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Solar gadgets will make charging less frequent, not eliminate it forever

The next Vector smartwatch will have a solar charging system that will extend its already impressive battery life even more, potentially meaning you'll only have to charge it six times a year.
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NASA’s ‘Robonaut’ bot is losing its sight, but maybe you can help

Robonaut 2, NASA's ISS-based robot-astronaut, is losing its sight. As a result, the space agency is calling on coders to create new algorithms to help it improve its vision, and it's offering $10,000 in prizes for the best work.
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Amazon quietly pulls all hoverboards from its site (again)

Still concerned over fire safety issues, Amazon has again removed all hoverboards from its store. It seems the firm is waiting for new safety certificates to be issued, possibly in the next few weeks, before it reinstates those devices…

Impressive impostors, Google Experiments, and fighting robophobia on Day 3 in Spain 2:12

Xiaomi's Mi 5 is a Samsung impostor we can live with, Android Experiments blend art and engineering, and Pepper the robot teaches us that not all robots are out for human blood. At least, not yet.
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Vortex Kid’s First Robot Review

Host robot wars in your living room with Vortex’s crazy, programmable bots.
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Fujitsu made a wearable for cows, and it could boost breeding efficiency in a huge way

Fujitsu made a cattle fitness tracker to improve breeding efficiency. The pedometer can tell when cows are in heat, helping farmers to increase successful artificial insemination rates and even make data-informed decisions about the sex of…
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A meteor that exploded over the Atlantic on Feb. 6 had more force than the Hiroshima bomb

Earlier this month, a meteor bound for Earth exploded off the coast of Brazil, letting off an energy explosion equivalent to roughly 13,000 tons of TNT. The U.S. government first reported the massive energy reading.
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Cure your robo-phobia with Pepper, the adorable ‘human-shaped’ robot 5:10

Day three at MWC finally left some time for a conversation with Pepper, the wondrous 'human-shaped' robot. Pepper's creators envision a future where humans have robot companion that read our emotions and help in our daily lives.

A face-drawing robot, animated 3D drawing app, and more crazy Android Experiments 4:44

Android has a big presence at Mobile World Congress 2016, and Google is using it to showcase a few fun Android Experiments. Take a look at the IOIO Plotter, which draws your face in one continuous line after you take a selfie.

Digital Trends Top Tech of MWC 2016 award winners

We sifted through all the tech at Mobile World Congress to bring you the best of the best, our Top Tech of MWC 2016.
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Save the planet one query at a time with Ecosia: the search engine that plants trees 1:46

A Germany-based search engine donates nearly 80 percent of its revenues to tree-planting projects around the world. Altogether, nearly three million trees have been planted over the past six years.