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A guide to spotting bright Comet Lovejoy

The first big comet-spotting opportunity of the year is already under way. Here's how to head outside this month to spy a steaming space rock called Lovejoy.

By January 10, 2015

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At CES 2015, gadget makers to test promise of a do-it-all wearable

Selling consumers a multipurpose wearable device is clashing with the idea of cheaper, single-serving products. At CES 2015, companies are eager to figure out the future.

By January 2, 2015

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Google's Teller says Glass and other wearables need to be cheaper

Astro Teller, head of the Internet giant's skunk works research lab, talks about Glass, future pricing and how the smart eyewear has become a "poster child" for privacy concerns.

By November 17, 2014

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How to use Google Drive on Android, iOS

Google Drive for both Android and iOS has matured quite a bit since its release. Here's some advice on getting started with the app.

By November 18, 2014

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This is how NASA banishes body odors in space

How do space agencies keep the International Space Station from smelling like a sweaty locker room? NASA engineer Robert Frost and retired astronaut Clayton C. Anderson reveal a few secrets.

By October 22, 2014

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Google X chief admits that 'wearables are tough'

The head of the Google division that makes Glass talks about the challenges of wearables, and why putting a computing device on your body is "a big ask."

By October 8, 2014

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Japan's ISS Kirobo robot is lonely in space

The humanoid robot created to keep astronauts on the International Space Station company seems to have caught a case of intergalactic ennui. Cheer up, Kirobo!

By September 2, 2014

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Google spreads its wings, moving into drone deliveries

Amazon isn't the only tech giant experimenting with drones. Google has unveiled Project Wing, which is focusing its efforts on disaster relief, at least for now.

By August 28, 2014

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Sony's curved sensor brings 19th century tech back to the future

The promise of the curved sensor is better pictures in even thinner phones.

By June 18, 2014

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Google's Project Loon edges closer to reality

The high-flying Wi-Fi balloons have gone from a far-fetched idea to delivering Internet access to a rural school in Brazil and tapping into LTE technology.

By June 16, 2014