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10 Fitness Apps to Get You Moving and Motivated
You don’t need to rely on pricey classes and personal trainers to get fit this year, all you need is your phone and a little bit of motivation.... READ ON
Japanese Toilet Makers Agree on Standardized Symbols
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Airbus's "Flying Car" Prototype Could Be Ready for Takeoff Within the Year
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Heated Mats Keep Steps Ice-Free in the Winter
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This Robot Helper Is Designed to Keep Older People Company
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A Brief History of the Wiki—and Where It Might Be Going Next
Wikis, or user-edited websites, are older than you might think—in fact, they’re practically the elders of the online world.... READ ON
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This Phishing Scam Is Targeting Gmail Accounts by Posing as Your Contacts
Gmail users are reporting a phishing scam that comes masquerading as one of your contacts.... READ ON
7 CES Tech Innovations and What They Mean For You, the Humble Consumer
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Wearables May Be Able to Tell When You're Falling Ill
Smart devices can monitor our pulse rates, skin temperature, and other vitals, and notice when they're off.... READ ON
This Outlet Comes With a Built-In Night-Light
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Get the Perfect Pour-Over with a Super-Smart Electric Kettle
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Poop Emoji-Inspired Doughnuts Are Now a Thing
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The AI That's Learning to Diagnose Health Issues
Your doctor may soon be examining you with a cell phone instead of a stethoscope.... READ ON
Uncork Bottles Like a Cowboy With This Gun-Shaped Wine Opener
We assume this is how people drank wine in the Wild West.... READ ON
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7 of History's Greatest Robots
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The Army Wants to Build Biodegradable Bullets
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The number "five" is important to the Pentagon in many ways. Sure, it has five sides, but the building also has five stories, and the courtyard in the center encompasses an area of five acres.

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