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Weekly Rewind: A ‘Matrix’ spinoff, lab-grown chicken, Tag Heuer’s $1,600 smartwatch

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…

Put a cork in it: Tiny, minimal cork home is kind to the eye and environment

Taking up just about 97 square feet, the Ecocubo is designed to be both environmentally friendly and inconspicuous among its surroundings. The Ecocubo is positioned on stilts for minimal impact to the landscape.

The Heatbuff sits by your keyboard and keeps your hands nice and warm

Whether typing or gaming, your hands can sometimes get too darn cold to do things properly. The Heatbuff, a small infrared hand warmer that sits at the top of your keyboard, wants to change all that.
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Canada has just tightened the rules on recreational drone use

Canada this week tightened regulations on recreational drone use, imposing strict new rules that, if broken, could lead to fines of $2,250 — about $800 more than the maximum fine for similar offenses in the U.S.
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Startup lets you create a map of your favorite place and wear it as jewelry

Thanks to a new Kickstarter project, you can take your favorite place and wear it, either as a ring or as a pendant, as a stunning geometric design. It's called YOU ARE HERE, and you can back it now.
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Meet Project Skywalker: a fully-automated 3D printing factory operated by a robotic arm

Dubbed Project Skywalker, the system demonstrates what the company is calling the first fully functional robot-operated 3D printer cluster.
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Carbon M1, the world's fastest 3D printer, just got a bit bigger

Carbon's new announcement includes the M2, with twice the build area as its initial model, the Smart Part Washer, for cleaning up unwanted resin, and the SpeedCell for connecting it all together.
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You had a good run, duct tape, but this Lego tape is just way more fun

Nimuno Loops is like nothing you've ever seen; the LEGO compatible tape turns any surface into a building platform. Stick your bricks to your shoes, your bicycle, or anywhere else your heart desires.
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Budweiser announces its intentions to be the first beer on Mars 1:23

If humans do ever get to colonize Mars, it's likely some of them will want to enjoy the occasional beer. Well, Budweiser says it'd like to set up a brewery on the red planet to "officially be the first beer on Mars."
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Someone used a $3 million Patriot missile to destroy a store-bought quadcopter

A U.S. Army general this week revealed that an ally used a $3 million Patriot missile to destroy a $200 quadcopter that it deemed a threat. It seems like it might be a good time to check out a few of the other solutions available.
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If it takes off, this tiny quadcopter could be something special

The diminutive Kudrone looks like it could be an amazing bit of kit, with the mini quadcopter promising a slew of features at a decent price point. Shipping is set to start in August 2017.
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Turn (almost) any bike into an electric bike with the UrbanX wheel

If you’re in the mood — but not the market — for an electric bicycle, a new Kickstarter campaign might have you covered with UrbanX, a wheel that converts almost any manual bike into an e-bike.