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  • One smartphone charger to rule them all -- in Europe, anyway

    One smartphone charger to rule them all -- in Europe, anyway

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    Thanks to manufacturers such as Apple and Nokia who insist on using proprietary charging pins, we've had to carry around multiple charging cables and adapters for our hodgepodge of devices. The European Parliament has had enough, announcing a new ruling that may make all device…

  • Robot construction crews, inspired by termites

    Robot construction crews, inspired by termites

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    Who would have thought the very same termites gnawing at our homes would be the inspiration for robots that can build new ones?Robotic crews could build new structures on Earth or even Mars – and without human supervision, according to a Harvard research team…

  • Will Microsoft make Windows 8.1 free for all?

    Will Microsoft make Windows 8.1 free for all?

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    Everyone knows that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have one big problem on top of a bunch of a smaller, though not necessarily small, issues.Namely, it’s unpopular. Very unpopular.In fact, Windows 8 and 8.1 are so unpopular that, as of January, Net Marketshare,…

  • iPhone 6 launch this fall, report says

    iPhone 6 launch this fall, report says

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    It's only been days since Samsung unveiled its latest flagship the Galaxy S5, so naturally Apple fans are eagerly awaiting rumors on the next iPhone. We've already heard that the iPhone 6 will likely sport a superstrong sapphire crystal display, and now comes word that…

  • Samsung announces long-awaited Galaxy S5, smart wear additions

    Samsung announces long-awaited Galaxy S5, smart wear additions

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    Smartphone titan Samsung announced the long-awaited Galaxy S5 phone on Monday, along with new versions of wearable tech including an improved smartwatch and the first fitness tracker with a hi-def interface.As expected, the Galaxy S5 boasts a water and dust resistant body and comes…

  • US Navy ready to deploy laser system this summer; rail guns aren't far behind

    US Navy ready to deploy laser system this summer; rail guns aren't far behind

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    Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.That future is now.The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on a ship…

  • PS4 owners: New PS Vita gives you more handheld play options

    PS4 owners: New PS Vita gives you more handheld play options

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    Sony has announced that it's releasing a new, thinner version of the PlayStation Vita, its mobile gaming device, this spring. The Vita is especially appealing to owners of the PlayStation 4, who can use the handheld device to play games that they stream from the…

  • Is 'Robocop' real? The future of warfare is already here

    Is 'Robocop' real? The future of warfare is already here

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    The reality of a "Robocop" U.S. military isn’t science-fiction any more. So says the director of the ’80s cult classic reboot.“We already have the drones, we’re going to have robots soon,” José Padilha told FoxNews.com in a conversation about the automation of violence in…

  • Robohand: DARPA's bionic arm can be controlled by your brain

    Robohand: DARPA's bionic arm can be controlled by your brain

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    A tragic cost of war is that many service members are missing limbs when they come home from combat. The U.S. military is working harder than ever to replace them with prosthetics that work just like the real thing.The high-tech whizzes at DARPA, the…

  • Drones delivering pizza? Not such a far-fetched idea

    Drones delivering pizza? Not such a far-fetched idea

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    If someday soon it's possible to have a hot pizza delivered to your door by a drone, it may be because of work now underway on the remote and sandy shores of the Texas Gulf Coast.There, where the extra-salty waters of the Gulf of…

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