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The rise of drones: Can nations control the spy in the sky?

Jan 19, 2016

The rise of drones: Can nations control the spy in the sky?

In India, it’s illegal for a civilian to use a drone, though you wouldn’t know it if you went to a Bollywood-style wedding. A remote-control flying camera is the latest must-have addition at the country’s opulent three-day ceremonies, according to photographer Vijay Tonk, whose ...

Jan 15, 2016

Wikipedia gets another source of cash

Wikipedia is getting another source of cash for its 15th birthday, expanding beyond fundraising drives that have already poured $250 million into the Internet’s leading encyclopedia. The additional money will come from a new endowment created for Wikipedia, whose website started Jan. 15, 2001, ...

Jan 14, 2016

Nissan to adapt crash prevention for China's bad drivers

Call it driving with Chinese characteristics. Nissan Motor Co., which sells more automobiles in China than any other Japanese carmaker, has signed an agreement to work with the China Automotive Technology and Research Center to adapt safety features such as lane keeping and collision ...

Jan 12, 2016

Ringerhut to highlight 'gyoza' packing robot

The noodle restaurant chain operator Ringerhut Co. will experiment with a set of robotic arms later this month to place uncooked gyoza dumplings into packages at its outlet in Tokyo’s Kagurazaka district. The Swiss-made robot will be used in the restaurant for a three-month ...

New technology puts health care in palm of your hand

Jan 8, 2016

New technology puts health care in palm of your hand

The management of your health care is moving increasingly to the palm of your hand — with new smartphone-enabled technology and wearable sensors that examine, diagnose and even treat many conditions and ailments. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw the debut of ...

Smart underwear that measures health data developed

Jan 7, 2016

Smart underwear that measures health data developed

An upcoming trade fair in Tokyo will showcase wearable devices that include underwear that can measure the wearer’s heart rate, calorie consumption and back straightness. The machine-washable garment, knitted with conductive metallic textiles, was developed by major underwear maker Gunze Ltd. in collaboration with ...

Colleges tell students to leave their hoverboards at home

Jan 7, 2016

Colleges tell students to leave their hoverboards at home

One of the hottest Christmas presents is already considered contraband at many U.S. colleges. At least 20 universities have banned or restricted hoverboards on their campuses in recent weeks, saying the two-wheeled, motorized scooters are unsafe. Beyond the risk of falls and collisions, colleges ...

Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets

Jan 6, 2016

Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets

Twitter appears ready to loosen its restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums. CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey telegraphed Twitter’s intentions ...