How camping technology made us feel at home in nature

The National Park System is turning 100, and The Verge is celebrating with Wilderness Week: a look at the natural world, its freaky critters, and its future. I used to think of camping trips as a time to disconnect from society. That is, until I started covering camping gadgets and …

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Review: 'Madden NFL 17' runs hard, plays it safe

(Electronic Arts) Every year, the developers at EA Tiburon have to invent reasons for you to plunk down cash on a new Madden game. Occasionally, they strike gold — last year’s Draft Champions mode was pretty awesome — but often they just hit the weight room, buff up and hope …

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Exoskeleton glove adds physical experience to virtual reality

Ever wish you could reach out and touch objects while immersed in VR? Thanks to Dexta Robotics, that may soon be possible. The Dexmo is a high-tech glove that allows you to explore the size, shape, and stiffness of objects in the virtual realm. The glove’s force feedback provides variable …

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This iBag locks up your wallet to control your spending

Looking for ways to curb your spending habits? This high-tech bag could do the trick. It’s called iBag2 and was created by Finder.com, a shopping comparison site. Once you program in the locations and stores you just can’t resist … … and the times of day you tend to visit …

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