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Testing the Internet of Things: Can smart devices be united into an integrated whole?

An important part of the Internet of Things, Revolv's hub tries to make a group of indepedent smart devices work together intelligently. With the current state of the technology, however, that can be a challenge.

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MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

If you get stuck in traffic a lot, your next car may be able to talk to other vehicles and help keep you off jammed roads.

New device to help cops detect texting and driving

How will new device to help cops detect texting drivers know it wasn't the passenger?

A new 'radar gun' type gadget is being developed to help cops catch texting drivers, but how will the device tell the difference between texting while driving, voice-to-text, automatic replies and a passenger in the car who is doing...

SpaceX and Boeing team up on space taxis

Update: NASA gives key space taxi contracts to SpaceX, Boeing

SpaceX and Boeing Co. will share duties in a program aimed at launching NASA astronauts from American soil by 2017.

World’s hot alternative energy projects

From hydrogen to solar and wood, there are tons of ongoing cool alternative energy projects across the globe.

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Apple Watch under scrutiny for privacy by Connecticut attorney general

Connecticut's attorney general is concerned about the privacy implications of Apple Watch's handling of consumers' health information.

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SpaceX wants to build cities on Mars

Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of SpaceX, not only wants to send astronauts to Mars, he wants to build a city there.

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Google wants to test drones above New Mexico

Google is planning to test Internet delivery by drone high above New Mexico.

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A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices

Energous has developed a WiFi-style wireless charging device that sends power to anything within a 15-ft. radius.

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Is the Apple Watch a breakout product?

Analysts are divided over whether the Apple Watch will be a breakthrough product that takes smartwatches and wearables mainstream.

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For lithium-ion batteries to last, slow charging isn't the answer

New research by a California-based team could change the way lithium-ion batteries are charged in consumer electronics products and electric cars, leading to longer lifetimes and more useful batteries.

Harvard team develops soft robot that stands up and walks on its own

Harvard University scientists have built a soft robot they say can function without a communications and power tether.

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NASA's Catch-22: Russia may move astronaut training to Crimea

Russia is reportedly planning to move survival training for all Soyuz passengers to a Russian naval base in Sevastopol, Crimea, an area the Russian military grabbed from Ukraine earlier this year.

BlackBerry’s researching a smartwatch, too

Apple isn't the only company working on a smartwatch.

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Stanford's ant-sized radios could connect the world

Scientists at Stanford University have built ant-sized radios that could one day help track patients' temperatures, turn on coffee makers and prevent forgery.

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Quantum Dot technology may smother OLED TVs in the crib

OLED 4K TV technology offers flexible panels and a picture that spans the full color gamut, but the manufacturing process is highly inefficient and expensive, which may leave a wide opening for new quantum dot TV technology.

NASA's Mars rover begins its major scientific mission

After a little more than two years on the Martian surface, the Curiosity rover finished a more than six-mile trip to the base of Mount Sharp and is about to begin its next, and biggest, scientific mission -- ascending the mountain and...

Microsoft expands Windows on Devices program

Microsoft wants to put a small version of Windows 8 on more developer boards

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