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IoT's dark side: Hundreds of unsecured devices open to attack

A self-described security "amateur" discovered hundreds of Internet-connected devices ranging from cameras to industrial control systems that were connected to the Internet without even basic password protection -- meaning they could...

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Apple Watch will change the way you shop

Apple Watch users will be able to shop smarter using Retale's shopping app -- a sign of the times as digital transformation impacts every market.

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Self-driving cars could save $190B a year in damages and health costs

Autonomous vehicles will not only save billions of dollars by reducing deaths and injuries, they will yield $5.6 billion a year because people will have more time to work online instead of driving, according to a report from McKinsey...

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DARPA sets finalists for 'high-risk, high-reward' robotics challenge

DARPA has now locked in the list of teams for its Robotics Challenge Finals, noting that the last test will be much harder than those that came before.

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NASA seeks cause of Mars rover's short circuit

The Mars rover Curiosity is sitting stationary – all work paused – as NASA engineers try to figure out what caused a short circuit on its robotic arm.

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Sunny days: The world's biggest solar energy projects

More than a dozen solar energy projects -- each of which will generate more than 100 megawatts of energy -- are either being built or have been completed.

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Salesforce, SAP to get a shot of IoT data

The Internet of Things is really an Internet of data about things, and combining that information with other kinds of knowledge could add to its impact.

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Are robotics startups gaining traction? Yes

Robots are following the VC dollars. And while many funding rounds are aimed at the usual industrial automation, money is also flowing to startups developing more human-friendly robots. In 2014, VCs invested $341.3 million in robotics...


Volvo cars to start talking to each other

Volvo has developed a system that provides real-time warnings to drivers of black ice or disabled vehicles on the road ahead.

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First U.S. offshore wind farm moves ahead with $290M in financing

The Providence-based developer of Deepwater Wind, what will likely be the country's first offshore wind farm, has closed on more than $290 million in financing for a five-turbine demo of the renewable power source.

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What Geneva Motor Show tells us about Apple Car

Vehicle manufacturers seem unsurprised and keen to work with Apple on their in car systems.

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LLAP, Star Trek tech!

The death of Leonard Nimoy brings to mind how far-reaching the Star Trek legacy has been.

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Google sees success with balloon, airplane Internet

Google's ambitious efforts to bring balloon and aircraft-borne connectivity to underserved areas of the globe are pushing past some key milestones, and the company expects a public launch in a few years.

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Android! Android! Android! 7 important things to know from MWC 2015

So much news, so little time. Here's a simple breakdown of everything you need to know from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Mobile World Congress: Bye-bye passwords, hello to biometric authentication in a blink

Biometric solutions at Mobile World Congress move us closer to killing off passwords. Fujitsu announced a prototype smartphone that authenticates a person via iris recognition; the new ZTE Grand S3 uses eyeprint authentication scans...

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Recent trends in artificial intelligence algorithms

Second of three-part series: A review and analysis of recent trends in AI, ML, and DL algorithms at leading labs, with a briefing on current applications, achievements and challenges.

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Google's Pichai weighs in on Xiaomi, Cyanogen and the Apple Watch

Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president, offered his views on a variety of issues at the heart of the mobile telecommunications industry.


Chip makers NXP and Freescale to merge, focus on auto chips and wearables

Chip makers NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor are to merge, creating a $40 billion company that, they say, will lead the market in automotive chips and general-purpose microcontrollers.

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