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Kaz Hirai reveals Sony is working on a robot with 'emotional' capabilities

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has announced an ambitious project for the company: the creation of a robot that's capable of forming an emotional bond with humans. A group devoted to this project was established internally in April,
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Microsoft CEO’s 10 Laws for AI (and humans, too)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed what he believes are necessary principles or goals for artificial intelligence and humans. Rather than just predicting what life will be like with AI, we should create it based on guiding principles.
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NASA awards $5.1 million contract to recycle pee

Urine is big business for Paragon Space Development Corporation. NASA just awarded the Tucson-based company a $5.1 million contract to develop and deliver a water recovery system to help astronauts reclaim fresh, potable water from their…
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German engineers 3D-printed a camera that’s smaller than a grain of salt

This 3D-printed camera may be about the size of a grain of salt, but it has three lenses and an LED light. Small enough to be injected, this camera concept could be used in medicine, robotics, drones, and more.
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Watch this Miniature Falcon 9 rocket nail its barge landing

YouTube user and RC hobbyist ajw61185 built a Falcon 9 model rocket that not only looks impressive, it also is outstanding at it landings. In a video clip, the model is shown landing on barge floating in a swimming pool.
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Starship Technologies to test sidewalk delivery drones this fall 1:49

Starship Technologies is bringing drone delivery back down to earth with a fleet of six-wheeled robots that deliver goods on the ground. The company will begin testing its fleet on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C., this fall.
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Smart billboards will identify car models and target ads to drivers

A new system being developed in Japan identifies vehicles by make and model and displays highly targeted ads. In testing, vehicle identification was accurate 94 percent of the time. Billboard companies expect to charge more for targeted…
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With Google’s new Expeditions app, teachers can take their whole class on a VR field trip

There are already more than 200 different Expeditions which can be taken -- with each one curated with integrated descriptions, talking points, and questions. Currently, trips include visits to historical landmarks, diving…
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Roli's Seaboard Rise MIDI controller offers a whole new way to make music 5:42

Digital Trends checked in with Roli at CE Week 2016 to test the Seaboard RISE midi controller, a keyboard that adds extra gesture-based controls. The Rise also gives musicians more control than your average keyboard.
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Turn your stove into a smart stove with Toch Smarturns

If you're looking to turn your average stove into a smart stove, there are no replacements necessary -- just additions. With Toch Smarturns, you'll be able to bring your cooktop into the 21st century, all without any heavy…
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Cutting-edge metastasis prediction algorithm can accurately predict the spread of cancer

“Our algorithms have shown to achieve high accuracy, even in the presence of noise in the data, and with limited sample sizes,” researcher Giulio Caravagna tells Digital Trends.
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The Onvi Prophix video toothbrush lets you spot-check your dental care

Have you ever wondered what your teeth looked like while you’re brushing them? Well wonder no more. The Prophix video toothbrush from dental care start-up Onvi toothbrush lets you scope out your teeth as you brush them by watching a live…