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Luxury apartments in Los Angeles come with smart robot butlers

Ever wondered what kind of amenities you could expect if you rented a luxury apartment for $25,000 per month? California-based robotics company Savioke has your answer -- and it’s a smart robot butler called Charley.

Got a camera drone? This app lets you earn money for 10- to 15-minute flights

The DroneBase app is giving drone owners a reason to fly -- money for 10- to 15-minute flight photos and videos. The new app -- from a two-year-old startup backed by DJI -- has more than a million potential projects.
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Wearable exoskeleton lets researchers in Russia control a robot in Germany

A European research project lets scientists in Russia wear an exoskeleton to control a connected robot in Germany. It could one day allow earthbound scientists to control a robot on the ISS.

Netgear's Arlo Go is a 100-percent wire-free, mobile smart security camera

Netgear has taken all of the features of the Arlo Pro, including its weather-proof design and two-way audio communication, and built them into the Arlo Go, which adds 4G LTE connectivity for a 100-percent wireless and remote security…

Kickstarter’s flaming fireplace coffee table is so hot right now

Kaffee is a bioethanol-burning "fireplace coffee table," which gives you all the warmth and hypnotic goodness of a real fire, without any of the downsides. Best of all, you don't need money to burn to afford it.
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‘Locked-in’ patient communicates through first at-home brain implant 1:27

In a medical first, a 58-year-old ALS patient suffering from locked-in syndrome has regained the ability to communicate through an at-home brain implant that translates her thoughts into text.

Google’s self-driving car has nailed the tricky three-point turn

If you've ever shouted out in frustration when your intended three-point turn started to creep toward double figures, then self-driving technology probably can't come soon enough. The good news is, Google's driverless cars have nailed the…
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Nike’s ‘self-lacing’ HyperAdapt shoes will cost you $720

Nike is just a couple of weeks from launching its snazzy HyperAdapt "power-lacing" sneakers that automatically tighten around your feet when you put them on. But if they look like the perfect fit, you'll need a spare $720 to snag a pair.
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Raise the bar: Smart algorithm helps you pick your new favorite wine

Want to know what bottle of wine you will probably enjoy? Ask the smart algorithms planned for soon-to-debut ecommerce platform Verve Wine. It is like having a master sommelier in your pocket.
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VR software lets users explore microscopic images in 3D, ‘Minority Report’ style

A new virtual reality software platform called InViewR lets users work with volumetric images truly interactively. Ever wanted to journey through a mouse hippocampus in VR? Now you can.
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Free up plenty of floor space with ‘first effortless vertical bike-parking system’

Whether it’s for fitness or for fun, people love cycling. You know what they love a whole lot less? Storing their bikes in undersized apartments. Fortunately, a new Kickstarter project called Parkis offers a solution.