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MacBook Air: Battery takes a long time to charge; keyboards, ALS issues

8 hours or more in some cases.

By Feb. 11, 2008

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Paralyzed artist paints with mind alone

A woman with Lou Gehrig's disease paints using software that lets her control digital brushes with brainwaves. Now, thanks to a crowdfunding push, she's realizing her dream to exhibit her work.

By Jul. 13, 2013

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Microsoft's Super Bowl ad might make you cry (in a good way)

In an ad featuring a voiceover from former NFL player Steve Gleason, who now suffers from ALS, Microsoft surfaces empowerment that might remind some of an old Microsoft campaign.

By Feb. 2, 2014

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Cyborgs to vie in Olympics for robot-assisted athletes

Get ready for the Cybathlon. The first Olympics for augmented humans will take place in Switzerland in 2016 and feature some of the top assistive gear around.

By Mar. 27, 2014

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Eye-popping illusion lets you write with gaze alone

In an innovation that could benefit the disabled, a French researcher finds a way to trick the eyes into moving more smoothly so they can be used like a pencil to write cursive.

By Jul. 26, 2012

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Now your tongue can secretly operate a computer, wheelchair

The iPhone-friendly Tongue Drive System employs a retainer embedded with sensors that track a tiny magnet attached to the user's tongue.

By Feb. 21, 2012

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DiskWarrior, PlusOptimizer and Mac OS X

DiskWarrior, PlusOptimizer and Mac OS X

By Apr. 12, 2001

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High-tech cement maker wins top MIT award

C-Crete Technologies takes home the $100,000 prize in MIT's Entrepreneurship Competition for creating a nanoengineered cement that reduces carbon dioxide emissions yet is stronger than any existing cement.

By May. 13, 2010

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MacBook Air is great kitchen knife, not bad laptop

A bizarre series of videos shows the MacBook Air being used to slice, dice and even peel vegetables. It's the most expensive knife ever.

By Sep. 7, 2011

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PR2 robot helps quadriplegic man shave himself

The experiment is part of a broader effort to use robots to help people with reduced mobility, as well as seniors.

By Jul. 14, 2011