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5 wearables that are actually improving our health

From children's health to women's safety, wearable tech now covers a broad spectrum of uses, and it would seem that we've only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these devices' true potential. Here are some of our favorite health…
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8UP is a water tracking bottle that is both practical and low-tech

8UP is a water tracking bottle that is both practical and low-tech. With a simple twist of the base, users can visually confirm how much they have consumed each day, throughout the day.
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DARPA’s latest project? A brain implant capable of restoring lost memories

Backed by President Obama and developed by DARPA, the Restoring Active Memory program hopes to allow those suffering traumatic brain injuries to regain the ability to make memories.
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Inspire your kids to be the next Elon Musk with the LittleBits electronics kit

Budding engineers and inventors will find inspiration in the LittleBits Gizmos and Gadgets kit, as it offers a box of electronic components with easy-to-follow guides for projects.
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ProBowl takes the guesswork out of feeding time for your dog 2:42

The Obe ProBowl is a smart dog food dish that can track the amount of food and water consumed. It makes recommendations based on the dog's details, which are entered into the accompanying app. It can also alert owners of any…
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The FDA just granted approval to a fast-growing genetically modified salmon species

After deliberating for over two full decades, the US Food and Drug Administration has given its seal of approval to the first genetically modified animal ever: the AquaAdvantage Salmon

Virtual reality for the masses: Samsung and Oculus’ Gear VR hits the market

If you've got a Samsung Galaxy smartphone and a need for some great virtual reality content, Samsung and Oculus' joint Gear VR consumer edition is now officially available for purchase for a mere $99.
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Breathe easy: Atmotube is a pocket-sized personal air quality detector

Atmotube is crowdfunding on Indiegogo to create a pocket-sized personal air quality detector. The device is small enough to fit in your hand or hang from a keychain, and the mobile app delivers an air quality score and detailed particle…
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This $200 razor has a sapphire blade that’s 10x sharper than a scalpel, and it lasts for years

Zaffiro is known for producing the world's most expensive razor, a $100K shaver with sapphire blades. Now that the cost of sapphire has plummeted, Zaffiro again is offering the Z2, but at a much more reasonable price tag of around $199.

Chevrolet’s midsize Colorado truck enlists in the army with a hydrogen drivetrain

Chevrolet and the United States Army have designed an experimental Colorado truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The army will test the truck for a full year to see how it holds up compared to conventionally powered vehicles.