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NASA's Valkyrie robots set the table for human life on Mars

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Four sister robots built by NASA could be pioneers in the colonization of Mars, part of an advance construction team that sets …

Faced with a bunch of obstacles, this robot got creative and surprised its makers

Dealing with obstacles is an inevitable part of life, and it looks like robots may be surprisingly adept at applying creativity to the challenge.<p>Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University developed software that not only helped a robot deal efficiently with clutter but also revealed considerable …

Loyal robot dog waits for you to walk through the door

WowWee, a smart toy company, has unveiled a robotic dog with blue-green LED eyes. The dog, aptly called CHiP (short for Canine Home Intelligent Pet), sits with the tap of a button, picks up your presence in the room via bluetooth and plays fetch. The sensor-loaded pup comes with a toy-watch looking …

Hands-On with Sphero’s Star Wars BB-8 Toy

Ever since its appearance in the first trailer for <i>The Force Awakens</i>, Star Wars fans and robot fans alike have been eager to get their hands on the latest droid cast member, BB-8. Now, with the official release of BB-8 by Sphero, droid ownership is just $149 away. The toy officially goes on sale …

Apple files patent for MacBook fuel cell that could last weeks

Apple has filed a patent application for a fuel cell system that could power a MacBook "for days or even weeks without refuelling".<p>In the patent …

Google launches Android Experiments to showcase your most creative apps

A space for weird ideas<p>Having recently become a newly minted subsidiary of Alphabet, Google seems to be renewing its focus on its core businesses — Android, Search, and YouTube. In keeping with that, today Google announced Android Experiments, a site dedicated to encouraging and showcasing projects …

Shanghai-based WinSun 3D Prints 6-Story Apartment Building and an Incredible Home

The 3D printed home is an accomplishment which many architects and designers have at least been contemplating for a few years now. We have seen …

Nerd up your home with this DIY Claptrap

Admit it, you wanted an awesome robot pal growing up. No shame, we've all been there. That's probably how Claptrap from Borderlands (now a playable …

2 firms that won LAUSD's tech program most active in seeking meetings

More than a year before the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed to an iPads-for-all program, Apple and a leading curriculum company repeatedly sought meetings with school board members, newly released emails and records reviewed by The Times show.<p>The communications with the board and …

Technology chief for Los Angeles Unified School District resigns

The head of technology for the Los Angeles Unified School District has resigned, the latest fallout from two troubled technology efforts: the iPads-for-all project and a new student records system.<p>Ron Chandler, the chief information officer, headed technology programs for the nation's …

The Rise of Robotics

Google

The Coding Scene<p>Check out some of the things we’ve been up to and find out how to host your own coding party IRL.<p>Ready for More?<p>This is the tip of …

Wacom Global

Materials used in Intuos Pro include silicone for the soft touch rubber paint with a polyurethane base on the top case. The materials do not include …

Our Favorite Laptops For Back To School

As the new school year approaches, you’re going to need a good laptop to work with. Take a look at some of our favorites.

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Ex-LAUSD official denies steering contract to former employer

The former Los Angeles schools official under scrutiny for his role in the district's $1.3-billion iPad program defended himself Thursday, saying that he did not improperly steer the contract to a company that once employed him.<p>Former Deputy Supt. Jaime Aquino said his involvement in the project …

L.A. Unified can't account for $2 million in computers, audit says

More than $2 million worth of Los Angeles Unified computers, mostly iPads, could not be accounted for during a recent audit by the school system's inspector general.<p>The review also found that the school district lacked an effective tracking system — and that losses could be higher as a result.<p>"The …

Mobile Devices

Look at what two years on Mars did to the Curiosity Rover

Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of …

Jefferson High Students Stage Walkout Over LAUSD Computer System

<b>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)</b> — Hundreds of students Monday walked out of classes at Jefferson Senior High School in a protest over what was described as …