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Is Excessive Video-Game Playing a Medical Disorder?

The World Health Organization has classified gaming addiction as a disease but others say evidence is lacking

5 October 2018
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For Safer Coastal Living, Thank Engineers

3 October 2018
Drones, AI buoys, and composite-based sensors are providing protection against natural disasters

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New York’s Consumer Electronics Week Showcases Tech for Parents and Kids

28 June 2018
Products include T-shirts to track children and a 3D-printing pen

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Services Like Echo and Uber Can Help the Elderly Live Independently

22 June 2018
They can set reminders to take medication and arrange for rides to doctor appointments

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Get Ready: All Our Devices Will Be Able to Talk to One Another Soon

14 June 2018
IEEE Standards Association is working to make personal area networks interoperable and secure

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Startup’s Wireless Earbuds Augment Hearing and Control Noise

7 June 2018
Latest version of Nuheara’s IQBuds Boost can also be used by those who are hard of hearing

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Technology Is Addictive by Design

6 June 2018
Speakers at Collision conference say the industry needs to change its ways

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An Inside Look at Technology Used in Animated Films, Gene Editing, and Robots

31 May 2018
Presenters at the IEEE Vision Innovation Challenges Summit included Boston Dynamics, Pixar, and Toyota

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Recipients of IEEE’s 2018 Medals Helped Bring Technology to the Masses

25 May 2018
Annual ceremony salutes those who commercialized GPS, smartphones, and other consumer electronics

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Should Students Be Spending Class Time Learning Video Game Skills?

21 May 2018
Universities are offering e-sports scholarships and building training facilities to attract more students