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Weekly Rewind: Brain mapping, a possible cure for blindness, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, 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…

The 3,900-ft projected ceiling in this Berlin mall lets you shop underwater

The main attraction at most malls may be the shopping, but that's not the case in Berlin's Das Schloss. In fact, the best thing you can get at Das Schloss isn't even something you can buy -- it's just something you look up to.

Zencrate is a smart hideaway for your anxious pooch

For the millions of anxious dogs that are scared of loud noises, there's Zencrate. This smart crate/den has Wi-Fi, fans, music, a camera, vibration dampening, sound insulation, and memory foam to sooth your furry friend.
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Sorry, you can’t attach guns and flamethrowers to your drone

A Connecticut drone pilot and his father, who posted videos of drones equipped with a handgun and a flamethrower, are indeed subject to FAA jurisdiction. Their attorney said the FAA can't rule on anything unspecified by law, but…
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Robot grillmaster feeds and delights party of German bratwurst lovers

A robotic grillmaster selects, places, grills bratwurst and serves them on plates at a party in Germany. The device successfully fills up empty spaces on the grill and entertains guests.
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Weekend Workshop: Survive The Wasteland with these ‘Fallout’ DIY Nuka-Cola caps

Made popular by way of Bethesda's Fallout franchise, Nuka-Cola caps are the cream of the currency crop across The Wasteland. Here's how you can make a batch for yourself along with a companion Nuka-Cola jar.
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Ultra-detailed Apollo 11 command module scan can be 3D printed or explored with VR

To mark the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the Smithsonian has published a high-res 3D scan of the Apollo mission’s command module, Columbia. And it's pretty darn versatile.

Infuse your own spirits in just a few hours using the sous vide method

Sous vide isn't just for making the perfect steak. You can also use the cooking method to infuse alcohol with fruit or herbs or even turn vodka into gin with the addition of a few botanicals.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s AI butler now manages his entire house, and makes him toast

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims in a new interview that his AI personal assistant now lets him control his entire home, and also makes him breakfast. Zuck states that he is readying the system for a demo "soon."

Robotic camera dolly upcycled from a wheelchair and other parts

Forget an $18,000 robotic camera dolly -- this DIY rig constructed from spare parts is way cooler. In this video, Eric Beck from Indy Mogul shares how he designed a rig that keeps the videographer out of 360-degree footage.
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Microsoft's Dream Job partners will help you prepare for your next position

Microsoft reaches across its product line and to outside sources for a Dream Job program using Word, Sway, Skype, career expert Maxie McCoy, and Moo. The idea is to help people gain confidence and create a professional image while on a job…