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Weekly Rewind: Tinder gets political, edible spoons, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, 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…

Musi turns your messy room into music

Here's something to make everyone feel a little less guilty about the mess they come home to. The Musi turns the objects around it into music, letting you create music by being dreadful at cleaning.
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No salt, no problem: Electric fork simulates salty flavors with electric currents

Who needs salt when you have electricity? That’s the proposition of the “electric flavoring fork” created by a researcher in Japan to make meals more palatable for people who need to stick to low-salt or no-salt diets.
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Chinese funeral parlor repairs the dead via 3D printing

Some people die in horrible accidents, and that's why The Longhua Funeral Parlor decided to repair damaged bodies. The service can also be used to make you look better dead than alive.
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Blue Origin’s reusable rocket nails its third landing

Blue Origin has done it again, successfully launching and landing its New Shepard rocket for the third time in five months. CEO Jeff Bezos said last month he hopes to start manned missions using the reusable launch system as early as next…
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Apple releases videos showing autistic teen using tech to communicate

Apple released two videos highlighting technology that helps young people who struggle with communication. The films feature an autistic teenager who uses his iPad and an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to express…
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Hong Kong man spends 1.5 years, $50K to build his own female robot

A 42-year-old product and graphic designer in Hong Kong spent a year-and-a-half and more than $50,000 to build a female robot that’s meant to resemble a Hollywood actress whom he doesn’t want to name. (It’s Scarlett Johansson.)

Weekend Workshop: How to build an uber hip DIY turntable wall clock

Instead of letting an old turntable continuously gather dust in an attic, turn it into a beautifully functioning wall clock this weekend with this simple, step-by-step walkthrough.
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Researchers use fungi to develop space drugs on International Space Station

Fungi are known for their ability to create natural products with medicinal properties. This capability is going to be tested on the International Space Station in an upcoming space drug experiment.

Don’t destroy your lawn, Scott’s GRO and Connected Yard have you covered

Need help with your lawn and garden? Scotts Miracle-Gro launches the Connected Yard platform with micro-climate data, lawn and garden instructions, and automatic watering device control.