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Keen wants to save the planet one pair of shoes at a time

Footwear manufacturer Keen uses AR, VR, A.I., and robots to make great shoes and boots that are eco-friendly too.
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Your home gym could threaten your life, but you can fix it

Many of us have been forced to exercise from home. However, you may be doing more harm to your health than good. Indoor air quality sensors can be crucial.
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In the time of the coronavirus, a home gym offers the safest workout

Gyms are prime candidates for strict closures. Considering how people use machines, showers, and other public spaces, it's worth looking into a home gym.
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Personalized beauty tech will shake the very foundation of the skincare industry

At CES 2020, traditional makeup and beauty brands were right at home on the show floor. Long-established beauty brands now have to be able to customize products for every individual's skin, which requires high-tech tools, easy-to-use apps, and a treasure trove of data, all on display at CES.
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Test riding Manta5: The unholy offspring of a boat, an airplane, and an e-bike

I took a break from the madness of the CES 2020 showfloor to test ride the Hydrofoiler XE-1: a hydrofoil ebike from New Zealand upstart Manta5. It was exactly as fun as it sounds.
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Does tracking your sleep actually help you sleep better? We asked an expert

The modern age just isn't conducive to getting restful sleep. There's a myriad of companies that proclaim their sleep trackers and programs to be catalysts for real sleep improvement. But are they actually making things worse? We asked an expert and we didn't get the answer of our dreams.
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Meet the gene-edited bacteria that could make cannabis plants obsolete

Ever wanted to brew cannabis like you brew craft beer? At the University of California, Berkeley, synthetic biologists have managed to engineer brewer’s yeast so that it produces the main cannabinoids found in marijuana. Here's why that's so darn exciting -- and what it means.
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The ultimate golf watch isn’t a smartwatch. It’s Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Golf

Forget golf smartwatches, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf is the ultimate timepiece to wear out on the links. It's the world's first mechanical golf watch, and will keep score for you throughout the game, and look absolutely amazing while it does it. This intricately designed watch is a technical marvel.
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My niece lost her hearing. This is a story about how technology brought it back

When my niece was diagnosed with severe profound loss, her parents had to decide whether to get a cochlear implant. We spoke to them and Australian company, Cochlear, about how the system restores hearing. We also look at the latest features made available through the mobile app.
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In search of the fountain of youth, beauty companies turn to tech

Beauty tech finally arrived at CES 2019. Not only were brands such as Olay, L’Oreal, and Neutrogena fully on display, they had interesting and unique gadgets to show off. Many of the brands hoped to deliver a more personalized experience when it comes to skincare.
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Ride through the sky and get fit on the fly with the NordicTrack VR Bike

We tried the NordicTrack Virtual Reality Bike at CES 2019. Combining fitness and gaming, it's one of the more interesting approaches to VR traversal we’ve seen. There is a catch, though, and it's in the steep price. Made for VR and fitness enthusiasts, this bike is for serious buyers only.
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Precision medicine depends on DNA, but sending out your spit still has risks

What can you learn about your health from a direct-to-consumer DNA test? Oftentimes, you’ll still need to go to a doctor to decipher results, and even then, they might make you go to an independent lab for another test.
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Dread the gym? This smart mirror delivers your fitness fix at home

Mirror, launched back in September, is different than other fitness equipment on the market. It's part mirror and part LCD display, with a varied menu of on-demand workouts built into it. We visited Mirror's HQ in NYC to test it out and see if it's really worth cancelling that gym membership for.
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JLABS injects some tech into the medical industry

Innovating health care is expensive, risky, and complicated legally. JLABS, a project funded by Johnson & Johnson, is trying to remove these barriers with clever and altruistic approach, and offer some lessons from tech startups.
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The Foreo UFO can fit into your makeup bag and your busy lifestyle

The Foreo UFO is a smart mask treatment that's controlled by your smartphone. Even with the steep price tag, the easy setup and quick execution had us incorporating it into our skincare routine whenever our skin felt dull or needed hydration -- busy schedule or not.
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Ugh. I’m done with fitness trackers, and so is the world

Remember when tracking your steps, your calories, even your heartbeat throughout the day was the thing? People even wore multiple devices while doing workouts, from cadence monitors to heart-rate tracking chest straps. Turns out people are growing tired of the quantified self. In fact, tech columnist Joshua Fruhlinger has discovered that going for a ride without any tech is a much more enjoyable experience.
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8 Amazing CRISPR projects that could change life as we know it

Since it burst onto the scene a decade ago, CRISPR-Cas9 has shaken the field of genetics to its core with a genome editing tool that’s faster, cheaper and more accurate than previous methods. Here are eight examples of amazing CRISPR projects with the potential to change the world.
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Electric mountain bikes are turning purist scoffs into smiles

Electric mountain bikes get a bad rap among loyal mountain bikers, but brands like BMC Switzerland can’t afford to look away. While test riding BMC’s new Speedfox amp, we realized there’s much more to electric mountain bikes than what ornery traditionalists let on.
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Trouble sleeping? The Dreem headset promises to help — if you can keep it on

If you're one of the 60 million Americans who live with a sleep disorder, you're probably willing to try just about anything to get a little more shut eye. A new wearable called Dreem promises to improve sleep by stimulating brainwaves, as long as you can stand wearing it throughout the night.
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With PerfectSwell technology, American Wave Machines revolutionized surfing

American Wave Machines is a name synonymous with artificial wave technology and the company's most advanced wave pool creation to date is prepared to take center stage at the upcoming BSR Surf Ranch in Waco, Texas -- one of the largest inland installations in the world.
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Inside Cellink, the Swedish company building 3D printers for living tissue

Digital Trends recently paid a fascinating visit to the headquarters of Cellink, one of the most exciting companies working on 3D bioprinted organs. Here is how the up-and-coming bioprinting company from Gothenburg, Sweden is hoping to change the future of medical science as we know it.
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The evolution of sneakers and basketball, told by the NBA legends who lived it

Julius Erving, Ray Allen, and Rasheed Wallace spoke about the sneakers they wore during historic playoff moments, and how the NBA is in the middle of an evolution.
FLY Anywhere

Flywheel wants you to sweat your ass off in the comfort of your own home

Flywheel is launching Fly Anywhere, an at-home version of its studio biking experience and a streaming content platform with live rides filmed in Lincoln Center. Tech makes the whole sweaty thing possible.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Ultra-grippy socks and dirt-cheap 3D printers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Treepods, robot cutters, Firefly flints

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week.
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How Vicis developed Zero1, the high-tech helmet that could save the NFL

Vicis hopes to drastically reduce concussions in football with its helmet, the Zero1. We went behind the scenes to see innovation in action.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Smart soccer balls, vibro razors, drum rings

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Stackable grills and laser engravers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Portable grills, reusable color books, and more

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Electronic Play-Doh, waterproof backpacks, and more

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Fish drones, bottle gardens, AI longboards

Giesswein Merino Runners

We jumped feet first (and sockless) into Giesswein’s versatile Merino Runners

Constructed entirely of Merino wool (save the footbeds), Giesswein's Merino Runners are a comfortable and versatile pair of athletic shoes.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Toilet bowl lights, Tyvek watches, tiny firestarters

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Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, and humanity finally found it