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Google gets patent to make Glass look like ordinary specs

Google appears to be redesigning Glass to make the wearable computer look less nerdy and more like ordinary eyeglasses.
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LG's high-end smartphone features trickle down to new L series

LG Electronics is bringing features from its more expensive smartphones into the hotly contested low-end segment of the market.

How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

Production of lithium-ion batteries capable of storing solar or wind-generated electricity will need to ramp up before homes and businesses can truly go off the grid.

Even rivals are waiting for Apple to get into wearables

There may be big expectations for the wearables market, but the reality is that until someone transforms the category -- Apple's the usual suspect -- it won't break out of a very small constituency.

How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

Production of lithium-ion batteries capable of storing solar or wind-generated electricity will need to ramp up before homes and businesses can truly go off the grid.

As Ebola death toll rises, scientists work on nanotech cure

Scientists at Northeastern University are using nanotechnology to find an effective treatment for the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1,200 people, and sickened even more.

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.

Cosmonauts deploy nanosatellites during spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts are in the middle of a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station, in part to release a nanosatellite that will take images of Earth.

Harvard unleashes a swarm of self-organizing robots

The robot uprising must surely be close at hand, as Ivy League scientists are diligently working to give machines the ability to collaborate with themselves without intervention from the humans.

Microsoft pitches Windows for Internet of Things

Hoping to cover all its bases in the emerging Internet-of-Things market, Microsoft is proffering a helping hand to 'makers,' DIYers, hardware hackers and other builders of things that may one day end up on the Internet.

Emerging Technologies In Depth

Where's the (robot) butler? Good high-tech help is still hard to find

If you're looking for signs of our collective robotic future, it's either terrifyingly near or forever just around the corner.

Why I'm sending back Google Glass

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.

Field Notes: Clueless CIOs aside, open source is 'frightening and fantastic'

There's a reason the theme song at this year's Open Business Conference was 'Happy.'

The imminent age of virtual reality is an illusion

When faced with technology options, we are choosing the ones that require the least commitment to undivided attention.

AI gets its groove back

Thanks to the advent of Big Data, new algorithms and massive, affordable computing power, artificial intelligence is now, finally, on a roll again.

Why Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon want to be each other

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.

Ready for your electronic tattoo?

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.

How do you feel? Your phone may soon tell you

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 phone project could transform smartphones

Google has unveiled what is almost certainly the most interesting phone of the year. It's part of Project Tango

Smart cities are here today -- and getting smarter

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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