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92 percent of students prefer physical books to e-readers

According to research from linguistics professor at American University, Naomi Baron, linguistics professor 92 percent of students still prefer to do "serious reading" using books that make use of actual ink printed on a physical page
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SweepSense makes your phone or laptop smarter by using its speaker and microphone 1:46

Three researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are behind SweepSense, which aims to make devices smarter by giving them the ability to sense their surroundings using the speakers and microphones they already have.
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Astronauts can enjoy the Super Bowl too

Tonight, over 100 million viewers are expected to tune in to watch the action between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, and among that enormous audience will be members of the International Space Station crew.
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Microsoft’s Cortana gets sexually harassed, but she fights back

Last week, we learned that you don't have to be showing any skin to be sexually harassed (if we didn't know that already), and now, we've learned that you don't have to be human to be the subject of offensive, suggestive commentary either.
Mobile

The mobile technology of Super Bowl 50

From the ads to the apps, this year's Super Bowl promises to be the most spectacular yet, and the key to much of the game's success this year would appear to lie in mobile technology.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Photobombing horses, exoskeletons, Key and Peele do the Super Bowl

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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Google is looking into wireless charging for its driverless cars

It's not enough that Google's cars don't need drivers -- now, they don't want plugs either. The autonomous technology is now also looking into wireless charging, because you can't have too much of a good thing.
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Tactile Picture Books Project uses 3D printing to make picture books for blind kids

Now, the latest application of 3D printing technology may be the most heartwarming. The Tactile Picture Books Project is creating children's books for a very special demographic: the blind.
Cars

Google’s driverless cars are going to London

Google's self-driving cars are crossing the Atlantic. According to reports from the Guardian, transport officials in London are in "active discussions" with Google to make the British capital one of the trial cities.
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Wilson shows off its new smart football, the Wilson X

The 21st century has done a major number on sporting equipment, and now, just in time for the Super Bowl, Wilson has unveiled its new smart football. Because yes, even your football needs to be smart now.
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Just For The Tech Of It: Drone-snatching eagles and carnivorous plants that count 4:55

This week on Just For The Tech Of It, host Drew Prindle tells us about drone killing police eagles, strange genetic studies, and carnivorous plants that can count to 20.