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UK researchers are building robotic pants

Researchers have been working on robotic prosthetics and exoskeletons to help people with disabilities. Now, scientists at the University of Bristol in the U.K. are working on robotic pants. Yes, pants.

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Big show: Apple’s March 9 Apple Watch event

Apple has announced a March 9 special event, widely anticipated to mark the official public launch of the Apple Watch, at least in the US

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MIT researchers building chips to prevent leaky Internet of Things

MIT researchers this week are demonstrating a design for new radio chips that could be used to efficiently power the Internet of Things.

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How enterprises can use artificial intelligence

Enterprise IT shops are finding that artificial intelligence isn't just for robotics anymore. Science fiction may portray A.I. technologies as the brains running robots trying to take over the human race, but the technology today is...

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HP preps IoT wares to tame energy beasts, like runaway air conditioners

On a hot day in the future, if you go to work and leave your home air conditioning on full blast, your power company may know you're away and turn it down for you.

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UK researchers shatter world record by hitting 5G speeds of 1Tb per second

UK researchers smashed the previous 5G record and holy smokes the new one is fast! Imagine being able to download 1Tb per second on your smartphone or tablet!

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Microsoft's project HoloLens - visualize this

As the Internet evolves, sensory technologies will play a larger role. Microsoft's HoloLens is one example -- here is what it is and how it works.

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Emerging enterprise techs to watch

The latest batch includes quantum computing, gamification, reactive programming, augmented reality, transient electronics and Named Data Networking.

Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Bluetooth backers plan to give the technology a way to form mesh networks, dramatically extending its range and its role in the Internet of Things.

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How regulators and legislators make it harder for you to use solar power

While solar power is leading other sources for new electrical capacity, the distributed power movement, where homeowners and businesses deploy photovoltaic panels on site, is under assault by utilities and fossil fuel interests.

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ARM, IBM offer starter kit for making IoT devices

ARM and IBM want hobbyists to make their own connected devices in a matter of minutes with a new development kit.

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12 warning signs that Apple is expanding

An Apple Car? An Apple future...

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Tech toys train tots for a troubling tomorrow

Toys always reflect the larger culture -- its biases, fears and, most of all, its technology. New York's Toy Fair 2015 happened this week, and the latest round of new tech toys is bringing some of the most disturbing tech trends to...

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NASA delays spacewalk for added suit check

NASA postponed a spacewalk on the International Space Station that had been slated for today because astronauts needed time to conduct further checks on the suits that will be used.

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With $15 in Radio Shack parts, 14-year-old hacks a car

A 14-year-old boy taking part in a cyber-hacking challenge -- after just one night with $15 worth of Radio Shack parts -- was able to communicate wirelessly with a vehicle's internal bus and control some mechanical functions.

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Sensors and lasers will help Volvo's self-driving cars stay on the road

A complex network of sensors, lasers and a cloud-based positioning system are part of a plan from Volvo Cars to have 100 self-driving cars on the road by 2017.

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Zuckerberg talks connectivity, another billion users and working with Google

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company could pick up another 1 billion users by 2020 and he would consider working with Google to extend Internet connectivity around the world.

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Apple sued for poaching car battery engineers

Apple has been sued by electric car battery maker A123 Systems for poaching five of its employees to help set up a large scale battery division.

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