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The Rokblok portable record player drives around your vinyl like an RC car 1:05

The very idea of a turntable might not seem all that portable, but the RokBlok by Pink Donut uses a unique approach to solve that problem, riding around on top of a record instead of spinning it.
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Gamers learn to control characters strictly through direct brain stimulation

A team of researchers from the University of Washington have developed a system that allows users to play a two-dimensional video game without seeing, hearing, or sensing the action in any traditional way.
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Flying the Breeze drone just got, well, breezy with a new controller and goggles

The portable Yuneec Breeze drone can now be flown with physical controls and first-erson view goggles instead of just a touchscreen app. The new optional accessory promises enhanced control and an immersive flight experience.
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Sony’s Project Field could give us a new way to play card games

Sony's Project Field is looking to bring a similar mixed reality gaming that Amiibo and Skylander figures allowed, but with card games. Set for a Japan-only release, it will first support the Yokai Watch game, but from there, the sky's the…
Mobile

Single-use Powrtabs phone chargers are recyclable and fit in your pocket

Powrtabs provide a small boost to your smartphone battery, and we tried them out.These single-use smartphone chargers could be just the backup you need to avoid running out of power when you’re out and about.
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Medical marijuana made easy: Leaf is an all-in-one at-home grow box for pot

The grow box is built with sensors to measure vitals like temperature, humidity, pH, and plant height and separately-sold cartridges that automatically feed nutrients to the plant. An app allows growers to monitor and control production.
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Tired of crappy work lights, a former auto mechanic designed a big-ass solution

The Big Ass Light Bar is powerful enough to light entire rooms or roadside workspaces, and tough enough to last. The high-capacity battery powers the adjustable 5,000-lumen LED lamp from 90 minutes to 48 hours.
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Farming robot uses sonar to spot fruit and even count individual leaves

A new project, currently being developed by researchers at Israel’s Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Tel Aviv University, is using sonar-sporting robots to more accurately project future fruit yields.
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Naya Health launches smart breast pump to make the process ‘suck less’ … but also more

Nursing moms need all the help they can get, and Naya Health is offering a new tool. The company has launched a smart breast pump, designed for convenience. It even includes an app that tracks pumping stats.
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Perfect timing: Audis are talking to traffic signals to reduce driver stress

Audi is launching its first Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communication system in Las Vegas. Dubbed Traffic Light Information, the technology allows certain Audis to receive signal information from the city’s traffic management system.
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Despite its drones ‘trying to land in trees,’ Google insists it’s committed to delivery project

Google's parent company Alphabet says it's "wholeheartedly committed" to its drone delivery project. Despite apparent difficulties with drone designs that've seen some "try to land in trees," it reportedly wants to create a service with a…