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nickel

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Nickel and gadgets: A rash connection?

Allergic reactions to nickel in some gadgets have been noticed for a while. Now, a medical journal report suggests a possible link between rashes and exposure to nickel in Apple's iPads.

By July 14, 2014

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Should you ever pay more for a toaster?

Premium toasters can cost anywhere from $100 to $500. Are they simply expensive to appeal to the high-end market, or do they actually offer more bang for your buck?

By December 15, 2014

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It's 2014. Why is my battery stuck in the '90s?

The devices we all rely on continue to evolve radically. So why has the battery industry failed? Here's how you can take charge.

By December 2, 2014

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Check out this molten ball of metal levitating in outer space

The ESA has put a levitating furnace on the International Space Station. Getting it to work right required a bit of shaving cream.

By November 25, 2014

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Robot can perform brain surgery through the patient's cheek

A surgical robot can perform corrective epilepsy brain surgery in a much safer and less invasive way.

By October 20, 2014

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FCC: Marriott blocked guests' personal Wi-Fi, charged for Net access

Federal Communications Commission fines Marriott $600,000 after deciding it illegally interfered with conventiongoers' hot spots in Nashville. Marriott says it did nothing wrong.

By October 4, 2014

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Homeless, wearing GoPros, capture 'life as it is rarely seen'

A San Francisco project outfits homeless volunteers with personal camera rigs for shooting first-person footage of daily life. "The goal is to build empathy," Homeless GoPro says.

By September 16, 2014

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Does iOS 8 make sense as a smart home platform?

Apple's new iOS is built to control the connected home. How does it stack up against other would-be smart home platforms?

By September 9, 2014

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Canadian penny bites the dust. Is the nickel next?

Canada's mint stops distributing the cent, citing cost and inconvenience, and leaving Crave's Tim Hornyak feeling a bit nostalgic. Some want the nickel to disappear too.

By February 4, 2013

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MIT creates magnetic microhair that lets water defy gravity

Researchers have created an elastic material bristling with microscopic strands of nickel that can direct the flow of liquids and light.

By August 7, 2014