Magdalena PetrovaVideo Correspondent, IDG News Service

Magdalena Petrova is a Video Correspondent covering daily tech news for IDG News Service and is based in San Francisco.

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Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Researchers at Binghamton State University have proposed a model that uses patients' heartbeats as an encryption key for electronic records.

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Your car's parts could one day be made by a 3D printer

Vader Systems uses molten metal and magnets to make 3D shapes. Parts makers have expressed interest.

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Intel thinks IoT will have a firm place in the stores of the future

Intel says using IoT technologies in the retail sector would result in a more personalized and efficient experience for both customers and stores.

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The Switch is a mix of Nintendo's past consoles

Nintendo's Switch console can be hooked up to a TV, played as a handheld device, or used without even looking at a screen.

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INU is a pricey personal scooter for the urban consumer

INU is an electric, luxury scooter that's intended for a young generation of urban working professionals.

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Panasonic's flexible battery will withstand twisting

The lithium-ion batteries are intended for use in wearables and are thin enough to fit inside a credit card.

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The DOD is testing a swarm of autonomous, 3-D printed drones

The Department of Defense is testing Perdix, autonomous micro-drones capable of collective decision-making and adaptive formation flying.

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LG's cute little Hub Robot bosses your smart appliances around

The Hub Robot links to LG smart appliances and uses Amazon Alexa voice recognition to perform tasks such as starting your robotic vacuum.

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How happy of a driver are you? Toyota's Concept-i knows

I have never really stopped to ask myself whether or not I enjoy driving, but user enjoyment is one of the main goals of Toyota's Concept-i car. To demonstrate what it might feel like to drive the Concept-i, Toyota has set up a simulator at CES in Las Vegas.

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This robot can beat you at chess, then serve you coffee

A robot demonstrated at CES uses computer vision coupled with deep learning to play chess and make a steaming cup of coffee.

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We took a ride on Honda's self-balancing Uni-Cub

Honda's self-balancing Uni-Cub personal transporter is a fun way to get around. Never mind that your probably need some exercise, the Uni-Cub will scoot you to your destination at 4 miles per hour.

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The Honda NeuV concept car is a glimpse into the company’s future

Honda's NeuV combines the company's vision for ride sharing, connectivity, autonomous driving, and AI.

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Toyota's Concept-i car humanizes AI

The Concept-i comes with an AI agent dubbed Yui, which will monitor a driver's attention, emotions and even have a conversation.

The history behind NORAD's Santa tracker

Since 1955, NORAD has been helping children track Santa across the world as he delivers his presents. This is the history of how it all began.

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8 drones that delighted us in 2016

2016 was a big year for drones. Here's a look back at our favorites.