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Get French-pressed coffee without sacrificing convenience, thanks to Simpli Press

Are you a coffee fan? Do you like rich, French-pressed coffee, but dislike the hassle when it comes to cleaning up? Simpli Press makes cleaning a French press easy, and it's live on Kickstarter now.
Health & Fitness

A closer look at Thin Ice: the magical weight loss vest that siphons heat off your body to burn calories

Startup Thin Ice estimates its wearable vest can burn up to 500-1,000 calories per day simply by wearing it, using a patent-pending cooling technology. We got the skinny on how this so-called fat-trimming gizmo actually works.
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Want an impressive opening ceremony? 2020 Olympics may include man-made meteor shower

The Olympics may be all about athletic prowess, but its opening ceremonies have always been about showmanship. And what could be more spectacular than a man-made meteor shower?
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Is there an Echo in here? How Google Home compares to Amazon’s Bluetooth speaker

Amazon's Echo was a major development in virtual assistants, but Google is striking back with the Google Home. How does this new device stack up against the reigning king? We examine the info revealed thus far.
Cars

High-tech MTA buses with Wi-Fi are now rolling around New York City

We may have to wait for high-tech renovations to come to the subways of New York City, but the bus of the future is here already. On Tuesday, the MTA debuted its new line of tech-forward buses, featuring Wi-Fi and USB ports
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Use your iPhone’s camera to turn textbooks from boring to easy to read

Summize, the scanning app for iOS that summarizes textbook text, has returned with improved tools and a new look. The app now uses a freemium model, charging $2 a month or $14 a year for unlimited scans.
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MIT researchers create ‘Cilllia’ — a sensor-filled 3D-printed hair

Thinking small, the Tangible Media Group at MIT's Media Lab bucked the trend that bigger is better, using their 3D printing skills to produce a micro-pillar hair they call Cilllia. The 50-um hair can detect changes in the environment and…
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Konami built the ultimate prosthetic arm for this gamer, and it has a drone

Konami teamed up with a leading prosthetics designer to design and create a working prosthetic arm inspired by Metal Gear Solid for an amputee gamer who was involved in a horrific railway accident in London four years ago.
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Google patents a ‘sticky’ car body that could save pedestrians in a collision

If you're ever unlucky enough to be hit by one of Google's self-driving cars, you could find yourself stuck to the hood. The company is apparently exploring the idea of a 'sticky car' as a safety feature to prevent additional injuries.
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Recapping day one at Google I/O 2016

Google I/O is almost upon us, and you can be sure to see more details on the upcoming version of Android N, Android VR, an Amazon Echo competitor, and more. The keynote begins at 10 a.m. P.T. on May 18 and will feature CEO Sundar Pichai.
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Thanks to a clever trick, this item finder can track things far outside of Bluetooth range

To be quite honest, devices like this are a dime a dozen these days, but as the newest kid on the Bluetooth item finder block, TrackR Bravo boasts a slew of cool features that you won't find anywhere else.
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SpaceX's 2018 Mars mission has a few legal hurdles to clear, but NASA's helping out

SpaceX is going full steam ahead to prepare for its mission to Mars in two years, but it appears to be getting some help from the U.S. government on legal hurdles that could derail the project.