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Are Consumers Ready To Embrace Samsung’s Virtual Reality Experience?

Samsung has released a new virtual reality headset dubbed Gear VR Innovator Edition— the first such device available to consumers.

12/09/2014

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North Korea Denies Involvement But Calls Hack Attack On Sony Pictures ‘Righteous Deed’

North Korea released a statement Sunday that clearly relished a cyber attack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that depicts an assassination plot against Pyongyang’s supreme leader.

12/07/2014

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Could Your Next Tweet Hurt Your Chances Of Getting Into College?

Your child’s next tweet or Facebook post could be hurting their chances of getting into college. No longer are grades, test scores and self essays the only measure of whether an applicant gets accepted or not.

12/05/2014

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Larry Magid Tech Report: Is Google Putting The CAPTCHA To Pasture?

Google is introducing a new technology that will do away with those tricky CAPTCHA forms that make you type in codes that are barely legible to prove you’re an actual human being.

12/03/2014

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Santa Cruz Officers Using ‘Smart Guns’ To Track When Weapons Unholstered, Fired

One procedure that failed in Ferguson was Officer Wilson’s attempt to call for backup. His radio was switched to the wrong channel. But a remarkable technology in California sets help in motion the moment a gun is drawn.

12/01/2014

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Google Invests In ‘Tremor Spoon’ That Will Allow Parkinson’s Patients To Eat Without Spilling

Google is investing in a spoon that uses hundreds of algorithms to allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling.

11/25/2014

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Tiburon Police Chief Says Public Input Necessary On Implementing Surveillance Technology

Tiburon’s police chief said he believes cities and counties should include the public in any decision to place surveillance cameras on roadways or in public spaces.

11/17/2014

An image from the Hendo Hoverboard promotional video. (Arx Pax)

Famed Skater Tony Hawk Tests Out Los Gatos Company’s Innovative Hoverboard

Tony Hawk, the most famous skateboarder to ever ride (probably) took his first go at a new brand of skating: hoverboarding.

11/17/2014

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks at a media event in San Francisco on March 27, 2014. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Moves Past Exxon, Now World’s 2nd Most Valuable Co. Behind Apple

The bull run in Microsoft’s stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc.

11/15/2014

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Website Streams Private Security Cameras; Reminds Users To Change Passwords

Security cameras can help people keep a watchful eye on their homes when they’re away, but a new website shows that very camera may be letting others sneak a peek inside.

11/11/2014

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