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This 3D Touch-style tech could mean Android phones will get pressure-sensitive screens

Android fans looking enviously at the iPhone 6S's pressure sensitive screen may not have long to wait before they can buy a phone with similar features, thanks to Synaptics new ClearForce technology.
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FAA proposes record $1.9M fine against drone operator for ‘unauthorized’ flights

A Chicago-based drone business is facing a hefty $1.9 million fine from the FAA for alleged unauthorized flights in airspace over New York City and Chicago, with some of the incursions apparently taking place close to busy airports.

Eyecatcher, the e-ink wearable, really is pretty eye-catching

Need a wearable that's as fashionable as it is functional? Then look no further than Kickstarter, where you can find the "smart, large-display, super-charged wearable," otherwise known as Eyecatcher.
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This heat-proof umbrella will keep ships from burning up in the Martian atmosphere

Engineers at NASA just successfully ran tests on a new heat shield that possesses the capability to endure extreme heat when entering a planet's atmosphere. The agency developed the new tech for possible missions to Mars.
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You can finally preorder this ridiculous leaf-blower-powered hoverboard

Instead of using fancy supercooled magnets and elaborate metal-covered skate ramps to levitate, Mr. Hoverboard employs four downward-facing leaf blowers -- and you can preorder a kit to build one yourself
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Here’s how many solar panels we’d need to provide power for the entire planet

According to Land Art, we would need 191,817 square miles (the size of Spain) of panels to provide 100 percent renewable solar power for the entire Earth.

Bud Light’s smart fridge follows your teams and tallies your brews, bro

Bud Light decided to make a smart fridge specifically so you can keep tabs on your beer. The Bud-E Fridge uses a mechanism to tell when someone takes out or puts in beer, so you always know how much you have ... and whether someone's…
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This smartphone-equipped drone breaks into Wi-Fi networks through unsecure printers

Researchers from Singapore University of Technology and Design devised a way of intercepting wireless printer transmissions using smartphones attached to drones.

Everything Microsoft revealed at its Windows 10 Devices event in one helpful list

At a NYC event on Oct. 6, Microsoft revealed a whole batch of new Windows 10 devices, including new Surfaces, Lumias, and a New Microsoft Band. We've got all the details in one helpful list.
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The Biopod is like having a mini rainforest on your countertop

Created by a biologist, the Biopod is a microhabitat for reptiles, flowers, and plants. It's controlled by an app but also uses sensors to automatically create "rain," change the temperature, and alter the lighting in the box.
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Facebook’s first satellite will beam Internet to rural Africa starting in 2016

Facebook is partnering with French satellite communications provider Eutelsat to beam a satellite internet connection to remote parts of Africa.