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Goodbye GPS? DARPA prepares new tracking technology

DARPA considers GPS unreliable, as it isn't always available and signals can be easily jammed.

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Facebook wants to blur lines between reality and virtual reality

Facebook doesn't want to simply build a virtual reality game where users put on a headset and pretend they're flying a jet or commanding a tank.

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At F8 today, virtual reality may be next phase of social networking

Virtual reality is among the topics that Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, is expected to talk about today, the second day of the company's annual F8 developer conference being held in San Francisco.

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Fujitsu develops thin, solar-powered IoT beacon

The beacon can be rolled up and attached to curved surfaces.

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Facebook extends Parse to build IoT apps

New SDKs are designed to make it easier for outside developers to build apps that interface with Internet-connected devices.

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Ford to put brakes on speeding with new tech

Ford's upcoming Intelligent Speed Limiter system monitors road signs with a camera mounted on the windshield, and slows the vehicle as required.

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Microsoft prepares Windows 10 for panoply of sensors

Windows 10 devices in the future could be measuring temperature, environmental pressure and carbon dioxide levels, as Microsoft provides an interface to support a wide range of sensors.

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It's a server! No, it's a radiator!

Cloud computation will be used to heat Dutch living rooms in the coming year.

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Steve Wozniak on AI: Will we be pets or mere ants to be squashed our robot overlords?

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak predicts a 'scary' future when artificial intelligence takes over from humans. It will be 'very bad for people,' but will we be pets to our robot overlords or mere ants to be squashed?

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Upping the ante in the Internet of Things

This blog provides a look at three vendors, Microsoft, IBM and Plex Systems, and what they are doing in the Internet of Things. In the case of these three companies, they are building on existing strengths in cloud computing,...

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NASA's Curiosity finds new ingredient of life on Mars

After already finding evidence of water on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered another key element necessary for life on the Red Planet.

Stanford breakthrough could make better chips cheaper

Researchers at Stanford University have come up with a new way to make chips and solar panels using gallium arsenide, a semiconductor that beats silicon in several important areas but is typically too expensive for widespread...

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Amazon blasts FAA on drone approvals, regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration is taking too long to approve drone tests and isn't looking far enough into the future as it prepares rules for commercial drone flight, an Amazon executive told lawmakers.

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FAA unclips wings of commercial drones

Blanket airspace clearance aims to cut a hurdle in drone operations.

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A few technology predictions

We’re three years away from big changes in the world of technology and IT. Here are some thoughts on what will happen before then.

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Panasonic to make some IoT technologies royalty-free

The company wants to help foster new development in IoT.

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SolarCity to build its own power grids

SolarCity, a solar panel installer, is offering to set up mini-power grids that include battery backup, which can be deployed by corporate campuses, military bases and even cities.

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Rosetta spacecraft calls out to comet probe

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has been trying to reach out to Philae, the lander sitting on a comet hurtling through space, but the probe has remained silent.

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