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Music

At last! This gadget lets you play streamed music without your phone

The days of downloading tracks from iTunes are fading into distant memory. Check out this little iPod Shuffle-looking device that stores and streams your Spotify songs and playlists for easy Spotify music listening on the go.
Web

The latest Boston Dynamics video has inspired tons of ‘Robot Lives Matter’ parody videos

The demo video of the latest generation Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics getting teased by his handlers went viral, garnering millions of views over the weekend and stirring up humans like a hive of bees. Now parody videos are…
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This VR t-shirt teaches anatomy by letting you virtually peer inside someone’s body 4:06

Virtuali-Tee is a VR-enabled t-shirt that gives kids an immersive anatomy lesson. The app brings the 3D experience of an adventure inside the body to life, and it's viewable on a smartphone, tablet, or for the full experience…
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Engineers have created a liquid metal circuit that can stretch to 4x its normal size

Researchers in Switzerland created a liquid metal polymer that is the first fully flexible, stretchable material that is embedded with tech circuitry. The flexible polymer is layered with a gold and gallium alloy that allows for…
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MIT’s new sensor-loaded duct tape makes DIY electronics a snap

SensorTape is a sensor-packed roll of electrical circuitry straight out of MIT. The tape is designed to be easy to use without programming or DIY skills, so that more people can have access to the technology. It also has could be…
Outdoor

Light up the night! Here are the 5 best headlamps money can buy

Headlamps make all the difference when camping or walking the dog at night, especially when you're in need of both hands. Here are five of our favorites, from Black Diamond to Princeton Tec.
Computing

Grovemade’s $79 MacBook Dock is a stylish compliment for your pricey laptop

The MacBook Dock from Grovemade could make a nice addition to your home or office workstation, assuming you have a compatible Apple laptop and other Desk Collection utilities to match.
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Scientists look to GPS as a tool to measure ocean currents from space

New research from a team of scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) suggests GPS could be used to improve our understanding of oceanography by measuring sea levels and ocean currents.
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Coolest Cooler, Kickstarter’s most-funded project ever, is too broke to ship to backers

For the second time in its short history, the Coolest cooler is running short of the money, petitioning investor to raise the funds needed to deliver its goods to its 60,000 paying customers.
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Astronaut Scott Kelly says goodbye to the ISS after a year

After spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station, American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are ready to complete their record-breaking Year in Space mission.
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This amazing solar cell is so thin and light, it’ll happily rest on a soap bubble

This amazing solar cell is so light, it can be placed on a bubble without popping it. It's the result of years of research by MIT, and incredibly, despite its small size, has a higher power-to-weight ratio than other solar cells.
Virtual Reality

The greasiest VR headset yet? McDonald’s launches viewer made from Happy Meal box 0:44

The Happy Goggles VR viewer is McDonald's take on the growing VR craze. Launched in Sweden to mark the 30th anniversary of the Happy Meal there, the greasy device is created with a few folds of the Happy Meal box, though you'll…