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Weekly rewind: 3D-printed ears, flexible screens, Yahoo and Kanye crumble

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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NASA plans its next giant space telescope, and it’s so much cooler than Hubble

Promising to make Hubble look like child's play, the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will be every bit as precise and powerful as the Hubble Space Telescope, but will have 100 times the field of view.
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Feds to consumers: there’s literally no safe hoverboard

Guilty until proven otherwise is now the modus operandi when it comes to hoverboards. According to a new letter from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there is no such thing as a safe hoverboard.

The FitPal promises to be the most comprehensive heart rate wearable yet

Now that the FitBit has lost some of its credibility in the heart rate monitoring game, it looks like the doors have been opened for new competitors to stake their claim. It appears that FitPal is now leading the pack in this…

If BB-8 had a best friend, it would be LG’s rowdy new Rolling Bot

Meet Rolling Bot, he's the next 'bot that'll take the world by storm, once all the fuss over BB-8 has died down. In fact, imaging the Star Wars robot without a head, and you've got LG's Rolling Bot.
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Swagway says stop using its hoverboards until further notice

Swagway has reportedly told its customers to stop using its hoverboards until further notice. The drastic move follows recent government advice urging all makers to obtain proper certification as sub-standard boards "pose an unreasonable…
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Forward to the Future: The world's first hoverboard is now on Kickstarter

Want to feel like you're part of something bigger than yourself? Taking part in ArcaBoard's new Kickstarter campaign may be just the medicine for you. The world's first real hoverboard has now taken to the crowdfunding platform.

Meet the man building Herb, the closest thing we have to Rosie the Robot

Sidd Srinivasa, associate professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has been working on Herb, a robotic butler, for the past 11 years. He tells Digital Trends where he hopes home robots will be in the next five…
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a magnetic knife rack

A proper magnetic knife rack has the ability to bring your kitchen into the 21st Century but tend to cost a pretty penny. However, with a bit of clever handiwork, it doesn't take much to build one on the cheap.