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Razer Project Hazel smart mask

Razer’s high-tech face mask filters air and amplifies your voice, Bane-style

Featuring glowing RGB lights and an airtight seal, Razer calls Project Hazel the world's smartest face mask.
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Tech for Change: At CES 2021, new devices and tech aim to help beat COVID-19

A variety of innovative tech companies and products coming to CES 2021 can help beat the novel coronavirus. Here’s a look at a few to keep your eyes on.
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DrLupo shares how gamers worked together to raise over $2M for St. Jude

DrLupo is one of the biggest names in gaming, and he joins us to talk about gaming for charity.
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Tech for Change: New gadgets at CES 2021 finally bridge the language barrier

Tech has turned us all into travelers these days, but language remains a challenging topic -- one tech is actively tackling.
The AcquaTap from Exaeris

Tech for Change: At CES 2021, tech promises to create clean, pure water for all

Some 20% of people lack access to drinking water and corporations around the globe contaminate more water than they ever purify. Fortunately, tech can help.
Valencell sensor.

A blood-pressure sensor is the holy grail for wearables. Valencell has one

Biometric company Valencell says it can measure your blood pressure from your wrists and fingers and ears with PPGs, truly transforming our wearable devices.
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Volvo Penta’s skipper-assist tech offers crash-free boat docking

Some wannabe skippers may be put off boating by the tricky process of docking (well, that and the steep cost). This impressive new technology can help.
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Watch Samsung’s clever home robot set the table and pour wine

Meet Bot Handy, Samsung's work-in-progress home robot that can load a dishwasher, lay the table, and perhaps most importantly, pour a glass of wine.

Get this smartphone scope and you might never have to visit an optometrist again

There's no longer a reason to leave your home to get a vision check for new glasses. Here's how VisionCheck 2 works.
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These tunable eyeglasses let you adjust focus on demand

Why settle for bifocals when you could be wearing glasses that can be refocused to suit the situation? That's the idea behind Voy eyeglasses.
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Samsung’s new upcycling program turns your old phone into a SmartThings device

Samsung has announced the new Galaxy Upcycling at Home initiative, which is aimed at helping users use their old phones as SmartThings devices.
Nobi Smart Lamp

Nobi smart lamp senses movement to discern when older people are in distress

The Nobi Smart Lamp uses onboard A.I. algorithms to monitor older loved ones and alert emergency services if they fall or face other risks.
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Themis Smart Mirror analyzes skin and stress levels to promote wellness

CareOS wants to disrupt the health and wellness market with the Themis Smart Mirror, a wellness companion for your bathroom or spa.
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This video doorbell can tell if the person on your doorstep has a fever

The Ettie Video Doorbell measures the temperature of visitors, logs the number of people that have entered, and alerts guests when a space is at capacity.
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Tech for Change: Can new gadgets at CES 2021 solve hearing loss?

At the 2021 CES show, we expect to see a fleet of true wireless earbuds from a variety of companies that aim to help the hard of hearing in groundbreaking ways.
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Tech for Change: CES 2021 reveals new devices and tech to fix the planet

CES 2021 exhibits the small changes to the products we use and the tech we rely on to help us to act locally against climate change, even as we think globally.
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Tech for Change: CES 2021 reveals new ways to stay healthier than ever before

At 2021 CES, we expect new gadgets to improve our understanding of our health, and keep us fit. Here are a few to keep your eyes on.
The AcquaTap from Exaeris

Could the Exaeris AcquaTap solve the world’s water crisis?

There are 37 quadrillion gallons of water in the air around us today. The Exaeris AcquaTap wants to put it to good use.
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CES award winners: Where are they now?

Before CES 2021, let’s take a look back at the gear we’ve highlighted from the last decade to see when we picked the marvels … and when we’ve missed the magic.
text to speech reader

His granddad lost the ability to read, so he built a DIY text-to-speech rig

Ben Affleck (no, no that one) is an engineer. So when his 100-year old grandfather lost his ability to read, he flexed his engineering muscle to develop a fix.
remilk lab grown dairy milk bottle

No cows required: This startup’s lab-grown milk is identical to the real thing

The dairy industry causes monumental damage to the environment. To change that, this clever Israeli startup has developed a way to make real milk without cows
Rainforest connection Guardian device

Rainforest protection efforts given boost by this ingenious tech

This ingenious technology is playing a vital role in protecting the world's rainforests from illegal deforestation and logging that's damaging the planet.
Nordic Harvest

This robot-tended vertical farm will grow 1,000 metric tons of greens per year

The world of farming is changing. Want proof? Check out this amazing robot-filled vertical farm in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Apple now requires app developers to disclose data collection and privacy info

App developers now have to disclose their data collection and tracking requirements in the App Store for everyone to see.
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Your next therapy dog could be a biomimetic robot

A new study shows that spending time with a robotic dog as a companion can bring many of the same benefits as spending time with a real dog.
Gordon Cheng, Professor for Cognitive Systems, wants to dig deeper in understanding how the brain works.

How robotic exoskeletons can help paraplegic patients heal from injuries

When neuroscientists fitted paraplegic patients with exoskeletons to help them walk, they found that the exoskeleton helped their healing.
Monarch Tractor

Electric, self-driving tractor may just be the future of farming as we know it

This autonomous, all-electric tractor promises to be a game-changer for farms. Here's what makes it so special.
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One of these women could be the first to step on the moon

NASA's newly unveiled team of Artemis astronauts likely includes the first woman and next man to step on the moon.
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Uber sells its flying-taxi business to another flying-taxi business

Uber is abandoning its plan to build a so-called "flying car" as it puts renewed effort into making its ridesharing and meal delivery businesses profitable.
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No snakes required! Synthetic antivenom could be a lifesaver

A Danish startup called Serpentides is making a new type of antivenom that’s easier to produce, significantly lower in cost, and could be used by anyone.

The ESA wants to clean up space junk with a giant, rocket-powered claw

Remember those arcade grabbing machines, forever immortalized in Toy Story as the godlike entity known as “The Claw”? This is the same -- but way bigger.
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Google Maps’ latest features aim to ease holiday season stress

Google is adding new pandemic-related data to Maps aimed at getting you safely through the busy holiday season and beyond.
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How artists and activists are using deepfakes as a force for good

Deepfakes aren't just being used to create porn and misinformation. Nowadays, creators all over the globe are using the tech for prosocial endeavors
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3D scanning sheds light on newly discovered 2-million-year-old fossilized skull

This week, researchers announced the discovery of an incredibly rare, two-million-year-old skull in South Africa. Here's how 3D scanning tech helped.