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10 truly wacky wearables and offbeat sensors

This year promises a variety of activity trackers and wearables that aren’t your usual Fitbit gadget, including a device that detects radiation from nuclear power plants to a smartwatch that runs on body heat -- there's even a device that uses shock therapy.

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Microsoft's new kit makes Raspberry Pi gadget development easier

If developing a cool gadget on Raspberry Pi 3 seems like an insurmountable challenge, Microsoft's got your back.

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Sony previews prototype Xperia gadgets

Sony is looking at taking the Xperia brand beyond smartphones and is showing off some prototype gadgets at the IFA trade show in Berlin.

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DJI's handheld gimbal promises cinematic images from smartphones

DJI says smartphone users will be able to shoot smoother, more cinematic video with a new handheld gadget that packs video stabilization technology used on the company's drones.

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Acer's Pawbo gadgets will let you play with your pets when you're away from home

In the battle to sell more stuff to consumers, Acer has a new target: your pets.

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Fitbit's brand-new Charge 2 and Flex 2 step up fitness tracking

The Charge 2 scores your heart health and helps you relax with deep breathing, while the Flex 2 goes from the swimming pool to an evening out.

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IDC: Smartwatch sales decline for the first time

The Apple Watch saw a sharp year-over-year drop in sales, according to IDC estimates, but it still leads in overall smartwatch market share.

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Harry Potter's invisibility cloak just took a big step towards becoming real

Harry Potter fans, take note: Scientists have made an object "disappear" using a cloaking device similar in many ways to the invisibility cloak imagined by author J.K. Rowling.

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IBM just found a way to turn toxic old smartphones into medical-grade plastic

The technology industry's e-waste problem isn't expected to go away anytime soon, but IBM just made a discovery that could help.