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How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

Big Blue is using the human brain as a template for breakthrough designs. Brace yourself for a supercomputer that's cooled and powered by electronic blood and small enough to fit in a backpack.

By Oct. 17, 2013

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Europe by Eurail is the best way to travel

Road Trip 2011: For CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman, taking trains all over Europe using a Eurail pass is both a reminder of great past travels and of the freedom and flexibility that the passes give those who carry them.

By Jul. 7, 2011

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IBM microfluidics tech designed to improve cancer diagnosis

A technique to pump tiny amounts of marker fluids onto a test sample could enable many more tests during a biopsy and therefore a better understanding of a person's cancer.

By Oct. 22, 2013

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IBM defends US patent crown in 2013

Google and Apple also crack the top 20 in patents -- but the search giant has a slight edge in patents awarded.

By Jan. 14, 2014

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Using NFC, IBM brings dual-factor authentication to mobile

Dual-factor authentication can work by combining smartphones and PCs, but that approach needs to be updated for the mobile era. An new IBM technique combines near-field communications and smartphones.

By Oct. 18, 2013

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Google reportedly acquires Bitspin, maker of Timely app

Formerly a paid offering, the Android alarm clock is now listed as free at the Google Play store.

By Jan. 4, 2014

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A drive-in for cyclists

By Apr. 10, 2013

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Cubli cube robot demonstrates incredible balance

Cubli is a cube-shaped robot that can jump up, balance on a single corner, and "walk" itself across a desk, all using off-the-shelf parts.

By Mar. 17, 2014

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Cyborgs to vie in Olympics for robot-assisted athletes

Get ready for the Cybathlon. The first Olympics for augmented humans will take place in Switzerland in 2016 and feature some of the top assistive gear around.

By Mar. 27, 2014