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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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Heading to CES 2020? Check out these tips and tricks first

Headed to CES 2020 this week? Looking to make the most of your time there? Check out these tips and tricks from show veterans at Digital Trends. From wearing comfortable shoes to avoiding jet lag to picking up your bag at the airport, we guarantee they'll help to improve your show experience.
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CES 2020: Mobility tech will go the extra mile to nix your need for a car

Based on some early clues from the CES 2020 lineup, it seems that micro-mobility might not be so micro moving forward. More and more, personal electric vehicles aren't being built to fill the gaps in your commute -- they're being built to complete it. We'll give a preview ahead of next month's show.
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Robot arms and keychain-sized hard drives

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Skydio 2 review: A drone that’s almost impossible to crash

Skydio 2 is billed as the world's most advanced auto-follow drone, so to test that claim, I took it to the most densely-forested mountain bike trail I could find and had the drone chase me at high speeds. Things definitely didn't go as I expected them to.

Don’t just survive Black Friday, conquer it with this morally depraved gear guide

With our handy Black Friday survival guide, you can snag the best deals of the season for everyone on your list. To hell with everyone else!
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DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom review: Pair of aces

After flying both the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom for over a week, we’re convinced that these are two of the best drones that DJI has ever made. Their biggest competition comes from DJI itself. So, is it time to upgrade?
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Sen. Ron Wyden wants to protect your data from Big Tech, if Congress lets him

Sen. Ron Wyden's latest bill, the Mind Your Own Business Act, could fix a lot of the privacy problems that internet users currently face. The only problem? It's probably not going to move forward until we have another major privacy disaster, Wyden said in an exclusive Digital Trends interview.
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DJI Mavic Mini review: A weekend with DJI’s affordable drone

DJI's Mavic Mini is the lightest and cheapest addition to the Mavic line -- but it's light weight and low price don't come without some compromises. It's also missing a few notable features that made previous iterations of the Mavic line so great
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This monstrous, 826-ton wave buoy turns rough seas into renewable energy

Ocean Energy has spent the better part of the past decade perfecting a wave power generator that’s not only tough enough to survive the seas, but also capable of capturing huge amounts of energy from them. The result? A hulking, 826-ton marvel of modern engineering known as the OE Buoy.
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Swagtron NG-2 electric longboard review: Budget bomber

Even if you hate the name, Swagtron's new NG-2 electric skateboard offers too much bang for your buck to be ignored. It only costs $400, yet it can ride circles around many skateboards that cost twice as much.
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Skydio’s new auto-follow drone is basically a flying A.I. cinematographer

Auto-follow mode has been a standard feature on camera drones for years now, but the new Skydio 2 takes that idea to a whole new level. It can autonomously fly, follow, and dodge obstacles without any jarring, stuttering, or stopping. This is one of the most exciting additions to the UAV market we've seen in years.
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Opinion: Amazon is pushing us toward a screenless future, and I kinda love it

Amazon seems to be steering us toward a world that isn’t so dominated by glowing, blinking, attention-stealing screens -- and that’s something I think we can all get behind.
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The best drones of 2019

Here's a no-nonsense rundown of the best drones you can buy right now, including the awesome DJI Mavic 2 Pro, no matter what kind of flying you plan to do.
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The grid of the future will be powered by … giant subterranean bagpipes?

In order to transition to a more renewable-focused energy system, we need to scale up our grid storage capacity -- and our existing methods aren't going to cut it. Could compressed air be the key?
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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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Onewheel Pint hands-on review

The Onewheel Pint is the newest addition to the Onewheel family. It’s smaller, lighter, and more feature-packed than ever before, yet it costs under $1,000. We took it for a test drive through the streets of Manhattan and were super impressed with its performance.
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There’s a new Onewheel on the block, and it’s a pint-sized shredding machine

Future Motion has unveiled the newest addition to its fleet of one-wheeled rideable devices. The Onewheel Pint is a smaller, lighter, and more affordable version of the original -- and it's every bit as fun as its big brothers while also being significantly more affordable.
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Monoprice Delta Pro review

Monoprice’s big, bold Delta Pro is one of the most luxurious 3D printers we’ve ever tested, but its print quality isn’t anything to write home about. It comes packed with just about every high-end feature you could ever want -- and even a few you probably didn’t know about. But it all comes at a price.
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Warm up or cool down with the press of a button on the wrist-worn Embr

We review the Embr Wave, a personal heating and cooling wearable designed by a team of MIT engineers that’s now on Kickstarter.
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Meet the Icon A5: a high-tech airplane that anyone can fly

Prior to hopping inside the Icon A5's cockpit, I had never set foot inside a single-engine aircraft -- let alone flown one. But thanks to some amazing design and technology, this plane is somehow so easy that I was able to fly it with just a few minutes of instruction
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Taste test: The new Impossible Burger is a triumph of food engineering

Impossible Foods is back with a new-and-improved plant-based burger, and we got a chance to try it out at CES 2019. Suffice it to say that our minds were blown by the Impossible Burger 2.0. Everything is dialed in -- the smell, the color, the texture, the flavor -- that it's hard to tell it's not actual beef.
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This high-tech beehive protects honey bees from their mortal enemy

Since the 1980s, Varroa Destructor mites have been wreaking havoc on the world's honey bee populations, and beekeepers haven't had a good way to fight back. Thanks to an innovative new hive design that focuses on the mites' vulnerability to heat, however, that might soon change.
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Anycubic Photon 3D printer review

If you don’t mind working with messy resin, the Anycubic Photon 3D printer offers print quality that very few filament-based printers can achieve. This printer is on the same level as machines that cost six times as much. Dt ran the device through it's paces and came away impressed.
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Formlabs Form 2 review (updated for 2018)

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Parrot Anafi drone review

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Intel’s new ‘neural network on a stick’ aims to unchain A.I. from the internet

To kick off its first developer conference in Beijing, Intel unveiled the second generation of its Neural Compute Stick -- a device that promises to democratize the development of computer vision A.I. applications that can work at the edge of a network.
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How do 3D printers work? Here’s a super-simple breakdown

How do 3D printers work, exactly? If you're curious how these magical machines create 3D objects in a matter of hours, look no further.
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The Flamethrower Diet is better than keto and I burned all this food to prove it

When I first caught word that Elon Musk's Boring Company was selling a fully-functional flamethrower, I knew right away that I wanted to use it as a replacement for all of my modern cooking appliances. Why use a microwave when you can use a flamethrower instead?
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5 reasons why you shouldn’t be surprised Elon Musk smoked weed

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently smoked weed during a recorded interview with Joe Rogan. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be. Ever since Elon has been in the public eye, he's done all kinds of things that should've tipped you off and tipped you off that he gets down.
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DJI Mavic Air review

DJI managed to squeeze its most cutting-edge tech inside a folding drone that fits in your pocket.

DJI’s new Mavic drones are here, and they’re even better than we expected

Laying months of rumors and speculation to rest, DJI today unveiled not one, but two new Mavic 2 drones -- and they look even better than we thought they would. Here's why.

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From solar stoves to skewers, 12 grill gadgets that’ll crown you king of summer

Now that grilling season is almost upon us, we took some time to round up the best BBQ tech gadgets to help you conquer your next cookout