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NASA tests foldable, robotic scout for Mars

The next NASA rover to head to another planet might take along a robotic scout that can fold up its wheels and tuck itself away or unfold and pop up like a piece of origami.

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5 reasons why China will rule tech, 2017 edition

In 2010, Computerworld looked at five reasons why China will rule in technology. In 2017, the case for China has grown stronger.

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'Hearables' and clothing to grow fastest in wearables market, IDC says

Devices that double as clothing or get worn on the ear will grow the fastest of all wearables in the next five years, market research firm IDC said.

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Samsung unveils Bixby voice assistant for upcoming Galaxy S8

Samsung revealed Monday that Bixby, an intelligent voice assistant, will run on the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone being unveiled next week.

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What happens when digital technology creates exponential business change?

The problem with exponential systems is that they look linear early on, so we tend to misjudge them. There is a very practical side to this that CIO’s have to understand. You see, it’s not that smart people don’t see the change coming...

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It's time to face the ugly reality of face recognition

Most forms of biometric data are hard to get, and you usually need someone's permission to capture fingerprint or iris scans. But anyone can take a picture of your face.

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Augmented and virtual reality to see aggressive growth by 2021

AR and VR are slowly catching on among early adopters, and some analysts envision a 10-fold spike by 2021 in the number of headsets sold.

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VA hospitals adopt 3D printers to create custom prostheses

Stratasys is donating a 3D printer to five Veterans Affairs hospitals to enable the development of custom orthotics, prostheses and anatomical models.

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Baseball games are finally coming to streaming TV

New services from Sling TV and YouTube TV will allow you to ditch cable and still watch your favorite teams play at home or away.

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Google makes AI talent play with Kaggle buy

In acquiring the crowdsourcing platform for predictive modeling and machine learning competitions, Google gains access to 600,000 data scientists in a notoriously talent-strapped market. The company says the deal will help it...

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Robotics industry learns from successes and failures at Fukushima

Six years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, robots continue to play a key role in the cleanup effort. Scientists are learning more about the robots' capabilities, and where improvements are needed.

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Intel-Mobileye merger to boost BMW's self-driving car plans

Mobileye’s buyout by Intel buttresses a decision by the vehicle vision system firm to favor BMW with its EyeQ vision chip technology over Tesla.

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How CIOs can master key tech trends to drive change

Accenture’s 2017 Technology Vision examines opportunities for CIOs to harness technology to help workers achieve more.

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Los Angeles tests gunshot sensors on light poles

Los Angeles is testing sensors attached to streetlights to wirelessly detect gunshots and other noises, and may expand the service to include sensors to recognize air pollution and earthquakes.

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Why GE is winning the war for tech talent

GE is poaching elite engineers from top technology companies by offering big challenges, sexy software and attractive compensation packages.

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Augmented reality: Next-gen headsets show business promise

Augmented reality, which adds data to your environment, could be the next important business technology.

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Oil giant Shell calls for move to clean energy

Shell's CEO said public faith in fossil fuels is waning, so along with calling for a carbon tax, the company plans to increase spending on renewable energy to $1 billion a year.

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Will Amazon Go be a game-changer for retail?

Should retailers worry about Amazon Go, the internet giant’s no-checkout-required store? The answer is both yes and no.

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