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IBM's Watson has landed a customer assistant job at Macy's

Customers at department store chain Macy's will soon be able to ask IBM's question answering computer system Watson for shopping assistance, thanks to a new pilot program.
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Rhinologists are training medical residents with creepy 3D-printed skulls

3D-printed models of the human skull allow doctors and med students to see, feel and, understand dimensions of real human geometry. It could be especially useful for rhinologists, who need to send cameras down a patient’s nasal cavity
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Kepler finds 104 exoplanets in the largest single haul of confirmed planets

While you're out collecting Pokémon, an international team of astronomers has been tallying 104 new exoplanets, with four of those offering promise as potentially rocky, habitable worlds.
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There is now a flying surveillance drone for … your home

Cardinal Robotics has developed a new drone designed to keep an eye on your home both while you're inside and while you're away. It weighs under two pounds and contains a 14-megapixel camera capable of shooting full 1080p video.
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Reading coverage on the RNC? It might be coming from bots

It's only Day 2, but the Republican National Convention already seems to have solidified its position as the most dramatic political event in recent memory. And at both the Washington Post and Buzzfeed, coverage is coming from robots.
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Showing off? SpaceX says it wants to land three rockets at the same time

Not content with bringing one rocket safely back to Earth at a time, SpaceX says that with its powerful new Falcon Heavy rocket it'll need to land three at the same time. In preparation, it's now seeking permission to build new…

Jooki is a Skylanders-inspired jukebox that will get your kids grooving

Jooki, a Kickstarter project from startup company Muuselabs, is a kids' jukebox activated by physical figures. It starts shipping to project backers later this year, and to retail in 2017.
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Google might soon serve this realistic lab-grown shrimp in its campus cafeteria

San Francisco biotech startup New Wave Foods is producing the world's first sustainable "shrimp" out of red algae. And it may have hooked Google as a customer.
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Sculptor uses neural networks to bring his creations to virtual life

Taking place through August 7 , the exhibition showcases seven tech-inspired sculptures, including a piece called 'Unbalanced Force' which depicts two robotic organisms climbing a rope. The interesting part? The robots’ climbing…

Sense by Hello promises better sleep 2:11

Better sleep through quantification is what Sense by Hello promises. It tracks over a half dozen variables that all affect your sleep, and it does a remarkable job.
Home Theater

Samsung wants its SUHD TV, Blu-ray player, soundbar to rule your home theater set up

At CE Week 2016, we had a chance to take a gander at Samsung's strategy to own the living room. It revolves around three things: a 4K SUHD TV, a Blu-ray player, and a Dolby Atmos soundbar.
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Watching Pyrex explode from temperature shock at 28,546 FPS is absolutely fascinating

This is what happens when Pyrex jugs are forced to undergo an extreme change in temperature: first being heated with a blow torch and then subjected to ice water. All at 343,000 frames per second, natch!