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Vodafone prepares an LTE moon shot -- literally

Thanks to Vodafone, the Taurus-Littrow Valley will get its first mobile phone base station next year.

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Top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th...

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Apple TV just became an enterprise hub for connected things

Jamf introduces zero-day support for Apple TV, opening opportunity for smart automation

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Mingis on Tech: A dive into Windows 10 Creators Edition and the future of OSes

Coming soon to a PC near you: Windows 10 Creators Edition. But what comes after that in the years ahead for PCs, and Macs, and mobile devices? Are we headed for a voice-activated future?

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The hardest part about talking to robots isn't what you think.

IDG.tv host Jimmy Conrad visit's Japan Factory to take in the latest and greatest from, yep, Japan. If the future is talking robots, looks like it's going to be tough to get a word in edge-wise...

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The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th...

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Inventor of new lithium-ion battery responds to skepticism

John Goodenough, 94, a professor at the University of Texas and co-inventor of the original lithium-ion battery, responded to skeptics who say his technology for a new, safer, lithium-ion battery appears on the surface to defy the...

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3D web content could get a lift from DirectX, Apple's Metal and Vulkan

One of the big problems in gaming is incompatibility. A game written for Windows and DirectX won't work on Macs or Android devices. Vulkan games work on Android, but not on Apple devices, which has its own Metal API.

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NASA tests foldable, robotic scout for Mars

The next NASA rover to head to another planet might take along a robotic scout that can fold up its wheels and tuck itself away or unfold and pop up like a piece of origami.

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'Artificial intelligence' has become meaningless marketing jargon

Watch out, Android users: A new empty buzzword is in town, and it goes by the initials A.I.

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With deep learning, the data-rich get richer

Why AIaaS will dominate business applications for deep learning.

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How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 2

Tech labor and skills acquisition challenges are interfering with businesses eager to capitalize on IoT's many benefits. Here's what to know if you're going to come out a winner.

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Samsung Bixby -- what the virtual assistant can do

Samsung has officially announced Bixby, its own take on a voice assistant. Here is what it can do

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5 reasons why China will rule tech, 2017 edition

In 2010, Computerworld looked at five reasons why China will rule in technology. In 2017, the case for China has grown stronger.

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'Hearables' and clothing to grow fastest in wearables market, IDC says

Devices that double as clothing or get worn on the ear will grow the fastest of all wearables in the next five years, market research firm IDC said.

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Samsung unveils Bixby voice assistant for upcoming Galaxy S8

Samsung revealed Monday that Bixby, an intelligent voice assistant, will run on the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone being unveiled next week.

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Hands-on with Visa's NFC sunglasses

Yes, Visa's latest prototype lets you pay for stuff with a pair of sunglasses.

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It's time to face the ugly reality of face recognition

Most forms of biometric data are hard to get, and you usually need someone's permission to capture fingerprint or iris scans. But anyone can take a picture of your face.

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