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The writer of The Meg just launched a giant, virtual sea monster aquarium

The author of The Meg series is launching Sea Monster Cove, a new kind of virtual storytelling project for lovers of all things monstrous and aquatic.
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Pandemic-fueled automation is gobbling up jobs, and we’ll never get them back

The automation of jobs was already happening before 2020, but now the COVID-19 pandemic has kicked the trend into high gear.
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Neuroscience’s superstar explains how A.I. is weak, why we dream, and more

To celebrate David Eagleman’s new book, Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain, Digital Trends picked his brain about brain science
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Meet the MIT artist who builds with fungus and paints with swarms of drones

Digital Trends caught up with Carlo Ratti to discuss his past and future projects, and how he manages to blur the lines between architecture and art.

The best tech documentaries of all time

Love tech? Enjoy documentaries? Then, boy, are you going to love this round-up of the best tech documentaries ever made.
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What is a pulse oximeter, and why should you care?

Wearables are stuffed with all kinds of health sensors, but the pulse oximeter is showing up in the newest smartwatches and fitness trackers.
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This is how the universe will end (according to a theoretical astrophysicist)

In her new book, The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking), Katie Mack explains five ways the universe could end. Digital Trends interviewed her.
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Robots Everywhere: Robots in space exploration

We take a look at robots in space, and how different types of automated machines and robots are helping us explore the surface of Mars.
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Robots Everywhere: Robots and the animal kingdom

We take a look at the robots modeled after animals, from machines that mimic the look and feel of our companion pets, and the robots that are inspired by them.
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Data storage and dirty energy: What Big Tech’s carbon neutral pledges leave out

Big Tech companies position themselves as leaders by touting their carbon neutral pledges. But these don't always paint the full picture.
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Robots Everywhere: Machines that grow, cook, and serve food

We look at the three main areas in which robots are interacting with our food: the farming stage, the processing stage, and the cooking and serving stage.
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The Big Tech antitrust hearing is today. Here’s why it matters

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook will face a congressional hearing on Wednesday, July 29. Here's why it matters.
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The airship is making a futuristic, luxury comeback

Airships are on a promising path to passenger-travel relevance again.
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Robots Everywhere: The promise of humanoid robots

Building machines that look, act, and move like humans has always been part of our vision of what robots could and should be.
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She lived in a simulated Mars habitat for four months. Here’s what she learned

Kate Greene, author of Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars, spoke to Digital Trends about her book and how her simulated mission feels similar to the pandemic.

Sleep tracking is coming to Apple Watch, but monitoring your sleep is a bad idea

The Apple Watch is adding sleep-tracking features, but wearables have a bad track record for sleep tracking, so we recommend charging overnight instead.
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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. Here are some of the coolest military robots.
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Noah’s Ark, but for germs. Inside the plan to build a doomsday bank of bacteria

Researchers who study microorganisms that live on and in humans think they're worth preserving. They want to create a microbiota vault in case of emergency.
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6 new tech products to help combat COVID-19

With many parts of the world seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, we want to highlight several new tech products designed to keep you healthy, safe, and informed.
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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.
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Robots everywhere: Army of single-purpose ‘bots get household chores done

We can now control all individual household robots through one robot, creating a single point to guide the tiny army of individual robots around the house.
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Inside the quest to 3D print a perfectly palatable steak

The 3D-printed steak industry is growing crowded, and companies are taking differing approaches toward the future of both plant- and cell-based fake meat.
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Three words: Robot. Talent. Agency.

The company promises to do for 'robot actors' what talent agents do for human performers: Pair them up with producers and take a cut of any proceeds generated.
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Wild new ‘brainsourcing’ technique trains A.I. directly with human brainwaves

Researchers wired up 30 participants to brain-reading tech to see if they could collectively teach a computer to learn. Welcome to the world of brainsourcing.
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Best Buy discounts DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro — save $180

Two of the best drones on the market right now -- DJI's Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro -- are both on sale now at Best Buy for a whopping $180 off.
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Pro-level athlete tech is filtering down to your high school’s football team

Professional-level football technology — from high-tech helmets to video replay tools — have been filtering down into the high school and prep-level game.
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The Barisieur Is a One-of-a-Kind Tea & Coffee Alarm Clock

It’s a legit high-tech coffeemaker with enough convenience features to take your mandatory WFH routine to the next level.
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Supercomputers and spray foam: How tech can stunt forest fire season

Hoses and helicopters aren't the only tools at a firefighter's disposal these days. Some departments are using things like supercomputers and spray foam to help
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ABCmouse is the best way for kids to learn from home, and it’s 50% off

This one-month free trial of ABCmouse offers the perfect insight into how much fun learning can be, with great deals on a one-year subscription plan
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Father’s Day Gift Idea: These cheap 3D printers are on sale for less than $300

Get the Monoprice Mini Delta, Longer Orange 10, and Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D printers for as little as $160 ahead of Father's Day.
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Rosetta Stone is the best way to learn a new language, and it’s $100 off

Discover a new way of learning with a Rosetta Stone free trial and lifetime membership special offer.
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Brainwave-reading temporary tattoos could take wearable tech to the next level

Researchers in Europe have developed electrode-sporting temporary tattoos that may one day be used to read brainwaves. Here's why they could be a game-changer.
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Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot gives New Zealand sheepdogs a run for their money

A new video Tuesday shows Boston Dynamics' Spot robot carrying out a variety of agricultural assistive tasks, like inspecting crops and, yes, herding sheep.
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Can chloroquine cure coronavirus? Here’s what science says

In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the FDA OK'd adding chloroquine to the Strategic Nation Stockpile, but will the drug actually do anything?