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Universities, IBM join forces to build a brain-like computer

IBM and four universities are planning a research project into cognitive computing, which seeks to build computers that operate in a manner closer to the human mind.

Medical pod tells you how healthy you are

The prototype at the Japanese electronics show can measure a number of vital signs simultaneously like weight, pulse, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation in the blood.

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Sharp's 'healthcare pod' gives health check-ups a futuristic touch

Putting a futuristic spin on the basic elements of a health check-up, Japan's Sharp has developed a sort of healthcare pod that allows people to look cool while their vital signs are measured.


Tizen could reach printers, cameras, smart TVs

Tizen is for tablets, smartphones and laptops, but the operating system could also be headed to printers, cameras and smart TVs.

Stir's Kinetic Desk prompts you to take a stand

This desk raises, it lowers, it breathes -- and it’s watching you.


3D printing in the kitchen gives new meaning to fast food

3D printing comes to the kitchen, as developers experiment with printing meals to please palates and combat food waste.

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Wine-powered computing may be in Intel's future, researchers suggest

The future of mobility lies in low-power devices powered by microwatts, Intel researchers suggested. At that level, high-school experiments become viable.

New 3D printing DRM copies Netflix's moves to blockade physical pirates

Now that 3D printing's becoming more popular, the rush to curtail copyright infringement begins.



British academics brand Elon Musk's rapid transit system "Hyperloopy"

Academics have responded to Elon Musk's hotly-anticipated transport concept, Hyperloop, by calling it unrealistic and "hyperloopy".


Cheap components in Google Glass point to much lower prices ahead

The eventual retail cost of Glass could be one-fifth of what early adopters ponied up for the augmented eyewear, one analyst claims.


IBM scientists create a freaky brain-like computer architecture

IBM researchers have announced a breakthrough software ecosystem to complement their neuron-like computer chips.