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Blade Runner: Which Predictions Have Come True?
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Blade Runner: Which Predictions Have Come True?

Based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner—the tale of a hunt for four dangerous "replicant" humans—is a classic...

Touchless Smartphones and Tvs Could Be on Sale in 2012
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Touchless Smartphones and Tvs Could Be on Sale in 2012

So you've lost your TV remote control. Again.

Intel Recruits Sci-Fi Writers to Dream Up Future Tech
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Intel Recruits Sci-Fi Writers to Dream Up Future Tech

Chip maker Intel has commissioned leading science fiction authors to pen short stories that imagine future uses for the firm's technology.

Computer Mimics Nature By ­sing Tv
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Computer Mimics Nature By ­sing Tv

University of Bath researchers led by professor Peter Hall and Ph.D. candidate Chris Li have developed software that enables a computer to process video of a tree...

Digital Cloud Plan For City Skies
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Digital Cloud Plan For City Skies

A giant "digital cloud" that would "float" above London's skyline has been outlined by an international team of architects, artists and engineers. The construction...

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Smart Sensors Power Interaction

More than 70 demonstrations of interactive technologies that use sensors for a wide range of applications were showcased at the Human Computer Interaction conference's...

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Call For Debate on Autonomous Military Robots

BBC NewsAs robots are increasingly used in warfare, civilian lives will be put at greater and greater risk, according to University of Sheffield professor NoelView...

The Rise and Rise of E-Readers
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The Rise and Rise of E-Readers

Amazon's launch of its first dedicated e-reader for newspapers, magazines, and textbooks points to a future when digital and analog publishing begins to merge....
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