This Week in Tech
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Get Your Hands on the Ultimate Spy Gadget
Long before Apple unveiled a watch you could talk into, cartoon detective Dick Tracy wore a two-way radio on his wrist. Now, after seventy years, you can finally get your hands on the original Dick Tracy “smart watch.” Check it out right here »
No More Crying Kids!
For kids — and frankly, for many adults — getting a shot at the doctor’s office can be a traumatic experience. But what if you could get a shot while riding a rollercoaster, or while taking a spin in a hot air balloon? Now you can »
This Robot Will Cuddle You to Sleep
The “chest” of what looks like a pillowy four-pound kidney bean rises and falls rhythmically, hypnotically. It’s a new “sleep robot” device aimed at helping you sleep better. "Spooning the sleep robot during the night, you will be soothed to sleep," its sales literature claims. I’m going to give it a try. Are you? »
Danger: New Disease Sweeping America
Sweaty palms, anxiety, and the classic symptoms of withdrawal. If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, you might have a new affliction that was just classified by the World Health Organization. Then again, if you haven’t played “Super Mario Brothers” or “Donkey Kong” in a while, you’re probably ok. Read more here »
Google Knows When You’re Going to Die
Google’s “Medical Brain” team is aiming to use Artificial Intelligence to transform the healthcare industry. It recently created a pair of algorithms that can accurately predict the severity of a patient’s injury — and even the exact date of their death »