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Hospital scans palms to pull up medical records

A replacement for the insurance card? New York University Langone Medical Center plans to reduce paperwork and prevent identity theft by using the PatientSecure device.

By Jul. 26, 2011


Robots wait on you in this Chinese restaurant

At China's Dalu Rebot (sic) restaurant, patrons are greeted by robot receptionists and attended by robo-waiters. Fortunately, real-life cooks are on hand in the kitchen.

By Dec. 9, 2010


Singing robot head could do duets with Chucky

Crooning robot head out of Taiwan can read music faster than the average human head, its creators say. It might be less terrifying if attached to a body, though.

By Aug. 15, 2011


Microsoft demos robotic receptionist

Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie used his speech on Thursday to show off a robot that can perform basic tasks.

By Jul. 24, 2008


Another robot for a human-free Japan

Ubiko is an all-purpose service worker

By Nov. 21, 2006


'VeinViewer' gives nurses X-ray vision

New technology can find elusive veins

By Nov. 16, 2006


Just don't ask them for a physical

Robots are replacing clerks at hospitals

By Nov. 15, 2006


The power of the crowd, revisited

Almost three years after Jeff Howe coined the term in "The Rise of Crowdsourcing," the term yields more than 1 million results in a Google search.

By Feb. 22, 2009


Test-driving the laser-wielding QB telepresence robot

I "robotted in" to Anybots, a Silicon Valley startup, and test-drove its QB telepresence robot. I particularly enjoyed trying to crash it into walls. But is it worth the $15,000 price tag?

By Jul. 10, 2010


Microsoft Small Business Server 2000: Win2K Svr

We recommend Small Business Server for companies with more than 50 employees, but you'll have to purchase additional server licenses to do so. Smaller companies should consider rival server suites and outsourcing and open source solutions.

By May. 15, 2001

3 stars Editor's rating May. 15, 2001