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Killer robots may be on the horizon, and are perhaps more dangerous than we think

We've heard plenty about how robots are endangering our jobs, but now, it's more than our careers that may be at stake. At this year's World Economic Forum held in Davos, killer robots drew quite the debate.
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The United States military is looking more closely at cyborg soldiers

In the US, cyborg soldiers are inching closer and closer to reality, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) seeks to develop an implantable brain chip that would create a direct connection between a human and a computer.

Weekly Rewind: Twitter outage, robot takeover, brain scanning implants

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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Global spending on 3D printing to exceed $26B in 2019, China to become leading market

Global spending on 3D printing hit nearly $11 billion in 2015, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). By 2019, that figure will surge to nearly $27 billion, and China is projected to become the leading market.
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Weekend Workshop: Got an old cardboard box? Make your own VR goggles for under $10

Thanks to Google, you can now get your hands on a fully functional cardboard VR headset for around 20 bucks -- sometimes even less. That's pretty damn cheap by most people's standards, but what you might not realize is that you can build a…
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Please don't eat the snow falling as a result of Storm Jonas

Now that the east coast of the United States is being mercilessly pummeled by Winter Storm Jonas, it's high time to remind you, dear friends, that as tempting as that snow may look, please don't eat it.
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Google and Udacity are bringing a free deep learning course to you

If knowledge is money in this progressive society of ours, then Google is seriously spreading the wealth. On Thursday, the Silicon Valley giant announced the launch of a "new deep learning course developed in collaboration with Udacity."
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NASA partners with to crowdsource its latest robotic arm

NASA is flexing its crowdsourcing muscle again, this time using its Tournament Lab and an ongoing partnership with to encourage people to design a robotic arm for one of its International Space Station projects.

Trends with Benefits: Sassy robots, NASA’s planetary defense force, and Netflix

The Digital Trends crew chats about Netflix, robots, NASA's new planetary defense plan, and the next industrial revolution.