6 Gadgets This Week: 3D-Printed Spine, noPhone, iPhone

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The week there was more news of medical advancements, like 3D-printed spines and tumor-targeting nanobots, than consumer-related releases. Though smartphone enthusiast may be excited to know that a certain product is about to be announced at an upcoming event. Of course, you probably wouldn’t have heard about any of this news this week if you were carrying around a noPhone–a wireless, technology-free gizmo that will simplify your life more than you might realize.

Find out what else made headlines this week in our gadget round-up.

Water charged
We’ve seen all kinds of charging methods from the plausible solar powered technology to the far-off sweat power. Seoul, South Korea, is enticing citizens to get outdoors and lower their electricity bills, by installing a series of charging hotspots along the city’s man-made Cheonggyecheon stream. Rather than drawing off the grid, the stations will get power from the hydroelectric turbines in the stream. People can enjoy some fresh air without worry of being far from a power source.

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