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Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri home robot is now more expressive than ever

Mayfield Robotics' Kuri home robot is getting a big update. Now, it can recognize more voice commands and respond with greater range of expression. And thanks to improved innards, it's quieter when it moves.
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Lilium’s new VTOL jet puts you a step closer to flying to work, Jetsons-style

German startup Lilium Aviation says it has completed test flights on the world’s first electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) personal jet at a private airfield in Bavaria.
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How Apple’s recycling robot, Liam, is going to turn your old iPhone into a new Mac

Apple, the world's second-largest smartphone maker, pledged to step up its recycling efforts in its annual Environment Responsibility Report. It's planning to expand recycling and promote the use of renewable materials.
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Enjoy the perfect puff with our favorite portable vaporizers

Cigarette smoke is less and less welcome these days — even in consumers' lungs. Find out which handheld and tabletop vaporizers provide the most bang for your buck, whether you're looking for marathon battery life or a slim figure.
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Celebrate 4/20 with the dopest weed gadgets in the observable universe

The twentieth of April is quickly approaching, and you know what that means. Get down to canna-business and come check out our list of weed-related tech to celebrate before Snoop Dogg smokes it all himself.
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Robotic 'cheetah' might not look like the animal but borrows its mechanics

An engineer from the University of Twente in the Netherlands has created a robot prototype that doesn’t quite look like a cheetah but exploits the animal’s running mechanics to better match its efficiency.
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Shooting 360-degree video with a GoPro is about to get easier with Fusion camera

Details remain scarce, but GoPro's first all-in-one 360 camera will shoot in 5.2K resolution. It will allow users to create traditional fixed-frame content in addition to spherical video.
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NASA has developed a futuristic 3D-printed ‘space fabric’

NASA has developed a smart, high-tech 3D-printed metallic "space fabric," capable of being used for a variety of functions in space -- from astronaut space suits to spaceship insulation.
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AI app may predict conflict between couples before it occurs, scientists say

Bickering isn’t abnormal but it’s often unproductive, so most people want to avoid petty fights with their partner if possible. Someday soon a smartphone app may help by predicting conflict before it occurs.
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From lab-grown steaks to plant-based blood, science is taking the animal out of meat

With the world's population booming, scientists are hard at work figuring out new ways to feed more people in a sustainable and ethical way.
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A French presidential candidate is using his ‘hologram’ to reach more voters

While campaigning politicians can easily live-broadcast major speeches to audiences at multiple venues, a French presidential candidate has gone one step further and is calling on his 'hologram' to help spread his message.
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Kickstarter arm-mounted jet drive will propel snorkelers through the water

Like something out of a James Bond movie, Scubalec is a new Kickstarter crowdfunding project for a handheld, arm-mounted personal jet drive, designed to propel intrepid users through the water.