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It was great having you, magazines. Let’s just say goodbye now

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Thomas Hawk<p>The announcement came one day in 1992, when I was eight, and was momentous enough in my household …

Soldiers will soon steer iRobot's machines with an Android tablet

While iRobot's most famous for creating the Roomba, the robotic vacuum is far from being its only product: the company actually supplies defense, reconnaissance and first response machines to authorities, as well. In an effort to make these robots a lot easier to control in high-stress …

Banks harvest callers' voiceprints to fight fraud

LONDON (AP) — "This call may be monitored."<p>You hear it every time you phone your bank about a lost credit card or an unexpected charge. You may …

Educate children on copyright in school, Cameron told

Mike Weatherley, the Tory MP placed in charge of tackling copyright infringement by David Cameron, has called for education about copyright to begin in the classroom.<p>Such education should start in the early years of a child’s life, Weatherley says, and continue through to University. It should be …

Amputees can now control artificial limbs with their minds

Artificial limbs controlled by muscle movement are already a thing, but what if someone developed a way to wire a prosthetic directly into someone's nervous system? That's what a team at Chalmers University have achieved with an implantable prosthetic system that relies entirely upon neural …

The future of mobile commerce is commerce

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sinisa Botas<p>Last week, I spoke with a well-known specialty retailer. They briefed me on the company’s …