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Automated Insights’ WordSmith challenges NPR’s finest to a writing race

Tech company Automated Insights has developed a program called WordSmith that is capable of writing basic news stories at breakneck speeds. Last week, National Public Radio put this new technology to the test.
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U.S. Air Force confirms Boeing’s electromagnetic pulse weapon

The joint U.S. Air Force and Boeing electromagnetic pulse weapon is capable of targeting and destroying electrical systems without the collateral damage often associated with traditional firepower.
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Font power: New panda-inspired font aims to raise awareness about endangered animal

As fonts go, this could be one of the cutest yet. Designed by creative agency Ogilvy & Mather in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, the typeface is aimed at raising awareness about the plight of the panda, of which only 1800 remain…

With 3D printing and drone transport, Audi’s ‘smart factory’ is the workshop of the future

As cars become more and more complex, production techniques will need to evolve as well. Audi envisions a ‘smart factory’ where robots work hand in hand with humans and cars drive themselves off the production line.
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OptiShot 2 Golf Simulator Review

When home is far from the range, the Optishot2 puts the range in your home.

Think the ultimate steak is cooked on a grill? We did it in a plastic bag. 3:28

Hank Hill would say it just ain't right, but the secret to the ultimate steak isn't propane or charcoal -- it's a bath of hot water. Here's how we made a mouth-watering sous-vide steak.

Short of space? Make room for transformable furniture

We all have felt the desire to manage our living space. Check out five of our favorite pieces of furniture designed to open up your home, whether you're in the market for a simple grill, hanging desk, or a full-sized kitchen housed in a…
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This is the farthest anyone has ever gone on a hoverboard

A Canadian inventor has gone four times farther on a hoverboard than anyone ever has before — though we don't know much more about his futuristic mode of transportation or how it works.

In a slump? This smart stool improves your posture

The Zami Smart Stool can help you improve your posture and give you real-time feedback along the way. The stool has sensors that communicate with the Zami app and send data directly to your smartphone.
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Brilliant new bearing design spins with 10x less friction, doesn’t require grease

Japanese engineering firm Coo Space has reportedly developed a new type of bearing that spins with up to 10 times less friction than the bearings we currently use, without the aid of grease or any other sort of lubrication.
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Ocumetics Bionic Lens implant promises eyesight that’s better than 20/20

20/20 vision may be the golden standard today, but the introduction of ahe Ocumetics Bionic Lens takes correcting vision to a whole new level, promising eyesight that is up to three times better than 20/20.