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doorknobs

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iRobot: Smart homes should have one brainy bot to run the show

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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Take a 3D satellite flyover of the Sochi Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia are spread out across seaside and ski resorts near the Black Sea. Take a two-minute tour of all the facilities from above.

By February 8, 2014

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Amusing @SochiProblems spotlights early Olympics fails

Reporters arriving in Russia for the winter games report Sochi might not be quite ready for the world. One Twitter handle has taken on the responsibility of aggregating the insanity that has ensued.

By February 6, 2014

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DecaWave chip adds accuracy when locating indoor objects

The ScenSor DW1000 tunes in to wireless technology to let people locate important items such as medical equipment or even children.

By November 8, 2013

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Polyvore expands to home and decor products

Now that it's built up its fashion community, Polyvore adds a new section for its stylish users, but it's just the beginning for the popular social commerce site.

By September 17, 2013

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Tablet-like touch interface comes to everyday objects

Researchers at Disney and Carnegie Mellon develop Touche, an interface system where multiple gestures can be added to existing touch screens and other objects, including "smart doorknobs."

By May 4, 2012

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The 404 1,054: Where we're gonna need to see some ID (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 show: Disney Touche project turns any object into a button, emo-haired youth more likely to develop lazy eyes, and 25 bars in San Francisco will soon employ ID customers using facial recognition technology.

By May 15, 2012

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Smart shoes step up the wearable-computing pace

A human-computer interface conference explores novel gestures for operating computers -- and placing a smartphone sensor called ShoeSense in shoes.

By May 9, 2012

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Ick! Researchers find E. coli on 1 in 6 cell phones

With 16 percent of both phones and hands sampled containing E. coli, researchers say a lack of handwashing--or a bad job doing it--is to blame.

By October 14, 2011

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E3 2011: Skyrim and open game worlds are the last great frontier

Despite critical acclaim and commercial success, games that attempt to build what we call "open worlds" are few and far between.

By June 8, 2011