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Science aims high, delivers splash-free urinals to a grateful world

Oxford University researchers are making progress with durable hard surface coatings to prevent fluid splashback, tech that would benefit men everywhere when used with urinals. Rubber or gel coatings can provide all-around splash…
Health & Fitness

Your web searches could help doctors detect lung cancer earlier

Doctors may have found a new symptom of lung cancer -- web searches. In ongoing efforts to establish early detection techniques, Microsoft researchers believe that your search history just might serve as an interesting tool.

The digital sous chef: Five devices that will lend a hand in the kitchen

Do you ever need an extra hand in the kitchen? If you aren't working at a restaurant, then there's a good chance that you don't have your own sous chef. Thankfully, there are plenty of smart gadgets that are designed to make cooking easier.

Adobe engineers show off 11 projects they're building behind the scenes

Adobe recently unveiled several new works-in-progress – so what features could be coming to Adobe software next? From a Photoshop for voiceovers to 360-degree video editing, here's what's to come.
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NYU scientists are trying to reduce noise pollution in New York City

Sounds of New York City is a new multi-year project described as a "first-of-its-kind comprehensive research initiative to understand and address noise pollution in New York and beyond."

Weekly Rewind: Your smart home's universal remote, the problem with Soylent, robotic snake surgery

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on 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 stories from…
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As far as Kickstarter projects go, this amazing virtual drum kit is tough to beat

Want to get your Keith Moon or John Bonham on, but don’t have space for a real drum kit? No problem: Virtual drumkit Freedrum is your hookup. Here's how you can get your hands on one.
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Brain-spinal interface could one day help paralyzed people walk again

Researchers have helped restore control of non-functioning limbs in monkeys with spinal injuries, raising the hope that the same technology could one day help paralyzed people to walk again.

Legrand and Samsung wants to make a home that thinks for itself and you

Legrand, a world leader in electrical and digital building infrastructure products, aims to deliver the world autonomous homes through an internet-of-things centered initiative named Eliot, with Samsung's Artik cloud platform as…
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Gryphon is the smart router that will protect your home from cyberattacks

Gryphon is a high-performance Wi-Fi router with built-in real-time parental control and smart machine learning security that you can easily manage with a smartphone app. And it's available to pre-order now.
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Machine-learning system aggregates knowledge by surfing web for information

MIT researchers have won a "best paper" award for building an AI system that is able to learn to answer questions about subjects by scanning multiple data sources and compiling the results.

On Election Day, Google tracked nationwide voting issues on a real-time map

Duringt the 2016 election, Google tracked web searches related to voting issues at polling places. It provided insight into the biggest concerns of voters by geographic -- and sometimes demographic -- location.