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How to Tangle-Proof Your Earbud Cables

  We’ve got a tech themed life hack that is sure to make you smile. If you’re like us then your earbuds always knotting and kinking, and boy is it the WORST! Tangled up cords and cables cluttering your pocket, backpack and purse are enough to frustrate even the savviest of tech junkies. So what […]

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Bing Understands When You Search with Emoji

  Microsoft future proofs its search engine with support for Emoji. Microsoft’s search engine Bing announced support for emoji, enabling users to type in the special characters into mobile or desktop search and receive results based on their meaning. Vanity Fair spoke with Craig Beilinson, Microsoft’s director of marketing communications, who explained why the company […]

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Pelty Bluetooth Speaker Runs on Candle Power

  This latest gadet can really handle the heat…litterally! The Pelty speaker uses a property of thermoelectrics known as the Seebeck Effect, which converts heat into electric current. The generator inside the Pelty speaker powers it directly from the candle’s heat so there are no batteries to depelet except of course the candle itself.   […]

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App Teaches Kindergarteners to Code

  They can’t all read yet, but soon kindergarteners may be able to create basic computer code. Researchers in Massachusetts developed an app that teaches young kids a simple computer programming language.

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Smart Gadget Aims to Monitor Your Dumb Smoke Alarm

  Leeo is a device that alerts you when the smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector goes off. At $99, it’s the same price as Nest, a smart smoke alarm.

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The $10k Hoverboard

  A real life hoverboard that works, the Hendo Hoverboard. This is the futures, ladies and gentlemen.

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Eeek Netbooks: What Were We Thinking?

  These often-ridiculed, low-powered laptops were crushed by the iPad, but had an important part to play in the story of computing. Check it out.

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App Lets You Rate Your Coworkers

  What’s APP-ening?! There’s always a new app that allows you to interact with people and this one is centered around your coworkers. There’s a new app that allows you to rate your coworkers. It’s called Knozen and is laid out like the popular dating app “Hot or Not”.

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Brainwave Tech Could Help ALS Patients Control Appliances

  Patients with Lou Gehrig’s Disease can become paralyzed, and technology is now being developed that could let them control smart appliances with their brainwaves.    

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Ditch the Spray: Apps to Repel Mosquitoes

  Say “bye bye” to those itchy and unsightly mosquito bites with help of a little technology. Along with summer comes cookouts, swimming, and mosquitoes –lots of them. Instead of slathering on repellent, turn to your smartphone to keep pesky critters at bay. In this Tech Minute, CNET’sKara Tsubio reports on apps designed to repel […]

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What Can a $200 Smart Vest Do?

  Wanna know what’s going on inside your body? Well this smart vest may be the answer! Richard Taylor finds out from Stephane Marceau, founder of Canadian startup OMSignal, what their $200 smart vest can do.

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What Is Dogspotting And Why Are People So Angry About It?

  A Facebook group created for posting pictures of random dogs is being accused of tyranny across the Internet. You may have never heard of it, but “Dogspotting” is one of the Internet’s most popular sports. With the institution of a new, strict set of rules, it’s also becoming very controversial. Kind of. The Rules: […]

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Advanced Telescope Lets NASA See Inside Supernovas

  Cassiopeia A was a star more than eight times the mass of our sun before it exploded in the cataclysmic, fiery death astronomers call a supernova. And thanks to NASA space telescopes, scientists are learning more than ever about exactly how it happened. The new technology is cluing in scientists to a radioactive element […]

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