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Fallout 4: A lovingly crafted, staggeringly varied wasteland

Our E3 2015 impressions of Bethesda's flagship franchise. A game that builds on Fallout 3's cold wasteland, but also adds a surprising degree of heart.

By June 15, 2015

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Google AI could be my new wife, steal my job -- and I'm nervous

Commentary: A Google AI expert says computers capable of having relationships aren't far off, but the idea of machines with common sense has CNET's Eric Mack feeling disposable.

By May 26, 2015

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Rosie or Jarvis: The future of the smart home is still in the air

We're getting ready to live in a world where it's less about taking care of our homes, and more about our homes taking care of us. But will that come in the form of robot maids or intelligent homes?

By January 14, 2015

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Intel tech brings us closer to the world of 'Minority Report'

Chipmaker's Real Sense 3D tech enables gesture controls, smarter drones and a jacket that can help the visually impaired.

By January 6, 2015

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Stay away from meetings with iRobot Ava 500 telepresence bot

With an iPad interface, the Ava 500 navigates to distant meetings while you stay put. Could this be a Roomba for the office?

By June 10, 2013

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Pour Klingon Bloodwine at your holiday table

Trek-themed wines sure to liven up any gathering are available for preorder at Vinport.com.

By November 26, 2014

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iRobot says one bot should command your smart home

Roombas are great, but not much fun to talk to. iRobot CEO Colin Angle feels intelligent human-interface robots must be the future of any smart household.

By July 14, 2014

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Beam+ robot heads for homes, waving $995 price tag

The new telepresence robot from a Willow Garage spinoff wants to be be a boon companion for you and your family, and be a bargain to boot.

By January 15, 2014

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Apple confirms deal for 3D sensing company PrimeSense

The company behind the Kinect motion sensor now belongs to Apple in a deal reportedly valued in the vicinity of $345 million.

By November 24, 2013

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iRobot's Ava: Have tablet, will travel

iRobot's tablet-sporting Ava mobile robot will get her debut this year in hospitals testing remote diagnosis via videoconferencing. Next step: people's homes?

By April 30, 2012