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Is this the fuel cell that will crack the code to the data center?

The controversial idea of using fuel cells to power data centers has been under discussion for the past couple of years. Probably the most famous …

FDA makes official its hands-off approach to regulating health apps and medical software

The Food and Drug Administration today issued its final guidance on the regulation of health apps and other software, and health tech developers should be breathing a sigh of relief.<p>The FDA confirmed that it’ll take a hands-off approach to most medical device data systems (MDDS), or software that …

5 Trends That Will Shape The Future Of Tiny Housing

Cities and renters are starting to accept apartments that are just 350 square feet. Here’s what the future of micro-housing holds.<p>The American dream of a household with 2.5 children, a dog, and a two-car garage is no longer the norm: people are staying single longer, having children later, and …

Aerobiotix Aero One Air Purifier

A cursory glance into purchasing an air purifier online reveals a world fraught with misinformation and tangled webs of false advertising and opinions. It's almost impossible to figure out what works best and why, and it's widely understood that there is no great resource to research the topic. …

This 500 Startups-backed company uses drones to map cemeteries

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Today’s demo day for 500 Startups’ newest class has taken a somber turn: It features not one, but two startups that are in the death business, and one uses the hot tech of the moment — drones.<p>PlotBox, hailing from Northern Ireland, has built cloud-based software that …

Electric toothbrush mates simplicity with low-cost subscriptions

You could easily argue that many attempts at modernizing the toothbrush are overkill -- motion tracking and smartphone tie-ins are a bit much for cleaning that should only take a couple of minutes if you're doing it right. Quip (no, not that Quip) thinks there's a better solution. Its newly …

3D Scanner iPad App Can Now Produce Full-Body Scans

Mobile scanning software maker Itseez3D has released an update to its 3D scanner app that can accommodate full-body 3D models. Designed to work with Occipital’s Structure Sensor ($379), a snap-on hardware device, itSeez3D now allows the iPad to create realistic full-body models from 3D scans. …

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Get Google Earth Pro for free

Google Earth has been around for years, yet it still makes my jaw drop.<p>I mean, seriously, for centuries the only way to get a "bird's-eye" view of our planet was to spin an actual globe. Now we can "fly" to any location and zoom all the way in from space to a couple hundred feet above real, …

Wirecard targets summer launch for its wrist-worn digital wallet

Last month, Wirecard unveiled a wristband device that functioned like a digital wallet, storing credit cards, ID cards and even tickets on the end of …