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South Korea is about to spend big money on making better robots

South Korea is already a major player in the robotics industry, but fresh government investment worth nearly half a billion dollars represents the countries biggest ever push into the fast-growing global market.
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Those self-lacing ‘Back to the Future’ sneakers just auctioned for $100,000

When tying laces is too much of an effort and simple slip-on shoes are just too darn boring, Marty McFly's self-lacing Mag sneakers could be just the ticket. Someone in Hong Kong apparently thought so, as they just bid $104,000 for a pair…
Computing

Is a new HoloLens coming in late 2017? Analyst rumors say yes

Tom Sepenzis, an analyst with Northland Capital Markets, is of the opinion that a new HoloLens version will make its way to the market later in 2017 as the augmented reality market continues to fluctuate.
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Desktop pick-and-place machine will create your own printed circuit boards

New Kickstarter project Chipsetter One is promising the world's first industrial-grade desktop pick-and-place machine, designed for modern innovators.
Home

Portable Smart Cube lets you lock any drawer, unlock it with your phone

Justin Zastrow's Smart Cube is go-anywhere smart lock that turns any drawer or cupboard into a mini-safe. The phone-operated gadget is currently raising funds on Indiegogo, where it’s already proven to be a big hit.
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Engineers cultivate fungus in brewery wastewater, develop biomass battery

A team of engineers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, are using wastewater from breweries to raise organisms, which will be used to create materials that may offer a cheaper alternative for renewable fuel cells.
Home

The Ding Smart Doorbell ensures you will never miss a potential guest again 2:34

Launched on Kickstarter, the Ding Smart Doorbell comprises an outdoor doorbell button, indoor portable chime, and connected smartphone app. You will never miss the mailman again!
Outdoors

Leafboard electric skateboard kicks it up on your way to work

Electric skateboards are adding features, speed, and range. The Leafboard is lightweight and trucks at speeds up to 19 mph, even up 28-degree hills. A full charge in 70 minutes gets you on your way.
Home

Healthy Home Coach will analyze your environment and suggest how to improve it

Healthy Home Coach is a new smart device that promises to analyze indoor air quality, humidity, temperature and noise -- and then make suggestions about how these can be improved, via a mobile app.
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Big Brother is watching: New York to fight terrorism with a facial recognition system

The recently announced New York Crossings Project aims to discourage terrorism with an increased security presence and the state-wide installation of cutting edge facial recognition technology in bridges and tunnels.
Computing

HoloLens and HoloBeam make real-time, 3D holographic chat a futuristic reality

A decade ago, clean video calling via Skype was a quantum leap for digital communication -- HoloBeam is the next step, using Microsoft's HoloLens hardware to bring your contacts directly into your living room.
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President Obama promotes exploration of Mars through private-public partnership

In a piece published by CNN, Obama waxed lyrical, championed continued space exploration, boasted a bit about his presidency, and outlined a plan to partner with private companies to send astronauts to the Red Planet by the 2030s.