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As researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute make their humanoid robot more autonomous, they're getting ready to get an upgrade robot this fall.
An industrious design graduate from the University of Edinburgh has posted a 3D printing CAD file for a wrist ban that allows users to insert an iPod Nano, which can act as a watch, music player and more.
The 300-pound humanoid robot working on the International Space Station is in the midst of getting a series of upgrades, including new processors and software in preparation of having a pair of legs attached to it.
Google recently announced a new networking protocol called Thread that aims to create a standard for communication between connected household devices.
MakerBot has signed a deal with Home Depot to run a pilot program in a dozen stores to sell the ultimate do-it-yourself product.
A company acquired by Google that develops robots for the U.S. military appears to have greatly reduced its dependence on government funding, suggesting a reluctance on Google's part to align itself too closely with military projects.
Fujitsu has developed an approach to cluster supercomputers that reduces the number of network switches by 40% without sacrificing performance.
Many scientists believe we're not alone in the universe, and NASA researchers say discovering if that's true is within their reach.
Google has reached a deal with Alcon to work together on smart contact lenses that can monitor diabetics' blood sugar levels.
The quantum computing technology developed by D-Wave gets ongoing scientific debate, but it's also getting money, $28 million last week, bringing its total funding to about $150 million.
If you're looking for signs of our collective robotic future, it's either terrifyingly near or forever just around the corner.
Now that Glass is available to anyone with $1,500 to burn, you might be tempted to buy a pair. Our tester shares 10 good reasons not to.
There's a reason the theme song at this year's Open Business Conference was 'Happy.'
When faced with technology options, we are choosing the ones that require the least commitment to undivided attention.
Thanks to the advent of Big Data, new algorithms and massive, affordable computing power, artificial intelligence is now, finally, on a roll again.
It was a loony week in Silicon Valley. Four major technology companies announced expensive and risky programs to become less like themselves and more like their competitors.
Electronic tattoos are the ultimate wearable computer. There's no telling what a patch of electronics stuck to your body somewhere and connected wirelessly to a smartphone can do once app developers get involved.
A variety of projects unveiled in the past year aim to give mobile apps the ability to instantly detect a person's emotional state.
Google has unveiled what is almost certainly the most interesting phone of the year. It's part of Project Tango
Smart cities aren't the stuff of science fiction. Governments -- in the heartland and on both coasts -- are using sensors, social media, big data and other technologies to provide better services to citizens.
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