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Turn your computer into a touchscreen with AirBar

You won't be made a fool when you tap your computer screen -- if you have an AirBar. This new accessory instantly turns your PC into a touchscreen device, because sometimes, using a trackpad or a mouse is just too hard.
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Meet the researchers using 3D models to catalog species without killing them

It may take generations to image the nearly trillion species thought to exist on Earth, but for every species that’s captured is a species that's digitally preserved.
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Boom's supersonic jets might just get you around the world in no time

Looking to escape the country, and fast? Boom and its supersonic jets may be able to oblige. It's been years since the Concorde jet zipped passengers halfway around the world in practically no time at all, but now, it has a successor.
Cars

Small-scale electric Aston Martin DB10 perfect for the toddler spy on your Christmas list

While it has none of the usual refinements, this 6V scaled down version of James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 will provide plenty of spy thrills.
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Science aims high, delivers splash-free urinals to a grateful world

Oxford University researchers are making progress with durable hard surface coatings to prevent fluid splashback, tech that would benefit men everywhere when used with urinals. Rubber or gel coatings can provide all-around splash…
Health & Fitness

Your web searches could help doctors detect lung cancer earlier

Doctors may have found a new symptom of lung cancer -- web searches. In ongoing efforts to establish early detection techniques, Microsoft researchers believe that your search history just might serve as an interesting tool.
Home

The digital sous chef: Five devices that will lend a hand in the kitchen

Do you ever need an extra hand in the kitchen? If you aren't working at a restaurant, then there's a good chance that you don't have your own sous chef. Thankfully, there are plenty of smart gadgets that are designed to make cooking easier.
Photography

Adobe engineers show off 11 projects they're building behind the scenes

Adobe recently unveiled several new works-in-progress – so what features could be coming to Adobe software next? From a Photoshop for voiceovers to 360-degree video editing, here's what's to come.
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NYU scientists are trying to reduce noise pollution in New York City

Sounds of New York City is a new multi-year project described as a "first-of-its-kind comprehensive research initiative to understand and address noise pollution in New York and beyond."
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Your smart home's universal remote, the problem with Soylent, robotic snake surgery

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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As far as Kickstarter projects go, this amazing virtual drum kit is tough to beat

Want to get your Keith Moon or John Bonham on, but don’t have space for a real drum kit? No problem: Virtual drumkit Freedrum is your hookup. Here's how you can get your hands on one.
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Brain-spinal interface could one day help paralyzed people walk again

Researchers have helped restore control of non-functioning limbs in monkeys with spinal injuries, raising the hope that the same technology could one day help paralyzed people to walk again.