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Meet the BloomSky, your personal eye for backyard weather

For $169 (which converts to £100, AU$180) the BloomSky personal weather station promises an array of sensors, to talk to the cloud, and snap dramatic photos.

6 Images By July 16, 2014

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This backyard has a hidden secret

Open sesame! A man invented a way to conceal a swimming pool under his backyard. Wait until you see how it reveals itself.

By May 23, 2014

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Black-hole telescope gazes at the sun through X-ray eyes

An X-ray telescope designed to hunt for black holes takes a look at the sun and helps NASA deliver an intense portrait of our closest star.

By December 23, 2014

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Fight or flight: Amazon gets tough with the FAA

Amazon says if the US agency won't play, its drone operations will end up overseas. We'll see whether that threat gets off the ground.

By December 10, 2014

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Why our drone future is for real -- someday

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to ship goods using unmanned aircraft. Some are skeptical, others nervous, but drones already are improving the way we live.

By December 16, 2014

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Samsung's next big thing: Gaining street cred in Silicon Valley

The Korean electronics giant has been making a big push in California over the past couple years. CNET lays out its successes -- and what it still needs to do.

By November 10, 2014

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Can you build a backyard theater on the cheap?

You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to enjoy open-air cinema. But you'll still need brisk popcorn sales to cover some hardware costs.

By April 26, 2013

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Water-balloon gadget fills 100 balloons fast, soaks up Kickstarter funds

Kickstarter backers really, really want to fill 100 water balloons in a minute. They express their joy by pouring money into an entertaining water-balloon gadget project.

By August 7, 2014

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Fry an egg with a solar-powered backyard death ray

Using a Fresnel lens taken from an old rear-projection TV, a tinkerer channels the heat of the sun into a 2,000-degree ray.

By March 11, 2013

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Amazon asks FAA to let it ramp up drone development

The company says its drones can now fly up to 50 miles per hour, and it wants to test them outside the federal government's current restrictions.

By July 10, 2014