From Digital Trends: Amazon Echos given to people in need to reduce demands on caregivers

An innovative trial taking place in the U.K. is giving Amazon Echos to people with learning disabilities to see if they can help cut down on demands for already overstretched human caregivers.
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From Digital Trends: Kevlar finds a use beyond bulletproof vests — as a cartilage replacement

We trust Kevlar to protect us from external forces, but now, we might put the material to use internally as well. As per new research from the University of Michigan, we may soon be padding the insides of our bodies with “Kevlartilage.”
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From Digital Trends: How Hollywood techniques and virtual reality are changing the field of neuroscience

Big-budget CGI and virtual reality are mostly confined to the entertainment industries, but researchers have taken advantage of those techniques to help them more easily study the human brain.
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From Digital Trends: Try these accessible tech teaching tools on your next dream golf vacation

Golfers have always loved gadgets, but now you can use the latest technology previously only available to tour pros to help you improve your game on your upcoming vacation to a high-end golf resort.
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From Digital Trends: Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Snow scooters and fully automatic toothbrushes

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
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From Digital Trends: Weekly Rewind: Bill Gates’ smart city, a robo pillow, our Black Friday favorites

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top tech stories from this week.
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From Digital Trends: New brainwave-reading technique may unlock ‘locked-in’ patients

An Austrian company has created a smart brain-computer interface that allows patients with locked-in syndrome to communicate answers to questions using nothing more than their thoughts.
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From Digital Trends: The X1 Explorer folding ebike can take you 37 miles on a charge

Just launched on Kickstarter, the X1 Explorer is a folding ebike designed for urban commuters that can travel at speeds of up to 19 miles per hour and with a range of 37 miles between recharges.
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From Digital Trends: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro review

Our Gear Fit2 Pro review found that Samsung managed to upgrade its already-impressive Gear line of wearables by adding water-resistance and app access to the sleek, stylish tracker.
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From Digital Trends: Filter promises to let you drink from almost any water source — even urine

FIXT Nomad is a water filter device that promises to let you safely drink out of any non-salt water source. Public toilets? Check. Stagnant ponds? You bet. Your own urine? Whatever floats your boat! I
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