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  • Google's move into home automation means even less privacy

    Plans by smart thermostat maker Nest Labs to share some customer data with corporate parent Google means the search engine giant will be fending off privacy concerns as it expands into home automation.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan27 June 14 04:58
  • U.S. commercial drone industry struggles to take off

    The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that permits the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the country's airspace.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan18 April 14 21:36
  • 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.

    Written by Lamont Wood14 April 14 20:35
  • Your next smartphone is now closer to wireless charging

    The Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance joined forces this week, which should help hardware makers settle on a wireless charging standard for their devices.

    Written by Lucas Mearian12 Feb. 14 22:42
  • The first 3D printed organ -- a liver -- is expected in 2014

    Bio-printing companies and academics are finally having success keeping 3D printed human tissue alive long enough to use it for drug development and testing. It could be used for human implants someday.

    Written by Lucas Mearian26 Dec. 13 12:08
  • 4 ideas to steal from IT upstarts

    Fast-growing companies like Square and MongoDB are driving IT innovation with leaner staffs, cloud-first computing, self-service everything and CTOs rather than CIOs.

    Written by Beth Stackpole12 Dec. 13 11:45
  • Is technology the cause of car crashes? Or the cure?

    Passing laws to minimise accidents caused by distracted drivers is a good idea. But let's not dump advanced technology prematurely just because we assume it's a distraction, says Mike Elgan.

    Written by Mike Elgan02 Nov. 13 10:57
  • Gartner's dark vision for tech, jobs

    Science fiction writers have long told of great upheaval as machines replace people. Now, so is research firm Gartner. The difference is that Gartner is putting in dates and recommending immediate action.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau10 Oct. 13 21:11
  • RAM wars: RRAM vs. 3D NAND flash, and the winner is... us

    While resistive RAM's chances of crowding out NAND flash anytime soon are slim, the coming RAM wars mean mobile users are likely to have hundreds of gigabytes, or even a terabyte, of storage at their fingertips.

    Written by Lucas Mearian08 Aug. 13 22:07
  • Businesses adopting robots for new tasks

    Thanks to better sensors and other tech advances, robots are being used for new applications, including quality control.

    Written by Esther Shein01 Aug. 13 13:30
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