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Neuroscientists develop whisker-based virtual reality system for mice

Brain scientists at HHMI's Janelia labs are developing a whisker-based virtual reality system to study mice brain activity as they experience movement and respond to external stimuli.
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Turn your smartphone into a 3D printer with this genius $99 box

Unveiled at Maker Faire New York last week, OLO is designed to take any smartphone under the sun and transform it into a fully-functional 3D printer. No joke -- you seriously just fire up the app, pop your phone into the device, and pull…
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A whole new world: Disney app renders coloring book pages as 3D images

Using technology provided by the Unity game engine, the Disney Research project has developed an app that will allow you to see what your 2D drawings (or colorings, more precisely) look like as 3D animations.
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You don’t have weird taste — science shows beauty really is in the eye of the beholder

While it's generally \ a good thing when you and your best friend don't find the same person attractive, it can certainly be a bit alarming when the hottest person you've ever seen is just an ordinary human being to others.

Here’s the world’s first high-output USB-C power bank

Maximas is seeking funding for its Xtron portable power bank. The company claims this to be the world's fastest portable USB-C portable power bank. It features a high-capacity battery and power output, and can charge two devices…

‘Siri, let’s chill’: New Hue 2.0 hub from Philips lets Siri dim the lights, set the mood

A reworked base station from the Philips Hue line aims to be the backbone of your connected home, adding HomeKit compatibility to the company’s long-running line of smart lighting products. The new Philips Hue Bridge 2.0, announced…
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Microsoft to open giant NY City store this month, just a few blocks from Apple’s

Microsoft is gearing up to open its first flagship store in New York City later this month. The premises is located on Fifth Avenue, just a short walk from Apple's famous glass-cube site.

Get excited for 2016 — there will be robot taxis on the road in Japan by then

As if there weren't enough reasons to look forward to the new year, here's yet another tidbit that will make you jump for joy -- Japan will be testing robot taxis in Kanagawa, a small town just south of Tokyo, with the dawn of 2016.

7 ways your computer can become a part of Halloween

Ready to celebrate Halloween the digital way? Here are the best ways to use your computer to make Halloween better by revolutionizing your spooky celebrations.