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What happens when computer science conferences go 'Gangnam Style'

From musical trees to mechatronic stilts, computer scientists at CHI embraced the offbeat

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Acer's new Liquid Leap wearable bands measure stress

The wearable bands can also measure heart rates and count steps.

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LG's all-metal Watch Urbane is coming to the Google Store by the end of April

We're still waiting to hear about pricing, but expect it to be more than some other watches due to the Watch Urbane's premium build.

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Acer's new laptops, hybrids set tone for Windows 10-Chromebook battle

Acer announces $199 Chromebook 15 and slightly more expensive Windows-based Aspire hybrids and laptops

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Not motivated to jog? A drone can help you get off your butt

Research presented at CHI 2015 shows drones can encourage people to exercise.

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Weird Disney tech lets you play Pied Piper to your smartphone

Acoustruments are Disney's add-on tactile controls for mobile devices that use some of the basic principles as a wind instrument. And they're pretty weird.

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Android Wear adds Wi-Fi, emoji and always-on support as iPhone app chatter persists

Google's latest Android Wear update adds four compelling user experience enhancements. iPhone support is still a no-show, but a source tells Greenbot it's very much on the table.

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Disney's fabric-based 3D printer puts out squishable objects you'll want to hug

This research projects combines 3D-printing and laser-cutting techniques to form soft, flexible objects.

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First Apple Watch health IT apps bring important messages to the wrist

The apps will handle tasks suited for a small screen, like reviewing text messages.

Robots provide glimpse inside Fukushima reactors

A pair of shape-shifting robots have ventured into the pressure vessel of reactor 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan - one of three reactors that suffered meltdowns after the devastating March 2011 tsunami.

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Microsoft shows impressively accurate hand-tracking system for VR

Handpose could take virtual reality and robotics control to new levels

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Researchers hack Sony headset to simulate autism

The work is aimed at helping people understand what it's like to live with ASD.


GasWatch propane tank scale alerts your mobile phone when you run low on fuel

This clever gadget safely lets you know how much propane is left, so you don’t get caught with a half-cooked meal.



Google's Works with Cardboard program makes VR headset setup dead simple

And you thought it was a joke. Google shows just how serious it is about Cardboard by creating a hardware certification program.

Nano wireless mug

This self-heating coffee mug operates wirelessly

The Nano USB-rechargeable wireless mug can keep your favorite brew warm and drinkable for 45 minutes


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Apple Watch won't be available in-store at least until June

People who hoped to leave an Apple store with a watch next Friday are out of luck, said retail head Angela Ahrendts