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Making a Christmas tree fly is 2016's wackiest use of a quadcopter

We've seen some crazy drones before, but one we've never considered is a flying Christmas tree quadcopter. Thanks to YouTubers Flite Test, however, it's now a reality -- and we couldn't be happier.
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Land Lines is a fun project that will match any line you draw to a real map

Land Lines is an intriguing web app which lets you to draw any shaped line you want on your smartphone and have it magically matched up to an identical river, highway or coastline somewhere in the world.
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Allergies acting up? These five air purifiers can offer relief

Indoor air is often more contaminated than the air outside, which can cause an array of health issues over time. Luckily, these five air purifiers can easily rid your home or office of unwanted allergens and contaminants.
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The wailing wallet: Wallor lets you know if you’re being pickpocketed

This stylish Kickstarter leather wallet will sound an alarm if someone tries to steal it. Its creator told Digital Trends he started developing it after having $600 stolen while overseas.
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Student develops cheap, functional prosthetic for senior thesis project

The prosthetic is relatively simple in design -- using craft supplies like screws, rubber bands, and nylon chords -- but it’s functional and allows users to hold a cup, write with a marker, and catch a ball just by moving their wrist.
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More the merrier: Study shows driverless truck platooning saves time and energy

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have looked at the trucking industry and found that simple platooning formations and proximity driving prove to be the most cost- and energy-efficient techniques.
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Are your smart devices making your home safer? Insurers aren't convinced

As per a recent Wall Street Journal report, despite the burgeoning popularity of connected devices like smart security cameras and smoke detectors, insurance agencies aren’t convinced the homes that use them are also safer.
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Lost your keys again? These great key finders will locate them in a jiffy

Losing your keys can be stressful. Fortunately, there are Bluetooth trackers you can use to locate your keys and, hopefully, never lose them again. Here are some of the best ones that come with companion apps for iOS and Android.
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3D printers, vaporizers, and drones grew up this year, and these were the finest

In addition to being one of the cheapest 3D printers that’s ever hit the market, the $200 Monoprice Select Mini is also one of the most feature-rich 3D printers you can get for less than $1,000.
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A potty break for your iPhone 7? Toilet paper for smartphones is now a thing

Several surveys have suggested that our smartphones often hold more bacteria than a typical toilet seat. This uncomfortable reality has prompted a Tokyo airport to start offering travelers toilet paper designed specially for your handset.
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Cars in France are now tootling along the world’s first solar panel road

France has opened what the government says is the world's first solar panel road, providing power for local streetlights. The road only runs a short distance, but there are plans to add hundreds of miles of panels.
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Catdiology? Cat pictures are helping AI get better at recognizing X-rays

What happens when you don't have enough medical images to train a system to recognize abnormalities in X-rays? You plug the gaps with photos of cats and other everyday pictures, of course.