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Another giant leap for robotkind

Next week, I'm on assignment with Computerworld where I'll get to see the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals. More than 20 teams are taking their robots and putting them through a series of obstacle challenges in the hopes of finding...

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ITworld cartoons 2015: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

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Measure twice, cut the cord once [CARTOON]

It’s getting easier to watch the TV you want without a cable subscription but if you cut the cord be careful which cord you’re cutting.

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Nvidia's Shield Android TV goes on sale

Is it a media hub? A game console? Well it's both, but that alone isn't all that surprising these days

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Solar generators, sat-coms among the gadgets at Overland Expo

An annual Arizona exposition for self-organized adventure travel demos the latest tech for exploring off the grid. I went along to see the gear.

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Facebook Messenger is king of IM apps, but people still prefer SMS

A new survey about 'the role of texting in our personal and professional lives' found that the majority of respondents prefer SMS to IM apps, and 80 percent of them use SMS for business communications.

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Neato is a company that makes vacuuming robots and they just announced new models

If you're still pushing around a vacuum, and you have plenty of money, you might want to get yourself a mechanical minion to take over that chore.

Peter Levine, general partner at Andreesen Horowitz, presents on-stage at DEMO Traction

How tomorrow's tech impacts today's enterprises

In this video from DEMO Traction in San Francisco on April 22, 2015, Peter Levine, general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, predicts how the latest advancements in tech will impact enterprises.

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How mobile payments company Square turbo-charged growth

In this video from DEMO Traction in San Francisco on April 22, 2015, Jared Fliesler, general partner at investment firm Matrix Partners, shares how Square grew to process $10 billion in payments.

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EU regulators misunderstand big data

More data doesn’t mean less competition.

No, HBO isn't going to be offering discounts on multi-month HBO Now subscriptions any time soon.

There's been some speculation that HBO is considering an annual $99 subscription to HBO Now, their streaming-only service. I don't think it'll happen, but that doesn't make HBO Now any less appealing.

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The best Linux-powered smartwatches you can buy today

These 5 Linux-powered watches give the Apple Watch some stiff competition.

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Unfinished business: Java is a 20-year-old grown-up with bright prospects ahead

What have the last 20 years taught us about Java in 2035?

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Twitter mining can help protect facilities

New software that uses Twitter keyword searches along with geocoding can help enterprises become alerted about regionalized, developing events that might affect assets, such as buildings.

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Overcoming the massive friction slowing the Internet of Things

To standardize more quickly, let's use IP as the common denominator from end-to-end.

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How Google and Apple will smartify your home

The automation revolution starts Thursday; here's what's coming soon to your house.

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Hands-on with the Xbox One Over-the-Air TV Tuner

If you're thinking of cutting the cord (and you own an Xbox One) this might be the way to go.

The best of jobs, the worst of jobs

The CIO at a mid-tier organization faces a unique set of challenges.

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