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On Election Day, Google tracked nationwide voting issues on a real-time map

Duringt the 2016 election, Google tracked web searches related to voting issues at polling places. It provided insight into the biggest concerns of voters by geographic -- and sometimes demographic -- location.
Computing

Apple II recently got its first operating system update in 23 years

What planned obsolescence? Twenty-three years after its last software update, the Apple II just got a new fan-created operating system upgrade, created by coder John Brooks. Here's how you can check it out.
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Drones and machine learning combine to indentify, protect endangered sea cows

Researchers in Australia are using drones and machine-learning technology to spot sea cows in their natural habit. The results could be a major plus for the conservation of endangered species.
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Base Forge's 'Lightest' lamp will levitate, change color, brighten your day

Want to really light up a room? Then what you’re looking for, my friend, is a levitating lamp like Lightest, the floating light that can also change color courtesy of a smartphone app.
Computing

BenQ's new display doesn't invite peeking from outsiders

Regularly like to compete with other games to see how good you really are? BenQ's new display wants to help make you better than ever, by giving you better control of lighting in and out of the game.
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4 strange, fun tech exhibits that blew us away at ComplexCon

The inaugural ComplexCon event featured a myriad of tech too big and exclusive for the average home. Room-sized sound synthesizers, massive balls that emit animations, and augmented reality dressing rooms are a few examples.
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Planning your next flight? Let Lufthansa's friendly new chatbot help out

Meet Mildred, a new tool from Lufthansa searches for the cheapest flights departing in the next nine months. So whether you're looking for a spontaneous getaway or hoping to plan that next big group vacation, let Mildred help you out.
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When silent mode isn’t enough, seal your phone in the signal-killing Pause box

The creators of a small container called Pause want to shut your smartphone down, and they don't think you have the willpower to do it yourself. The truth is, they’re probably right.
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3D printing will correct your smile from the comfort of your own home

The world’s “first digital brand for your smile” is offering custom-made invisible aligners you can be fitted for from the comfort of your own home. And they're up to 70 percent cheaper, too.
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Disney looks like it’s about to launch its first-ever drone show

Disney is teasing some aerial entertainment at one of its parks in the run up to Christmas. Details are scant, but it looks like it's about to launch a dazzling drone display to light up the night sky.
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Watch this robot solve a Rubik’s Cube in a fraction of a second

While there are a few humans who can solve a Rubik's Cube in little more than four seconds, robots, as you might expect, can do it even faster. Take the Sub1 – this amazing machine can analyze it AND complete it in a mere 0.637…
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A drone-delivered sausage could cost one Aussie guy $7,000 in fines

A guy in Melbourne, Australia, may be hit with a hefty fine after he used a drone to deliver a cooked sausage to a friend. The nation's aviation agency came across a video of the stunt, and didn't much like the pilot's flying practices.