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Cool Tech - I have to confess I am a white-knuckle flyer, as I hate air turbulence. When bouncing in the clouds, worrying about my fate, I often think of “Hurricane Hunters”—the crazy daredevil pilots who fly right into the eye of a storm....
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Cool Tech - Rafe Needleman explores Bluetooth nannies, a doctor on your ear, and a tiny camera on your nose.
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Cool Tech - Facebook's $2 billion deal to acquire Oculus recently marked the biggest bet yet on the resurgence of virtual reality. While any price tag that hefty for an unfinished, unproven technology is bound to spark investor...
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AlleyTalk - Healthcare treatments and technologies, no matter how innovative, typically have finite potential. True revolutions with seemingly infinite applications are vanishingly rare – the ultimate disruptors.  It is not to be taken...
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AlleyTalk - High above street level, in the swank, crystalline Orrick offices on the 23rd floor of the CBS building in midtown Manhattan, a group of entrepreneurs and investors came together to hear a panel discussion on the future of the...
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Cool Tech - The $99 Netatmo June Bluetooth bracelet monitors UV rays and alerts you when you might be at risk of sunburn.  Joanna Stern heads to the beach to see...
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Cool Tech - An exoskeleton is helping disabled individuals walk again. Simon Constable meets with ReWalk CEO Larry Jasinski and U.S. Army Sgt. Terry Hannigan, who...
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Cool Tech - How does American Airlines plan to spot the next trend in travel technology? By challenging several teams of techies to pitch new products to the most...
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Cool Tech - According to the bible, when the People of Israel would travel in the desert a “Cloud of Glory” would protect them from harm. Today the Land of Israel is protected by Iron Dome (a modern day divine shield).  As of today, Hamas has...
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Cool Tech - Amazon has formally requested permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to start testing drones as part of its proposed Prime Air service to...
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Accelerators - Leave it to two guys in the Maker Movement to graduate from the Techstars program just under a month ago, and then announce that they’ve raised a $1.5 million seed round, led by Tribeca Venture Partners and supported by Bertelsmann...
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Cool Tech - When one thinks of the evolution of the distribution of robotic hardware it is easy to see how deployments in the military and medical theater are the forerunners for business and home use.  Rodney Brooks has been an innovator of...
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Cool Tech - "If only." How many times have you said that when you think you can’t reach your goal?  IfOnly wants to change that, provided you have the cash....
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Cool Tech - Step onto the pavement on a hot day and you might get a sense of the energy that Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to tap into. The Idaho couple are thinking up a way to pave the country's roadways with solar cells, rather than asphalt...
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Cool Tech - Christopher Mims visits SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson to see how he's turned his home into one of the "smartest" homes in America with the help of...
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Cool Tech - The Fitbit and Google Glass aren’t the only wearables around. In fact, hundreds of wearable devices are on the market focused on your health....

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