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Google Tech to Bring 3D Mapping Smarts to NASA's Space Station Robots

NASA and Google are working together to send new 3D technology aloft to map the International Space Station. Full Story »
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AMD Steers Clear of Low-cost Tablet Market

AMD says Intel's contra-revenue tablet maker subsidy program is "foreign" to the company

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Plastic Computers Taking Shape, but Won't Replace Silicon

A researcher says plastic computers are still far away, as challenges need to be resolved on writing data and processing

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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.

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Americans Cool with Lab-Grown Organs, But Not Designer Babies

Americans are optimistic about scientific inventions on the horizon, though are cautious about future uses of DNA, robots, drones and always-on implants, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey on future technology.

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Meet the Most Profitable PC Company You've Never Heard Of

Dell's Original Equipment Manufacturer division makes custom PCs for companies in a variety of industries. It also makes money. With sales of plain ol' out-of-the-box machines on the decline, this might point to the future of the PC.

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Unbounded Robotics Launches Robot Platform for Education, Research

If you fear the rise of robots, the latest humanoid-style machine has an "emergency stop to prevent robot apocalypse."

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Can You Hear Me Now? NASA to Test Laser Communication System

The SpaceX cargo spacecraft will be carrying equipment needed for astronauts on the International Space Station to test optical laser communications to its scheduled launch today.

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Samsung Teams with Globalfoundries on 3D Chips

The deal will help Samsung and GlobalFoundries provide an adequate supply of mobile chips

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'Snowden Effect' has Changed Cloud Data Security Assumption, Survey Claims

Edward Snowden's revelations of sophisticated NSA spying have made many senior IT staff distinctly edgy about their use of the cloud with nine out of teen now paying close attention to the location of stored data, a survey of global attitudes has found.

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Samsung and Amazon Customize Kindle App, Offer Free E-books

The smartphone maker is increasingly relying on content to differentiate its products

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TSMC Benefits From Demand for High-tech Smartphone Chips

Smartphone demand has been higher than expected, TSMC reported

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Automakers Show Off In-Vehicle Wi-Fi, New Smartphone Interfaces

Car companies at the International Auto Show here showed off their versions of popular smartphone interface technology, which allows vehicle infotainment systems to connect to and use mobile apps.

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A look at the world's most powerful X-ray laser

Research at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source is used to develop future data storage systems and electronics

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As PC Market Stabilizes, Intel Focuses on Smartphones

As the PC market shows some signs of stabilization Intel's focus turns to improving its emerging communications chip business.