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  • Britain builds robot to test military equipment, suits for armed forces

    Britain builds robot to test military equipment, suits for armed forces

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    A $1.8 million robotic mannequin that can run, kneel and lift his arms to sight a weapon like a soldier will help test the latest in military equipment, Britain’s government says.The Ministry of Defence says its newest recruit, “Porton Man,” is made out of…

  • Google Street View lets users explore Angkor’s 1000-year-old temples

    Google Street View lets users explore Angkor’s 1000-year-old temples

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    From student backpackers traveling on a shoestring to retirees crossing off another place on the bucket list, Angkor in Cambodia is on the itinerary of just about every keen globetrotter. And now it’s on Google Street View, too.The historic location, famous for its prominent…

  • Samsung launches 4K, 28-inch monitor for under $700

    Samsung launches 4K, 28-inch monitor for under $700

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    This is the year of 4K, aka Ultra HD. The technology was once prohibitively expensive, but prices are dropping fast for these TVs and monitors that have 3840 x 2160-pixel resolution, or four times the resolution of 1080p screens.Enter the Samsung UD590 computer monitor,…

  • 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…

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