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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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Thanko unveils a new USB-powered air purifier

Thanko unveils a new USB-powered air purifier

It has been several months now since we talked about a bizarre USB-powered product from Thanko. Last time out it was a hairbrush that automatically misted your hair with water as you brush. The new product from the purveyor of strange gadgets this time is a USB-powered UV Air Purifier.

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Obama’s Brain Activity Map project expected to receive billions in budget

Obama’s Brain Activity Map project expected to receive billions in budget

A ten year project, the Brain Activity Map, that attempts to fathom the deepest workings of the human brain at a cost of billions of dollars is expected to feature in President Obama's budget proposal next month, scientists have revealed. The collaborative research effort, hoping to do for our understanding of neurology and brain activity what the Human Genome Project did for genetic discovery, will see federal agencies along with private institutions receive a huge boost in funding, sources told the NYTimes, with potential applications in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's treatment, in the development of artificial intelligence, and other avenues.

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FDA approves artificial retina for the blind

FDA approves artificial retina for the blind

The FDA approved a new technology this week that promises to give limited vision to people who are blind. The technology the FDA has approved is called the artificial retina. It allows people with certain types of blindness to be able to detect crosswalks, people, cars, and some can detect large letters or numbers.

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Wahoo Fitness unveils RFLKT iPhone-powered bike computer

Wahoo Fitness unveils RFLKT iPhone-powered bike computer

Wahoo Fitness has unveiled a new product for avid bicyclists that iPhone users will find very interesting. The product is called the Wahoo RFLKT and it is claimed to be the world's first iPhone-powered bike computer. Wahoo says that the little device gives you all the power of your iPhone in the footprint of a sleek cycling computer.

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Fitbit for Android updates with Bluetooth 4.0 support and wireless sync

Fitbit for Android updates with Bluetooth 4.0 support and wireless sync

Fitbit, one of the more popular fitness tracking platforms, has updated its Android app with a couple of new features that users will definitely want to take advantage of. The new app now supports Bluetooth 4.0, for which wireless syncing capabilities are now possible. It's a feature that's still in beta mode, however, and only supports a handful of devices so far, specifically only the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II.

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