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The Microma watch was the first watch with a liquid crystal display, but the limited technology of the time prevented Intel from achieving much else with it. Courtesy of Intel hide caption

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Long Before Most, Intel Chased The Smart Watch
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Ari Dvorin was hired in May as the first corporate chef at SpareFoot, a startup in Austin, Texas. Here, Dvorin cuts suckling pig for a mockumentary SpareFoot made. Jenny Zhang/Courtesy of SpareFoot hide caption

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Doctors Heed Prescription For Computerized Records
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The Spanish city of Santander is using a network of sensors to help improve services and save money. Incidents reported to Santander's command-and-control center, where the city manages data from sensors and smartphone reports made by citizens, are plotted on a map of the city. Courtesy of the University of Cantabria hide caption

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High-Tech Sensors Help Old Port City Leap Into Smart Future
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Composer Richard Einhorn lost most of his hearing several years ago, but that hasn't held him back, thanks to state-of-the-art digital hearing aids. Kevin Rivoli/AP hide caption

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Listen Up To Smarter, Smaller Hearing Aids
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