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Bloodthirsty robot, gore, violence, and VR add up to 15 + BBFC rating for ABE VR

ABE VR earns a first of its kind 15+ age restriction for a VR title from the BBFC. It takes horror to a new level by allowing viewers to experience the movie first hand as a character, ABE the robot's chosen victim to find love.
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Sous vide: All about this growing cooking tech trend

Sous vide can revolutionize the way you cook meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, and even more complex meals at home. Here's how it works, the technology behind it, and what it's best used for.
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Crops grown on Martian soil have been deemed safe to eat

We'll be able to grow crops in Martian soil. Dutch scientists have managed to grow crops of four vegetables and cereals in soil "similar to that on Mars." The resulting food was deemed safe to eat.
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Master the art of melting metal with this no-nonsense guide to soldering

Ready to start your own soldering project, but don't know where to start? Let's walk through how to solder safely and effectively, so you can work on your own electrical projects at your own leisure.
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The Oliver by Matter is the crockpot of the 21st century

Meet the Oliver, a new slow cooker from San Francisco designers at Matter. But don't worry -- just because this kind of device was invented in the 1950s doesn't mean that it doesn't have all the functionality of 2016.
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Weekend Workshop: End backyard buzzing with a mosquito trap made from a tire 3:11

With Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses causing their fair share of a raucous lately, this DIY mosquito trap using nothing more than an old car tire and a PVC pipe drainage valve is the perfect weekend project.
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Smart buttons from Kwik want to give Amazon Dash a run for its money

Press a button, receive your heart's desire. That's been the guiding principle behind the increasingly popular Amazon Dash Buttons. But staying dominant in the space may not be as easy for Amazon now that Kwik has raised $3 million.
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Innovative lens filter offers physical, on-camera control of color temperature

Icelava is lens filter that acts as an all-in-one color temperature adjustment. By simply turning the filter, you can instantly change the color balance between 2,900-6,300K, but it comes at the cost of two stops of light.
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A photo of your hotel room can help fight sex trafficking

TraffickCam is an app and service from the Exchange Initiative that helps crowdsource efforts to end sex trafficking by asking people to submit photographs of hotel rooms they stay at throughout their travels.
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Virtual Eye could be a potential lifesaver for military and first responders

A new virtual reality technology in development could help first responders and our military see into dangerous places without risking human life. Best of all? It's in real time.