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Save your skin from sun damage by snapping a photo in invisible ultraviolet

A new Kickstarter campaign hopes to promote skin health by letting people see themselves in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum, which is invisible to the naked eye but reveals signs of sun damage.

Superthin and sleek webcam cover helps protect your privacy in style

The Intelligent Security Camera Cover (ISCC) claims to be the "the world's thinnest, most ergonomic, and seamless mechanical webcam privacy cover.” After browsing the many mechanical camera covers out there, we’re inclined to agree.

Stay dry and comfortable while you talk to the world through your mirror

Smart homes are about comfort and convenience, and Viio mirrors and Veent smart fans are genuine lifestyle enhancers. The fan maintains comfortable and healthy humidity while you make and take phone calls with the wall mirror.

This drone-photo firm just paid a massive fine over alleged illegal flights

A company that uses drones to capture aerial imagery for clients has just paid $200,000 to settle a dispute with the FAA. The FAA had accused it of conducting illegal flights, though the company, SkyPan, at no time admitted to any…
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At last! Makers of Japan’s high-tech toilets will unify symbols for foreign tourists

Japan has been making high-tech, button-laden toilets for years, but different companies adorn them with different symbols. This has caused some issues – and surprises – for foreign tourists, but the good news is that this is all about…
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Drone owners warned to keep their UAVs away from Friday’s inauguration

The security services will have enough on their plate at Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday without having to deal with a load of hobbyist drone pilots trying to get some aerial footage of the event. So it's warning people to leave their…

Bags with brains: Smart luggage and gadgets are making travel smoother

The bag you use to tote your stuff can affect the experience of any trip. Suitcases are wising up, and there are options for smart luggage with scales, tracking, and more.
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Nike Store in Paris lets customers test sneaker colors using augmented reality

French immersive technology company SmartPixels recently installed a video projection mapping machine in a Nike Store in Paris which allows customers to use augmented reality to preview custom shoe designs in real-time, using…
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Awesome new 'drone in a box' system can launch, land, and recharge itself autonomously

A new all-in-one drone solution takes the form of a box, which opens up to act as a launch pad for a drone, capable of carrying out autonomous missions, before returning to its home to charge.

A $300 price cut may make the Juicero juicer more attractive to potential buyers

Initially offered for $700, the Juicero juicer wasn't meant for the shallow of pocket. That has changed. Juicero has announced a significant price cut on its juicer, which you can now buy for $399, nearly half off its original price tag.
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Brain-reading technology could keep you alert at the wheel of your car

A company called Freer Logic has developed a smart car headrest which can monitor your brain activity as you drive, and make sure that your full focus is on the road in front of you.
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New battery technology uses miniature fire extinguisher to stop spontaneous combustion

Researchers at Stanford University have pioneered a system that extinguishes fires in overheating lithium-ion batteries. It's one of the quickest and most effective implementations yet.