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Google is looking into wireless charging for its driverless cars

It's not enough that Google's cars don't need drivers -- now, they don't want plugs either. The autonomous technology is now also looking into wireless charging, because you can't have too much of a good thing.
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Tactile Picture Books Project uses 3D printing to make picture books for blind kids

Now, the latest application of 3D printing technology may be the most heartwarming. The Tactile Picture Books Project is creating children's books for a very special demographic: the blind.
Cars

Google’s driverless cars are going to London

Google's self-driving cars are crossing the Atlantic. According to reports from the Guardian, transport officials in London are in "active discussions" with Google to make the British capital one of the trial cities.
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Wilson shows off its new smart football, the Wilson X

The 21st century has done a major number on sporting equipment, and now, just in time for the Super Bowl, Wilson has unveiled its new smart football. Because yes, even your football needs to be smart now.
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Just For The Tech Of It: Drone-snatching eagles and carnivorous plants that count 4:55

This week on Just For The Tech Of It, host Drew Prindle tells us about drone killing police eagles, strange genetic studies, and carnivorous plants that can count to 20.
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Samsung patents vein identification sensor on smartwatches to trigger payments, playlists

Fingerprints, heartbeats and veins -- they can all be used to identify who you are. While the latter is far from new, it may be on the cusp of mainstream adoption, if Samsung’s recent patent ever comes to fruition.
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a brushless gimbal to shoot super stable video

Good camera stabilizers cost a pretty penny, but as is the case with most things, you can build your own for a fraction of the usual retail cost. Check out this sweet DIY build you can make for under $200 bucks!
Computing

Conspiracy theorists think this ancient Greek statue depicts a laptop user

Conspiracy theorists think time travelers brought laptops back to the ancient Greeks -- presumably via TARDIS or a plutonium-powered DeLorean -- pointing to a marble statue to make their point. It was probably a just chest.
Gaming

Nintendo officially gives up on non-wearable ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker

After more than a year in development, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima revealed the company will not continue developing its fitness-minded "quality of life" sleep tracker.
Movies & TV

Feerless app displays pop-up trigger warnings on Netflix to warn people with PTSD

Feerless is a Google Chrome extension that displays pop-up trigger warnings on Netflix. People with PTSD can look away or fast forward through trigger scenes without going through the pains of flashbacks and anxiety, and other…