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Worse than potato salad? 10 of the most ridiculous Kickstarter projects

If you think pledging to help a guy make potato salad is a waste of money, wait until you get a load of these projects that sought backing from the crowd.

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You say 'potato,' I say 'crowdfunding' -- man turns to Kickstarter to fund his salad

For $9550 -- and counting -- that better be some mighty fine tasting potato salad.

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Get a drone's eye view of a fireworks show

Some flew a GoPro-equipped drone into a fireworks show and posted the footage on YouTube. The winner? Humanity.

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This robot from Zuta Labs may change the way you print

The future of portable printing may be contained in Zuta's Pocket Printer, a four-wheeled robot that's a little smaller than a CD case. But that's only if its makers can improve on a crowd-funded prototype.

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How a Harvard engineer is turning your latte art into a sensory message

A device called the oPhone, now on Indiegogo, transmits the smells attached to your photos.

Pepper the robot understands how you feel

Meet Pepper the robot. It’s in stores now, and will be in homes soon in Japan.

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Chatbot passes Turing Test? Some aren't so sure

Critics are raising questions about news that a conversation bot passed an AI test.

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7 Internet fakes we wish were real

Spend a little time on the Web, and you'll know better than to trust your eyes. Still, we've come across a few online pranks that we wish were more truth than fiction.

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Eat24 receives honorary strain of weed, because of course

Whoa, crazy promotion, man. Chill out while I explain it 'cause it's gonna, like, blow your mind.

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When it comes to what shoppers want, Fujitsu thinks the eyes have it

Fujitsu is experimenting with a gaze-tracking sensor aimed at discovering which products may have caught the eyes of shoppers. We'll take a closer look in this video report.

Eye-tracker knows what you want to buy

Fujitsu is experimenting with a gaze tracking sensor to figure out what shoppers really want to buy.

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Google's Project Loon balloon goes around the world in 22 days

Jules Verne would be impressed, but it's only one step toward an attempt to provide Internet access to remote areas.

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Review: The Slap stylus doubles as a middle-school fashion accessory

And here I thought manufacturers had given up trying to innovate on the stylus.

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Confirmed: Funny Or Die lied to you about the viability of hoverboards

That viral video about Back to the Future-style hover boards that was obviously a stunt? Turns out it was obviously a stunt.

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Pizza Hut dreams of interactive tables for elusive dine-in restaurants

You'll never have to talk to a waiter again, though you'll definitely want to wash your hands before eating.

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Googly eyes: Smart contact lens would test glucose in diabetics' tears

Google Projects just announced a new breakthrough in medical tech: A smart contact lens that monitors diabetics' glucose levels without painful finger-pricks.

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ChefJet 3D printer is the sweetest thing we saw at CES

Think 3D printing is just for plastic knick-knacks? Think again. This one lets you print delicious sweets. Want.