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At CES 2017, revolutionary new technologies and products took center stage

CES 2017 stood out as one of the more revolutionary shows in recent memory. What does this say about the future of the tech industry? Are we headed for a new period of rapid innovation? It appears so.
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As Parrot's drone sales revenue loses altitude, company announces layoffs

2016 may have been the best year yet for drone sales -- but as prices fall, Parrot is cutting a third of its drone workforce. The company says it will be reducing the number of options and focusing on commercial drones.
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Forget the Batmobile, this photo mobile launches a drone, stores camera gear

Sure, this drone-launching photo mobile is only a concept -- but if it existed, we'd want one. The concept car recently won an award from a new competition from Magna for automobile design students.
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Astronomers: Two stars will collide in 2022 — and the explosion will be spectacular

Two stars will collide around 2022, according to the observations of Calvin College astronomers, and the subsequent light will increase ten-thousand fold to be one of the brightest objects in the night sky.
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This 8-propeller monster megadrone can lift 500 pounds

The new Griff 300 drone from Griff Aviation is a monster drone with an 8-propeller design that can carry almost 500 pounds. The UAS, along with its upcoming cousin the GRIFF 800, are pushing the boundary of drones can do.
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Watching a swarm of mini robots throw shapes is weirdly hypnotic

Like a flock of sparrows, researchers in Harvard’s Self-Organizing Systems Research Group have developed a “large scale robot collective” capable of assembling to form a variety of different shapes.
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From bombers to bees, computer vision startup sees them all

BriefCam is a computer vision startup that has developed smart, AI-driven tools which make sifting through video as easy as searching for keywords in Microsoft Word. Here's how it's using them.
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Tag, you're it: MyDrone packs in seven different auto-follow modes

MyDrone is entering the market with a quadcopter of the same name that boasts seven different auto-follow modes in a foldable drone. The Kickstarter campaign is already over halfway to its $50,000 goal.
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Wizard's Chess? Square Off moves pieces by itself with magnets

Wizards in the Harry Potter universe don't need to move their chess pieces with their hands, and we're edging closer to parity with the wizarding world thanks to Infivention's chess board, Square Off.
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3D-printed camera rig helps terminally ill photographer to take pictures

A motorized, 3D-printed camera rig allows a terminally-ill, 23-year-old photographer to control the zoom and focus of his DSLR camera to continue taking pictures. Here's how it works.
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Totally rad Nerf gun prosthetic makes hands look boring in comparison

Ask a kid for their fantasy prosthetic hand and a bionic Nerf gun has to rank pretty high. Well, now it's a reality -- courtesy of Paris and New York-based hacker collective Hackerloop. And we couldn't be happier.
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Sip in style with this NASA-approved (and expensive) zero-gravity cup

Originally developed for use on the International Space Station by IRPI, an Oregon-based firm that specializes in spacecraft fluid systems, the mugs are now available for a pretty penny through a spinoff called Spaceware.