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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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Talking space droid Kirobo yaps away on ISS

"One small step for robots," says deceptively friendly Kirobo, a conversation droid designed to liven up the ISS.

By September 5, 2013

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Crave Ep. 173: Smart toilet seat bids bye-bye to bad smells

The fancy Fresh Air Plus toilet seat has a fan, an exhaust pipe that banishes odors to the outside, and an anti-slam lid to save your ears.

By September 5, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 046: DC movie domains registered, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Gear VR, and more

We're definitely curious about the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a sort of sister phone to the Galaxy Note 4 with a flexible display that looks like it melts off the right side of the device. If you could add any feature, what would you use that extra slice of screen for?

By September 3, 2014

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Take a tour of Earth from aboard the ISS

Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio take a tour of the cities of Earth from the International Space Station's observation Cupola.

By September 4, 2014

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Amazing light paintings -- in space!

The Spiral Top, a spinning gadget mounted with LEDs for gorgeous light paintings, brings a touch of artistry to the International Space Station.

By January 8, 2014

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Bullets and politics fly in 'RoboCop' reboot trailer

If you thought Hollywood was through with recycling 1980s entertainment, think again -- there's a new trailer for the reimagined "RoboCop," and it's just as violent and explosive as the original.

By September 5, 2013

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Japan sends adorable chat bot into space

A humanoid robot designed to alleviate the isolation of astronauts by having conversations has been deployed to the International Space Station.

By August 4, 2013

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Chatty Japanese robot to be astronaut's space buddy

A robot astronaut gets a launch date to visit the space station and participate in a human-robot conversation experiment. Don't worry, this one is a lot friendlier than HAL 9000.

By June 26, 2013