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Tesla S teardown reveals it's more like a smartphone than a car

Tesla’s virtual instrument cluster comes from the same company that supplies Apple with display tech for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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NASA: Robots are our friends

No matter what images we have from the Borg on Star Trek or the Cylons on Battlestar Galactica, NASA says the future of space exploration is all about human and robotic cooperation.

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Will.i.am's beast of a smartwatch makes calls and more, no phone needed

American musician-cum-entrepreneur Will.i.am thinks he's got a radical gadget to beat the band: a massive app-infused watch that he says can do everything a phone can.

Qualcomm to buy Bluetooth and GPS chip designer CSR for $2.5B

Qualcomm has agreed to buy chip company CSR in a move to strengthen its focus on the Internet of Things and connected cars.

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NASA’s Maven spacecraft snaps 'unprecedented' images of Mars

NASA's latest spacecraft sent to study the Martian atmosphere is already collecting data.

New rules aim to prevent IoT devices from taking down mobile networks

Carriers are scared that sloppily written apps and chatty devices will overload their networks with signaling traffic.

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Bionym's wearable authentication device ships to developers

Toronto-based Bionym Inc., working on what could be the world's first wearable authentication device, announced today that manufacturing has begun on the Nymi Band

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Calling Dr. Algorithm

Technology is poised to make big changes in the delivery of healthcare.

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Google launches telemedicine beta for video chats with docs

A new feature Google is testing helps direct those searching for medical advice not only to information but also allows them to connect online for a physician consult.

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NASA’s orbiters, rovers prep for rare comet close-up

Mars robotic rovers and orbiters are set to have a front row seat for a comet that will be flying past the Red Planet so close it will be less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth.

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Two-thirds of industrial manufacturers use 3D printing

A survey of 100 top manufacturers revealed that most use 3D printing mainly for prototyping, but technology advances could soon change that.

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Robot gets a driving lesson for DARPA challenge

Warner, the WPI robot, has been taking driving lessons -- one of a number of challenges he'll need to compete in the DARPA robotics challenge finals next year.

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I understand you now! There's a Glass app for the hard of hearing

Georgia Tech scientists have developed an app that creates captions on Google Glass for users who are hard of hearing.

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Why we live in an anti-tech age

Though it seems as if we're surrounded by innovative products, services and technologies, there's a growing counter argument that we're living in a dismal era.

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Kansas City updates tech in bid to boost business

Cisco, Sprint and Google all "collide" in the city's plan to attract tech incubators, startups and young residents.

Kansas City attracts tech to boost business

Tech startups and accelerators are blossoming in the downtown area, with plans to attract even more fledgling firms and young residents.

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Gartner lays out its top 10 tech trends for 2015

The Internet of Things, smart machines, pervasive analytics and 3D printing are all part of Gartner's annual list of strategic technologies for the year ahead.


Nadella says Windows 10 will tie everything together in the IoT

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Windows has been re-architected to give it a central role in the Internet of Things. He sees the company's upcoming Windows 10 as integral in managing every aspect of the IoT, from the sensors,...

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