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Google Take the Wheel

May 15, 2015 | by Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | Comments

If you’re anything like me, you believe that Google is taking over the world—and you’re completely okay with it.  My earliest recollection of the multinational technology company came when I was in my eighth grade computer class learning what a “search engine” was...

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Real-Time Map Helps Track Drones

May 21, 2015 11:44 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNMag | Comments

As drones continue to take over American airspace, it’s increasingly difficult for pilots to identify where the UAVs are flying (or even allowed to fly). Current air traffic control platforms, like AirMap ...

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Can Kids Learn By Teaching Robots? Maybe.

May 18, 2015 4:09 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

For decades, studies have shown that children learn better when asked to teach another student. In the past, I was a tutor for elementary-grade students and if they were almost understanding a matter, but just not quite getting it, I'd ask them to explain it to me. It almost ... 

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Wearables Everywhere at IMS 2015

May 14, 2015 3:34 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

In our last issue, we asked some of our industry experts what exciting new products/technologies we should expect to see at IMS 2015. We had some great feedback, including but not limited to 5G communications, the Internet of Things (IoT), vehicle-to-vehicle ... 

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Making the “Case” For Bitcoin

May 8, 2015 10:08 am | by Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | Comments

Picture this: you’re standing in line for your favorite medium half-sweet, double-mocha, caramel chip (I’m just making up words here) latte. The young barista with the faux-hawk tells you that it comes to $4.03...

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Robots Will Build Googles New Headquarters

May 7, 2015 4:52 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

Google's new headquarters in beautiful Mountain View, California, may take longer than expected, but is in no part due to the robot-crane hybrids they'll be using to assist in building. In recent report from Architects Journal several mock-ups of the machines, which ... 

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Soaring Towards the Future: A (Wave)guide to IMS2015

May 7, 2015 11:01 am | by Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | Comments

We’re a month out from the IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS), the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice...

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Photo of the Day: Hubble Celebrates 25 Years With This Incredible Photo

April 24, 2015 10:06 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

First of all, let's wish a happy 25th birthday to the NASA Hubble Space Telescope, which will reach a quarter century of providing incredible information and pictures on Friday, April 24th. To celebrate this momentous occasion, NASA released an absolutely stunning ... 

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Autonomous Driving: A Problem Solved?

April 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, PDD, @melfass | Comments

Musk once warned us that artificial intelligence is more dangerous than nuclear weapons – but he isn’t worried about autonomous cars. In fact, he believes that one day (in the distant future) lawmakers may make human-driven cars illegal because the "two-ton death ... 

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Why Astronomers Want to Put a Kibosh on the iRobot Lawn Mower

April 23, 2015 2:10 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

iRobot, maker of the Roomba, the vacuum cleaning robot, is battling astronomers due to their newly proposed product, the robotic lawn mower. Now let me make it clear, iRobot isn't the first to make (or attempt to make) a robotic lawn mower, but according to a recent FCC ... 

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Google Officially Launches Project Fi

April 23, 2015 9:55 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

The rumors are true! (Well, some of them.) Google has officially launched Project Fi, a program designed to explore the opportunity to provide fast, easy-to-use wireless connectivity and communication to everyone. In Google's official blog, they state, "Similar to our Nexus hardware program, Project Fi enables us to work ... 

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Google's Wireless Service Rumored to Launch Soon

April 22, 2015 1:31 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

Apparently Google, the tech giant that is dabbling in what seems like everything these days, is taking a dip into yet another market. The wireless service market. There has been no confirmation from Google yet, but a hidden app, called Project Fi, was found ... 

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Is 2015 the Year of Smart?

April 20, 2015 4:08 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

As if you didn’t already know, smart technology is all around us, and it’s quickly creeping into our everyday life. When I was a kid (I know, I know, it wasn’t that long ago) 2015 was one of those milestone years people made big, important predictions about (like the Chicago Cubs ... 

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Amazon's Drone Delivery Service Cleared for Testing (Again)

April 13, 2015 12:09 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

Remember last July when Amazon petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for permission to begin testing its drones? Well it might actually be happening (this time). Last month, the FAA gave Amazon the OK to start testing a delivery drone prototype for its Prime ... 

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Aluminium-Ion Battery Can Charge a Smartphone In One Minute

April 10, 2015 2:46 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

Scientists say they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery that is made of aluminum. The ultrafast rechargeable aluminium-ion battery was designed to be used in smartphones and researchers claim that it can be charged ... 

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Wearable of the Week: Moto 360 Android Wear Watch

April 8, 2015 4:48 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

Before I even starting reviewing the Moto 360 I had to attempt to "build mine," per Motorola's suggestion on the website. The Moto 360 Android Wear Watch is lighter than I thought it was going to be, at 1.7 ounces. It sits nicely on your wrist and is actually pretty ...

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