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‘No Wi-Fi beyond this point’: new tech could block access based on location

A team at MIT was able to track the location of Wi-Fi users to a couple of decimeters, even on networks with only one access point. It could help block hackers, or help drones stay away from smartphone-yielding humans.
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Bring a nutritionist to the grocery store with you — courtesy of the ShopWell app

Reading nutritional labels can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. The ShopWell app serves as a personal nutritionist app by offering users nutritional information and tools that incorporate their own preferences and health needs.
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Newly-developed nanomachines can autonomously repair broken circuits,

We've always assumed that robots derive their marching orders from us humans and our programming skills, but sometimes, we're just unnecessary. Such is the case, at least, with the minuscule autonomous robots used to repair broken circuits
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ISS astronauts are about to take delivery of an inflatable room 2:09

The International Space Station is about to take delivery of an inflatable room. The living pod will undergo two years of tests and could one day lead to the development of larger habitation structures for future crews heading…
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The Floatti is the world’s first smart suspension ride suitcase

Travelling just got a lot less stressful with the Floatti, the world's first smart suspension ride suitcase. This suitcase is designed to exceed the traveler's needs, while implementing suspension engineering on the wheels for a smooth…
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BUILD 2016: Microsoft talks Cortana, Skype, bots, and intelligence APIs

During the BUILD 2016 keynote, Microsoft talked about upcoming features in Cortana and Skype. The personal assistant will be more integrated into Skype, allowing users to make changes to the Calendar or book a hotel.
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A new refrigerator laser can detect food poisoning-related bacteria

To bring your kitchen into the 21st century, simply affix to your refrigerator a laser that can detect microbes on your food. And we think annihilation would be a great next step.
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See what your drone sees in VR with the FreeBird One weatherproof drone 2:16

FreeBird Flight's innovative FreeBird One drone gives pilots a chance to see what their drone sees by utilizing VR and also boasts superior durability and performance. The company just launched the innovative drone on Kickstarter.
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New nanotech fabric dissolves odor and stains whenever it’s exposed to bright light

Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne developed a nano-enhanced textile that could be used to make clothes that clean themselves in the sun. The nanostructures break down organic material like dirt, sweat, and stains.
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Microsoft's Tay comes back, gets shut down again

Microsoft created an AI chatbot for Twitter, Kik, and GroupMe, but it pulled the plug after Tay was posting racist and genocidal tweets. Tay came back alive this morning after Microsoft accidentally turned it on, and has since been shut…
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If you ordered a HoloLens dev kit, it starts shipping today 1:40

Excited to develop for Microsoft's augmented reality headset? The $3,000 HoloLens' developer kit will be shipping to developers today, and included is the headset, a case, and a Clicker to help navigate the user interface.