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I tried the Shaper Origin, a precision cutting and routing tool that uses a camera, computer brain and touch screen so you can easily guide it along a programmed path. It handles the fine motor control: "It's like autocorrect for your hands," the CEO told me, and he's exactly right. It's not cheap though, so its appeal likely will be limited to creative types like furniture makers, prototypers in a lab, and guitar makers. 
With help from a camera and computer chip, the Shaper Origin can carve wood, metal and plastic into anything from furniture to jewelry boxes.
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A pelican from a couple weeks ago at the beach. It barely stayed in the frame so I decided to do a really claustrophobic crop.
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I love pelicans. They're like a combination of something prehistoric and a Stuka dive bomber.
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Google's starting fresh with Fuchsia, a new operating system. The company won't yet say what it's for, though.
The software is designed for "modern phones and modern personal computers," which suggests Google intends to compete against Microsoft's Windows and possibly its own Android.
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I am curious about the advantages of Magenta over the Linux kernel.
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Talking to Calais Jungle refugees was heart-wrenching. Here are tales from two I met, part of CNET's coverage of the most tweeted, Facebooked refugee crisis in history.
Sohail Ahmed and Kamil Shamal no longer have to worry about the Taliban forces they fled, but life in the Jungle, a French refugee camp, brings other problems.
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There's nothing wrong with This American Life, but check CNET's list if you want good, fresh podcasts off the beaten track. I had no idea about some of these.
The best podcast discovery is via personal recommendation. Here are the podcasts that the humans of CNET love the most.
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Technology helps refugees survive in France's grim Jungle camp, but doesn't solve their biggest problems. I visited this camp and another in northern France, where refugees gather by the thousands to try to smuggle themselves onto a truck bound for the UK. They live a life of frustration, but a smartphone provides a critical connection to friends and family.

This story and photo gallery is part of CNET's continuing coverage of the most tweeted most Facebooked refugee crisis so far.
Thousands of refugees in northern France rely on internet access and mobile tech for human contact. But that doesn't help much when they're trying to smuggle themselves onto a truck to the UK.
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+Stephen Smith Thanks for the kind words. There have been some incidents of violence, but mostly it felt safe enough at least during the day. And the refugees were far likelier to smile and wave than Parisians!
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Intel: No, really, the Thunderbolt high-speed ports will take off this time. Next-gen Kaby Lake PCs with the new USB Type-C ports -- which Thunderbolt now piggybacks on -- will do the trick. It sure does look like the number of PCs and devices supporting it will increase, but I'm still encountering skepticism that it'll spread to more than half of PCs, like Intel thinks.
Use of the high-speed connector is expected to spread, thanks to Intel piggybacking the technology on mainstream USB. And here's why consumers might care this time.
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I hope you're not too attached to those earbuds, because Intel and its allies want to replace your phone's 3.5mm audio jack with a USB Type-C port. USB has swallowed plenty of other ports, so don't be shocked if the vision comes true.
At its IDF show, the tech giant says there are good reasons to bring headphones, earbuds and microphones into the digital era.
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+Tomáš Marek USB PD is awesome, but it's kind of a mess what power levels different power supplies can support. There are some new standards that should help resolve that. Most laptops won't need anywhere near 100W, I don't think.
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This is a match made in nerd heaven: Microsoft's megahit game Minecraft now works on Facebook's Oculus VR headset. And get this: if you're getting freaked out in the virtual world of Minecraft, you can back out into a more ordinary but still virtual living room, playing Minecraft on a virtual computer screen.
The virtual-reality version of Microsoft's immensely popular video game is here. Microsoft says it will feel like a new game even for Minecraft experts.
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Minecrift (the Rift mod for Minecraft) has been around for ages. It in turn formed the basis for Vivecraft, which is way better still. In other words, why is this news to you?
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IBM Research's brain-like chip, called TrueNorth, is now part of Samsung's eye-like camera. Interesting demo at Big Blue's Almaden lab. The chip has a million digital neurons interconnected with a million digital synapses.
By emulating the way the human brain works researchers hope to build faster, more efficient computer chips.
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The most depressing story I've covered in years: Refugees stranded in the fortress/prison that is Calais, France.
Commentary: For Road Trip 2016, I visited refugees in northern France who are trying to reach the UK. I found a grim city that has become both a fortress and a prison.
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Even the well populated parts of California on the beat track give me my wilderness happy. We saw quail, bunnies, scrub jays, turkey vultures (eating a giant fish), white-crowned sparrows, cormorants, a pelican, a great blue heron hunting fish in a lagoon, a red-tailed hawk, towhees, and I can't remember what else. Good to be back.

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Sluggish service, though to be fair we went on a Saturday night in July, which probably is peak business. Pizza oven was broken but the rest of the dishes were all delicious.
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Tasty but somewhat greasy pizza, indifferent service. Nice but we had to ask for plates, cups, napkins and utensils. And the child seat was pretty filthy. Better as take out, which is what they're geared for.
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Great atmosphere, great service, great food. In the winter they light the fire, which makes the place very cozy.
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Store was fine but unable to solve my technical problem.
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I love the Beaujolais d'Auteuil (or the Bo-Do as we call it). We recommend in particular the Caesar salad, the raviole au basilique, cabaillot (cod), buratta, steak frite (with great fries), and the Berthillon ice cream.
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