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U.S. PC Shipments Jump 17% Buoyed by Commercial, Educational Demand
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U.S. PC Shipments Jump 17% Buoyed by Commercial, Educational Demand

Notebooks turned in the best performance during the second quarter of 2021, while desktops saw a healthy rebound, says Canalys.

 The Space Wide Web is Ready to Launch
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The Space Wide Web is Ready to Launch

There is even more to space innovation than the fledgling space tourism sector. Somewhat out of the public eye, there is a fast-growing space tech industry.

Australia Says Its First Self-Driving Car Can 'navigate Without Driver Input'
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Australia Says Its First Self-Driving Car Can 'navigate Without Driver Input'

An autonomous automobile developed by German manufacturer Bosch in collaboration with the Australian government were to be tested on Australian roads this week....

Toyota Teaches Cars to Drive By Studying Human Drivers
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Toyota Teaches Cars to Drive By Studying Human Drivers

The development of autonomous-driving capabilities and home-care robots are areas the recently created Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is exploring.

Angelica Lim: Flutist. Global Roboticist. Proud Master of a Robot Dalmatian Named Sparky.
From ACM TechNews

Angelica Lim: Flutist. Global Roboticist. Proud Master of a Robot Dalmatian Named Sparky.

Angelica Lim, a "developer on emotion recognition" on the Pepper robot at Aldebaran Robotics in Paris, specializes in building robots that can express emotions. ...

Ibm's Brain-Like Chip and the Quest For a 'cognitive Planet'
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Ibm's Brain-Like Chip and the Quest For a 'cognitive Planet'

IBM's recently announced TrueNorth chip follows the principles of brain-inspired neuromorphic computing.

IBM Says Carbon, Oxygen Essential to Advancing Resistive Memory
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IBM Says Carbon, Oxygen Essential to Advancing Resistive Memory

Researchers at IBM Zurich believe they have overcome some of the key challenges that have stood in the way of building memory technology using carbon. 

Cynthia Breazeal: Social Robotics Pioneer. MIT Lab Leader. Proud Mom
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Cynthia Breazeal: Social Robotics Pioneer. MIT Lab Leader. Proud Mom

In an interview, Cynthia Breazeal, director of the robotics lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and creator of the Jibo family robot, explores her...
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