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China Plans To Build a Domestic Robotics Industry
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jfruh writes China is known as a manufacturing export powerhouse, but it imports much of one particularly important kind of manufacturing tool: robots. Now the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is developing a “robotics technology roadmap,” with a goal of owning over 45 percent of the high-end robotics market by 2020. Read more […]

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Recommended Reading: Hollywood's love affair with Christopher Nolan
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Why Hollywood Loves…

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Security-Minded Qubes OS Will Satisfy Your Yen for Xen
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Qubes OS is a hybrid computing technology that raises the bar for security. It takes locking down computers to a new level. It has advanced far beyond the primitive proof of concept demonstrated more than four years ago. Beta Release 2, which arrived in late September, is a powerful desktop OS. Qubes succeeds in seamless […]

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Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin Leaving Google
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An anonymous reader writes: The Wall Street Journal reports that Andy Rubin is leaving Google. Rubin co-founded Android in 2003 and stayed on when the company was acquired by Google in 2005. Rubin led Android through the acquisition of over a billion users, until 2013 when he moved to Google’s robotics division. He was replaced […]

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Initial Reviews Say The Nexus 6's Camera Is Something To Watch Out For
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Google’s new Nexus 6 phablet should hit store shelves early next month, but early users of the device are reporting some interesting things. Built by Motorola, the Nexus 6 is essentially a blown-up Moto X, which is in no way a bad thing. Not only has the size gone up, there are also a few […]

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Why So Many American Retailers Are Fighting to Freeze Out Apple Pay
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MCX—the coalition of retailers at the heart of recent decisions to block Apple Pay—says it could eventually embrace that technology that drives Apple’s brand new payments service. But it seems that coalition will continue to freeze out Apple Pay—and all other payments services that compete with its own app, known as CurrentC. The post Why […]

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Review: All-New Kindle 2014 (Touch)
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All-New Kindle 2014 (Touch)Street Price: Rs 6000 Smartphones have replaced your MP3 players and point-and-shoot cameras. You can even surf the web and watch movies on phones. However, when it comes to reading books, the smartphones and tablets are just not good enough. Of course, there are plenty of book-reading apps available for phones, but squinting […]

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Lava Launches The QPAD R704 With A Snapdragon Processor
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Lava has announced yet another tablet for its QPAD series called the QPAD R704. The tablet is a budget device and comes with some interesting mid-range specs including a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to boot, along with voice calling capabilities and a decent price tag. We do get some unique features out here, including High Efficiency […]

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HTML5 is done, but two groups still wrestle over Web's future
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The World Wide Web Consortium finishes an update to this seminal Internet technology, but with two organizations in charge of the same Web standard, charting the Web’s future is a mess.

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