Light up your house for less with our illuminating guide to LED bulbs

If you’re relying on watt equivalencies to pick out your LED lightbulbs, you’re not getting the whole picture. There are a few more factors to consider when buying LEDs. This guide will walk you through some of the bigger questions.

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Weekly Rewind: Insane stunt pilot lady, life beyond Earth, $700 self-driving car

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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College student turns his Honda Civic into a self-driving car for $700

As an early beta tester for the self-driving car tech Comma, college student Brevan Jorgenson used the company’s software, a 3D printer, and some other tech to turn his Honda Civic into an autonomous car.

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Want to simulate anti-gravity in VR? Use a headset in your swimming pool

What would happen if you combine VR with sensory deprivation tanks? That idea helped spawn this unique waterproof headset, which could help simulate sensations like weightlessness.

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New translucent cooling material could revolutionize the AC industry

Modern mechanical air conditioning units work wonders but at the expense of a ton of energy. Because of this, a team of researchers at the University of Colorado developed a radiative cooling material that uses zero energy.

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Why carriers need Qualcomm to make the next wireless revolution a reality

5G is well and truly on its way, and while carriers toil away on their development, Qualcomm could be a driving force in the new tech. In fact, the company has successfully tested a number of 5G-related technologies.

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This camera that sees in real time could mean safer driverless cars and drones

Driverless cars can only react as quickly as the camera sees potential collisions. The Celex “sees” in real time by only analyzing the differences from the last frame on a pixel level.

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This sea snake bot looks like it escaped from a sci-fi nightmare, but it’s actually here to help

Eelume is a snake-like robot designed to live underwater and repair undersea infrastructure, such as pipelines and oil rigs. Check out this video of its first dip in a Norwegian fjord.

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Crazy new color-changing hair dye responds to shifts in temperature

How cool would it be to have hair that can change color from black to red to blue to blonde depending on the temperature? Thanks to a U.K.-based chemist, such a hair dye now exists.

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Watch this drone-launching UPS truck send an octocopter on a delivery run

UPS knows that strict flight regulations mean drone deliveries in urban areas are still a ways off. So it’s converted one of its trucks into a drone launch vehicle that it hopes to one day use in rural areas.

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