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NYPD patrol officers have started testing Google Glass in the field

Potentially useful when conducting investigations or video recording a suspect, a small group of New York City police officers have started testing Google Glass when out on patrol.


Russia’s wiretapping ‘SORM boxes’ in Sochi make the NSA look like saints

If you thought the NSA was bad, the kind of surveillance that will be taking place at the Sochi Olympics is much worse. Meet the Russian government's SORM boxes,

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Injustice! FAA crackdown on beer-delivery drone may be based on hot air

Minnesota's Lakemaid Beer had its beer-delivery drone operation shutdown by the FAA. But some question the agency's authority to do so. And a legal decision may open the floodgates for drone-based businesses years before schedule.

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Watch celebs suck the tailpipe of a hydrogen-powered Mercedes to stay alive in Death Valley

In its new video Mercedes sends actors Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger across Death Valley with nothing to drink but what comes out of their hydrogen car. It might sound crazy, but it is possible, just not the way that Mercedes says it is.


Look out Tesla: Audi’s Q8 e-tron is gunning for the luxurious Model X crossover

The Audi Q8 e-tron is an electric version of Audi's planned Q7-based SUV coupe that could challenge the Tesla Model X for green family-hauler dominance. However, it's doors will probably open conventionally.


Audi’s glass engine is a literal window into how its synthetic new ‘e-fuels’ burn

Audi says its new "e-fuels" are cleaner than gasoline or diesel, but running them through a glass engine was just a way to see how they'd react during use. You still can't wash dishes with them.


Quant E-Sportlimousine will test new battery tech (and the limits of the term ‘sport’)

The Quant e-Sportlimousine is an electric luxury car set to debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show with all of the bravado of a Top Gear project. Will it be vaporware, or should Tesla be worried?


Toyota TS040 Hybrid prepares to do all-wheel drive battle with Audi and Porsche at Le Mans

Toyota helped start the hybrid Le Mans prototype trend back in 2012 with the TS030 Hybrid. Its latest TS040 Hybrid will battle hybrids from Audi and Porsche in this year's endurance-racing season.


Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of February 2, 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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MIT’s Sensory Fiction prototype gives you physical feedback from your books

The Sensory Fiction prototype explores a new way of reading: one where lights, sounds, vibrations, pressure and even the temperature are synced to the beats of the story that you're reading.

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Scentee smartphone notification smells now available worldwide

Want to wake up every morning to the smell of coffee? Or associate new @mentions on Twitter with the scent of roses? Scentee's plugin smartphone fragrances are now available to order from anywhere in the world.

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The Pebble App Store is opening its doors on Monday

Good news if you're a Pebble owner: the official App Store is set to open its doors on Monday, providing a central resource for browsing, installing and managing apps from your smartphone.

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Aereo to NYC: Sorry, we’re ‘sold out’

Aereo, the rogue service that lets users watch broadcast TV over computers and mobile devices, has reached full capacity in NYC. The company says it will notify new customers as soon as it acquires more space. Meanwhile, a Supreme Court case over the company's…

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To Sochi! Dogecoin community funds $7,000 Olympic ‘miracle’ for Indian athletes

A week after raising more than $30,000 to help fund the Jamaican bobsled team’s trip to Sochi, the Dogecoin community has stepped up with nearly $7,000 in donations of the meme-themed virtual currency to help send three athletes from India to the 2014 Games.

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