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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Self-cleaning gym bags and coffee table Pong

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't technically buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Outdoors

Cell phones in Amazon trees alert rangers to illegal logging and record wildlife

By stashing solar-powered cell phones in jungle canopies, renown physicist and engineer Topher White leads the charge against illegal rainforest logging — and other potential dangers — in the Amazon.
Outdoors

CityConnect is creating a ‘Pokemon Go’-style augmented reality app for cyclists

By creating an augmented reality app for cyclists, CityConnect's aim is to enhance the cycling experience with elements of game playing. Players will be rewarded for following traffic laws and acting responsibly.
Mobile

The pen is mightier than the finger: The best styli for all your needs

The stylus is currently undergoing a resurgence, namely due to the popularity of tablets. Here are some of our favorites models for doodlers and note-takers alike, from the Adonit Pixel to the Apple Pencil.
Music

5 songs you need to stream this week: Kendrick Lamar, Angel Olsen, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Kendrick Lamar, Angel Olsen, and more.
Social Media

How to use Facebook Messenger’s secret conversations in iOS and Android

In recent years, encryption and the privacy it affords has become a very important issue. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to enable so-called "secret conversations" in Facebook Messenger.
Wearables

Tag Heuer's Connected Modular 45 is a Swiss timepiece first, smartwatch second

Tag Heuer's luxury world of Swiss watches and the high-tech smarts of Intel have come together in the new Connected Modular 45 smartwatch, and you better believe the hype; this is a real Swiss smartwatch through and through.
Mobile

Google is reportedly working on a new social app for photo editing and sharing

Google is reportedly working on yet another photo-based app. Unlike Google Photos, this app may be for groups to edit and share their photos. Google says that it's "just experimenting" and that there aren't any release plans yet.
Computing

Samsung Book user manual and new launch video offer interesting details

Samsung's Galaxy Book will need to address issues with the previous model, and Samsung has faced keyboard deficiencies head-on with a new design. There is some weirdness on hand, however, according to the machine's user manual.
Mobile

Google retires SMS support in Hangouts, axes experimental Gmail features

Google is making an effort to "streamline" its sprawling apps with a little spring cleaning. It's specifically targeting SMS support in Hangouts and experimental Gmail Labs features.
Mobile

Drool over these photos of Apple’s new ruby iPhone 7 (RED)

Apple hass brought a new iPhone color to the fore: Ruby red. The new iPhone (Red) is meant to bring attention to the ongoing HIV/AIDS crises -- a percentage of every purchase goes toward fighting the disease worldwide.
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Weekly Rewind: RIP Chuck Berry, the newest iPhone color, Samsung's AI assistant Bixby

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…