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What’s the most influential gadget ever? According to Time, it starts with an “i”

Happen to be an iPhone user? You also happen to use the most influential gadget ever released, according to Time Magazine's new list. Other Apple products, including the Macintosh and iPod, also made the list.
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Reflow turns plastic waste into 3D print filament, sends profits back to waste pickers

Amsterdam-based company Reflow has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help developing communities and waste pickers turn plastic waste into 3D printing filament.

San Diego goes all in, legally commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035

With a budding solar industry and bipartisan support in its government, the city of San Diego has enacted the Climate Action Plan, an initiative designed to have the city operating on 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

The next time you want to hug your dog … just don't

Think your dog likes being hugged? Think again. According to psychologist and author Stanley Coren, dogs actually don't like being hugged, and the evidence is in the most obvious place -- the lovely dog photos you post online.
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Leka is the new smart robot for children with developmental disorders

Today, the robotic smart toy company Leka launched an Indiegogo campaign to develop a new toy for children with developmental disorders, seeking to change the way youngsters learn, play, and progress in our tech-forward age.
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AI participated in designing this supermodel-worn dress at the Met Gala

Thoroughly embracing this modern marriage are IBM and Marchesa, who debuted a so-called "cognitive dress" on supermodel Karolina Kurkova for Monday evening's Met Gala, themed "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology."

Attack of the robot minivans: Chrysler Pacifica could be Google’s next self-driver

So long, Toyota Prius. The Chrysler Pacifica minivan could become a testbed for autonomous-car tech, as part of a new partnership between Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to develop the technology.
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You can’t shoot this smart gun unless you’re wearing a special ring 2:00

Mossberg is a household name among gun owners and enthusiasts. Carrying on the family's tradition of gun entrepreneurship is Jonathan Mossberg, who is developing a ring to make guns safer for people to own.
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World's most powerful rocket even more powerful than first projected

When it comes to the Space X program, Elon Musk can't help but boast about the system's capabilities. He is currently crowing about the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, both of which are turning out to be stronger than initially projected.

This odor-fighting, bacteria-killing underwear is made with pure silver

Have trouble with body odor? Or perhaps you simply sweat too much? SilverTech is here to help! This odor-fighting underwear regulates body temperature and kills 99.9 percent of bacteria.
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Get real! How augmented reality toys could make VR feel like a gimmick

VR is exciting, but some of gaming's biggest franchises take place in mixed reality -- that's not going to change any time soon. Anki and Reach Robotics looking to bring old-school toys into the augmented reality future.