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Samsung Gear VR Review

Samsung's outstanding new Gear VR is a virtual revelation for virtual reality.
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Ulo is an adorable owl that monitors your home

The Ulo is a fully-funded Kickstarter campaign for a small home monitoring owl that communicates through its eye expressions and is compatible with IFTTT recipes. It's also incredibly cute.
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NASA is going to launch two rockets into the Northern Lights this weekend, for science

NASA just announced it intends to launch two sounding rockets through the Northern Lights in Norway to study the cusp aurora phenomenon's magnetic fields. The window for launch officially opens on November 27.
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‘You need things like straps’ when it comes to sex in space, says Neil DeGrasse Tyson

What requires straps, a lot of determination, and two consenting individuals? Sex in space, of course. "Everything is different when you are having sex in a weightless environment," Tyson explained.
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2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Tech for everyone on your holiday and Christmas lists. Laptops, phones, TVs, home theater, gadgets, and more.

Tame your rumpled shirt pile with ThreadStax, a magnetic storage solution

If you've given up on keeping your closet tidy, ThreadStax wants to come to the rescue. It's a storage system for folded clothes that snaps together with magnets and keeps things in neat piles.
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Australia’s most populous state just made it illegal to possess plans for 3D printed guns

The Australian state of New South Wales has made it illegal to possess plans for 3D printed guns, and violators could face up to 14 years in prison for running afoul of the law.
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Jeff Bezos aerospace startup Blue Origin makes first successful rocket landing on Earth 3:13

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos made his first tweet since launching a Twitter account in 2008 to celebrate Blue Origin's successful rocket landing. The rocket managed to land back on Earth successfully, a first in the aerospace…
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Diamond nanothreads to join graphene as the world’s next wonder material

With its potential for ductility, the recently discovered diamond nanothread is poised to compete with graphene as the world's next wonder material. Its ductility is "ideal for the creation of extremely strong three-dimensional…
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The first 3D-printed revolver fires 8 shots, just add a roofing nail and elastic

James Patrick is bound to turn some heads with his PM522 Washbear revolver, the world's first 3D-printed repeating firearm capable of firing up to 8 bullets without stopping to reload.
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Drone registration looms as task force outlines its recommendations

The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation on Monday took a big step toward unveiling its consumer drone registry. The task force has just reported its recommendations, with the system expected to launch in the…

This home-friendly biodigester lets you turn food scraps into usable cooking gas 2:33

Use HomeBiogas to convert kitchen waste into usable cooking gas and liquid fertilizer. It's the ultimate in self-sustained sustainability, making it easier than ever for families in even the most urban of environments to go green.