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1: Facebook Responds to Negative Reactions to Its Experiment on Users The furor surrounding Facebook’s decision to conduct an experiment that secretly manipulated the News Feed of some users to study emotion contagion reached a peak this weekend, with many calling the act creepy at best, and downright unethical at worst. Although the editor of […]

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1: Google’s Secret Weapon for Android TV: Games Even before Google announced Android TV on Wednesday, it seemed everyone was rooting against it. Here was Google trying yet again to offer a a platform for conquering the living room — the same battle its previous champion, Google TV, definitely lost. Chromecast has actually done a […]

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1: This Tiny Sensor Adds a Virtual Caddy to Your Golf Game If you’ve never thought of golf as a sport, a quick look at Tiger Woods’ myriad injuries in recent years should be enough to tell you that it requires not just an eye for angles, but significant physicality, resulting in a precise swing. […]

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1: What to Expect at Google I/O Google has a lot to do. Since its last developer conference, wearables have taken off, web-driven home automation became a real thing, in-car apps are taking shape, tablets have changed, and a full-on price war for cloud services has begun. The company has certainly made some moves in […]

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1: Harmony Ultimate Remote Now Supports Nest Thermostat Logitech’s Harmony line of remotes has long allowed users to control every device in their living room, and now, a new update will bring in wider support for even more connected devices. Logitech is issuing a software update to its Harmony Ultimate remote, which will offer support […]

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1: This Software Will Let Anyone Create Virtual Reality Games While the frontiers of virtual reality are expanding due to increased interest in the Oculus Riftheadset, creating games and virtual reality experiences has generally been limited to those who can program. Sixense, a company known for its motion controllers that excel in virtual environments, wants […]

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1: Marketing Students Create Concept Video for ‘Google Gesture’ App A group of marketing students in Stockholm, Sweden have put together a concept video of an app that aims to help people understand sign language in real time. The concept isn’t real, but the thinking behind it is smart: an app that can translate sign […]

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1: Ask a Dev: What’s New in iOS 8 For Web? Apple’s recent iOS 8 announcements were huge, with things like Swift, Healthkit, HomeKit, and Extensions, but what’s changed that affects web developers? In the latest video of our Ask a Dev series, web architect David Dulak answers your questions about iOS 8 and web […]

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1: Surface Pro 3 Now Available: Here’s What You Need to Know Microsoft’s latest tablet/laptop hybrid, the Surface Pro 3, today becomes available in the U.S. and Canada. The Windows 8.1 machine has a 12-inch, 2,160×1,440 pixel touchscreen screen powered by an Intel graphics chip, and two (front and rear) 5-megapixel cameras. It comes with […]

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1: Amazon’s new Fire Phone is a 4.7-inch device with 3D effects As expected, Amazon launched its first smartphone at an event in Seattle on Wednesday. Amazon is calling its device the Fire Phone, and it will cost $199 for a 32GB model with a 2-year AT&T contract. Without a contract, it will start at […]