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Weekly Rewind: Mars by 2018, a tragedy at Apple, and floating houses

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…

The Neuroon Sleep Mask claims to offer a solution to jet lag

The latest in wearables is a high-tech beauty sleep aid -- the Neuroon Sleeping Mask. This sleep mask makes use of built-in LED lights and biometric sensors to help its wearers sleep better during the long plane ride and in hotel rooms.
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: High-tech showerheads, drone pontoons, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

99check wants to keep your kids safe with nothing more than a selfie

Meet 99check, described as "a simple utility for on-demand, selfie-based location-sharing between parents and kids." With nothing more than a selfie, the smartphone-obsessed generation will be able to put their parents at ease.

The FCC is finally replacing old TTY tech with a Wi-Fi based solution

The FCC determined that it would replace the long-standing teletypewriter (TTY) devices that are currently in service with a real-time text (RTT) solution. The Wi-Fi based system would provide easier access for the hearing impaired.
Health & Fitness

Don't lose your head: Doctor ready to perform first human head transplant

Lost your mind? You can get a new one. Literally. Actually, you can get more than a new mind -- an Italian neurosurgeon is now preparing to perform the world's first whole head transplant. And no, it's not science fiction.

Noria is a smart air conditioner that will keep you feeling and looking cool

Finally, someone came up with an aesthetically pleasing solution for keeping cool during the warm months. Meet the Noria: a smart air conditioning unit with a minimalist design that won't take up your whole window.
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Converse with your cat like never before with this new 3D-printed talking collar

Thanks to the the Temptations Catterbox, designed by London ad agency adam&eveDDB, your favorite feline will now be able to talk to you. Of course, there are no guarantees you'll like what she has to say.
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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, hail me an Uber!

A San Francisco engineer posted a YouTube video demoing a touchscreen mirror he claims to have built. The video has over 800,000 views and Reddit is flaming. In the demo, the purported inventor shows music and video apps, controls…

Over your oven? 3D print new, smarter controls with RetroFab

RetroFab is a system that lets you take a 3D image of your toaster or alarm clock and redesign the switches, buttons, or controls. It 3D prints the retrofit to fit over your existing appliance and make it smarter or easier to use.
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When your phone is too small for big ideas, you need a smart whiteboard 2:09

Smart Kapp is a smart whiteboard that allows you to draw with an ordinary dry-erase marker, then share a digital version of it seamlessly from an app, no sloppy camera shot needed.