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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Lego tape and a platform that levitates your stuff

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 it sure is fun to gawk!
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The Lily flying camera is permanently grounded, and refund timing is unclear

After multiple delays, Lily the flying camera now won't ever ship, as the company announced its closure. It will be issuing a refund to over 60,000 pre-order customers after it couldn't fund the product's manufacturing.
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Superyacht mothership concept breeds modular daughter apartments

Pastrovich's X R-Evolution superyacht concept is designed for owner flexibility and the ability to transport multiple modular units. Deployable honeycomb-inspired components enable infinite configurations.
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You can now watch declassified nuclear test footage from the 1950s on YouTube

Pouring over declassified materials may not generally sound like a fun weekend plan, but when those materials are comprised of Cold War nuclear test films, you may want to clear your schedule.
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Kalashnikov, the maker of the AK-47, is now making a 20-ton unmanned combat vehicle

In an interview with Russian media, the CEO of the company behind one of the world's most famous guns said that his company is now in the process of creating a new unmanned combat vehicle.
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Weekly Rewind: A ‘Matrix’ spinoff, lab-grown chicken, Tag Heuer’s $1,600 smartwatch

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 it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…
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Put a cork in it: Tiny, minimal cork home is kind to the eye and environment

Taking up just about 97 square feet, the Ecocubo is designed to be both environmentally friendly and inconspicuous among its surroundings. The Ecocubo is positioned on stilts for minimal impact to the landscape.
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The Heatbuff sits by your keyboard and keeps your hands nice and warm

Whether typing or gaming, your hands can sometimes get too darn cold to do things properly. The Heatbuff, a small infrared hand warmer that sits at the top of your keyboard, wants to change all that.
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Canada has just tightened the rules on recreational drone use

Canada this week tightened regulations on recreational drone use, imposing strict new rules that, if broken, could lead to fines of $2,250 — about $800 more than the maximum fine for similar offenses in the U.S.
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Startup lets you create a map of your favorite place and wear it as jewelry

Thanks to a new Kickstarter project, you can take your favorite place and wear it, either as a ring or as a pendant, as a stunning geometric design. It's called YOU ARE HERE, and you can back it now.
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Meet Project Skywalker: a fully-automated 3D printing factory operated by a robotic arm

Dubbed Project Skywalker, the system demonstrates what the company is calling the first fully functional robot-operated 3D printer cluster.
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Carbon M1, the world's fastest 3D printer, just got a bit bigger

Carbon's new announcement includes the M2, with twice the build area as its initial model, the Smart Part Washer, for cleaning up unwanted resin, and the SpeedCell for connecting it all together.