Best holiday gifts under $100 in 2020

Looking for a gift that's not too expensive but also not too cheap? Well, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up a slew of ideas that won't break the bank, with some of the best gifts in the $50-100 range. In our affordable lineup, there's everything from awesome tech gear to something for the audiophile, fitness fiend or aspiring cook in your life. And all of the gift suggestions her...

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HP says its face-tracking, heart-rate enabled VR headset knows when you're overwhelmed

Imagine you're training to be a pilot or a doctor, experiencing a simulation in VR with convincing images and tools that feel like the real thing. And not only do you get to know how you did afterwards, but you can see how you focused, what your pulse rate was and maybe even what you were feeling. 

VR headsets like Oculus Quest don't look inwards to measure what we're experiencing as we t...

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In 'the chaos of a burning forest': A dispatch from the fire's front lines

Dozens of fires have burned millions of acres across the Western US over the past few months. Thousands of firefighters and other personnel from across the country have responded to the call to help contain the devastating blazes, which are being called unprecedented.

Here in northern New Mexico, where I live, we've managed to escape the worst of this horrifying fire season, with just a ...

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Facebook Messenger, Instagram will let you chat with your friends without switching apps

Facebook Messenger users will be able to chat with people who are on Instagram without having to download a new app and vice versa, a move that links both services more closely together.

Instagram and Facebook Messenger will still remain as standalone apps and a user's inboxes will stay separate, the companies said. The new messaging option could change the way people keep in touch with t...

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From NASA to the Mariana Trench: How Kathy Sullivan became the world's most vertical woman

On June 6, 2020, former astronaut Kathy Sullivan climbed into a titanium submarine and descended nearly seven miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Sullivan and the submarine's pilot, adventurer Victor Vescovo, descended swiftly through the water, at roughly one meter per second. 

After 10 minutes, most of the light breaking through the surface was gone. Two hours into the trip, w...

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