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10
Jul
2016

DARPA-developed next-generation bionic arm hits the market

The LUKE arm will become available from medical providers later this year

The next generation in prosthetic arms will soon be helping amputees get a grip in the real world. The LUKE arm, which was previously known as the Deka Arm, was developed under DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program by DEKA Research & Development Corp. It received marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 and is now set to hit the market later this year.

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Category: Robotics

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10
Jul
2016

Sprang Chair is on the ball for active sitting

The Sprang Chair is designed to encourage active sitting, which is believed to be the key ...

Anyone who sits for long periods of time will know it's not the way the human body was designed to spend most of its day. Standing desks have emerged as a popular way to reduce back pain and improve general health while working at a desk, but the Sprang Chair approaches the problem in a different way; by encouraging "active sitting."

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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10
Jul
2016

BMW Motorrad refreshes GS family for 2017

The most important updates announced thus far by BMW concern the F 700/800 GS family

Staying true to its (Northern Hemisphere) summer tradition, BMW Motorrad announced a series of changes to its current lineup ahead of the 2017 model year, which officially starts in August 2016. The updates are spearheaded by the new F 700/800 GS and the return of the special R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black, with the official announcement also disclosing the pricing of the long-awaited R nineT Scrambler that will start rolling off the production line in September.

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Category: Motorcycles

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9
Jul
2016

Moto G4 and G4 Plus early impressions: Mid-ranged phones that feel (almost) high-end

Motorola's mid-ranged wonder hasn't faded a bit under Lenovo ownership, as the Moto G4 and Moto ...

We'll likely have our full review of the Moto G4 and G4 Plus (also known as Moto G 4th generation) on their US launch date next week, but our first impressions of these phones are extremely positive. Let's put it this way: I review high-end phones for a living, and I'd be perfectly happy switching to either of these handsets. Considering they start at US$200 and $250 full retail (respectively), these phones are nothing short of incredible values.

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Category: Mobile Technology

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8
Jul
2016

Modular jet drive helps you or your watercraft power through the water

The Swim Jet setup weighs 5 lb

Sometimes you feel like paddling, and sometimes you feel like relaxing while a motor takes over. Or maybe you need some extra muscle to help you paddle against the current. Whatever the case, an add-on electric drive like the ElectraFin is a great way to take some of the "paddle" out of paddle sports. The all-new Bixpy Jet is the latest, and it packs serious versatility. It'll power your kayak, your canoe, your stand-up paddleboard ... and even you.

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Category: Marine

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