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In the future, your pet may be able to join you on a VR adventure, kind of

Don't want Spot the dog left out of your future VR adventures? Or, you'd rather not step on them when wearing a headset? The solution could be to zap them into the VR world with you, as this cool demo shows.

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The HTC Vive’s launch date has shifted to 2016, putting it up against Oculus and Sony

HTC and its partner Valve have said the Vive virtual reality headset won't be available in significant quantities this year. Instead, the system is now on target for a launch during the first three months of 2016.

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Intel bets on drone development with $60m investment in Yuneec

After failing to show up at the smartphone party, Intel is determined to make the most of other emerging technologies. As it gets increasingly involved in wearables, the company has also decided to bet big on drones, investing $60m in Chinese firm Yuneec.

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This coffee-based 3D printing filament emits a pleasant smell while you print with it

It might sound like a gimmick at first, but filament derived from old coffee grounds actually boasts a number of advantages over traditional PLA. It also emits a pleasant smell when you print with it.

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Like AirBnB for solar power, Yeloha lets you use other people’s rooftops for energy

Yeloha has a novel idea for expanding solar power in cities -- sharing. We already share apartments, cars, and bikes, so why not solar panels, too.

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Vivid 3D model shows how cancer cells multiply and migrate in a tumor

A team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Harvard University, and John Hopkins University have created a 3D model to visualize the growth and differentiation of cancer cells inside a tumor.

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NASA’s new 3D printed rocket parts work just as well as the old-fashioned ones

After running a series of rigorous heat-tests, NASA found its 3D-printed rocket injectors hold up to extreme conditions as well as traditionally made parts.

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Don't sketch ideas, build them in front of you with this 3D-printing pen

What 3Doodler lacks in precision and practicality, it makes up for with a low learning curve and a ridiculously high fun factor.

  • Pros: Easy, intuitive, and fun to use , Smart, comfortable design…
  • Cons: Lacks the precision of traditional printers , Not…

Hawaii’s new OTEC power plant harvests energy stored in warm ocean water

Hawaii became the first state in the US to generate electricity from the thermal energy stored in ocean water using a new $5-million, 105-kilowatt ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plant located on Big Island.

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The Kick Varibike is a weird new ‘bicycle’ that you pedal with your hands

Varibike unveils Kick, a new hybrid scooter bicycle that uses arm power to supplement the bike's traditional kick mechanism of propulsion.

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Want pancakes? Robots can help with RoboHow’s new Wikipedia for robots

European research company RoboHow is now teaching robots how to perform practical, everyday tasks, from the home to the office. If they succeed, humanoids will be able to flip pancakes, reload paper in a printer, and more.

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With a built-in speaker, cooler, and dry bag; Tubular is the most high-tech float tube ever

Rather than forcing you to cobble all your float gear together like a hobo, the Tubular Tube incorporates all the gear you need into one tricked-out flotation device

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Street View’s attempt to capture tomato-throwing festival squashed by revelers

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but Google ended up having to pulp its plan to capture Street View imagery at Spain's famous tomato-throwing festival after its car and camera were damaged by exuberant revelers.

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Zano mini-drone ships this week despite apparent design issues

Europe's most heavily funded Kickstarter project to date will start shipping its creation in the coming days. The Zano mini-drone is a little behind schedule, and the current design doesn't quite match the original, but its creators promise big improvements.

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North Dakota just made it perfectly legal for cops to arm drones with weapons

Legislators in North Dakota just allowed a bill amendment making it completely legal for police officers to arm drones with "less than lethal" weapons.

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