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How haptics will transform your gadgets

The era of ubiquitous haptic user interfaces has been predicted for two decades. Now it's finally here. Can you feel it?

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IEEE standards group wants to bring order to Internet of Things

The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

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Sony releases SmartEyeglass developer kit

Sony has launched an SDK for its SmartEyeglass head-mounted display, another step toward challenging Google Glass.

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GE to use crowdsourcing and 3D printers to build next-gen appliances

GE will use Stratasys printers and a crowdsourcing site where users can offer their ideas to create prototypes for future household appliances.

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The Navy flew its new drone across the US Wednesday night

The U.S. Navy's new surveillance drone completed its first cross-country flight across the United States Wednesday night.

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Lens-less camera, costing pennies, brings vision to the Internet of Things

A new type of camera technology delivers images that may be blurry and hazy, but also mke it cheap to add vision capability to just about anything.

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Is wearable technology a consumer or enterprise play?

To date the promise of wearable technology has been front-loaded onto the consumer space. But, there is also an emerging enterprise market for wearable tech. However, it is a market that has, with the exception of healthcare, yet to...

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Once your car's connected to the Internet, who guards your privacy?

As more mobile devices connect to in-car infotainment and diagnostic systems -- and cars wirelessly connect to other vehicles, automated homes and roadways -- where you are and what you’re doing in your car could suddenly become very...

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Testing the Internet of Things: Can smart devices be united into an integrated whole?

An important part of the Internet of Things, Revolv's hub tries to make a group of indepedent smart devices work together intelligently. With the current state of the technology, however, that can be a challenge.

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MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

If you get stuck in traffic a lot, your next car may be able to talk to other vehicles and help keep you off jammed roads.

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MIT's Cheetah robot is off its leash, running and jumping

A team of researchers at MIT have figured out a way to make a four-legged, cheetah-like robot run and jump more gracefully and efficiently. To get there, they studied animals like dogs and cats and used that biological information to...

New device to help cops detect texting and driving

How will new device to help cops detect texting drivers know it wasn't the passenger?

A new 'radar gun' type gadget is being developed to help cops catch texting drivers, but how will the device tell the difference between texting while driving, voice-to-text, automatic replies and a passenger in the car who is doing...

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What Apple knows about smartwatches that Google doesn't

Instead of just being a peripheral device for your smartphone, the Apple Watch also functions as a peripheral to you, says columnist Mike Elgan.

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Thoughts on Apple, Tim Cook and privacy

While Apple CEO, Tim Cook, is "offended" at the way customer privacy is being undermined by some tech firms, you should be frightened...

SpaceX and Boeing team up on space taxis

Update: NASA gives key space taxi contracts to SpaceX, Boeing

SpaceX and Boeing Co. will share duties in a program aimed at launching NASA astronauts from American soil by 2017.

World’s hot alternative energy projects

From hydrogen to solar and wood, there are tons of ongoing cool alternative energy projects across the globe.

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Apple Watch under scrutiny for privacy by Connecticut attorney general

Connecticut's attorney general is concerned about the privacy implications of Apple Watch's handling of consumers' health information.

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SpaceX wants to build cities on Mars

Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of SpaceX, not only wants to send astronauts to Mars, he wants to build a city there.

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