[ By: Kasey Stanton | 18 Apr 2014 ]
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Headed out of town for spring break? We’ve got the latest on the tech to bring with you and the transportation to get you there. Check out what else you might have missed in this week’s tech news.   Struggling to pedal...

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[16 Apr 2014]
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There was once a time when many kids had a chemistry set at home. We may soon revisit that time of scientific exploration thanks to an intriguing invention by a bioengineer at Stanford University.   Taking inspiration from toy music boxes, Dr. Manu Prakash has created a compact chemistry set that can be produced for as low as $5. Prakash envisions the tool having a huge impact in developing countries, as well as with curious children.   “Just like on a computer you...

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[15 Apr 2014]
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CEA’s latest Global Consumer Technology Trends report examines the state of the industry in China. Although China is the world’s most populous nation with the second largest GDP, only one in five (23 percent) Chinese households have Internet access. This online population is notably affluent and keen to adopt new and existing technologies. On average, online Chinese adults spend 5,559 RMB (approximately $917 USD) on consumer electronics, higher than the U.S. average of $483....

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[15 Apr 2014]
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  A teenager in Chuck Taylors, an older man in a t-shirt and I waited together for the doors to The Garage to open. In an empty retail space in downtown Washington D.C., near upscale clothing shops and offices for lobbyists and law firms, GE has created a traveling homage to cutting-edge manufacturing technology. Inside are white boards covered in ideas and disemboweled refrigerators, broken open by hackers looking to build a better way to store food. There are working 3D...

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[14 Apr 2014]
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So, how do you watch TV these days? Back in the mid-1980s, more than half of American homes relied on over-the-air (OTA) broadcasting. If you need perspective on just how long ago that was, this was the year’s box office winner. Now? Most research shows the number of us still counting on OTA programming remains at all-time lows, about half the total of 10 years ago. As of last year, just 15 percent of U.S. households ever watched TV via an antenna, and only seven percent of us...

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[14 Apr 2014]
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  If you've ever wondered what the Consumer Electronics Association is all about, check out this video featuring our own Jeff Joseph and the hilarious YouTuber Trisha Hershberger. Jeff and Trisha talk about the size of the association (over 2,000 members) and what we do (help support and grow the technology industry... and own and produce a "little" show called the International CES).   Are you a member?