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Revolutionary new solar window tech can make any glass pane into a solar panel

SolarWindow Technologies announced that their new cells can be applied to almost any window and produce 50 times the energy of panels commonly in use today. What that means is solar windows could become the norm.

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Android co-founder thinks augmented reality is the future of gaming, invests $15M in castAR

Andy Rubin's Playground Global is investing in a cool new gaming platform. Formerly a Kickstarter project, castAR brings holographic 3D-like objects to the real world through augmented reality.


This iPhone has a hydrogen fuel cell inside, with enough power to last a week on a charge

Technology company Intelligent Energy has developed fuel cells so thin, they can fit inside an iPhone 6 and provide power for a week before needing a recharge. There are hints it could be partnering with Apple in the future.


I chatted up Buddy, the phone-powered house robot that wants to be R2-D2

Do you like the idea of having R2-D2 scooting around your house, looking after things? If so, you'll love Buddy, a companion robot that's available to pre-order right now. Here's what it's like to meet him.

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Stories you missed this week: An Apple Music festival, bizarre bike pedals, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.


Diabetes patients, Intarcia Therapeutics has great news for you

According to their latest press release, Intarcia actually outperformed Januvia when tested in 535 patients, with nearly double the success in terms of glucose reduction and triple the weight loss results.

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3D printing with molten glass is just as mesmerizingly awesome as it sounds

The G3DP printer, as it's called, doesn't print in some sort of printer-friendly, glass-like composite -- it prints straight-up molten glass, at temperatures upwards of 2,900 degrees Fahrenheit.

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ChatRoulette is much better as a first-person zombie shooter — just watch for yourself

ChatRoulett'es unique uses often seem few and far between, but Realm Pictures has certainly created one of them. Combining the trappings of an FPS with live video and zombies, it's created a winning formula that's in a league of its own.


Quantum computing is a major threat to crypto, says the NSA

In a new advisory, the NSA has recommended the development of new post-quantum algorithms to combat quantum computing, which could render current cryptography standards obsolete.


UK Department of Health finds e-cigs 95 percent less harmful than normal cigarettes

"In a nutshell, best estimates show e-cigarettes are 95percent less harmful to your health than normal cigarettes," the report states, "and when supported by a smoking cessation service, help most smokers to quit tobacco altogether."

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This ambitious Canadian company plans to build a space elevator out of inflatable Kevlar cells

If Canadian company Thoth Technology makes good on its patent, it will soon unveil the world's first space elevator, which will replace a lot more than stairs -- it will replace entire rocket launchpads.

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Candle Charger is a tiny thermoelectric generator that powers your gadgets with fire

The Flamestower company's newest gadget is just finishing up its Kickstarter campaign. The Candle Charger does exactly what it sounds like: It turns the heat of a candle and five ounces of water into an electric charge, in this case, conviently funneled to a…

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What’s for dinner? NASA funds research for turning poop into astronaut meals

This news may be hard for astronauts to swallow, but NASA recently announced a number of research grants for university-led projects, one of which involves looking at ways to turn human poop into food for space travelers on missions into deep space.

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