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cybernetics

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The cybernetic devices of Mobile World Congress (pictures)

Ranging from watches that talk to smartphones wirelessly and measure heart rate, to wearable computers running Android, MWC 2013 was replete with devices blurring the line between man and machine.

6 Images By February 28, 2013

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Antenna implanted in cyborg's skull gets Wi-Fi, color as sound

Artist and cyborg advocate Neil Harbisson has an "eyeborg," a device implanted in his skull that lets him hear colors. Friends can even use an app to beam images to his brain. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him about cyborg advocacy, turning music into clothing, and life with a new sense you can never shut off.

By April 14, 2014

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The 404 1,454: Where you're not invited (podcast)

Oh, you thought weddings were expensive? You probably didn't hire a "social media concierge" for $3,000. Yes, it's a thing. That story plus the world's first cybernetics-assisted Olympics, called the Cybathlon; an app that sends someone to the post office for you; and checking in with the Million Dollar Homepage nine years after the fact.

By March 27, 2014

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Ep. 1454: The show where you're not invited

Oh you thought weddings were expensive? You probably didn't hire a "social media concierge" for $3000. Yes, it's a thing. That story plus the world's first cybernetics-assisted Olympic games called the Cybathlon, an app that sends someone to the post office for you, and checking in with the Million Dollar Homepage 9 years after the fact.

By March 27, 2014

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb inspired by jazz and cybernetics, coming to fridges?

The lead designer behind Google's new Android 3.0 Honeycomb software has been talking about its applications beyond tablets, and the inspiration behind its look and feel.

By February 2, 2011

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'RoboCop' not so sci-fi anymore

Nanosuits, powerful prosthetics, and brain-computer interfacing seemed far-fetched when the original movie hit theaters. Now, with a remake nearly three decades later, the plot is closer to reality than you may think.

By February 11, 2014

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Will Europe send robot snakes to Mars before Hollywood?

The European Space Agency has asked for a report on the feasibility of teaming a serpentine robot with a rover to explore the Red Planet. How has this not already been made into a movie?

By September 17, 2013

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Printable bionic ear sends hearing to the dogs

Scientists have created a 3D-printed cartilage ear with an antenna that extends hearing far beyond the normal human range.

By May 2, 2013

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Maker of Chromebook Pixel video: It's real. But is he?

Exclusive: Slinky.me founder Victor Koch says his company's Chromebook video is legit -- but doubts about him are mounting.

By February 11, 2013

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Man controls cybernetic hand with thoughts

Thanks to $3 million European project, a cybernetic limb gives a 26-year-old amputee hope of feeling pain, flipping you off.

By December 2, 2009