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The 5 best walkie-talkies you can buy

Walkie-talkies aren't dead -- after all, they allow us to communicate in areas with little to no cell reception. That said, these five radios will keep you in contact with your loved ones, regardless if they're 50 miles away or submerged in…
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Showdown in the South China Sea: China’s artificial islands explained

For the last few years, China has been building artificial islands in the South China Sea, a highly contested region. These islands are a symbol of China's mighty infrastructure, and a potential threat to the environment and political…
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Picture this: A new imaging technology might better detect disease

HySP imaging technology allows researchers to distinctly identify different proteins and molecules. Could it help in finding disease? That's what researchers at USC plan to do next.
Product Review

Wicked Lasers FlashTorch Mini Review

Do you really need a flashlight that can fry an egg? No, but you'll want one.
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Panasonic’s autonomous robot may have your job someday

Panasonic is testing service robots in Narita, Japan, though it says there are "no plans" to roll them out permanently. Still, we're closer than ever to the autonomous bots from our favorite sci-fi series.
Photography

Nikon KeyMission 360 cams will live-stream the presidential inauguration

The USA Today Network is looking to the power of virtual reality to create an unprecedented online viewing experience for the presidential inauguration on January 20. Nikon KeyMission 360 cameras will live-stream the event to YouTube.
Computing

The best Chrome experiments to show off your browsing power

Want to know what Chrome is really capable of? These Google Chrome Experiments showcase its abilities - and provide cool games, visuals, design tools, and more!
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A drone may one day save your life

You've just wrecked your car in a remote area. You need medical attention STAT as the doctors would say. Moments later, a disaster drone comes zooming in to offer assistance. It's on the horizon.
Home

Amazon Echo continues AI domination into 2017

Amazon's Echo is dominating the AI space, with its integration into the massive Amazon inventory a key component to its success. As 2017 unfolds, Echo faces increased competition from companies like Google.
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Redecorating the secret lair? Bodyfriend Aventar massage chair will fit right in

The Bodyfriend Aventar massage chair is smart enough to scan your body for health stats but also works as a gaming chair. It can react to VR videos or games, vibrating along to add an extra dimension.
Cars

USDOT forms wide-ranging blue-ribbon federal automation advisory panel

The U.S. Department of Transportation formed an automation advisory committee whose members include private and public sector leaders from major companies, universities, cities, and advocacy groups.