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Intel, Microsoft going long distance with Cortana on Windows 10 PCs

Intel and Microsoft are working on technology so you can shout out commands to Cortana or activate a PC from far.

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5 digital business predictions for 2017

While discrete technology trends often get all the attention in New Year's lists, this coming year will be highlighted by organizations taking a more holistic focus on digital transformation with an increasing number of "world-firsts"...

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Graphene and Silly Putty mix to create powerful sensors

And we thought Silly Putty's most important practical application was its ability to pick up newspaper ink.

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BlackBerry unveils BlackBerry Secure for enterprise IoT mobile security

BlackBerry touted a comprehensive mobile-security platform for a variety of IoT devices connected to enterprises

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New Audis can now talk to traffic lights

Audi has launched its anticipated vehicle-to-infrastructure technology that allows some 2017 Audis to communicate with traffic lights so drivers know when lights will switch from red to green.

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Bluetooth 5 is out: Now will home IoT take off?

Bluetooth is aiming straight for the internet of things as the fifth version of the wireless protocol arrives with twice as much speed for low-power applications.

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Smartwatch user dropout rate is still 29%, Gartner says

Almost a third of smartwatch owners have stopped using them, saying they aren't useful, are boring or they broke.

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NASA forges ahead with robotic space mechanic

The project is designed to lead to a greener, more sustainable space program since the satellites could be refueled and their lives greatly extended.

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34% off OWI Super Solar Recycler Kit - Deal Alert

Before you chuck that CD ROM, soda can or plastic bottle, exercise your kids imagination with this kit from OWI that turns your recyclables into a solar-powered robot, race car, boat, or whatever you can dream up with this kit full of...

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Fitbit scoops up rival fitness tracker maker Pebble

Fitbit, the maker of popular fitness trackers, has acquired assets owned by rival Pebble, including key employees and intellectual property related to software and firmware development.

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How the tech industry helped elect Donald Trump

To some extent, blue-collar workers gave back to Silicon Valley a bit of the disruption it has long given them.

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Millions of routers allegedly backdoored with malware that can’t be removed

One of the hackers purportedly responsible for a zombie army of Mirai-infected IoT devices, claimed he have infected millions of routers with malicious firmware which can't be removed; a victim's only recourse is to trash the router.

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Daatrics answers the call from over-anxious new parents

Call me flippant, but sometimes nature is the best thing. Daatrics provides an answer for those who disagree.

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The Tech That Steers Delphi's Self Driving Car

We take a ride in Delphi's self-driving car, which tries to replicate what human drivers can see by building radars, LiDAR, and camera tech all around the vehicle.

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China leads the world in solar power installations

China this year continued to lead the world in new solar power installations with more than 50GW of cumulative photovoltaic power, followed by Japan and the U.S., according to a new report.

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Google will use 100% renewable energy in 2017

Google announced today it will reach a long-pursued goal to use all renewable energy sources to power its data centers and corporate offices around the world in 2017.

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Why I stopped wearing a smartwatch

I used to wear a smartwatch every day. Now, I can't even remember the last time I put one on.

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Faith in fake Apple Watch news industry falls 71%

An IDC non-story story about estimates and contextual integrity

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