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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…
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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.
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Cartography neural network generates realistic maps of imagined places

Artists in Italy have trained an artificial neural network to generate its own hyperdetailed satellite image maps based on nothing more than a quickly drawn doodle. Welcome to the Imaginary Cities project.
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QuadBot is the 3D-printed, customizable crab robot that will teach you to code 2:34

QuadBot is a 3D-printed, 100 percent programmable, Arduino-powered walking crab robot that's designed to transform you from zero to robotics hero. It's also the focus on a new Kickstarter campaign.
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Kickstarter 'universe in a sphere' is a desk ornament designed to awe you

New Kickstarter campaign “Universe in a Sphere” is a stunning glass sphere, containing a hyper-detailed 3D representation of not just our own galaxy, but a hefty chunk of the observable universe as we know it.
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New technology turns every flush of yours into usable biocrude oil

By utilizing a new sewage treatment technology called hydrothermal liquefaction, researchers have found a way to turn human waste into usable biofuel. The tech could revolutionize the globe's sanitation.
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Homebuying startup makes it easy to buy a house with your friends

Buying a home can be complex enough if it's just you alone. Things get even more complex when there are multiple purchasers involved, like a group of friends buying a house together. Thankfully, a new startup wants to help.
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Get the best deals at the lowest prices with our favorite Cyber Week deals

The Cyber Monday sales event has transformed into Cyber Week. That said, many of these discounts are featured all week, or at least until the stock is depleted. Here are our favorite deals so far, whether you're looking to pick up a 4K TV…