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3D Fingerprint Scans May Be the Ultimate Security Tool

Compared to a password that’s either too simple to be effective, or too hard to remember, a fingerprint is a great security tool. But they’re not infallible, in fact, they can be easily replicated with just a photo . So researchers are taking fingerprint security one step further and scanning them in three dimensions.

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Andrew Liszewski

July 1st

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Garmin’s New Bike Light Looks Farther Ahead the Faster You Ride

As part of its new Varia line of smart cycling devices, Garmin just introduced a couple of lightning options that promise to make it safer for cyclists riding at night. And not only when it comes to visibility but also because they help riders keep their eyes glued on the road.

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Andrew Liszewski

July 1st

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The Wheels on Your Car Could One Day Recharge It As They Roll

Regenerative braking systems are already used in electric cars to help recapture energy that’s wasted while the vehicle is stopping. But researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have also found a way to generate power while a vehicle is actually driving.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 30th

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The Perfect Suitcase Transforms Into a Portable Dresser

For longer hotel stays, it makes life easier to put all your clothes in drawers instead of rifling through a tangled web of t-shirts, shorts, and shoes. Or, you could make things even easier with a suitcase that transforms into a pre-packed dresser.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 29th

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You’ll Spend Hours Transforming This Expanding Cabinet Just For Fun

Shelves are like mini museums in your home, putting all your possessions on display. But if you prefer a little flair with added privacy, the Cubrick Cabinet keeps everything hidden until a rotating mechanism reveals all of your personal artifacts.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 29th

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This Coffee Art Printer Puts Baristas To Shame

Some lovely art atop your latte’s foam: a perk of frequenting a fancy cafe. But a new machine called the Ripple promises to make it commonplace at any coffee shop—and the foam can spell out any message you like!

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Andrew Liszewski

June 26th

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I Would Ride This Emergency Vacuum Brake At an Amusement Park

Smart cars are already at the point where they can detect danger and react faster than a driver can. And to help ensure that a vehicle can actually stop in time to avoid an accident, a Swedish company has designed an emergency brake that grabs onto the road using extreme suction.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 25th

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The Smaller, Cheaper, FLIR ONE Thermal Camera Now Works With Other Apps

Thermal cameras that can see a person’s body heat were once expensive tools that only police and the military used. But now they’re small and cheap enough to work alongside your smartphone. And FLIR’s latest model will make anyone feel like the Predator hunting its prey.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 25th

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This New Software Turns Any Object Into a Rubik’s Cube Puzzle

Turning a cube into a rotating multi-colored puzzle isn’t terribly difficult. Ernő Rubik did it back in 1974 without the need for a computer. For other shapes, though, like a complicated 3D bunny, you need to figure out the perfect way to slice it up so that every sub-section can rotate freely. But thankfully there’s now software that can automatically do that for you.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 24th

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Wait a Minute, Did Lexus Actually Make a Working Hoverboard?

The latest video in Lexus’ Amazing in Motion series reveals what the company is claiming is a working hoverboard that manages to float about an inch off the ground. It’s a far cry from what we saw in Back to the Future 2, but has the carmaker brought us one step closer to our dreams?

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Andrew Liszewski

June 23rd

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