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Google might buy your patents to counter trolls

Google might buy your patents to keep them out of the hands of litigious patent trolls that critics contend are hampering innovation.

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Researchers hijack teleoperated surgical robot: Remote surgery hacking threats

Security researchers launched cyberattacks against a teleoperated surgical robot; they easily hijacked the Raven II robot during surgery and launched a denial-of-service attack that stopped the robot and made it impossible for a...

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How new haptics tech will move you

The illusion of haptic vibrations is magnified when combined with other factors. Call it "haptics plus."

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The 23 top Apple Watch apps you should get

With more than 3,000 Apple Watch apps already available, finding the best ones for new Watch owners isn't easy. Columnist Michael deAgonia did it so you don't have to.

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Facebook's aerial photo highlights confusion over drone regulations

When Facebook expanded into a new campus in late March, the company released a stunning aerial photo of the site captured from a drone. In taking the picture, Facebook almost certainly broke two FAA regulations governing drone use.

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Italian eyewear maker helps design new version of Google Glass

Luxottica, the Italian eyewear maker that owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, is working with Google to design a new version of Glass, its CEO said.

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KC's smart city 'Goldilocks' project bounds ahead

The largest smart city project in North America is moving closer to reality in Kansas City, Mo., mainly along a 2.2-mile streetcar line under construction through the downtown.

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Apple Watch construction makes internal upgrades unlikely

The construction of the Apple Watch will make in-place upgrades extremely difficult if not impossible, iFixit said today.

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Watch an X-47B complete the first air-to-air drone refueling

A U.S. Navy X-47B completes the first in-flight refueling of an unmanned aircraft, receiving fuel from an Omega K-707 tanker while operating in the Atlantic Test Ranges over the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Apple Watch troubleshooting guide

Congratulations on your new Apple Watch, you'll have some fun with it. And here's what to do if things go wrong.

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Traction Watch: Meet The Spring 2015 DEMO Traction Champions

Five startups emerged as DEMO Traction Champions at the conclusion of Wednesday’s DEMO Traction 2015 conference in San Francisco. Chosen finalists from among hundreds of applicants had four minutes to make their pitch on stage in...

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11 must-have Apple Watch apps

Now that you’ve got your new Apple Watch, here are the apps you should try…

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Tesla to announce home and utility-scale batteries that offer energy independence

Tesla next week will announce two battery lines, one for households and another for utilities, that will store power from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, supplementing them when the sun goes down or the weather changes.

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Preparing for the digital disruption that’s coming to your industry

The business strategies and options regarding how and where to play in the future value chain are the same strategic decisions that organizations have needed to make for decades. What’s new and different is the magnitude of potential...

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App opens up smartphone use for people with arm paralysis

Dubbed Dowell, the app is designed to assist people who can't use their hands well, and is targeted at users with muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), stroke and other ailments that restrict movement.

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Apple retail chief rebuts showroom strategy speculation

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has told store employees that the online-only sales of the Apple Watch and new 12-in. MacBook were a "unique situation" that would not become the new norm for the company.

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Upcoming Android Wear update cuts ties between smartwatch and smartphone

Google's next Android Wear update will let smartwatch users operate on a Wi-Fi network that could be thousands of miles from the network connected to their smartphone.

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Apple is also transforming air travel

The International Air Transport Association aims to ensure 80 per cent of all air passengers get self-service options across their journey by 2020. Apple’s technologies are enabling this target to be met.

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