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Robot Zoo showcases homemade bots

Robots have long been able to help humans complete certain tasks and some homemade bots were on show at the recent Robot Zoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Health care robot brings experts to bedside

A health care robot developed by iRobot and InTouch Health allows doctors who may be thousands of miles away to interact with patients at their bedsides.

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4K TVs off to a slow start, but next year looks promising

Prices on 4K televisions are dropping and content is becoming easier to create and deliver, which will amount to an uptick in sales of 4K sets in 2014.

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Phantom flying drone captures stunning, stable video

A new stabilization system for the Phantom remote-controlled flying drone helps it capture stunning landscapes and maneuver in tight spaces.

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Pocket Cinema Camera offers film look for less than $1000

The $995 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera will let content producers get the sort of cinematic look that usually comes from higher-priced equipment.

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Second-screen prototype hopes to boost couch commerce

Akamai Technologies demonstrated a prototype second-screen system that presents complementary content on a smartphone or tablet that is synchronized with what's happening on the main television screen.

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HEVC video compression halves bitrate, keeps quality the same

HEVC or H.265 video compression will affect all stages of video content creation and delivery, and possibly let providers deliver Ultra HD video over existing infrastructure, according to Motorola Mobility.

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How to discover space hogs on your hard drive

If you have a hard drive that is quickly approaching capacity, sorting through the files and folders and looking for the ones taking up the most space is a real time consuming process. There's an easier way to do it.

Back up, wipe and restore your iPad

If you're selling your iPad, then you need to wipe all of the information on it. In this Tech Tip from IDG News Service, Nick Barber will show you how.

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How to migrate RSS feeds from Google Reader

With Google Reader closing in the coming months, taking your RSS feeds with you to a new service doesn't need to be a painstaking process. In this IDG News Tech Tips video, we'll show you how it's done.

Heat Meter measures energy use in real time

A new, Wi-Fi connected device called the Heat Meter allows homeowners to track propane, natural gas or oil use in real time and compare their home's efficiency with others in the area.

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Morpho's software will soon bring high-end camera features to smartphones

Imaging technology once reserved for high end cameras might be coming to smartphones with new software from Japan's Morpho.

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ZTE Grand Memo smartphone's huge screen is designed for small hands

China's ZTE debuted a smartphone with a 5.7-inch screen dubbed the Grand Memo at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Monday. It's a follow up to its 5-inch Grand S smartphone that the company introduced at CES last month.

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Video: Cyberstalking with LinkedIn

If you leave a networking event without exchanging business cards, don't fret -- you can use the search features in LinkedIn to put a name to a face.

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Video: EU celebrates 10th Safer Internet Day

As the European Union look to teach Internet users to be more courteous and cautious online, lawmakers say if improvements aren't made, then regualtion and legislation will follow.