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Computer chips made of wood promise greener electronics

U.S. and Chinese researchers propose high-performance chips that can biodegrade.

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At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory.

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Monsters, Mustangs and motorcycles: The coolest 3D things at RAPID

3D printer makers and service providers showed off an array of cutting-edge designs all made through additive manufacturing. Everything from production metal engines and drones to motorcycles, bicycles and special effects parts for...


Oculus acquires image recognition startup Surreal Vision

The company's technology could help Oculus apps better mimic reality.

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Android M, wearables and robots expected at Google I/O this week

Virtual reality is also on tap; will an updated version of Google Glass be shown off?

Radio signals can be used to boost cell-phone battery life

Researchers at Ohio State University have developed circuitry that converts radio signals from a handset into energy that can be fed back to the device's battery.

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Hyundai becomes first to use Android Auto in production cars

Hyundai will begin using Android Auto in its Sonata infotainment system, making it the first major carmaker to use it in production vehicles.

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DARPA tests laser weapon for fighters, drones

DARPA and the Air Force will test this summer the HELLADS laser system that could show up in drones and fighters as early as 2016.


Google's Internet-connected toys patent sparks privacy concerns, visions of IoT Chucky

Google's recently published patent for Internet-connected toys, which have microphones, cameras, speakers and motors, have sparked privacy concerns; the 'creepy' anthropomorphic devices might look like a doll or teddy bear; but some...

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How Google and Apple will smartify your home

The next big culture shift in consumer technology is clearly home automation, and both Google and Apple will have a lot to say about it in the next couple of weeks.

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Marines test augmented reality battlefield

Thanks to augmented glasses, the U.S. Marines on Thursday were able to turn a golf course in Virginia into a simulated battlefield.

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Pebble Time smartwatch to begin shipping on May 27

Pebble has developed new iOS and Android apps that work exclusively with the Time models.

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Overcoming the massive friction slowing the Internet of Things

To standardize more quickly, let's use IP as the common denominator from end-to-end.

Brillo OS is another IoT project by Google

Google muddies #IoT waters with Brillo OS

Google -- never one to shy away from a project it can't drop in three years -- is reportedly developing a new Android based OS named Brillo for Internet of Things (IoT) devices...

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IBM confirms Apple Watch is also an enterprise product

Apple and IBM have begun introducing Apple Watch support for some of their jointly developed MobileFirst for iOS apps.

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Here's a security drone that follows you around (and takes video)

If you already think drones are kind of creepy, wait until you meet one that will autonomously follow you and record video.


As smartwatches gain traction, personal data privacy worries mount

Growing interest in smartwatches has sparked user privacy concerns as companies find ways to collect and use personal health, location and purchasing data found on the wearable devices of their customers and workers.

How would Alan Turing fix A.I.?

Alan Turing was a founding father for today's computers and an original thinker about A.I. Here we look at why Turing's design for the computer isn't supporting for A.I.

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