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Apple may deploy drones to monitor street signs and construction in Maps

In its latest effort to outdo main competitor Google Maps, Apple is reportedly making use of drones to populate its map data more efficiently and effectively than its more traditional crew of minivans is able to do.
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Nike’s power-lacing shoes hit stores today, but good luck finding a pair

They've been a long time coming, but Nike's much-anticipated "self-lacing" HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers are finally hitting stores today. But getting hold of a pair of the $720 shoes will be no easy task.
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Smartduvet doesn't think you should make your bed and will do it for you

Most people wouldn’t peg making their bed as their least favorite chore, but at least one person out there hated it so much that they sought to automate the entire process. From that, the Smartduvet was born.
Wearables

Our favorite smart jewelry is as brainy as it is beautiful

Wearables don’t have to be ugly. There is plenty of gorgeous smart jewelry out in the world today, so we’ve picked out the best smart rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other pieces of smart jewelry.
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The ultimate sorting algorithm for alphabetizing your books efficiently

Ever wondered what was the most efficient way to alphabetize a giant pile of books? Look no further than computer science, which provides the perfect real-world algorithm for just such a task.
Health & Fitness

Path Breath + Fat Band wearable uses your breath to measure your fitness

A new kind of fitness wearable that doesn't depend on your wrist to help you shed those pounds -- instead, it's all about your breath. Meet the Path Breath + Fat Band, a wearable that measures your metabolic information through your breath.
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NASA collaborates with Amazon’s Alexa to answer all your questions about Mars

NASA announced at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas that it had added its own skill to Amazon's AI-based assistant, marking the first time that the space agency collaborated with Alexa.
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India unveils its robotically maintained solar power plant — and it's truly huge

India just unveiled one of the world’s largest solar power plants at a site in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu. The nearly four-square-mile facility in southern India has a capacity of 648MW, topping the Topaz Solar Farm in California by about 100MW.
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DJI drops the speed specs on the Inspire 2 and apologizes to customers

DJI appears to have released the details on their cinema drone too quickly, and now the company has revised the specs with a lower speed. The drone will fly nearly 10 mph slower than originally anticipated, but still a speedy 58 mph.
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Crazy new brain-scanning technique may help identify, ‘overwrite’ your phobias

Neuroscientists have developed a tentative technique which can monitor fear memory activity in the brain and then replace it, with the aid of real time brain-scanning technology and AI tools.
Outdoors

Colorado company debuts innovative snowshoes made from EVA foam

Colorado-based Crescent Moon Snowshoes has created an innovative new snowshoe made entirely from foam. Incredibly lightweight, yet still durable and highly capable, this new option for winter backcountry travel is a sneaker made for snow.
Outdoors

A planned nature park in Dallas would be 10 times the size of Central Park

Dallas, Texas -- a city best known for it’s cowboy boots and barbecue -- is vying for the title of America's greenest city, with an urban nature park that would be 10 times the size of New York's Central Park