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Haiku is a gesture controlled navigation system for your bike

The Haiku is a smart device for your bike that allows riders to use simple gestures to interact with the information shown on screen. It pairs with a smartphone and can provide navigational cues, alerts, and messaging while on a ride.
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Watch this dollar-store knife get sharpened into a crazy-sharp blade

As any experienced chef knows, a decent knife can make a real dent in the wallet. But as YouTuber Jun Yoshizuki demonstrates in his latest video, pull the right moves on a sharpening stone and even a dollar-store knife can perform…
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Smart sensor can tell you exactly which devices are wasting power in your home

Researchers at MIT and the Office of Naval Research have developed a smart device able to tell users the precise amount of electricity that is used by everyday household appliances and other devices.
Outdoors

They're real. We slipped on Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing sneakers

At Nike's showroom in New York City, we tried on Nike's highly anticipated self-lacing shoes, Hyperadapt 1.0. Tiffany Beers, senior innovator at Nike, spoke with us about its creation and how the future Hyperadapt sneakers may look.
Giveaways

DT Giveaway: Cozmo Robot

He may be small, but what he lacks in size, Cozmo the robot from Anki more than makes up for in brains and personality. Cozmo can express a wide range of emotions, learn your name and face, and even play a variety of games with his three…
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Like parents from the 1950s, AI still can’t understand comics. Here’s why

Researchers at the University of Maryland and University of Colorado have trained an AI to read and understand comic books. How well did it manage to predict what would happen next in an issue? Turn the page and find out...
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: The top Kickstarter projects, clairvoyant computers, and a potential AirPods launch

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 everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
Home Theater

Panasonic says it’s broken the LCD black level barrier, ready to battle OLED

Looking to dethrone OLED as the king of contrast and brightness, Panasonic has unveiled a new type of LCD panel it says offers contrast 600 times that of standard LCDs for incredible brightness, and near-perfect black levels.
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Like a flying hamster ball, Droneball soars around in a cage to protect it from crashes

Droneball is described as a “crash-proof” consumer drone, that flies in its own smart cage -- thereby allowing it to harmlessly bounce off walls and obstacles that may well wreck other drones.
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Kickstarter ‘Wonder Wallet’ is a smart device that will hold your cash, too

Wonder Wallet is a smart physical wallet which can hold all your regular banknotes and credit cards, but also offers a customizable epaper display-based exterior, time and location-based functions, and more.
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Scientists witness evolution in progress, create new species in a test tube

A groundbreaking lab experiment by evolutionary biologists proves that speciation, the theory concerning the way in one species splits into two distinct ones, is most definitely a real thing.
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SpaceX eyeing December 16 launch, its first since September explosion

SpaceX may be about to start launching rockets again, three months after its program was halted when one of its Falcon 9 boosters exploded on the launchpad. The mission, which is subject to FAA approval, is scheduled for December 16.