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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Blimp drones, portable theaters, 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 it sure is fun to gawk!

9 important trends at IFA that will shape the tech world this holiday season

Europe's biggest technology showcase, IFA 2016, sets the trends for the rest of 2016. Here's what we saw on the show floor, including a flock of 2-in-1s, awesome new tablets, and tech that'll make you a master chef.
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NASA already described its plan for reaching Mars. Now it showed us the hardware

After publishing a 36-page report last year on its ambitious Journey to Mars, NASA shared more of its work during a recent two-day event in New Orleans which was capped off by a test of an SLS RS-25 engine.

These levitating speakers from Aswy will take your home theater experience to the next level

You've never seen sound like this. The levitating wireless speakers from Aswy's make for a pretty well-rounded sensory experience -- one that appeals to both the eyes and the ears.
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That $150 million roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium is making tennis a really loud sport

The new roof at Arthur Ashe stadium has generated a lot of noise -- literally -- and not everyone is thrilled about it. Fans and players alike are complaining about the high noise volumes within the enclosed stadium.
Health & Fitness

Egg freezing has never been as accessible as it is with Extend Fertility

Meet Extend Fertility Medical Practice, branded as “a one-of-a-kind, specialty egg freezing practice." By offering egg freezing services at lower prices, Extend Fertility promises a way to accommodate women looking to start a…

Watson makes its debut in the U.S. Open mobile app, making tennis fans smarter than ever

The Williams sisters may be making early headlines at the U.S. Open, but there’s another “W” to watch. IBM Watson has made its official debut at the tennis tournament, and is serving as a new cognitive concierge.
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Insurance companies dispatch drones to inspect storm-damaged homes

Homeowners in Texas deal with some things that only exist in other homeowner's nightmares. Softball sized hail is one of them. In order to assess the damage from recent storms, their insurance provider dispatched drones to do the job.

Remote wireless charging for your smartphone could be closer than you think

The day when you walk into a room and your phone automatically begins to charge up wirelessly may be closer than you think. We saw a working prototype of Technovator's XE power router charging up an iPhone from several feet away.
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Weekend Workshop: How to make a kick-ass pocket slingshot in an hour

Using nothing more than a hacksaw, an old soda bottle, and an ordinary balloon, anyone with a free hour this weekend can easily construct their very own marshmallow-shooting pocket slingshot.

Canon develops new CMOS sensor that combats ‘rolling shutter’

Canon announced it's developed a brand new CMOS sensor with a global shutter. This new technology could help to fix a few of the flaws CMOS sensors have traditionally had compared to CCD sensors.
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Flare is an AI powered home security system that recognizes friend from foe

Flare is part camera, part AI, part IoT accessory, created by BuddyGuard. The company bills its product as “the first home security system powered by true artificial intelligence."