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Weekly Rewind: How to become a cyborg, super strong iPhones, and more

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 everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. Everything from the cell phone service with the fastest download speeds to the latest, modern takes on home lighting, it’s all here.

T-Mobile now has fastest LTE download speeds of four big carriers, study shows

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For a long time, T-Mobile has been on the lower end of the big four carriers in terms of connectivity and speed. The Un-carrier has come a long way — it now rates the second highest in customer satisfaction, and offers the fastest LTE downloads in the U.S., according to a new study by OpenSignal.

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Solar panels? Not good enough for Elon Musk — he wants to create a solar roof

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Millions of homes around the world protect us from the hot and brutal sun, so it only makes sense that having a solar roof would be the logical next step in harnessing that power. Sure, many can afford to install solar panels on their roofs, but Musk’s plan is different. He wants to make a roof entirely out of solar cells.

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British Columbia woman’s iPhone survives a 2,500-foot fall nearly unscathed

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This iPhone must be part Apple device, part cat. That’s the only explanation for its surviving a 2,500-foot drop out of an airplane, right? Call it fantastic engineering or just blind luck, but Jeannine Buck says her smartphone lived to tell the tale of plummeting around half a mile out of the sky.

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Forget your bank, hackers say we should worry about smart sex toy privacy

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No one wants to share their data with just any old app developer and even less so when it could reveal when, and how often, a smart sex toy is used. That’s the accusation against Standard Innovation Corporation, makers of the We-Vibe 4 Plus vibrator, by two hackers at the DefCon hacking conference in Las Vegas. The pair, who go by the names Follower and Goldfisk, presented their findings in a talk called Hacking the Internet of Vibrating Things. Sure, the name is quite amusing, but the implications are less so.

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You can pre-order the Blocks modular smartwatch for $60 off right now

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Gadgets like the Blocks Smartwatch have the potential to revolutionize how we buy products. That’s because, instead of being replaced, the modular smartwatch is designed to be upgraded and tweaked with the passage of time. (No pun intended!) At $100 off its $320 pre-order price on new.chooseblocks.com and $60 off its regular price on our store, the DT Shop is offering a solid deal on the smartwatch.

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