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The NBA preparing to dunk fans in the action with virtual reality

Getting court side seats may have always seemed like something of a pipe dream, but now, technology is turning that dream into a reality. Virtual reality, that is. The NBA is betting big on VR technology.
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From RFID implants to genital yogurt, Epicenter is the future’s awesomely odd office

Epicenter is part of a movement to build the office space of the future. For many Epicenter members, the goal isn’t just to kick back with yesteryear’s pleasures — it’s to push forward as early adopters of untested technology.
Photography

With 1,000 frames per second and a global shutter, Phantom Flex focuses on science

The new Flex4K-GS adds a global shutter to the powerful high-speed cinema camera, making it suitable for use in science, aerospace, and any industry where accurate motion analysis is required.
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Everything you need to know about the magical magnetic goop known as ferrofluid

Ferrofluids can do amazing things on YouTube -- gracefully bending into all sorts of structures -- but what exactly are they? Hit the jump to find out how the mysterious liquids work, and how you can get some for yourself.
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Computer says no: New Jersey is using an algorithm to make bail recommendations

If you get arrested in New Jersey, you could find yourself either approved or denied bail based on the recommendation of an algorithm. And, believe it or not, it could help banish bias.
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Small satellites are helping sub-Saharan farmers increase crop yields

Using high-resolution images, researchers from Stanford University have been able to measure and estimate crop yields with the goal to improve agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa.
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A new HIV vaccine therapy method lets five patients kick the daily drugs

Currently, patients with HIV have to take daily drugs to keep their viral load at a safe level. However, a new vaccine-based therapy has allowed five patients to kick the antiretrovirals.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Insane stunt pilot lady, life beyond Earth, $700 self-driving car

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…
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Light up your house for less with our illuminating guide to LED bulbs

If you're relying on watt equivalencies to pick out your LED lightbulbs, you're not getting the whole picture. There are a few more factors to consider when buying LEDs. This guide will walk you through some of the bigger questions.
Outdoors

Soundshield is a snowboard helmet with integrated headphones and mic

The Soundshield helmet comes with detachable headphones that allow skiers and snowboarders to not only listen to and control their favorite music while on the slopes, but take phone calls as well.
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Oscars gift bags are worth over $100K each: Here are all the tech gadgets inside

From the gowns to the after-parties, the Oscars represent Hollywood opulence, and that's certainly true of the gift bags. Valued at more than $100,000 each, they include lavish trips and snacks, as well as a few tech gadgets.
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Here’s what dolphins do underwater when people aren’t watching

Custom-made cameras have shown what dolphins do when humans aren’t around. From playing with kelp to rubbing each others flippers, the footage is the first time these behaviors have been captured away from direct human contact.