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Sony high-res OLED screen attaches to any eyewear

Sony has announced a prototype head-mounted display that can easily attach to any sort of eyewear and display information on its high-res OLED module.

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Is there life on Mars? Mystery (and hope) deepen

The mystery of whether there's life on Mars deepened as NASA's Curiosity rover recorded a big spike in methane over the last few months.

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Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

Stanford University researchers have built a multi-layered "high-rise" chip that could significantly outperform traditional computer chips, taking on the hefty workloads that will be needed for the Internet of Things and big data.

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Land Rover creates 'ghost car' for drivers to follow

The British car company is developing technology that would project an image of a car ahead of yours to follow as a navigation aid.

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Android Power's 3 favorite things for December 2014

From a fresh take on the home screen to an inexpensive accessory that makes your phone more secure, this month's picks are oozing with Android-flavored awesomeness.

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Quantum physics used in quest for fraud-proof credit cards

Researchers in the Netherlands are applying quantum physics in an attempt to create fraud-proof credit cards and ID cards.

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Atom smasher preps for renewed hunt for dark matter, God particle

Scientists are getting ready to fire up the Large Hadron Collider after a two-year overhaul.

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Solar demand soars 16% this year

About 44 billion watts worth of solar cell technology was purchased in 2014 due to growth in Japan and the U.S. market.

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UberPop to be banned in France from Jan. 1

Ride-sharing service UberPop will be banned in France from Jan. 1, as Paris taxi drivers blocked traffic around the capital in protest at a court decision Friday not to impose an emergency ban on the service.

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A terabyte on a postage stamp: RRAM heads into commercialization

Crossbar is announcing a breakthrough in the ability to build large chip arrays using its 3D resistive RAM (RRAM) technology, which can greatly increase the capacity and performance of non-volatile memory.

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Ford dumps Microsoft for QNX, unleashes new functions in Sync v3

Ford this week announced the third generation of its Sync in-vehicle communications and entertainment system, which replaces Microsoft with Blackberry’s QNX platform.

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Google wants you to help design the Internet of Things

Google plans to issue a number of grants to facilitate pioneering research related to the Internet of Things.

Book Review: Brain gain: How innovative cities create job growth in an age of disruption

There’s a new book out that could serve you personally, and might save your community at the same time. It’s Brain Gain: How Innovative Cities Create Job Growth in an Age of Disruption (2014) by Robert Bell, John Jung, and Louis...

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Thousands of users tapped for first 3D printer buyer's guide

An online 3D printer users group has been tapped to create a buyer’s guide that reviews dozens of machines offering a simple 1-10 rating system for consumers and businesses.

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Facebook's Oculus VR adds hand tracking, 3D modelling know-how with acquisitions

Future users of Oculus VR's Rift headset could use their hands to control virtual reality games, or visit a 3D model of the Roman Colosseum, thanks to acquisitions the company made this week.

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NASA's dexterous Surrogate robot is designed for danger

NASA is showing off a robot that brings a yogi's flexibility to the delicate task of manipulating valves and switches in areas too hazardous for human workers.

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Ford's new SYNC will be more like your smartphone

Ford's in-car infotainment system is getting an overhaul with SYNC 3, which will add a capacitive touch screen, better integration with smartphone apps and, eventually, support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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Orion's lesson for IT: Test your systems, then test again (and again)

When NASA's new spacecraft, Orion, made its maiden voyage last week it relied on systems that NASA "tested it in all directions."

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