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User reviews from 5,000 people tapped for 3D printer buyer's guide

The world's largest online community of 3D printer owners has compiled its annual list of user reviews to create a detailed buyer's guide that uses a simple "1-10" rating system.

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5 high-tech toys to delight kids of all ages

Let's face it—you're going to have as much fun with these toys as your kids will. And that's just fine.

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Google's Loon balloons now fly for three months

Google is succeeding in keeping high-altitude balloons aloft in the stratosphere for more than three months at a time -- a key goal in its ambitious Project Loon program to deliver Internet from the sky.

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Holiday gift buying guide for gadgets: Dark side or light side of the force?

Forget the upcoming movie for now. The important question is which gadget will you buy for the holidays from two very viable options.

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Business wearables a juicy target market for HP Inc.

HP Inc. is shying away from the consumer wearable market, but sees an untapped opportunity in wearables for businesses.

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3D printing can recreate your vascular system for pre-op practice

Physicians and researchers in Buffalo, working with 3D printer maker Stratasys, have developed a method of printing out anatomically correct models of a patient's vascular system to allow surgeons preoperative practice in order to...


Volvo wants to use holograms to sell cars

Volvo is teaming up with Microsoft to use its HoloLens technology to show cars to prospective customers. HoloLens using augmented reality to add digital images to the real world.

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Task force recommends light regulation of drones

A drone industry group created by the Federal Aviation Administration to develop rules for drone registration is recommending the government apply just about the lightest touch possible.

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5 most important tech advancements of 2015

My top picks for the tech that impressed me the most this year.

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Toshiba's new chip to usher in wireless charging at wired speeds

Toshiba today introduced the industry's first single-chip wireless power receiver that can operate at 15 watts and is compliant with Qi v1.2 standard.


Digital business lessons from the world of Formula One

With all the interest in digital transformation in the business world, what can the world of Formula One, where results are measured in thousandths of a second, teach us about emerging technologies and how to manage, combine and...

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Imagining a future where new skills are no help

Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England's chief economist, said that jobs at risk from automation total about 80 million in the U.S. and about 15 million in the U.K.

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10 truly classy tech gifts for $50 or less

These hot-ticket holiday items won't bust your budget. You'll be sure to delight any gadget-lover, and still have money left over to buy something cool for yourself.

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Drone registration recommendations handed to FAA

A mandatory consumer drone registration system looks set to be in force before the end of the year after an industry task force delivered its proposals for the system on Saturday.

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Yahoo surrenders all search share gains from Firefox deal

A year after Yahoo struck a deal with Mozilla to make its search engine the default in Firefox in the U.S., Yahoo's share of search usage share has fallen to levels lower than before the partnership was signed.

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NASA needs robotic upgrades for work on Mars

After not faring well in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, NASA is hoping its Valkyrie humanoid robot will do much better working on Mars. NASA is enlisting robotics scientists from MIT and Northeastern University to work on research and...

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A latency-killing, cloud storage network is coming to a city near you

ClearSky Data says its innovations have made it possible for companies to store data needed in real time in the cloud.


5 awesome high-tech toys your kids will love

From robots who teach STEM skills to a tablet just for them, these gifts will be a huge hit with your kids (and with you) this holiday season.

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