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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Smart glasses and a bed that makes itself

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but there's no denying that it's fun to gawk!
Business

Olympic giant Michael Phelps takes aim at Silicon Valley

When you've won 28 Olympic gold medals, two things are for sure. You can't ever top that, and you've got cash to invest. Michael Phelps, please meet the companies of Silicon Valley.
Gaming

Phantom limb pain may be addressed by computer games

As per a new study led by Max Ortiz Catalan of the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, amputees who engaged in computer games with a virtual on-screen arm reported relief from phantom pain.
Cool Tech

Confused by too many options? We found the best of the best

From disposables to mechanical and box mods, here’s our list of the best e-cigarettes available on the market today to help you kick the cigarette habit.
Outdoors

Haiku is a gesture controlled navigation system for your bike

The Haiku is a smart device for your bike that allows riders to use simple gestures to interact with the information shown on screen. It pairs with a smartphone and can provide navigational cues, alerts, and messaging while on a ride.
Home

Watch this dollar-store knife get sharpened into a crazy-sharp blade

As any experienced chef knows, a decent knife can make a real dent in the wallet. But as YouTuber Jun Yoshizuki demonstrates in his latest video, pull the right moves on a sharpening stone and even a dollar-store knife can perform…
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Smart sensor can tell you exactly which devices are wasting power in your home

Researchers at MIT and the Office of Naval Research have developed a smart device able to tell users the precise amount of electricity that is used by everyday household appliances and other devices.
Outdoors

They’re real. We slipped on Nike’s HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing sneakers

At Nike's showroom in New York City, we tried on Nike's highly anticipated self-lacing shoes, Hyperadapt 1.0. Tiffany Beers, senior innovator at Nike, spoke with us about its creation and how the future Hyperadapt sneakers may look.
Giveaways

DT Giveaway: Cozmo Robot

He may be small, but what he lacks in size, Cozmo the robot from Anki more than makes up for in brains and personality. Cozmo can express a wide range of emotions, learn your name and face, and even play a variety of games with his three…
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Like parents from the 1950s, AI still can’t understand comics. Here’s why

Researchers at the University of Maryland and University of Colorado have trained an AI to read and understand comic books. How well did it manage to predict what would happen next in an issue? Turn the page and find out...
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: The top Kickstarter projects, clairvoyant computers, and a potential AirPods launch

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 everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
Home Theater

Panasonic says it’s broken the LCD black level barrier, ready to battle OLED

Looking to dethrone OLED as the king of contrast and brightness, Panasonic has unveiled a new type of LCD panel it says offers contrast 600 times that of standard LCDs for incredible brightness, and near-perfect black levels.