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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.

Weekly Rewind: T-Mobile’s big breach, dog cloning, and the new Tesla Model X

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Peeple to the massive T-Mobile hack, it's all here.
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We may be able to grow artificial veins out of self-assembling peptides and proteins

Thanks to the development of a new self-assembling material, scientists believe that they may have found a way to create artificial vessels, and better yet, have these structures grow themselves.

This guy just used virtual reality to propose to his girlfriend (and did it IRL too)

We've toured Syria with VR, been forewarned of the inevitable link between VR and sex, and now, one man has proposed to his girlfriend using the technology. Don't worry, he proposed in real life, too.
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Armed with NFC, the Kerv smart ring works like a contactless credit card

Heralded as the "world's first contactless payment ring," this clever little device called the Kerv is much more than a fashion statement -- it is also tied to your bank statement.
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Russian scientist claims injections of 3.5 million-year-old bacteria lead to longer life

After discovering a 3.5 million-year-old bacteria in Siberian permafrost, Russian scientist Dr. Anatoli Brouchkov thinks it might be the key to achieve eternal life. He's so confident, he's already injected himself with it.
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There’s Peeple the product and Peeple the app, and they’re really, really different

It's a classic case of mistaken identity -- two tech products, one name: Peeple vs. Peeple. And if this horrible, horrible coincidence isn't enough to send you to the trademark office STAT, then nothing will ever seem urgent ever again.
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NASA combines flight sims with real-world flying in crazy new ‘Fused Reality’ tests

NASA is testing Fused Reality, a training system that uses real-world video and virtual reality, allowing pilots to fly an actual plane through a flight simulation program.
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Disney’s new 3D printed skin makes robots softer and safer for children

Disney hopes to improve robots with a new soft skin and soft touch system that'll bring the lovable and huggable qualities of Betamax to toy robots around the world.