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Google X Head: 'I'm Afraid of People's Reactions to Technology'
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Google X Head: 'I'm Afraid of People's Reactions to Technology'

Google's 'Captain of Moonshots' on his frustration with the slow pace at which society is adapting to technological advancements.
Laura Entis
These Voice-Controlled GPS Motorcycle Helmets Help Riders Stay on Track
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These Voice-Controlled GPS Motorcycle Helmets Help Riders Stay on Track

No longer do you have to rely on maps or GPS systems, both of which require riders to take their eyes off the road.
How a 3-D Printer Just Gave This Little Girl an Awesome, New Prosthetic Hand
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How a 3-D Printer Just Gave This Little Girl an Awesome, New Prosthetic Hand

Faith Lennox's breakthrough prosthetic 'robohand,' molded in her favorite colors, was printed and assembled in less than 24 hours, but 3-D printing gave her much more than a hand.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Tired of Plugging Your Gadgets In to Charge? One Day You Could Power Them With Lasers.
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Tired of Plugging Your Gadgets In to Charge? One Day You Could Power Them With Lasers.

Let there be light, the laserbeam kind that could end the constant battle to keep your smartphone battery from dying.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Handy Robot Holds a Pen and Writes Exactly Like You Do
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This Handy Robot Holds a Pen and Writes Exactly Like You Do

No time to write out letters and thank you cards? Leave it to a bot named Bond.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Star Wars + Drones = Dreams Come True
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Star Wars + Drones = Dreams Come True

When every day humans can make the Millenium Falcon fly, that's a good thing.
Jason Fell
At SXSW: The Flying Car Could Come as Early as 2017
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At SXSW: The Flying Car Could Come as Early as 2017

Flying cars are coming closer to reality – and they could bring some significant changes to how you work and travel.
Jacob Hall
What You Missed (So Far) at SXSW: Flying Cars, Bacon Bourbon Cocktails
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What You Missed (So Far) at SXSW: Flying Cars, Bacon Bourbon Cocktails

We round up the crazy, the intriguing and everything that made us smile.
Linda Lacina
You Can Literally Play With Fire Thanks to This Hot New Gadget
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You Can Literally Play With Fire Thanks to This Hot New Gadget

Say hello to Pyro, a device that allows people to shoot fireballs from the palm of their hand.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Want a 3-D Printed Selfie? There's an App for That.
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Want a 3-D Printed Selfie? There's an App for That.

People can take a picture using their smartphone or tablet, then send the picture to a 3-D printing company and receive a 3-D version of their face.
Arjun Kharpal
Look Ma, No Hands: Drones You Can Pilot With Your Mind
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Look Ma, No Hands: Drones You Can Pilot With Your Mind

A Portuguese aeronautics company is testing out the technology right now.
Nina Zipkin
Why This Entrepreneur Dreams of Living on Mars
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Why This Entrepreneur Dreams of Living on Mars

Entrepreneur Jaymee Del Rosario has been selected among the 100 candidates to possibly colonize the red planet as part of an initiative called Mars One. Here's what she has to say about her ambitious plans.
Jason Fell
In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots
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In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots

Guests will be welcomed to the property by three 'actroids' -- robots with an uncanny human likeness and an ability to engage in intelligent conversation.
Geoff Weiss
Far Out Tech

It seems like every other day we read about some far-out, new technology that makes us scratch our heads and say, "What the heck?" In this series, we'll take a look at all types of crazy new gadgets, apps and other technologies -- and the entrepreneurs dreaming them up.

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