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Forget flare guns; this pocket-sized rescue balloon stays aloft for days

Rather than relying on combustible chemicals that burn out after a while, the RescueMe system deploys a large, high-visibility helium balloon into the air.

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Wellograph is a fancy wellness watch you’ll actually want to wear

The Wellograph is a "wellness watch" that packs the features of a fitbit into a fashionable watch you'd be proud to wear. We go hands on with the watch and show off its features.

Wearables

LG’s working on bendy, rolly, flexy P-OLED screens for every gadget you can imagine

LG Display has laid out plans for the future of its P-OLED touchscreens, indicating it wants to take them beyond smartwatches, and introduce the technology on phones, tablets, computers, and even televisions over the next few years.

Mobile

SpaceX’s Elon Musk wants to launch 100s of ‘lighter, cheaper’ Internet satellites

While Google and Facebook are already looking at different ways to bring Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world, Elon Musk is reportedly also interested in creating and launching 100s of 'lighter, cheaper' satellites with the same goal in mind.

Web

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of November 9, 2014

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!

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Wear your passwords and keys on your wrist with Everykey

Wearable passwords and keys are becoming more prevalent, and the Everykey is the latest device to enter the game with a “fashion meets security and convenience” proposition. Its Kickstarter campaign has raised more than half of its goal.

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Cyborg cockroaches can help find and rescue disaster victims buried under rubble

Search and rescue dogs, while wonderful, have their limitations – namely, the inability to fit into tiny spaces. A team of researchers has come up with a solution in the form of cyborg cockroaches equipped with high-tech backpacks.

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This high-tech harness lets humans and dogs communicate with each other

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a multifunctional harness that can improve communication between humans and dogs. The prototype harness, called Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog, is akin to a small backpack for a dog.

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Your cat will go bonkers for this robotic AI mouse toy

With the help of lifelike evasion algorithms and a 360-degree infrared camera, Mousr can scurry around your floor and run from your cat just like a real mouse

Home

The solution to football concussions may come from ‘a smartphone in your mouth’

The i1 Biometrics Vector MouthGuard not only protects a football player’s teeth, it uses microscopic electronics to detect impacts to his skull. And the resulting data is fundamentally changing the way the game is played.

Health & Fitness

This clever headset creates 3D sound maps for the blind, but isn’t as cute as a guide dog

Microsoft has been working with a UK charity and several other companies on a project called Cities Unlocked, developing a clever headset which creates 3D sound maps to help blind and partially sighted people navigate around their surroundings.

Wearables

Behind the scenes of OK Go’s mind-boggling new music video

We speak with OK Go about its newest video for "I Won't Let You Down," which employs hundreds of extras, robotic scooters, and drones to show us something we've never seen before.

Music

The Onyx wearable makes Star Trek communicators a reality

Conceptually ripped right of the chest of Jean-Luc Picard, the Onyx is a personal communication device that can be worn on a shirt and used to chat over a private network when linked to a smartphone.

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Take calls and listen to music ears-free with these bone conduction sunglasses

Thanks to the magic of Bluetooth and bone conduction technology, Buhel's sunglasses pass phone call and music sound through your cranium so you can go hands-free and ears-free.

Home Theater

Timex’s $400 Ironman smartwatch doesn’t need your phone, uses AT&T’s 3G network (Updated)

Timex announced its Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch earlier this year. Unusually, it doesn't need to be tethered to your phone to use a data connection. Designed for running fanatics, it's up for pre-order in November through AT&T for $400.

Wearables