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Growing Up with Alexa 

August 20, 2017
When it comes to digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, my four-year-old niece Hannah Metz is an early adopter. Her family has four puck-like Amazon Echo Dot devices plugged in around her house—including one in her Read More

Google Glass Upgrades to Business Class

July 25, 2017
When Ian Shakil co-founded a company in 2012 to deploy Google Glass in doctor’s offices, his team had never possessed a set of the computer-enhanced eyewear that Google debuted that year. Source: Google Glass Upgrades Read More

Apple acquires SMI eye-tracking company

July 5, 2017
In a move that is sure to stoke rumors about Apple’s future work in augmented and virtual reality technologies, Apple has acquired SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI), an eye-tracking firm. The German company has done significant work Read More

Samsung to produce microwave ovens in US

June 29, 2017
SEOUL — South Korea’s Samsung Electronics is set to convert a factory in the U.S. state of South Carolina so it can produce microwave ovens and other home appliances, according to sources. Source: Samsung to produce Read More

Tech Revolution Benefits the Aging

June 13, 2017
Robots like Jibo are being developed to react to your mood. Tired? Confused? Sad? Happy? The camera reads your facial expression and then converses with you. Elder care assistant robot ELLI Q , for the Read More

Franklin Robotics launches Kickstarter campaign

June 13, 2017
Billerica-based Franklin Robotics’ Kickstarter campaign will set a fundraising goal of between $100,000 and $200,000, with each machine costing $249. The company plans to starts shipping robots next spring. Source: Roomba inventor’s startup to launch Read More
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