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Oculus Rift 'fantastic' But Won't Replace Movies, Says 'minority Report' Fx Guru
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Oculus Rift 'fantastic' But Won't Replace Movies, Says 'minority Report' Fx Guru

Oculus Rift is "fantastic" but virtual reality won't replace movies just yet, according to two legends of special effects.

Vimeo Tech Chief Takes on 'terrifying' Online Video Challenges
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Vimeo Tech Chief Takes on 'terrifying' Online Video Challenges

Think online video is old hat? Think again.

Intel Meets its 'makers,' with Chips For Diy Set and the Firms They'll Found
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Intel Meets its 'makers,' with Chips For Diy Set and the Firms They'll Found

Intel's Edison chip has been launched in a rocket, floated in a weather balloon, fitted into a futuristic light-emitting dress and used to power a dancing robot...

Virtual Reality Is More Than Just Video Games For Palmer Luckey
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Virtual Reality Is More Than Just Video Games For Palmer Luckey

Palmer Luckey is on top of the world.

The History of the Predator, the Drone that Changed the World
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The History of the Predator, the Drone that Changed the World

These days, the word drone is used to refer to just about any kind of remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft.

Arm Tries to Spread Its Chips to Forests, Felds, and Factories
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Arm Tries to Spread Its Chips to Forests, Felds, and Factories

Forest fire on the way? Building stress getting too high? Farmland too moist?

How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You
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How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You

The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company—and...

Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be a 'real Danger'
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Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be a 'real Danger'

I don't want to frighten you.

Getting Everyday Objects to Think
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Getting Everyday Objects to Think

If the so-called Internet of Things ever becomes one of those proverbial next big things in technology, Thomas Lee, a card-carrying member of the cohort of big...

Farewell Nokia: The Rise and Fall of a Mobile Pioneer
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Farewell Nokia: The Rise and Fall of a Mobile Pioneer

You never forget your first cellphone.

Steve Matteson: Fonts in the Time of Wearables
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Steve Matteson: Fonts in the Time of Wearables

As gadgets get smaller, and mobile manufacturers find new ways to shrink their devices to fit on a user's wrist, people like Steve Matteson are focused on keeping...

Q&a: How Amazon Thinks It Can Get You to Hit 'buy' In 2 Seconds or Less
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Q&a: How Amazon Thinks It Can Get You to Hit 'buy' In 2 Seconds or Less

Sam Hall, Amazon's vice president of Mobile, talks about speeding up the purchase process in the name of getting users to buy things as quickly as possible.

Microsoft Ceo Nadella's Top Challenge: Figuring Out Mobile
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Microsoft Ceo Nadella's Top Challenge: Figuring Out Mobile

Microsoft stands at a crossroads when it comes to mobile.

Icann Ceo Sets Off Explosion of New Internet Names
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Icann Ceo Sets Off Explosion of New Internet Names

Starting next week, the Internet is going to look very different—and ICANN Chief Executive Fadi Chehade is the one who'll get both the credit and the blame.

5 Questions For Edward Snowden That Aren't Exactly About the Nsa
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5 Questions For Edward Snowden That Aren't Exactly About the Nsa

The world's most famous former intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, is scheduled to answer questions posted on Twitter in an hour-long Webcast on Thursday.

How Isaac Asimov Got 2014 Both So Right and So Wrong
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How Isaac Asimov Got 2014 Both So Right and So Wrong

In 1964, legendary writer of science fiction and science fact Isaac Asimov visited the World's Fair, where a General Electric pavilion chronicling advances in electric...

Saving the Net from the Surveillance State: Glenn Greenwald Speaks Up
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Saving the Net from the Surveillance State: Glenn Greenwald Speaks Up

Big Brother may be watching you. But Glenn Greenwald is watching Big Brother.

Markus 'notch' Persson: The Mind Behind Minecraft
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Markus 'notch' Persson: The Mind Behind Minecraft

Markus Persson, known also by the online handle "Notch," is an indie game success story like no other.

Intelligence Chief Clapper Cites 'casablanca' in Dismissing Merkel Mess
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Intelligence Chief Clapper Cites 'casablanca' in Dismissing Merkel Mess

You must remember this: A kiss is just a kiss, a spy is just a spy.

Lavabit Founder Says He Fought Feds to Protect the Constitution
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Lavabit Founder Says He Fought Feds to Protect the Constitution

Like a story straight out of the universe of Franz Kafka, Lavabit founder Ladar Levison found himself before a judge in Washington, representing himself against...
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