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Massachusetts College Students Help Market Russian Robot

By Jim Kinney SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The XTurion robot can smell smoke, hear a window breaking and notice a broken pipe gushing water.   It can contact its human owner via a smartphone and, at its master’s command, go to these scene of trouble and investigate, transmitting live video all the way to let […]

TechBits: Analyzing Medical Data, Breaking Smartphones

By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Your smartphone could be a valuable tool for medical research — and for treating a variety of ailments.   IBM wants to use the power of its Watson computing system — which famously won TV’s “Jeopardy” a few years back — to analyze mountains of data collected from […]

Connecticut-Based Company Says ‘Smart Homes’ on the Rise

By Alexander Soule STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Phil de Terlizzi likens today’s rapid proliferation of smartphone apps to the widespread use of remote controls for TVs and cable boxes that still clutter many coffee tables more than 65 years after the first ones hit the market.   As consumers have an increasingly bewildering number of […]

Creating a Cool Space with Fujitsu General America

Not long ago, the producers of the popular home remodeling show Operation Build, which airs on History, had a problem.  The project on which they were working — an overcrowded garage remodel for a home in South Florida — had no cooling or heating. After researching their options, they chose a 15,000 BTU/h wall-mounted Fujitsu […]

TechBits: Analyzing Medical Data, Breaking Smartphones

By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Your smartphone could be a valuable tool for medical research — and for treating a variety of ailments.   IBM wants to use the power of its Watson computing system — which famously won TV’s “Jeopardy” a few years back — to analyze mountains of data collected from […]