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Cut the cord: This unassuming device may help untether virtual reality headsets

Today's VR headsets must be tethered to a computer via an HDMI cable in order to deliver high-resolution experiences. Smartphone headsets are hardly high quality and wireless tech like Wi-Fi can’t cut it. But MIT may have a solution.
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Dubai launches ‘drone hunter’ to secure airport

When you are the third busiest airport in the world, you don't need to mess with rogue drones. So the Dubai airport is launching its own drone hunter to track down the miscreants and report them to authorities.
Health & Fitness

Nike to open New York City store loaded with tech

Nike is about to open another huge retail temple, this time in New York City's SoHo. As you might expect, it's got lots of shoes, augmented by fun techy stuff. Welcome to the future of retail.
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This stadium will be the first constructed mostly from wood

The Forest Green Rovers are building a brand new stadium that ought to make the players feel right at home, as it will be the first in the world to be constructed almost completely from wood.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Airless bike tires, LED toilet lights, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but there's no denying that it's fun to gawk!
Health & Fitness

No more little pricks — diabetes breathalyzer detects acetone for painless diagnosis

Rather than rely on painful finger sticks and blood tests to diagnose diabetes, scientists at Oxford University are developing an acetone breathalyzer. The breathalyzer detects ketoacidosis when your body can't absorb glucose insufficient…
Computing

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.