Glenn McDonald writes about culture and technology from his home in lovely Chapel Hill, NC. He’s a regular contributor to NPR, the Raleigh News & Observer, Indy Week and many quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore. You can say hello virtually at

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Feb 28, 2015 08:19 AM ET
Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) system promises better quality and truly wireless earbuds.
Feb 27, 2015 01:58 PM ET
Battery-powered engine-and-prop unit can drop into water with a range of 32 miles.
Feb 26, 2015 07:00 AM ET
New study suggests EEG monitoring of brain activity is more accurate than traditional survey techniques.
Feb 20, 2015 12:46 PM ET
New PC version of Assassin's Creed game will let players control view with their eyes.
Feb 19, 2015 01:49 PM ET
Autonomous vehicles avoid collisions by scanning their environment 25 times per second Continue reading →
Feb 19, 2015 07:22 AM ET
Dino toy will converse with kids and connect to global artificial intelligence via the Internet.  Continue reading →
Feb 13, 2015 01:12 PM ET
University lab is using biomimetics and 3-D printing to design the next generation of armor systems.
Feb 12, 2015 10:00 AM ET
The infiltration of machines in human society won't be sudden and terrifying, but rather innocuous.
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