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human-centric computing

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Ray Ozzie's new app reimagines the phone call

One of Bill Gates' all-time favorite programmers is back after pondering the hypothetical: What would people do if the phone had never been invented before the Internet came along?

By September 22, 2014

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Google's Web-video ambitions bump into hard reality

The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.

By September 12, 2014

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Why 'outdated' Turing test is no longer the gold standard of AI

A chatbot pretending to be a 13-year-old boy recently passed the famous artificial intelligence test, its creators claim. But does Turing's test really tell us anything about AI?

By June 10, 2014

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Simband, sensors key to Samsung wearables push

The Korean electronics maker looks beyond today's Gear Fit with new hardware and software platforms designed for "the future of health." And it wants other companies to join in.

By May 28, 2014

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Why does Apple want Beats? No one really seems to know

Apple’s rumored $3.2 billion takeover of the trendy music brand has left many scratching their heads.

By May 10, 2014

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How Google's robo-cars mean the end of driving as we know it

Why waste your drive time doing the actual driving, when technology can be your chauffeur? The century-old auto culture is on the verge of radical change, and you can thank Google for where it's headed.

By September 3, 2013

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Jony Ive's challenge: Redesigning the human-computer interface for the masses

With his new responsibilities, the famed designer of Apple's iconic hardware is now tasked with making complexity disappear from the company's smartphone, tablet, and desktop software.

By November 2, 2012

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Windows 8, iOS 6 set for tablet face-off in 2012

Microsoft says the next version of Windows will not be out this fall, making 2012 a better candidate. Will Apple be on iOS 6 by then?

By June 1, 2011

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'Get Lamp' illuminates the text adventure game

Text adventure games may seem like ancient history but they have aspects in common with today's casual and social games.

By August 10, 2010

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Inside the Navy's next-generation destroyer

Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman stops in on Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems facility in Rhode Island and got the low-down on the DDG 1000, the U.S. Navy's most advanced destroyer ever.

By August 4, 2010