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Can 'Gundam' fans build a six-story walking robot?

A 18-meter giant Gundam could blow minds by 2019. If they can get it to work, that is.

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PC market in 2014 a bit less dire than previously thought

Global PC shipments will decline by 3.7 percent this year, a change from IDC's previous forecast of 6 percent.

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Arise, Swarmbots! Harvard lets loose army of independent robots

The Harvard Kilobots provide a glimpse into how machines can mimic biological processes

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Defending Facebook, OkCupid says it also runs user-behavior tests

Studies like Facebook's are necessary for product testing, the dating site said.

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How tech is reinventing customer support

Getting put on hold is a thing of the past. New technology is making it easier for customers to get the support they need, fast.

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Electric impulses make this device a true touchscreen

The Hamsa Touch project converts images from a screen into electrical impulses, helping users with impaired vision feel what's on a screen.

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Microsoft's prototype keyboard understands gestures

The gestures are designed to replace some more advanced keyboard shortcuts.

Gesture-sensing keyboard bridges gap between touch, traditional inputs

Microsoft Research has developed a prototype keyboard that understands basic gestures.

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Graphene is the super substance that could replace silicon, plastic and glass

A single atom thick, yet strong as steel and hard as a diamond, graphene could change how we build technology. If we can figure out how to manufacture it.

Inkjet printer builds custom circuit boards

Printing a circuit board on your home inkjet printer and creating basic electronics is what Microsoft Research hopes will be the future for hobbyists and makers.

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5 ways Microsoft will enable your PC to see, sense, and understand

At its Silicon Valley TechFair last week, Microsoft Research showed off how its Kinect computer-vision sensor could transform the way you use webcams, whiteboards, and more.