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With LLZO, a garnet ceramic material, batteries could last a lot longer

Researchers are working to develop batteries that can store 10 times more energy than existing lithium-ion batteries.

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Automation arrives at restaurants (but don’t blame rising minimum wages)

McDonald's this week described plans to install self-ordering kiosks and mobile ordering at its restaurants. It isn't the only food chain turning to automation.

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Google teams with Oxford on artificial intelligence

Google, the search company that's investing heavily in robotics, is teaming with Oxford University researchers to work on artificial intelligence.

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Researchers use silicon to push quantum computing toward reality

Researchers in Australia have developed silicon-wrapped quantum technology that could solve problems that have held back the development of the ultrafast computers.

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Wearable health devices are a novelty that wear off

A new PwC report shows that one third of those who bought a health-monitoring wearable device more than a year ago rarely use them now.

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Nike CEO hints at 'stylish' Apple wearable plans

Apple's adventures in wearable computing won't begin and end with Apple Watch -- CEO Tim Cook's company is forging deep partnerships to help it embrace the emerging universe of connected things.

AT&T signed up 500K cars for its 4G network last quarter

AT&T signed up half a million cars to its 4G network between July and September, after making deals with Audi and GM to connect cars and offer in-vehicle hotspots.

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Industry can head off IoT privacy rules

The Internet of Things is raising a host of concerns over the control of data that could lead to government regulation, but tech companies can rein in those worries on their own if they act fast, a former White House technology...

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Kii offers an on-ramp to the Internet of Things

Japanese mobile software development company Kii is offering a new platform that handles many of the details involved in building out an IoT system.

Intel VC funds target Chinese startups in wearables, IoT

Intel is using its vast cash resources to chase hot new product categories.

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3D full-body scanning booth to create custom figurines

3D hardware maker Artec announced the U.S. debut of the Shapify Booth, which can scan a person's body in 12 seconds to create 3D printed replica figurines

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3D printing and the streaming model are changing everything

The truly fundamental shift of 3D printing will have nothing to do with the degree of fancifulness that we can achieve with our printers. Instead, it will be the streaming delivery models that will forever alter supply chains and...

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NASA orbiter and rover send back first looks at comet Siding Spring

One of NASA's orbiters and a robotic rover have already sent back photos of comet Siding Spring's flyby of Mars on Sunday.

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Ethernet is coming to cars

One of the largest suppliers of automotive chips for in-vehicle electronics announced a new Ethernet board and software that will connect instrument clusters, infotainment systems, cameras and sensors over 100Mbps Ethernet.

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Ask Watson or Siri: Artificial intelligence is as elusive as ever

At O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World, a Salesforce.com expert on AI assesses the state of machine smarts

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IBM exits semiconductor business and re-creates itself

With its announcement today that it will sell its semiconductor business, IBM is shifting from manufacturing to a company that focuses on research, software and advanced systems development.


iRobot CEO decries the slow advance of robotics

Colin Angle, he CEO of one of the biggest robotics companies in the world is disappointed at the progress being made in the industry.

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NASA's Mars orbiters survive comet flyby and sneak once-in-a-lifetime peek

Just as NASA's Mars orbiters took shelter from a debris-spewing comet behind the Red Planet on Sunday, they also took the opportunity to study the flyby's effect on Mars.

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Researchers to meet with aid workers to build Ebola-fighting robots

Robotics researchers from around the country are working together to come up with technology that could help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.

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