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Your face is familiar — to the FBI. Its facial recognition database holds 117 million of them

In the years since it established a new identification system, a new report from published by Georgetown Law shows the FBI has apparently compiled a facial recognition database of roughly 117 million American adults.
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Ecobee3 Lite is a $169 smart thermostat that will pay for itself in a year

The price of smart thermostats is gradually creeping down, and at just $169 the new Ecobee3 Lite is one of the most affordable yet. And it doesn't cut corners when it comes to quality, either.
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With the ExoMars mission about to hit Martian dirt, here is what comes after

The European Space Agency's joint ExoMars mission with Russia's Roscosmos is in full swing. Starting this week, the Trace Gas Orbiter and the the Schiaparelli module will begin collecting valuable environmental data about Mars.
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Move over EpiPen: Researchers have invented the injection-free ‘epi pill’

The EpiPen's days may be numbered, thanks to the invention of an orally disintegrating tablet that goes under the tongue to provide epinephrine without the need for scary injections.
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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to help modernize cities across the U.S.

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, an incubator of urban technologies, is extending its metro modernization effort to 16 cities later this year. They join Columbus, Ohio, where the startup began deploying infrastructure earlier in 2016.
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FormLabs Form 2 Review

With the Form 2, 3D printing is finally as simple as it was always supposed to be.

Powerwall for all: Tesla turns to Panasonic for increased photovoltaic production

American automaker Tesla turned to frequent collaborator Panasonic yet again to increase its production of photovoltaic cells and modules, expanding its ability to bring solar energy solutions to a wider market.
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Looking to clear the air? Check out the best dehumidifiers on the market

From closets to warehouses, these excellent dehumidifiers will keep you (and your belongs) cool no matter what the weather is like.

3D-printed basket earrings will catch your falling wireless AirPods

Micro 3D printer company M3D has created a pair of mini basket earrings, which promise to catch Apple's futuristic AirPod earbuds when they fall out of your ears. Here is how you can get your hands on them.

Microsoft's new speech recognition system achieves human parity in audible words

Microsoft created a speech recognition system that has reached a historic milestone -- human parity in recognizing natural spoken language. Its word error rate was tested at 5.9 percent -- the same as a human transcriber.
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If everything goes as planned, here's how the ESA's Mars lander will touch down tomorrow

On October 19, the European Space Agency (ESA) will reach a milestone on its groundbreaking mission to Mars. The agency will land the Schiaparelli module on the planet as part of a technology demonstration and data collecting…

Misfit's Phase is a stealthy smartwatch with a classic style

Combining digital alerts and monitoring, Misfit's Phase smartwatch looks like a classic timepiece but keeps you informed and in control. It's paired with a smartphone the Phase receives phone, text, and activity alerts.