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Sense by Hello promises better sleep 2:11

Better sleep through quantification is what Sense by Hello promises. It tracks over a half dozen variables that all affect your sleep, and it does a remarkable job.
Home Theater

Samsung wants its SUHD TV, Blu-ray player, soundbar to rule your home theater set up

At CE Week 2016, we had a chance to take a gander at Samsung's strategy to own the living room. It revolves around three things: a 4K SUHD TV, a Blu-ray player, and a Dolby Atmos soundbar.
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Watching Pyrex explode from temperature shock at 28,546 FPS is absolutely fascinating

This is what happens when Pyrex jugs are forced to undergo an extreme change in temperature: first being heated with a blow torch and then subjected to ice water. All at 343,000 frames per second, natch!

Mercedes is testing a semi-autonomous bus in Amsterdam

To take advantage of autonomous driving technology, you don't have to buy your own fancy car -- instead, just head over to Amsterdam, where Mercedes-Benz revealed the world's first self-driving city bus.

Tag, you’re it! Shutterstock’s app now suggests keywords using AI

Shutterstock has updated its iOS companion app with a new feature that uses artificial intelligence to automatically suggest a collection of keywords for photographers to add to images.
Health & Fitness

New ‘smart’ stitches may give doctors diagnostic data on your wound

A team of researchers might be on a path to revolutionize stitches with “smart” threads, which are equipped with nanoscale sensors, electronics, and microfluids to wirelessly collect diagnostic data in real time when sutured through…
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Tour de France cyclist’s 3D-printed bodysuit withstands test in wind tunnel

Tour de France biker Tom Dumoulin collaborated with the Netherlands' best scientists to shave seconds off his time. His secret weapon? A high-tech, aerodynamic skinsuit optimized using 3D printing and wind tunnel technology.
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The key to stopping Ebola? Using machine learning to track infected bats

A team of scientists have used machine learning to create a "bat map" which may help quell the spread of Ebola. Here's how it works.
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Incredible AI app can ‘repaint’ photos to look like it was composed by famous artists

Prisma, a free, Russian-made photo app, allows users to customize their images by feeding photos through an artificial intelligence that "repaints" them in the style of great artists like Van Gogh, Munch, and Picasso.
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'Biohybrid' robot built with sea slug tissue could be used to find toxins, black boxes

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have created a “biohybrid” robot using tough tissues from a sea slug and 3D-printing technology.

Researchers create a tiny ‘Atomic’ hard drive that can store 500 terabits of data

What does the future of storage density look like? How does 65.2 terabytes on a square-inch surface sound? Dutch researchers are working on exactly that, but it currently only works in liquid nitrogen temperatures.

This 348-pound lens was once mounted on a Soviet spy satellite — and it’s for sale

Super spies won't be carrying this lens around in their pockets -- this 348 pound lens is nearly 4.5 feet long. The lens, once on the Russian reconnaissance satellite Yantar 4K2, is listed for sale on an online classified site.