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In-ear Tech Aims to Translate Spoken Foreign Language in Real Time

The in-ear device the Pilot hopes to translate spoken language in real time. Learn more about language translation in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Would a $15 Minimum Wage Spawn a Robot-ruled Workforce?

We break down the validity of ex-CEO of McDonald’s Ed Rensi’s argument against a $15 minimum wage. Learn about robots and jobs at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Swarm Intelligence Correctly Predicts Top Four Kentucky Derby Finishers

Forget experts. Forget surveys. Swarm intelligence may be the new tool for determining trends, creating memes or even predicting winning horses. See more »

Edible Spider Silk Coating Keeps Fruit Fresh Without Refrigeration

A new development in food preservation uses protein from spider silk. Learn more about this development in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Why Google Warned Us About Google.com

Google's safe browsing tool flagged Google.com as "partially dangerous" this week. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Headphones That Could Make You Happy

A company called Nervana wants your music to make you even happier. Learn about the headphones that aim to trigger the release of dopamine. See more »

Chinese Restaurants Fire Robot Servers, Forestalling Robot Apocalypse

Three different restaurant in China gave their inept server robots the boot. Learn more about the robotic firings at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Squid Teeth and Spider Silk Heal Your Future Body

Scientists have discovered that those little rings of squid sucker teeth could be handy for human health. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Getting Intel on Intel

HowStuffWorks visited Intel at CES to see what the tech giant has been up to. Get the scoop on Intel's latest and greatest at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

How Children's Stories Could Be the Key to Creating Ethical Robots

How might children's stories help robots learn a sense of morality? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »