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Combining augmented reality, 3D printing and a robotic arm to prototype in real time

Combining augmented reality, 3D printing and a robotic arm to prototype in real time

SUMMARY: Using an augmented reality headset and two controllers, the designer builds a 3D model using a CAD (computer-aided design) program.

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The WyzeCam is a $20 security camera, and it just got better

The WyzeCam is a $20 security camera, and it just got better

SUMMARY: I’ve never owned a security camera, so don’t quote me as an expert, but I’ve been reading some WyzeCam reviews this afternoon and they’re a little astonishing: a good, functional, easy-to-use, and feature-rich streaming security camera for $20.

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Algorithmic zoning could be the answer to cheaper housing and more equitable cities

Algorithmic zoning could be the answer to cheaper housing and more equitable cities

SUMMARY: “This is a radically different vision … it’s post-smart cities,” Clippinger said.

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Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

SUMMARY: Starting with allergy medications, the startup is developing skin patches that release drugs commonly used in seasonal allergies for children.

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BoE's Carney says Bitcoin has 'pretty much failed' as currency

BoE's Carney says Bitcoin has 'pretty much failed' as currency

SUMMARY: LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin BTC=BTSP has failed as a currency measured by standard benchmarks, and is neither a store of value nor a useful way to buy things, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday.

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Samsung reveals soothing ringtone for Galaxy S9

Samsung reveals soothing ringtone for Galaxy S9

SUMMARY: You're desperate to get hold of the Samsung Galaxy S9 -- to be revealed on February 25 -- and touch its delicate perfection.

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Mario may finally be getting his own encyclopedia in English this October

Mario may finally be getting his own encyclopedia in English this October

SUMMARY: The Japanese version of Super Mario Encyclopedia contains 256 pages of content from 17 Super Mario games, from the original to Super Mario 3D World.

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Chrome 64 now trims messy links when you share them

Chrome 64 now trims messy links when you share them

SUMMARY: Google’s latest consumer version of Chrome, version number 64, just started cleaning up messy referral links for you.

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Toy Fair 2018: Lego Hulkbuster's big, buildable suit is ready to smash

Toy Fair 2018: Lego Hulkbuster's big, buildable suit is ready to smash

SUMMARY: This Lego set goes on sale March 3 and will cost $120 in the US and £120 in the UK.

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Sony releases mysterious teaser for its next phone

Sony releases mysterious teaser for its next phone

SUMMARY: But presumably the teaser has something to do with a new phone, since Sony usually announces new Xperia smartphones at this event.

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Hulu’s weekend outage affected some users trying to watch Olympics, NBA All-Star game

Hulu’s weekend outage affected some users trying to watch Olympics, NBA All-Star game

SUMMARY: We want people to know that when they’re signing up to a live TV service, they’re going to get a live TV service… It’s something we’re very invested in and committed to.

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2019 Volvo XC40 adds 3-cylinder engine, fancy Inscription trim

2019 Volvo XC40 adds 3-cylinder engine, fancy Inscription trim

SUMMARY: Pricing and availability of the XC40 Inscription will be announced at a later date.

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Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9

Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9

SUMMARY: Like last year, Samsung is selling two models: a 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 and a 6.2-inch Galaxy S9 Plus.

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Lego's 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Millennium Falcon may reveal clues

Lego's 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Millennium Falcon may reveal clues

SUMMARY: Introducing the LEGO Kessel Run Millennium Falcon from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Wikipedia’s free-to-access program for developing countries is being sunset

Wikipedia’s free-to-access program for developing countries is being sunset

SUMMARY: A half-dozen years after launching Wikipedia Zero, The Wikimedia Foundation is sunsetting the program.

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Lucky Charms new unicorn marshmallow is a Twitter hit

Lucky Charms new unicorn marshmallow is a Twitter hit

SUMMARY: For those who follow those things, you should know it's the first new permanent Lucky Charms marshmallow in a decade.

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The Google app has a screenshot editing feature in beta

The Google app has a screenshot editing feature in beta

SUMMARY: The Google app is now rolling out a built-in screenshot editor with beta version 7.21, starting last Friday, which will give users better sharing and editing tools, as spotted by 9to5Google.

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Look out for the flying ‘Jurassic World’ Pteranodon drone

Look out for the flying ‘Jurassic World’ Pteranodon drone

SUMMARY: You probably know there’s a new Jurassic World coming out this year, and there’s lots of branded merchandise coming along with it.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy booster at NASA's Kennedy Space Center this week

SpaceX Falcon Heavy booster at NASA's Kennedy Space Center this week

SUMMARY: pic.twitter.com/jslo1Ip17L — Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (@ExploreSpaceKSC) February 18, 2018The booster is a recycled Falcon 9 that flew another mission before being strapped to the side of Falcon Heavy for its historic flight earlier this month.

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The best and worst parts of Black Panther

The best and worst parts of Black Panther

SUMMARY: I’ll be a lot happier as a moviegoer if future entries in the franchise learn the lessons Black Panther teaches.

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