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Google, Facebook ask court to reject patents on abstract ideas

A group of tech companies argues that combining abstract ideas with "on a computer" does not deserve a patent and stymies innovation.

By December 9, 2012

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Loneliness narrows the uncanny valley

Starved for a little social contact? The face of a robot or doll will seem more alive to you than to someone with a brimming social life.

By September 8, 2014

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Crave giveaway: $100 gift certificate to online art market Nuvango

If you're tired of boring old cases and skins, enter to win a free shopping spree at this massive online gallery featuring original work by artists from around the globe.

By August 29, 2014

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Projection mapping creates 'living' digital makeup

A combination of motion tracking and projection mapping creates animated "makeup" on the face of a moving model.

By August 18, 2014

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Disney balances irregular objects for a perfect spin

Disney Research has developed an algorithm that allows them to perfectly balance irregular objects and to turn them into spinning tops.

By August 11, 2014

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Squishy Lego-like bricks emerge from scientists' robot lab

Flexible plastic bricks smoosh together like Lego, but could actually become building components for soft robots.

By August 7, 2014

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Woman hospitalized with 'Twitter psychosis'

A woman was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after saying she believed that a famous actor was sending her coded messages via Twitter, according to a published research paper.

By August 7, 2014

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Price Tower: Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper

He designed more than 400 buildings, but his only tall office tower is in a small Oklahoma town. CNET Road Trip 2014 took the journey to Bartlesville to see the master's interpretation of the skyscraper.

By July 20, 2014

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Nickel and gadgets: A rash connection?

Allergic reactions to nickel in some gadgets have been noticed for a while. Now, a medical journal report suggests a possible link between rashes and exposure to nickel in Apple's iPads.

By July 14, 2014

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Homemade undersea scanner finds strange new world

Nathaniel Stern dives beneath the sea armed with DIY photography rigs toggled from custom electronics. The artist's results? Bizarre and beautiful.

By July 14, 2014