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Amazon/Blue Origin mogul Jeff Bezos gets letter from John Glenn the day he died

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos received an American Ingenuity Award Thursday night. He also received a letter from American astronaut legend John Glenn, the same day the 95-year-old passed away.
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Track heat, light, humidity, or movement with tiny QBiq Wi-Fi-connected sensors

Ubiquitous Wi-Fi connections via small, sticky cubes makes the Internet of Everything a possibility, with QBiq task-specific sensors. Separate cubes connect, measure, and report changes in motion, heat, humidity, and light.
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Adidas opens new flagship store in NYC — its largest one ever

Adidas has followed the Nike lead in opening a truly gigantic four-story retail store in New York City, opening just as the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Origami microscopes, electric blankets to go, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but there's no denying that it's fun to gawk!

Alexa gains conversational skill with ‘The Grand Tour’ and you’re invited

An Alexa skill adds conversational experience and interaction between 'The Grand Tour' stars and fans with weekly trivia and more. PullString's conversational experience platform is available for developers to add to their own Alexa skills…

This multitool ensures you'll never go hungry while camping

The Muncher multitool features a spork, knife, can opener, bottle opener, and six other tools in one compact and rugged device. Made from aircraft-grade titanium, it is rugged enough for the campsite, backyard, or anywhere else you go.
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How do you build a jetpack anyone can fly? Make it smarter

We got a sneak peek at JetPack Aviation's new JB-10 jetpack, and after watching creator David Mayman fly it around, we're totally convinced that jetpacks will be as common as Ferraris in the future
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Clever new speech recognition system from MIT learns language just like a newborn child

A piece of research from MIT suggests a new technique for training speech-recognition systems -- by getting them to learn by looking at images. The results could democratize the technology for people around the world.
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Silly putty sensor is so sensitive it can register the steps of a spider

Nanotechnology experts have created a smart silly putty able to register a spider walking over its surface. While attached to human subjects, it can also measure breathing, pulse, and even blood pressure.

Weekly Rewind: New cars in Cuba, pot in a box, a watch powered by body heat

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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How a parrot wearing aviator goggles could teach robots to fly better

Researchers at Stanford University are using a parrot equipped with 3D-printed goggles to learn lessons about birds in flight. The findings may help inform a future generation of flying robots.