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Velohub Blinkers are bike turn signals made the right way, plus lasers

Velohub's Blinkers gives cyclists a streamlined turn signal light system with headlight, brake light, and laser lane lights for bikes to encourage drivers to give riders space. Blinkers are up for backing now on Kickstarter.
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Toyota reportedly in talks to buy Boston Dynamics

According to multiple reports, Toyota Research Institute, a branch of Toyota Motors, is in talks with Google to buy Boston Dynamics, with a source telling Tech Insider that the "ink is nearly dry."

Science teacher sits back while son cuts the grass with clever go-kart lawnmower

Inventor, mechanical engineer, and science teacher Jacob Strickling rigged three lawnmowers behind his son's solar go-kart then sat with a beer and watched his son Samuel ride around the yard mowing the grass.
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Researchers say they can predict awareness and return to consciousness of comatose patients

By measuring how much sugar a brain consumes, scientists are able to predict a patient’s current state of awareness and the chance that the patient will regain consciousness within a year.
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By 3D printing tumors, scientists hope to kill brain cancer

This year, experts estimate some 17,000 patients will die from brain cancer. There may be hope, however, in the work of an interdisciplinary pair: a 3D-printing expert and tumor biologist.

Tiny circuits may be the next big thing in wearables

In technology's quest to make things smaller, lighter, and more inconspicuous, we're now being introduced to flexible, wearable integrated circuits that are applied directly to the skin, eliminating the need for any additional hardware.

Chat with Alexa even without an Echo via a new web app at

Alexa is one of the major selling points of the Amazon Echo and its growing smart home ecosystem, and now, you can enjoy Alexa a la carte as well. Or rather, in your browser. It's all thanks to a new web app you can access at
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Spring-loaded robotic roach can leap over five feet high

A little robot called JumpRoach can scurry around, flip itself upright, and leap over five feet into the air with the help of eight latex bands, a DC motor, and knee-like mechanism.

Asus wheels out Zenbo, a cute home robot that seems too good to be true

With great gusto and showmanship, Asus chairman Jonney Shih on Monday unveiled Zenbo, a home robot that will only cost you $600. The talented machine can perform a myriad of functions and promises to be the "robot of your dreams."
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Rare Nazi coding device discovered on eBay gets snapped up for a mere $14

A Nazi coding device used by Adolf Hitler to send encrypted transmissions to his generals has been purchased by a museum in Britain after spotting it on eBay. The rare piece of WWII memorabilia is now being used to recreate the original…

Weekly Rewind: Memorial Day driving tips, Google vs. Oracle, and a cure for HIV

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…