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Google's 4k Video Format to Hit Tvs, Mobile Devices, Pcs
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Google's 4k Video Format to Hit Tvs, Mobile Devices, Pcs

Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, LG, and Sharp have introduced TVs that support VP9, Google's new 4K video format. 

Mit's 'kinect of the Future' Looks Through Walls With X-Ray-Like Vision
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Mit's 'kinect of the Future' Looks Through Walls With X-Ray-Like Vision

A device dubbed the "Kinect of the future" can see through walls and pinpoint the movements of someone with an accuracy of plus or minus 10 centimeters. 

Japan Sends Talking Robot Into Space as Part of Program to Help Lonely People
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Japan Sends Talking Robot Into Space as Part of Program to Help Lonely People

A talking robot is expected to reach the International Space Station in the next six days.

Sony and Lego Collaborating on Toy Research
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Sony and Lego Collaborating on Toy Research

Sony recently unveiled a collaboration with Lego on a new generation of products that could bridge the gap between toys and video games. 

AI Programmers Struggle to Make Games 'imitate Life'
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AI Programmers Struggle to Make Games 'imitate Life'

Artificial intelligence in videogames should improve to incorporate more intelligent characters into games. 

Obfuscated Code Contest Returns
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Obfuscated Code Contest Returns

The International Obfuscated C Code Contest recently launched a challenge for the first time in five years, asking participants to write bizarre and unnecessarily...

Ibm's Watson Edges Harvard Students in 'jeopardy!' Quiz
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Ibm's Watson Edges Harvard Students in 'jeopardy!' Quiz

IBM's Watson supercomputer recently defeated teams of students from Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management...
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