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JIBO family robot wants to join the household

The internet-connected Jibo talks and uses sound effects, graphics, and movement to mimic a range of emotions and reactions and make it seem more …

Hands On With Jibo, The Family Robot

While Siri and its ilk have gotten most of us used to the idea of talking to our devices, the current selection of smart assistants still feel more like tools than something with a personality. Jibo, a new robot from MIT roboticist Cynthia Breazeal, might be the gadget that finally changes …

Golden Samsung Z shows up in the wild

Even though it was officially unveiled in early June, the Samsung Z isn’t available for purchase right now. The handset was supposed to be released …

Nine HR Policies That Drive Good People Away

There is a particular, awful feeling you get working in a company that is sinking. You can tell the minute you walk in the door that the energy is off. If you pay attention to the vibe you get on a job interview, you’ll know when a company is broken. People don’t look you in the eye. No one wants …

The Solar-Powered Airplane That Can Fly Forever Makes Its First Flight

The Solar Impulse 2 took 50 engineers, 80 technological partners, and 100 technical advisors 12 years to conceptualize, design, and build. All of their work culminated in this week's two hour-long test flight.

10 Modern Kitchen Design Updates For a Kitchen That Wows

I’ll be honest. I strongly dislike cooking. And chopping. And slicing and dicing, frying, broiling and sautéing. But I can tell you from experience, …

Google Glass gets more hands-free with notifications when you glance

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Thomas Hawk<p>Google(s goog) Glass just got easier to use thanks the latest software update from Google. Now …

Intel wearables chief unimpressed with Apple, Samsung über-platforms

People from Apple and Samsung have been talking about how individual wearable products like FitBit report the data they collect into individual repositories, so that someone or something can’t analyze that data or combine it with other types of data. That’s bad, they say.<p>Apple, Samsung, and others …

This Insane Android Tablet Is Also A Gigantic Phone

The PadFone X, which will be available on AT&T in the coming weeks, is an Android smartphone that comes with its own accompanying tablet.<p>The catch, however, is that you can't use the tablet without plugging the smartphone into its back.<p>The tablet portion is essentially a shell for the smartphone.<p>As …

Volvo's self-driving car: 'It's a slightly odd feeling' – video

Volvo are taking prototype self-driving cars off the test track and onto the roads around their headquarters in Sweden. The Guardian's motoring critic Sam Wollaston gets a hands-on (well, hands-on-ish) preview of the future of motoring on the highways of Gothenburg

TechCrunch: Amazon's first phone uses 'Okao Vision' for 3D effects

Amazon's June 18th event is still mostly shrouded in mystery, but general consensus is that the e-commerce giant is releasing a phone of its own with an interactive 3D interface. Now, <i>TechCrunch</i> claims to have identified the technology behind that feature, and it's supposedly Omron's Okao Vision …

Google's 3D-mapping Project Tango moves to tablets

Google's Project Tango, the company's attempt to give mobile devices the ability to understand the layout of the real world, will come to tablets as well as phones.<p>The company has revealed the development kit for the tablet version of the project. It's a 7" tablet, the same form factor as the …

You can now save movies for offline watching on Chromebooks

Limited offline functionality has long been an issue that critics of Chromebooks have used to shoot down the concept. Just ask Microsoft, who enlisted reality TV stars to dis Chromebooks as “not real laptops” as part of its infamous Scroogled campaign. But Google is slowly beefing up the offline …

Reality TV

Put a Ring On It: Nod Gesture Control Ring

Nod Labs envisions we’ll soon be interacting with our smart televisions, set top boxes, home appliances, connected lighting systems, and just about …