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Trends with Benefits: Nvidia builds AI brains, you can try VR at Gamestop

Episode 77: Each week we gather a round table of tech experts from the DT staff, along with the occasional celebrity guest, to discuss all things tech. Topics range from the big tech stories of the week to predicting the future.
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Watch this amazing 18-rotor super-drone lift a guy into the sky 5:07

Check out this awesome super-drone lifting a guy into the sky during its maiden manned flight. Created by a company in southern Germany, the Volocopter comprises a web of "drones," and can reach a top speed of 62 mph.
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New zebrafish research suggests that limb regeneration may be possible in mammals, including humans

Researchers from Duke University have identified the regulatory genes involved in Zebrafish tissue regeneration and have used it in a proof of concept experiment with mice. In the future, they hope to use this discovery to stimulate…
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Forget AlphaGo; China’s Alibaba is using its AI to predict TV talent show winners

China's Alibaba is using its AI to predict the winner of a popular TV talent show. Aside from analyzing data, the program will also assess a singer’s “voice pitch and energy" to guess the contest's outcome.
Cars

Google sends its self-driving technology to Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix is driving into the future. Joining the growing list of cities testing Google's autonomous car technology is the capital of Arizona, which on Thursday, became the fourth U.S. city to welcome a self-driving automobile to its streets.
Computing

Acer’s new liquid-cooled 2-in-1 leaked ahead of schedule, will include Intel RealSense camera

A set of images and specs of the unannounced Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 S have leaked, revealing a 12-inch tablet powered by 6th-gen Intel Core "Skylake" CPUs. The 2-in-1 will support the Acer Pen and Intel's RealSense 3D camera.
Mobile

Sorry, Apple: This screen protector cuts out blue light and keeps display color intact

Less blue light means better sleep. Ocushield's screen protector cuts down on blue light without changing the color of your phone's screen. It's an alternative to software like Apple's Night Shift, which alters the color of your screen.
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Scientists have isolated a plant enzyme that could be the key to mass-produced biofuels

A team of international researchers announced this week that it has successfully isolated the enzyme responsible for hydrocarbon production by Botryococcus braunii and are looking to use it to make biofuels en masse.
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This experimental jewelry is filled with bioluminescent algae, so it glows in the dark

An experimental bioluminescent jewelry piece by Bombas & Parr and Goldie Rox features a necklace that glows in the dark with tiny blooms of living algae in a glass vial. The glowing necklace is part of a collection called The Mermaid's…
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Google has patented a drone that delivers medical supplies on demand

Google has been awarded patents that describe an on-demand system of medical supply drones. The company contends that such UAVs could save valuable time in the event of an emergency.
Mobile

It’s elementary! Watson and Tom Watson partner on IBM’s digital Masters experience

When speaking of Watson with IBM, you're now going to have to ask, "Which one?" Just in time for the Masters to tee off, the software company has partnered with none other than golf superstar Tom Watson