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Forget to take your medication? A new digital pill will alert you — and your doctor.

At the Masonic Cancer Clinic at the University of Minnesota, doctors have begun pairing a sensor with a common chemotherapy drug. The sensor transmits data from inside patients' bodies to doctors. → Read More

Ice missiles, careening buses and falling trees: The Weather Channel virtually previews Winter Storm Harper

Combining real-life anchors with vivid, digital simulations, the Weather Channel's mixed-immersive-reality clips have been pitched as an educational tool that brings extreme weather events to life. The latest previews an ice storm that is expected to strike the East Coast this weekend. → Read More

Giant Food Stores will place robotic assistants at 172 locations, company says

He goes by the name “Marty.” Tall, slow-moving and gray, he has big cartoonish eyes that disguise something unique about the newest employee at Giant Food Stores: Marty is deliberate and relentless, and — unlike his fellow employees — he has the ability to work a seemingly endless number of hours without pay. Though he doesn’t say much, a small message is always plastered to his slender trunk:… → Read More

Pedestrians and e-scooters are clashing in the struggle for sidewalk space

Regardless of local laws, scooter riders frequently take refuge from busy streets on crowded walkways. The results, critics say, can be deadly. → Read More

Hyundai shows off a car with four legs

The Hyundai Elevate concept vehicles, shown off at CES 2019, has wheels at the end of long robotic legs that allow users to drive, walk or even climb. → Read More

A sharable ‘sit down’ electric scooter company is launching in Texas

A new generation of shareable electric scooters from a company called Ojo Electric will debut in Austin next month. Referred to as a “light electric vehicle,” the scooters can travel 50 miles on a single charge and have a top speed of 20 mph. → Read More

This company says its air taxis could be flying people across major cities by the ‘mid-2020s’

Among the most highly anticipated examples of an air taxi is the Bell Nexus, an “urban air mobility vehicle” that debuted at this year’s CES technology show in Las Vegas. → Read More

Meet BreadBot, an autonomous loaf-baking vending machine

The robot bread maker — which can produce 235 loaves a day (or about 10 loaves an hour) — is on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. → Read More

Hyundai’s vision for the future: A car that walks on four legs

At the 2019 CES, Hyundai introduced a concept vehicle that traverses the world by walking instead of driving. The company envisions the vehicle being used in disaster zones, where conventional cars are often rendered useless. → Read More

A new fleet of autonomous robots is now making one of the world’s oldest foods

The BreadBot is an autonomous artisanal breadmaking machine that mixes, kneads, bakes and cools bread without human assistance. The robot breadmaker — which can produce 235 loaves a day — is on display at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. → Read More

Marriott: Hackers accessed more than 5 million passport numbers during November’s massive data breach

The attack resulted in an additional 20.3 million encrypted passport numbers being swiped, but there is no evidence that the hackers were able to decrypt the data, the company said. → Read More

Hungry between classes? On this college campus, robot vending machines are delivering snacks to students.

Its stout body perched atop six small wheels, the electric Snackbot resembles some combination of an Igloo cooler and a Volkswagen Microbus. → Read More

Google moves closer to creating ‘Minority Report’-style sensors for controlling devices with hand gestures

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects lab has been seeking to create motion sensors that would let people control their devices without even touching them. → Read More

The NYPD’s latest tool for keeping Times Square revelers safe: a remote-controlled drone

This year — for the first time in the New York Police Department’s history — officials will have a camera-equipped, remote-controlled quadcopter on hand to watch over the thousands in Times Square. → Read More

Bird says safety is its ‘top priority.’ So why is the e-scooter company’s Instagram page nearly devoid of helmets?

A new study points out that the e-scooter company's Instagram feed includes very few images of riders wearing protective gear. → Read More

Tired of going to the grocery store? In Arizona, a robot-driven car will deliver groceries to your home.

The robot delivery revolution is underway, with autonomous vehicles delivering groceries in cities across the country. The latest example is in Arizona, where Kroger has begun delivering groceries via an unmanned vehicle. → Read More

This startup’s new passenger drone is ‘like a flight simulator that you can ride in,' CEO says

LIFT has unveiled a new personal aircraft that will be used for recreation in a number of cities starting next year. → Read More

The Denver Broncos' latest pickup: A Bud Light-pouring robot that delivers beers with the push of a button

On Saturday, a beer-pouring robot will make its debut at Denver's Mile High Stadium. The machine is the latest in an influx of robots being used to cook and deliver food and beverages. → Read More

This patent shows Amazon may seek to create a ‘database of suspicious persons’ using facial-recognition technology

The filing suggests Ring doorbell cameras could be equipped with technology that would allow the devices to gather data and identify people considered “suspicious.” → Read More

This artist is using AI to paint with his mind

The artist Alexander Reben is using artificial intelligence to create paintings. The MIT-trained roboticist believes that human-machine collaborations are the future of creative work. → Read More