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Robotic kangaroo generates its own energy

Festo has once again turned to nature to build a gesture-controlled robotic kangaroo that stores and uses the kinetic energy of its own</i> …

Top-five paid app on Google Play was an antivirus scam

Before it was flagged and removed, one of the most successful apps on Google Play for over a week was an "antivirus" app that did nothing other than change an image.<p>There's something that Android users have to worry about a little more than iOS users: malware. A quick search on both app stores …

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YouTube live streaming comes to the Chromecast

It seems that Google is quietly trimming back the restrictions around sending YouTube videos to your Chromecast. In addition to being able to share private videos, you can now push live streams from your desktop to the cheapie streaming stick. According to <i>Android Police</i>, the feature isn't active on …

AMD shanghaied me to show me this insane new graphics card

Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia are engaging in yet another round of “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” with their ultrahigh-end graphics cards — but this time, AMD is also undercutting its rival as well.<p>AMD is unveiling what it calls the world’s fastest graphics card, dubbed Project Hydra. …

Fitbit sees the future of wearables in advanced sensors, is still investigating skin irritation complaints

"We want to get to the point where we're trying to launch all our products globally," explains Fitbit founder and CEO James Park, when quizzed on why the company was in Japan, expanding the availability of the Fitbit Flex -- a year-old device that possibly should have been surpassed by the recently …

'Gear Solo' is Samsung's standalone smartwatch, report says

Samsung is tipped to be making a new smartwatch that doesn't need to be synced with a smartphone to make calls.<p>Samsung's rumoured standalone smartwatch -- that would make calls without needing to be synced to a smartphone -- could be called the 'Gear Solo', according to a fresh report concerning …

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Video Gamers' Aggression Born From Frustration, Not Violence: Study

If you've ever screamed in rage or thrown down a controller after missing a jump in a video game or getting shot from across the level, new research exonerates your behavior. It's not violent games that make people angry and aggressive — it's <i>difficult</i> ones.<p>The research, from the University of …

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Step Up Your Heart Health with the Latest Technology | About Verizon

Every 33 seconds, someone in the United States dies from a form of cardiovascular disease, resulting in nearly 1 million fatalities every year. This disease can often be prevented, however, through healthy eating habits, regular exercise and routine health monitoring that includes an open dialogue …

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Does Beaver Tush Flavor Your Strawberry Shortcake? We Go Myth Busting

A few years ago, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver kicked up a foodie firestorm when he told the audience at the <i>Late Show with David Letterman</i> that vanilla ice cream contains flavoring from a beaver's ... um, derriere.<p>"Beaver anal gland — yes," Oliver shouted bluntly, as the crowd booed and hissed. "Oh, …

Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for …

Soft robot 'slug' oozes along with air pressure

As MIT proved recently with its squishy artificial fish, robots don't need to be rigid to propel themselves along (or freak us out). A company called Super-Releaser has applied the same logic for Glaucus, its new open-source soft robot. Unlike its swimming counterpart, this bot "walks" across land …

NVIDIA announces Titan Z: a $3,000 graphics computing powerhouse

Thought that NVIDIA's Titan Black was as good as it gets in the GPU world? You were mistaken. Meet the GeForce GTX Titan Z (seen in all its glory after the break), NVIDIA's latest graphical behemoth announced by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang today at NVIDIA's 2014 GPU Technology Conference. The Z packs dual …

Battery that dissolves in the body could power embedded health sensors

Embeddable sensors that can track a person's vitals could eventually be a boon for healthcare, but something equally small, portable, and safe is going to have to power those sensors. Researchers from the University of Illinois may have an answer: batteries that slowly decompose in the body. Using …

Toyota said to aim for low of $30K for fuel cell vehicle

Toyota and Honda are eying 2015 launches of consumer fuel cell vehicles, a source tells Nikkei, adding that prices could go as low as $30,000 by the next decade.<p>Toyota and Honda are both planning to bring fuel cell vehicles to market in 2015 with aim of making the cars available for less than …

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