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Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

Physicists have built a tractor beam out of lasers that can both repel and attract objects across distances 100 times farther than previously possible.

By October 19, 2014

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How Siri is this? A yoga mat that talks to you

You've always wanted an artificially intelligent yoga mat, haven't you? Here's SmartMat, a yoga mat with a nice Siri-like yoga teacher whispering "downward dogs" to you.

By September 30, 2014

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Sigma CEO leads premium push in camera market (Q&A)

Under CEO Kazuto Yamaki, Sigma has helped transform the Japanese company so most of its revenue comes from higher-end products. Too bad about the camera business, though.

By September 21, 2014

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'Reverse smudge engineering' foils Android unlock security

Greasy finger traces can potentially reveal the pattern used to unlock Android devices. Typing a PIN is better, a Googler concludes.

By February 14, 2012

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Mozilla under fire: Inside the 9-day reign of fallen CEO Brendan Eich

The co-founder's high-profile exit from the maker of Firefox wasn't just about his gay marriage stance. Insiders describe a revered technologist with management issues -- and a reluctant board.

By June 13, 2014

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DARPA is halfway to creating Spider-Man

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been driven up a wall -- a vertical glass wall -- with new tech inspired by geckos (and probably Stan Lee).

By June 11, 2014

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Lost Andy Warhol works recovered from Amiga floppy disks

Way back in 1985, famous pop artist Andy Warhol created a set of digital paintings using a Commodore Amiga computer. Those fascinating files have now been recovered.

By April 24, 2014

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Eggbeater-like device could bust bladder blood clots

Rice university students create the “clot slayer,” an elegantly simple device that could help doctors go fishing for potentially life-threatening blood clots.

By April 21, 2014

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The inside story of the HTC One M8

CNET takes a look at just how critical the latest flagship phone is to HTC’s long-term success, and gets the details from one of its principal architects.

By March 25, 2014

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Scientists crowdfunding AIDS vaccine, want to give it away for free

By reverse engineering the mechanisms of people born with natural immunity to AIDS, a team of scientists is working to bring a free AIDS vaccine to all the world.

By January 23, 2014