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Smart Garments Could Change How We Interact

March 3, 2015 10:24 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

As wearables become more common, consumers also want them to be smaller and less obtrusive. Smartwatches are in a heyday now, but the consumer of the future might be looking for a device that is not only more useful, but more invisible ...

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Designing the Interior of Self-Driving Cars

March 3, 2015 10:17 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

If cars can drive themselves, people will have to find something else to do in the car. Mercedes-Benz suggests starting the workday on the go with an interior arranged like a luxury lounge or office. In a recent press release, Mercedes ...

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Automakers Vow Not to Give Up on Weak-Selling EVs

March 3, 2015 10:07 am | by David McHugh & Greg Keller, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global automarket ...

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Amazon Wants to Put 3D Printers in Delivery Trucks

March 3, 2015 10:01 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

Amazon's drone delivery program may be grounded, but who needs a drone to drop off an item when you could have it produced curbside of your home? That's what the e-tailer's latest ambition entails, as last week Amazon filed several ... 

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Body-Camera Maker Has Financial Ties to Police Chiefs

March 3, 2015 9:59 am | by Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press | News | Comments

​Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions ...

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NASA Spacecraft Making First Visit to Dwarf Planet Ceres

March 3, 2015 9:50 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

​A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of ...

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This 3D Printer Works With Living Cells

March 3, 2015 9:46 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Cyfuse Biomedical K.K., makers of a 3D printer for living cells, have reported 1.4 billion yen ($12 million) in Series B funding for its overseas operations. Cyfuse’s Regenova printer uses an array of needles to skewer cellular aggregates ...

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BlackBerry Offers New Phones But Turns Focus to Software

March 3, 2015 9:46 am | by Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | News | Comments

​BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling company is staking its future on becoming a giant in software ...

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Venture Capitalist Testifies in Silicon Valley Sex Bias Suit

March 3, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon.com is set to take the stand Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that ...

Photos of the Day: New Gadgets Showcased at Mobile World Congress

March 3, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Couldn't be in Barcelona this week? Here's a look from the floor of the wireless show as gadget heavy weight Samsung released its fancy new S6 Edge and Gear virtual reality headset, Google announced a foray into the wireless data plan ...

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Airlines Stop Accepting Rechargeable Battery Shipments

March 3, 2015 9:35 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

​Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires ...

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Google, Facebook Update Contrasting Plans to Connect World

March 3, 2015 9:32 am | by Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | News | Comments

​Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen ...

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New Phones, New Ways to Connect at Wireless Show

March 3, 2015 9:26 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too ...

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The Next Big Thing in IoT

March 3, 2015 9:22 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Up | Comments

By nature, the Internet of Things is all around us. Maybe our smartphones talk to our home thermostats, or a wearable sensor talks to a baby monitor. Next week, brands will show off their newest products at Mobile World Congress in Spain, and many of those products will be engineered to work with as many IoT applications as inventors can develop. In the technology industry, companies are used to looking forward. What will be the next big product? What will be able to compete with it? To interface with it? The Internet of Things opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for home sensors, wearables, and smart gadgets that no one thought could be "smart" before. Here are a few glimpses into where IoT is now, and where it might grow.

Watchdog: Air Traffic Control System is a Hacking Risk

March 3, 2015 9:19 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday ...

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