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Are you ready for the future? Lexus to unveil its Slide hoverboard August 5

Lexus has revealed that it will fully unveil the Slide hoverboard on August 5. The eye-catching invention uses liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets to levitate.

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A used computer could save you money — Here’s how to buy the right one

Buying a used computer is a great way to save money. But there are a lot of risks that go along with dipping into the used pool. Here's how to buy a great used PC without getting shafted.

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Like a smarter George Foreman, this electric grill knows when your food’s done

How do you know when to flip your burger? Eyeball it? The Bright Grill is a smart grill for under $200 that uses temperature sensors and your smartphone to let you know when your food is done.

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Ingenious SunPort plug lets you use solar energy even if you don’t have solar panels

Contrary to what you might think, you don't necessarily have to be a producer of solar energy in order to be a consumer of it -- and there's a brilliant new device on Kickstarter that makes it more accessible than ever before.

Cool Tech

Attention, hipster foodies: This $47 machine makes yogurt, quinoa, and rice

Short on kitchen space but have a passion for making specialty foods like quinoa? The Mini Tim3 Machin3 makes rice, quinoa, and yogurt, and takes up very little counter space. You can Kickstart it for $47.

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Amazon’s $5 push-to-buy Dash buttons are here

Amazon has started shipping its push-to-buy Dash dongle, enabling you to grab common household items with a simple press of a button. Each one costs $5, with 18 brands to choose from.

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Turn any food into caviar-like pearls with the Wonka-like Spherificator

Our fancy parties never involve caviar, but they could, thanks to the Imperial Spherificator. Well, it will still be fake caviar but in the familiar roe form. Use any liquid to make little spheres that burst when you bite them.

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Sick of waiting for the dryer? In a few years, new technology could dry clothes in minutes

Ayyoub Momen of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has come up with a new technology that dries clothes extremely quickly while using very little energy. He's working with GE to get the technology to consumers in about four years.

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Looking to rent a nice summer home? There’s a site for that

Not all of us can afford a summer home, but if you want to rent one, you've likely been to sites like VRBO and Homeaway. Tripping.com aggregates all these listings in one place, and just secured $16 million in funding.

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This automated house’s climate control goes way beyond a smart thermostat

Is your air conditioner losing the battle against the sweltering summer? The Great Gulf Active House has a whole bunch of tricks up its sleeve to control its internal climate, including windows and skylights that open and close automatically.

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Groggy? Perk up your morning commute with this in-car espresso maker

Handpresso has traveled all the way from France to bring espresso brewing deliciousness to your car. Is it a true replacement from your local café -- or just a hot mess?

  • Pros: Fewer trips to coffee shop , Quality feel and finish , Fresh…
  • Cons: Premium price , Can be messy