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The best hurricane trackers for Android and iOS in 2022

There are plenty of hurricane trackers that help you prepare for, monitor, and weather a major storm. We've assembled a list of the best apps to keep you safe.
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13 White elephant gift ideas that are guaranteed to spice up your holiday party

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How to buy Bitcoin

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14 awesome flying taxis and cars currently in development

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17 Black inventors who changed the tech world

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The best health and fitness gadgets

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Keep it secret, keep it safe: 8 homes with hidden rooms and passages

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The 17 best tech gifts for the whole family

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iPad Air 4 vs. iPad Mini (2019): Which is best for you?

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What is a pulse oximeter, and why should you care?

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9 military robots that are totally terrifying … and oddly adorable

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6 new tech products to help combat COVID-19

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10 infamous tech flops that were way ahead of their time

Sometimes a new product doesn't catch on. Whether too niche, too buggy, or too cumbersome, here are 10 examples of innovative tech that time has forgotten.

Best cheap drones to get you up in the air

We take a look at the best cheap drones to get you in the air without breaking the bank, from kid-friendly drones to aerial photography machines and more.

The best smart luggage

Suitcases are wising up: Here's our list of the best luggage, bags, and trackers for your journey, whether you need device support or want more safety.

The most reliable coronavirus dashboards

Keeping track of all of the coronavirus news updates can be stressful and overwhelming, but these coronavirus dashboards can help you make sense of it all.
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Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2020 Award Winners

Digital Trends combed CES 2020 for the best technology of the show. Our best of CES 2020 awards products that are not just cool and exciting, but have the potential to change entire categories and directly impact the lives of thousands. This is the Top Tech of CES 2020.

The weirdest tech we saw at CES 2020

CES isn't just about big TVs, flashy cars, and powerful laptops. Delve into the labyrinth of booths on the show floor in Vegas, and you'll find some truly wild inventions. From toilet-paper robots to the Keurig of olive oils, these are the weirdest things we saw at CES 2020.
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The best health gadgets of CES 2020 combat dyslexia, sleep apnea, and more

Technology can be a powerful tool for change, and in the right hands it can boost human health, help us cope with pain, and find new ways to treat old ailments. We've gathered some of the best health gadgets we've seen so far at CES 2020 in this roundup that deal with such conditions as dyslexia and sleep apnea.
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The best smart home tech of CES 2020: Lockly Vision, Lucy Vacuum, and more

From lighting to security devices to kitchen gadgets, CES 2020 had a ton of cool smart home tech. After looking at dozens of different products, the smart home team at Digital Trends voted on the best smart home tech at CES 2020. Here are our selections.

What is graphene?

Graphene is one of the most promising semimetals on the face of the Earth, though, many people still have no idea as to what it is. Simply put, graphene is a super-thin material that is nonetheless remarkably strong. Here's how it works, and what it could mean for the future of technology.
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GPS 3 is the future of navigation, and it’s set to roll out in 2023

After years and years of waiting, the next-generation GPS III satellites are finally being launched. When the global navigation system finally goes live, it will be a game-changer for civilian and military GPS devices.

The best Rube Goldberg machines

For simple problems, sometimes a complicated solution is better. Well, maybe not better, but certainly more entertaining. Rube Goldberg machines are complex, often humorous devices built to perform ordinary, not very humorous tasks. Here's a collection of the best Rube Goldberg machines from across the internet.
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Everything you need to know about the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft

Two recent plane crashes have raised fears about whether Boeing planes are safe to fly. Both crashes involved the same model of plane, the Boeing 737 MAX 8. Here's everything you need to know about the technology onboard the planes and what went wrong to cause these two tragedies.
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Don’t get burned! How to back crowdfunding projects the smart way

In the world of crowdfunding, there’s no such thing as a sure thing. But with this handy guide, you'll be able to spot the signs of a sketchy project and decrease your chances of getting burned.
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How to register a drone with the FAA

Before you take to the skies with your new drone, you need to make sure it has been properly registered with the U.S. government. Check our guide for registration requirements and easy, step-by-step instructions on how to complete your drone registration with the Federal Aviation Administration.
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What is artificial intelligence? Here’s everything you need to know

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, evolving algorithms -- we know it can get confusing very quickly. So let's take a look at AI and what it really means, its potential uses, and how it's currently evolving.
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Here’s everything you need to know about the Boring Company

Elon Musk is changing how we build tunnels by developing new technologies to do the job quicker and more efficiently. And it's not just a idea anymore: Musk and company are already working toward several exciting new projects, including one that could connect some East Coast cities.
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The best tech toys for kids

Hunting for the perfect gadget for your kid (or inner child)? There are ample to choose from, which is why we've rounded up some of our personal favorite favorites, whether your child is into joke-spewing dinosaurs or looking to build a custom gauntlet fit for Tony Stark.
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The 10 most expensive drones that you (a civilian) can buy

Take a look at the most expensive drones around, from hoverbike drones to advanced surveillance machines.
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13 crazy gadgets that could be ingenious or insane

We take a look at 13 eye-catching inventions and ask whether they're brilliant or bonkers. Do we need a sleep robot, smart belt, laundry folding machine, or bionic bird? Decide for yourself as we explain what each of these crazy gadgets is designed to do and what they'll cost you if you decide they're a genius idea.
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The best drone photos

Drone technology has advanced exponentially over the last few years, and costs have dropped substantially. Most drones come equipped with high-end cameras, which are quickly changing photography as we know it. Here are some of the best drone photos from around the world.
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Want to know which drones are flying near you? There’s an app for that

Want to know what that mysterious drone buzzing over your head is up to? A new system developed by AirMap, Google Wing, and could soon be able to tell you -- by showing you a map of all local drone activity on your smartphone. Here's how the technology works.
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What is an artificial neural network? Here’s everything you need to know

Curious about this strange new breed of AI called an artificial neural network? We've got all the info you need right here.

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