Magdalena PetrovaVideo Correspondent, IDG News Service

Magdalena Petrova is a Video Correspondent covering daily tech news for IDG News Service and is based in San Francisco.

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Panasonic's flexible battery will withstand twisting

The lithium-ion batteries are intended for use in wearables and are thin enough to fit inside a credit card.

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The DOD is testing a swarm of autonomous, 3-D printed drones

The Department of Defense is testing Perdix, autonomous micro-drones capable of collective decision-making and adaptive formation flying.

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LG's cute little Hub Robot bosses your smart appliances around

The Hub Robot links to LG smart appliances and uses Amazon Alexa voice recognition to perform tasks such as starting your robotic vacuum.

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How happy of a driver are you? Toyota's Concept-i knows

I have never really stopped to ask myself whether or not I enjoy driving, but user enjoyment is one of the main goals of Toyota's Concept-i car. To demonstrate what it might feel like to drive the Concept-i, Toyota has set up a simulator at CES in Las Vegas.

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This robot can beat you at chess, then serve you coffee

A robot demonstrated at CES uses computer vision coupled with deep learning to play chess and make a steaming cup of coffee.

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We took a ride on Honda's self-balancing Uni-Cub

Honda's self-balancing Uni-Cub personal transporter is a fun way to get around. Never mind that your probably need some exercise, the Uni-Cub will scoot you to your destination at 4 miles per hour.

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The Honda NeuV concept car is a glimpse into the company’s future

Honda's NeuV combines the company's vision for ride sharing, connectivity, autonomous driving, and AI.

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Toyota's Concept-i car humanizes AI

The Concept-i comes with an AI agent dubbed Yui, which will monitor a driver's attention, emotions and even have a conversation.

The history behind NORAD's Santa tracker

Since 1955, NORAD has been helping children track Santa across the world as he delivers his presents. This is the history of how it all began.

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8 drones that delighted us in 2016

2016 was a big year for drones. Here's a look back at our favorites.

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Apple faced a challenging 2016

Between a legal battle with the FBI, falling revenues, and the release of a new generation iPhone and MacBook Pro, 2016 was a mixed bag of fortunes for Apple.

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The 7 coolest robots we saw in 2016

We rehash the most intriguing robots of the year, from a robot that can imitate over 60 facial expressions, to one that will set you on a philosophical journey.

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Amazon replaces cashiers with AI and computer learning

Amazon is opening up a brick-and-mortar store in Seattle that allows customers to purchase items by simply picking them up.

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Microsoft's 'Holoportation' will virtually beam you into another room

Using a combination of mixed reality displays and 3D cameras, users of Microsoft's "Holoportation" technology can interact with remote participants as if they were in the same physical space.

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This survey drone takes safety seriously

The LRX drone by Altus Intelligence is built to be foolproof, equipped with a number of redundant systems and a parachute when all else fails.