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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th day in orbit, but we still don't know much about what it's doing up there.

US Army shows off its 'hoverbike' delivery drone

It's been a year since the U.S. Army began researching the use of a British-built hoverbike as an autonomous delivery drone for battlefields, and it recently showed off its progress.

Electric Eve is a vision of the autonomous car future

The concept vehicle is designed by Chinese start-up, Nio, and offers a glimpse of the company's dream for the future of autonomous, connected travel.

IDG.tv Live @SXSW 2017 presented by the UK's Department for International Trade | Day 3

IDG.tv host Jimmy Conrad is live at the Great Britain House at SXSW 2017. Tonight's guests Jessica Rowley, Managing Director or Techdept, Nick Bax, Creative Director of Human, and the man known only as Wildborys break down how their working on new ways to communicate innovation. Find more about The Tech-Off presented by Techdept here: http://www.thetechoff.com/

Mingis on Tech: Videoconferencing arrives, and what's up with 'digital transformation'

Videoconferencing can help firms save money, do more and better integrate their plans. So can digital transformation. But both have to be done right.

What is Pi Day?

Every year on March 14, math geeks and others celebrate Pi Day. Here are the basics of the beginnings of the celebration and other interesting facts around this new holiday.

Renault's Trezor concept is the race car of the road

The all-electric Trezor borrows technology from Renault's Formula E race cars and can go from 0 to 100km/h in just 4 seconds.

First full-scale Hyperloop system is almost ready for takeoff

The test system, known as DevLoop, is located in the Nevada desert and built by LA-based company Hyperloop One. Hyperloop One hopes to begin testing the apparatus this year.

When life gives you a 3D printer, make a house

Russia's first 3D-printed house was completed in 24 hours using a mobile 3D printer

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The Ehang 184 personal drone is ready to fly

With 200-plus successful test flights, the Ehang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle (in other words, a person-sized drone) has permission to fly, but its first operation probably won’t be in the United States.

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$85 billion AT&T, Time Warner deal under scrutiny from politicians, consumer groups

The plan by AT&T to acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion has come under the microscope of U.S. politicians and public interest groups that are concerned about the antitrust implications of the mega-deal.

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

AT&T said it will acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion, reflecting a continuing trend for the consolidation of communications and media companies.

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Tesla, Panasonic solar deal could signal smart home future

Tesla's deepening relationship with Panasonic could give the U.S. company a short cut to realizing its dream of electric cars and smart homes.

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The FCC's plan to replace your cable box with apps hits a snag

The FCC shelves "unlock the box" cable vote amidst industry criticism and political cries for delay.

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This smart light is bright: It turns any surface into an interactive display

Lampix looks like a regular lamp, but using a Raspberry Pi 3, camera, and projector, it can make most flat surfaces interactive.

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Pico can brew craft beers right in your kitchen

Pico is an automated brewing machine that can recreate your favorite beer

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Foxconn will pay over $6 billion to buy most of Sharp

Sharp has approved an offer from Hon Hai Precision Industry and related companies to acquire over 66 percent of the company’s voting stock, making the Taiwanese contract manufacturer the new parent of the venerable Japanese firm.

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Rain could make your solar panels dirtier, not cleaner

Researchers are trying to figure out factors that affect the life of solar panels.

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Apple hears Taylor Swift, to pay artists during free music trial

The pop star had earlier complained about Apple's decision not to pay artists during the free trial

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Taylor Swift slams Apple for not paying artists during Apple Music trial

'We don't ask you for free iPhones,' the singer said this weekend, so Apple shouldn't demand free music

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Dish Network, T-Mobile US reportedly in merger talks

The merger would be the latest in a wave of consolidation in the U.S. media and communications industry

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Wi-Fi chip maker Broadcom to be acquired in a $37-billion deal

The combined company will develop chipsets for wired and wireless networks