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Ha, good one! IBM predicts people-powered homes

IBM's 5 in 5 predictions say harvesting energy from human motion will power homes and ocean power will leap ahead but even dramatic advances will still fill only a portion of our energy needs.

By December 19, 2011

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IDC: Tough year for tablets, not as bad as thought for PCs

In 2014, growth in global tablet shipments is taking a steep dive, as consumers upgrade less often than expected. PC shipments, on the other hand, are enjoying a brief easing of their decline.

By November 25, 2014

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Formula E: The electric car race generates buzz in Malaysia

As the Formula One season ends, a new series takes its place -- but instead of internal combustion engines, these new cars pack lithium-ion batteries and motors that sound like TIE Fighters.

By November 24, 2014

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes, 1 dead

The space plane, designed for space tourism, crashed in California's Mojave Desert. One fatality and one major injury have been confirmed by Virgin Galactic.

By October 31, 2014

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Tsk, tsk, Tizen: How Samsung's OS stumbled -- and aims to rise again

The Korean electronics giant is shifting gears again with its troubled mobile operating system. It's now aiming for affordability as a key characteristic of Tizen smartphones.

By November 19, 2014

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Facebook singles out Groups, in trend toward standalone apps

The world's largest social network has created a separate mobile app to help group users plan and collaborate. But don't worry: Facebook says it won't force users to download it.

By November 18, 2014

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Google to test its Project Loon balloons over Australia

Can Google's high-orbit, high-tech balloons provide Internet access to remote areas? The company will conduct its latest Project Loon test above Australia.

By November 17, 2014

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In NYC, once a payphone, soon a superfast Wi-Fi hub

As part of the $200 million project, the first new hubs are expected to come online in late 2015.

By November 17, 2014

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Our devices are listening to us all the time -- but do we care?

Once a thing dreamed about in sci-fi, voice-controlled computers are a reality. But consumers may not realize the price they pay for living in the future.

By November 16, 2014

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Hydrofoiling 'sports car for the water' promises legendary ride

Move over, boats. You're about to be outclassed by the Quadrofoil, an electric personal watercraft that uses hydrofoil technology to zoom over the water. And looks like an alien spacecraft.

By November 8, 2014