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Microsoft isn’t saying much about what’s inside HoloLens

Without a doubt, the biggest surprise from today’s Windows 10 keynote at Microsoft’s Redmond campus was the outfit unveiling its HoloLens headset. Dubbed as the “first fully untethered, holographic computer” the device and its capabilities looked pretty neat– if a little fantastical — onstage when Alex Kipman showed it off. But for all his talk […]

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Here’s a closer look at the latest build of Windows 10 (video)

Shortly after Microsoft wrapped its epic Windows 10 keynote today, we had a chance to see the latest version of the next-gen OS running on some honest-to-goodness hardware. Using a Dell Venue Pro 11 tablet on display here at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters, we got to experience the software in a slightly more final form than […]

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Here’s the biggest news from Microsoft’s Windows 10 event

  Microsoft hinted that its January Windows 10 event would have a lot to offer, and boy was it right. The Redmond crew unveiled not just a ton of software features for desktops and mobile devices, but also new hardware that pushes the limits of what you thought computers could do. Overwhelmed? Don’t be — […]

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experience ‘mixed reality’ with Microsoft’s holographic computer headset, ‘HoloLens’

  Unlike virtual reality, it’s much easier to describe what it’s like using Microsoft’s “mixed reality” holographic headset, HoloLens. Imagine you’re wearing sunglasses with completely transparent lenses, and overlaid on the world in front of you is a rectangular box. That rectangular box is your window into Microsoft’s “mixed” version of reality, meant to convey […]

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Apple offers two-week window for iTunes refunds… in Europe

In case you needed another reason to be jealous of Europe (aside from access to the Autobahn and Yotaphone 2, naturally), Apple has one. Now you can return pretty much any iTunes purchase for a full refund within two weeks. Don’t go thinking this will allow you to beat Infinity Blade 3 in one sitting […]

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United Airlines sues site that found loophole for cheap tickets

You know how it’s often cheaper to fly from Chicago to Paris by booking a flight to Dubai, and then just getting off at the stopover, which happens to be Paris? Well thanks to a lawsuit from United Airlines and booking site Orbitz, you do now — the airlines are suing a site called Skiplagged, […]

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Motion-detecting nanosensors could help find life on other planets

Much as we’d love to discover grey aliens with warp drive technology, any extraterrestrial life we’re lucky enough to find will likely be pretty basic. But the chemical detection methods used by space probes like Curiosity or Philae are hit-and-miss — they can’t actually tell if something is alive or not. Scientists in France have […]

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Sticky sensors will monitor your body’s organs

  Health sensors that attach directly to your organs to are potentially very useful, since they can measure miniscule electrical signals and other details that might otherwise fly under the radar. There’s just one problem: actually sticking those devices on to something that soft and squishy is tough. However, a team of Japanese researchers may […]

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Samsung’s new ‘ring’ speakers pipe sound in every direction

Samsung has tackled just about every kind of speaker you can imagine, but it hasn’t had an answer to hot-selling 360-degree speakers like the UE Boom. Well, that changes today: the Korean firm has unveiled the WAM6500 and WAM7500, its first compact one-piece speakers to promise room-filling sound. Both center around a “ring radiator” that […]

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Yes, LG will have new 4K TVs at CES next week

  Ending a long period of speculation, LG revealed that it will have new TVs of the extra-large, super duper high-res variety to show off during CES next week. While that’s not really a surprise, one thing we should note is that all of them are flat — no anti-curved glasses necessary here. Spanning eight […]

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How to change notification sounds on your Android device

Notification sounds can be a lot of fun to play with and a great way to embrace Android customization. From having your device proudly announce “You’ve got mail!” through to video game noises, catch phrases from your favorite movie and snippets of your favorite song, if it can be stored as an audio file on […]

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Facebook’s ‘Year In Review’ shows tragic side of software’s shortcomings

Facebook’s automated ‘year in review’ slideshows are meant to surface highlights from the year that was, but for some the virtual scrapbook simply brings back bad memories. In the case of web designer Eric Meyer, a photo of his recently deceased daughter appeared, surrounded by confetti, illustrations of party goers dancing and the exclamation “Eric, […]

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North Korea blames the US for internet outages following Sony hacks

It may appear we’ve reached a climax in the Sony Pictures hack saga – what with The Interview finally seeing a theatrical release – but the international finger pointing is alive and well. Today, North Korea’s National Defense Commission is accusing the US of causing nation-wide internet outages, while likening the government to a snot-nosed […]

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Hackers behind PlayStation Network, Xbox Live disruption reportedly targeting Tor

Lizard Squad, the merry band of hackers that claimed responsibility for taking Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network offline for Christmas, appears to have a new target: Tor. Reports of an attack on the network, which offers online anonymity, appeared earlier today, following a warning on December 19th of “Possible upcoming attempts to disable the […]

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Mathematicians find a cheaper, slower way to get to Mars

Getting to Mars is never going to be cheap. But a couple of mathematicians have figured out how to shave some significant bucks off the price tag. Rather than fly to the red planet when its orbit brings it closest, the craft will “meet” it on the way. The strategy is called ballistic capture and […]

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The NSA chose Christmas to detail 12 years of accidental spying

The NSA’s idea of a Christmas present, it seems, is to release multiple reports detailing 12 years of improper conduct. The heavily redacted accounts reveal many incidents of misuse (both accidental and intentional) of the NSA’s Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) systems. A large portion of the misconduct occurred due to the way agents searched the NSA’s […]

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