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A company that makes robots designed to work closely with humans has a new version that addresses the limitations of its first effort.
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Researchers are investigating whether recalling text messages, calls, and Facebook likes could be a useful log-in strategy.
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Criminals are hijacking home and office routers and printers to help them overwhelm websites with traffic.
- IBM Shows Off a Quantum Computing Chip
A new superconducting chip made by IBM demonstrates a technique crucial to the development of quantum computers.
- Small Display Bedevils Some Apple Watch Apps
The 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch show the device’s promise and pitfalls.
- Online Fact-Checking Tool Gets a Big Test with Nepal Earthquake
An organization crowdsources the verification of rumors on social media in the Nepal disaster zone.
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Robots that work alongside warehouse workers could make online shopping even more efficient and eventually replace human employees altogether. <
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