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13 White elephant gift ideas that are guaranteed to spice up your holiday party

To help you make a splash at your holiday party this year, we've compiled a list of the best White Elephant gift ideas known to man.
December 9, 2021
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The 17 best tech gifts for the whole family

Finish your shopping list with this one-stop gadget gift guide for everyone in the family, including your pet.
November 8, 2020
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9 military robots that are totally terrifying … and oddly adorable

Robots are the future of most industries, and nowhere is that more apparent than the military. From tiny spy drones, to robotic firefighters, to armed robo-tanks, here are some of the coolest military robots in existence.
July 17, 2020
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6 new tech products to help combat COVID-19

Here are six new technology products designed to keep you safe, healthy, and informed during the pandemic.
July 11, 2020
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10 infamous tech flops that were way ahead of their time

Despite being failures in the marketplace, here are 10 tech products that were innovative beyond their years.
July 8, 2020
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The most reliable coronavirus dashboards

Want to keep track of the spread of COVID-19? Check out our list of the most reliable coronavirus dashboards.
March 18, 2020
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Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2020 Award Winners

CES 2020 marks the dawn of a new decade for tech. If what we saw at the show is any indication, the coming years will see new solutions to real-world problems that directly impact the lives of millions. Here’s the Top Tech of CES 2020.
January 9, 2020
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What is graphene?

Since its discovery, graphene has set the research world on fire. What exactly is it, though, and what could it mean for the future of tech? Here's everything you need to know about what could be the next supermaterial to take center stage.
November 1, 2019

GPS 3 is the future of navigation, and it’s set to roll out in 2023

GPS III is the next generation global navigation system and its development is in full swing. Here is everything you wanted to know about GPS III and a few things you didn't.
September 14, 2019
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Everything you need to know about the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft

Two recent crashes involving Boeing 737 MAX planes have raised fears about whether these planes are safe to fly. Here's everything you need to know about the technology onboard the planes and what went wrong to cause these two tragedies.
March 26, 2019
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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. There's a million reasons why a project might fail. But with this handy guide, you'll be able to spot the signs of a sketchy project and decrease your chances of getting burned.
March 14, 2019
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How to register a drone with the FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration requires registration for most drones, except the teeny, tiny ones that fly around your house. Learn how to register your drone with our step-by-step guide so you don't run afoul of the law.
February 28, 2019
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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 A.I. and what it really means, its potential uses, and how it's currently evolving.
February 27, 2019
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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.
February 26, 2019
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The 10 most expensive drones that you (a civilian) can buy

OK, these drones may be a bit beyond your budget: Check out the most expensive drones in the world, from industrial giants to highest-end filming tools.
February 15, 2019
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The best drone photos

Most of today's drones come equipped with high-end cameras, which are quickly revolutionizing the world of aerial photography as we know it. Here are some of the best drone photos from around the world.
February 11, 2019
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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 Kittyhawk.io could soon tell you -- via a map on your phone.
January 16, 2019
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What is an artificial neural network? Here’s everything you need to know

Neural networks are behind some of the biggest advances in artificial intelligence. But what exactly is an artificial neural network? Check out our beginner's guide to clue you in.
January 6, 2019
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What is the Hyperloop? Here’s everything you need to know

The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's intriguing idea for a transportation system, could revolutionize mass transit as we know it. But questions about its financial and political feasibility loom large.
December 27, 2018
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SpaceX BFR project: Everything you need to know including first flights

The SpaceX BFR project, now called Starship, plans to build the most powerful space rocket ever for an ambitious purpose: creating a colony on Mars within the next several years. Check out the details -- and why this could actually work.
December 26, 2018
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The best A.I. movies of all time

There are some great tech documentaries out there, but sometimes you just need a good feature film. But which one to choose for the discerning A.I. fan? Look no further than our list.
November 5, 2018
Best AI Movies

What is deep learning?

What is deep learning? A branch of machine learning, this field deals with the creation of neural networks that are modeled after the brain and adept at dealing with large amounts of human-oriented data, like writing and voice commands.
October 16, 2018
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7 ambitious DARPA projects that could revolutionize the armed forces

With a multibillion dollar annual budget and access to some of the sharpest minds around, few research labs can dream of matching DARPA. Here are 7 of the amazing projects they're creating.
September 27, 2018
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Asteroid mining is almost reality. What to know about the gold rush in space

Mining resources from asteroids may sound like sci-fi, but it could be well on its way to becoming real science fact. Check out our beginner's guide to all things space rock-drilling.
September 4, 2018
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NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will seek out new exoplanets close to Earth — and possibly extraterrestrial life. Here's everything you need to know about the satellite.
July 27, 2018
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What is vaping? A beginner’s guide to vaporizers and ecigs

Vaping can be complicated to say the least. Thankfully, our comprehensive guide can help you understand the new FDA regulations and answer any questions you might have in regards to choosing your nicotine level and mods.
April 28, 2018
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Musk’s SpaceX helps NASA get busy testing human and bull sperm in space

Swimming sperm will be under the microscope at the International Space Station this month. No one knows how spaceflight affects human reproduction. NASA is going to test sperm from two mammals in space.
April 15, 2018
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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto, cryptocurrency’s elusive creator?

Since its creation almost a decade ago, bitcoin has transformed the world of modern finance as the first form of decentralized digital currency. But who is Satoshi Nakamoto, the man responsible for creating it?
February 23, 2018
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10 Valentine’s Day tech gifts to warm hearts with cold silicon

In need of a Valentine's Day gift for someone who prefers circuitry to chocolate? Skip the chocolates and flowers this Valentine’s Day, and go for one of these thoughtful tech gifts, for men, women, or anyone else.
February 11, 2018
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Back to the grind: How to quickly and easily clean your garbage disposal

Are you tired of a clunky, dirty garbage disposal in your kitchen? We'll show you how to clean it out in short order by using stuff you probably already have lying around your kitchen.
January 16, 2018
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Need a last-minute gift idea? Check out the hottest toys of 2017

Need a gift for someone, but have no idea what the hot toys are these days? Here are our some of our favorites, whether your prefer to gift a miniature drone, a burly Nerf gun, or something else entirely.
December 22, 2017
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A faithful satellite drifts stunningly close: The best supermoon photos

From a solar eclipse to the Leonids meteor shower, 2017 has been loaded with celestial viewings. This past weekend we witnessed the first and last supermoon of the year and here are the best supermoon photos from around the globe.
December 5, 2017
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Sky watchers, get your popcorn ready: A guide to the Leonid meteor shower

In the coming days, the annual Leonid meteor shower will reach peak activity overhead. With this in mind, here's our comprehensive guide to the celestial event including viewing tips and historical facts.
November 16, 2017
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Neuralink: Everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s brainy new venture

Elon Musk wants computer chips in our brains -- but it's for a good cause. Here's everything you need to know about his latest venture, Neuralink.
November 7, 2017
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How does wireless charging work? Here’s what to know before you cut the cable

How does wireless charging work? Believe it or not, it's actually pretty straightforward. Here, we lay out everything you need to know about the two biggest standards on the market, PowerMat and Qi.
October 27, 2017
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A beginner’s guide to A.I. superintelligence and ‘the singularity’

As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly prevalent in the modern world, there's a good chance you've heard people saying "the singularity." In this post, we explore what that term means, and how it became a part of the popular vernacular.
October 4, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the 2017 solar eclipse

Summer's biggest event will be a show in the skies, as the US experiences its first total solar eclipse in 38 years. Find out how to see it, watch it safely, and where to go for the best views.
August 20, 2017
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These STEM coding toys will entertain your kids while teaching them about programming and robotics

If you're looking for the best STEM coding toys to get your kid interested in programming or technology, look no further than our list. We've rounded up the best STEM toys we can find at every price point.
July 22, 2017
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What is the Fermi Paradox? The strange mystery of why we can’t find E.T.

Astrophysicists tell us that alien life should be plentiful. If that's the case, why haven't we found them yet? That's the Fermi Paradox. We break down this scientific conundrum in simple terms.
July 15, 2017
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How does cloning work, anyway? Your guide to real-world replication

Scientists have been able to clone animals and other organisms for decades now, but how many people understand how it works? Here's how the process works (and why it's trickier than you think).
July 15, 2017
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DJI Spark vs Yuneec Breeze: Which portable drone should you buy?

So, you want to try your hand at droning. Now that there are several options on the market for less than $500, we've decided to pit the Yuneec Breeze and DJI Spark against one another to see which is superior.
June 21, 2017
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What is universal basic income? A beginner’s guide

Have you heard people talk about universal basic income, but not known enough to join in? Are you wondering about how we'll feed our families when robots take over? Check out our handy guide.
June 1, 2017
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What is the Mandela Effect? We explain the causes of false memories

There are large segments of the population who believe that events have occurred that actually haven't. Why is this happening? Some people think the phenomenon has a straightforward cause, but others have a weirder explanation.
May 31, 2017
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Fancy a Grand Prix race in the open air? Get started by building your own DIY racing drone.

Drone racing is an exciting new hobby that combines engineering, flying, and fierce competition. Here's everything you need to know to about the burgeoning sport and first-person-view quadcopters.
April 29, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the magical magnetic goop known as ferrofluid

Ferrofluids can do amazing things on YouTube -- gracefully bending into all sorts of structures -- but what exactly are they? Hit the jump to find out how the mysterious liquids work, and how you can get some for yourself.
February 25, 2017
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Weekend Workshop: Keep on rocking off the grid with a DIY solar Bluetooth speaker

Forget traditional battery-powered radios, after building this week's Weekend Workshop project, we'll have you harnessing the power of the sun to play all your favorite tunes in no time.
October 1, 2016
Weekend Workshop: Solar Powered Radio with Bluetooth + MP3

Weekend Workshop: Electrify your meat with this DIY hot dog cooker

Although BBQ season has passed and gloomy, rainy weather is on the horizon, this DIY electric hot dog cooker assures there's no need to give up on enjoying an abundance of perfectly cooked franks this winter.
September 24, 2016
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Everything you need to know about the Large Hadron Collider

Lately, it seems as though every discovery made using the Large Hadron Collider threatens to overturn our understanding of the universe. But what exactly is the machine, and what does it do? Our handy guide will tell you everything you need to know.
September 18, 2016
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Recycling batteries in an eco-friendly way is really easy

Don't know how to recycle your alkaline or rechargeable batteries in an eco-friendly way? It's easy, so long as you know what you're doing. Here's how to do so, whether you want to rely on a local scrap yard or electronics dealer.
September 10, 2016
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Up, up, and away: 4 high-flying rockets you can build at home

Building a basic rocket at home may seem like a daunting task, but it's actually pretty simple. We've rounded up the four best designs for a creating your own high-flying rocket at home.
September 8, 2016
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