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Saturday August 27, 2016
Meet Octobot, a Robot That's a Real Softie, and Cheap
The latest revolutionary robot isn't the metallic, costly machine you'd expect: It's squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and made for pennies by a 3-D printer. Meet Octobot.

Android 7.0 Nougat: What Devices Are Getting It Now and What's Next?
Google has begun rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest version of its mobile operating system, on its own Nexus devices. The OS has started to arrive via an over-the-air software update.

Android Makers Really Want To Make Their Phones Eye-Catching
It's getting rarer for phone launches to generate excitement these days -- especially in the Android world. But Android phone makers haven't given up trying to stand out.

Survey: Too Many New Smartphone Models Released Each Year
A survey conducted in six countries, commissioned by the environmental group Greenpeace, showed that over half of those who responded would prefer to change their phones less frequently.

T-Mobile Phasing Out Data Limits -- But Will You Save Money?
After AT&T announced price hikes on some plans, T-Mobile says it is phasing out data limits and pushing people toward unlimited data plans -- which will mean higher prices for many new customers.

How Do the Blind Watch the Olympics? NBC Helps Them Hear it
Two people in a recording booth inside a Connecticut office park are helping millions of blind Americans feel part of the Olympics like never before, as NBC uses narrators to describe the events.

Will That Red Light End Soon? Audi's Countdown Clock Tells You
You're stuck at a red light. It's taking forever. How much time until the light turns green? Ten seconds? Twenty seconds? A minute and a half? Would you be more patient if you knew exactly how long it will take?

Ford Says It Will Have a Fully Autonomous Car by 2021
In what its CEO says will be a transformational moment in the auto industry, Ford Motor intends to have a fully driverless vehicle -- no steering wheel, no pedals -- on the road within five years.

Smiley Faces at Small Company Making Popular Emoji Apps
Mobile apps that allow users to create their own emojis or share the stylized images of NBA star Stephen Curry and other celebrities are paying off for a small upstate New York company called Moji Maker.



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