
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This mind-reading tech helped a paralyzed violinist control a live orchestra

This astounding piece of technology, called a Brain Computer Music Interface, has, by reading the mind of a musician paralyzed after a car crash 27 years ago, given her the ability to make music once again.
Cars

EasyJet can save 50,000 tons of CO2 annually with a hydrogen-hybrid plane

EasyJet has outlined a plan to save fuel and CO2 by building a plane fitted with a hydrogen fuel cell. The plane runs exclusively on electricity during taxiing, which is when four percent of the fuel used during a flight is burned.
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Seven years in, Kickstarter hits 100,000 successfully funded campaigns

Kickstarter has now helped to fund 100,000 campaigns. Announcing the milestone on Monday, the seven-year-old company also published a list of 100 trivia notes highlighting some of the successfully funded projects.
Virtual Reality

Who will be the George Lucas of VR? Film schools just started teaching it 2:14

Virtual reality companies Oculus and Jaunt have each planned separate initiatives to educate undergraduate students at New York University and University of South California in virtualreality filmmaking. Digital Trends spoke with…
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Explore the Martian surface with NASA’s Street View-style 360-degree imagery

Street View gets everywhere, though it hasn't been to Mars (yet). NASA's Curiosity rover is already there, and it's kindly snapped a bunch of images to create an awesome 360-degree view of the Martian surface.
Mobile

Phones with 7-day battery life are actually coming soon, says fuel-cell maker

A British tech firm says it's developing hydrogen fuel-cell technology that's small enough to fit inside a smartphone yet powerful enough to keep it running for a full week. It says it could be ready for commercial use within two years.