Tamagotchis Are Coming to Your Phone: Slowly Kill Them at Your Leisure

(AV CLUB) by William Hughes – After decades of being confined to little plastic eggs (and the occasional, usually Japan-only video game), nostalgia-rich pet simulators Tamagotchi are finally coming to

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Perth Cycling Team Maps a Journey Resembling a Goat

(NEWSHUB) – A Perth amateur cycling team posted a photo of their mapped ride – and the 202 kilometre ride makes for some glorious GPS art. Riders were asked why

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Germany Bans Internet-Connected ‘Spy’ Doll Cayla

(RTÉ News) – German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called ‘My Friend Cayla’ that can chat with children, warning that it was a de facto “hidden spying device”. Parents

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Sony Filed A Patent For Video-Recording Contact Lens

(HUFF POST) – Tech giant Sony has joined the race to develop digital contact lens technology. Sony has plans for a wearable lens that can take photos and video, according

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Detect and Disable an Airbnb’s Hidden Wi-Fi Cameras With This Script

(LIFE HACKER) – Airbnb renters keep finding hidden Wi-Fi cameras watching them without them knowing. If you want to ensure your privacy in a rental, this shell script will find

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Beeline Makes Biking About the Destination

(TECH CRUNCH) – Beeline is a handlebar-mounted gadget that uses a combination of Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS to direct you around town. Instead of giving you turn-by-turn direction like a

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Brainwaves Could Act as Your Password – But Not if You’re Drunk

(NEW SCIENTIST) – Getting drunk could make it harder to enter your password – even if your brainwaves are your login. By Nicole Kobie Brainwave authentication is one of many

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New ‘Smart’ Fibers Curb Fires in Lithium-Ion Batteries

(SCIENCE NEWS) – Hoverboards and certain cell phones powered by lithium-ion batteries occasionally go up in flames. Scientists now have a new plan for squelching these fires before they flare

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Lego Targets Pre-Mindstorms Minds with its Boost Educational Kit

(TECH CRUNCH) – Boost is an impressive kit. The five on-board building experiences cover a lot of ground, from a robot to a guitar, to quasi Lego “3D printer” that’s

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Newly Discovered ‘Casper’ Octopod at Risk From Deep-Sea Mining

(TERRA DAILY) – Last spring, researchers made Newly discovered ‘Casper’ octopod at risk from deep-sea minings with the discovery of what was surely a new species of octopod, crawling along

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