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Fitbit Flex Review

Fitbit Flex Review

If headsets like Glass are pushing the wearable computing boundaries, then fitness monitors like the new Fitbit Flex are entry-level cyborg tech for the mass market. Announced back at CES 2013, and taking on Nike's stylish Fuelband and Jawbone's twice-refined UP, the Flex promises to track your performance whether you're awake or asleep, along with real-time data transfer to your smartphone without a big hit on battery life. That's even though the Flex is cheaper than UP, falling just under that all-important $100 boundary. Is this the health tracker we've been waiting for? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Europe’s genes reveal mysterious “genetic turnover” 4,500 years ago

Europe’s genes reveal mysterious “genetic turnover” 4,500 years ago

The origins of early Homo Sapiens in Europe have been further revealed in new DNA exploration of skeletal remains, exposing a sudden "genetic turnover" roughly 4,500 years ago that indicates a massive population change. Previously, scientists had believed European settlers had arrived roughly 7,500 years ago and modern Europeans descended from them; however, research led by the University of Adelaide indicates a mysterious event more than four millennia ago saw that group wiped out and replaced with the true European ancestors, origins unknown.

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HAPIfork Kickstarter campaign officially launches

HAPIfork Kickstarter campaign officially launches

Way back during CES 2013 in January we took a look at an interesting piece of technology known as the HAPIfork. It's essentially an electronic fork that warns you when you're eating too fast, since that's a sign that you're consuming food at a faster rate than what you're digestion system can keep up with. The company behind the fork, HAPILABS, has officially launched the Kickstarter campaign, and you can pre-order a HAPIfork now.

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Scientists create working lab-grown rat kidney

Scientists create working lab-grown rat kidney

There are a huge number of people all around the world that are currently very ill and in need of replacement organs. The problem is for some of these people, they will die before a donor organ is available. Scientists around the world are currently working to create alternative ways to get replacement organs for surgical procedures.

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Sharp offers USB-powered ion generator air purifier

Sharp offers USB-powered ion generator air purifier

USB-powered gadgets tend to run the gamut from the mundane to the truly bizarre. We've seen plenty of USB-powered air purifiers over the years that aim to remove odors and pollutants from your room or office. We've also seen a number of USB devices and that remove pollen and other items from the air you breathe as well.

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US summer camp helps tech addicts unplug and detox

US summer camp helps tech addicts unplug and detox

Ever feel like you're glued to the computer way too much? Maybe it's distracting you from going out and meeting new people. Either way, if you're looking to change some things about your computer-using habits, a new summer camp in California looks to help you unplug and detox your brain from information overload.

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Withings Smart Body Analyzer scale now shipping

Withings Smart Body Analyzer scale now shipping

Withings has made some interesting products over the last few years. This is the company that unveiled the Internet connected scale with the ability to share your weight via social networks to help you meet your goals. The company has unveiled its latest product called the Smart Body Analyzer.

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