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Fly with your drone in VR thanks to the Exo360’s five 4K cameras

Queen B Robotics has combined drones with virtual reality, coming up with a drone with five cameras, able to capture 360-degree video. The drone is currently being funded on Indiegogo and was shown off at Augmented World Expo 2016.
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Elon Musk thinks we should insert ‘neural laces’ into our brains so we can become cyborgs

This week, in a conversation at Recode’s annual Code Conference, Musk shared a tentative idea for something called “neural laces,” which he imagines could mitigate the risk of humanity becoming something of a pet to…
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Is there anything Alexa can’t do? Not much, now that the AI boasts more than 1,000 skills

Soon, it may be easier to list the things Amazon's Alexa can't do rather than the things it can. On Friday, the smart home system revealed that there are now more than 1,000 third-party skills available on the platform.
Computing

iBuyPower just put an LCD display in a gaming PC's side panel

Project Snowblind is iBuyPower's way of offering customers a new method of customization for their pre-built systems, as well as making it stand out from the crowd: it fits an LCD display right into the side panel.
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OTTO Tuning System Review

Otto gives amateur bike mechanics a digital hand, but it has its own snags.
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Don’t want to be in your 360 footage? There’s a robot for that

Capturing 360-degree videos usually means the videographer has to stay in the shot, unless you use this robot dolly from Double Robotics. The 360 Camera Dolly can be controlled remotely, and supports cameras up to five pounds.
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Here are 10 astounding pictures of the world's longest railway tunnel

Dubbed the construction project of the century, the Gotthard Base Tunnel spans more than 35 miles and took more than 17 years to build. The tunnel, which opened on June 1, runs under the Alps and connects the Swiss municipalities of…
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Add a spotlight to 3DR Solo drone to create dramatic lighting effects outdoors

The Fiilex AL250 LED accessory for the 3DR Solo drone lights up scenes without the need for light stands. The aerial lighting is also useful for light painting, as well as search and rescue missions.
Wearables

Meet Vi, the AI-based personal trainer that lives in your headphones

Meet Vi, heralded as a first-of-its-kind AI personal trainer, whose recently launched Kickstarter campaign has already blown past its initial funding goal of $100,000. Contained in a set of high-tech headphones, Vi is a new kind…
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Not before time, pro soccer will finally start testing in-game video replays

The only surprising thing about news that FIFA is looking to bring video replays to professional soccer is that it's taken this long to do it. Trials for the new Video Assistant Referee system will begin with MLS, among others.
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Elon Musk thinks we’re basically living in the Matrix, and we should be glad about it

In a well-considered argument. Elon Musk concludes that we most likely exist in a computer-generated reality of some highly advanced civilization.
Gaming

Scientists prove playing ‘Super Mario Bros.’ can be as hard as complex math

A team of computer science researchers has shown that levels in Nintendo's classic Super Mario Bros. can be as tough to solve as some of the most complex math problems.