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David Hegarty has been the Castro Theatre's principal organist since 1978.

High-tech pipe organ to blow minds at famed SF theater

The city's Castro Theatre, known as much for its colorful organ concerts as its quirky film offerings, will house a massive $700,000 pipe-digital hybrid featuring a sample library used in the film industry.

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Samsung's next Galaxy Note is but a few days away.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, smartwatches and more due at IFA 2014 (pictures)

The summer's major tech trade show takes place next week in Berlin. Click through for glimpse of what the biggest companies have already unveiled, and what we're expecting to see.

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<p>Toshiba's TransferJet adaptors could make moving data to and from your phone very speedy indeed</p>

Forget NFC, Toshiba is plotting high-speed TransferJet for smartphones

The company's plans for the wireless transfer technology start with USB adaptors, but the ultimate goal is embedding TransferJet into smartphones.

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Sony quietly starts selling Digital Paper E Ink tablet online

Sony has very quietly started selling its 13.3-inch e-reader, Digital Paper, via the web to US addresses.

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Crazy CIA spy tech from the '50s, '60s, and '70s

Crazy spy gadgets aren't just limited to Batman and 007. The CIA houses in its museum all kinds of wacky knick-knacks and gizmos, some of which were just too silly for use.

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Waterproof gadgets for a summer roadtrip

Not all gadgets are made equal when it comes to water and dust resistance. Here's what to look out for, plus our top picks of summer-ready tech.

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With the Fred & Friends Wet My Whistle Musical Straws you can now play with your drink too.

Practice your scales with the Fred Musical Straws

The Fred & Friends Wet My Whistle Musical Straws add musical accompaniment to a regular drinking glass. With practice, of course.

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Should Knee Defender be banned on flights?

After an argument over the use of a seat-recline preventer becomes heated, a United Airlines flight is diverted. Should the device be banned?

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Spheree lets you watch animated images in full 3D

Like a crystal ball, Spheree contains a projected 3D image that you can interact with and move around.

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A prototype version of Coin, an electronic device that stores credit and debit card information. The company plans to send 10,000 units to pre-order customers.

Coin apologizes to customers, won't charge beta users $30 to upgrade

The connected credit card startup apologizes for fumbling the announcement of a delay. Its beta program will be expanded and participants will no longer be charged $30 for the finished product.

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Smartwatches that range from chic to geek (pictures)

More than other smart-devices, smartwatches must fuse fashion and function. Here's how 10 try to negotiate that balance.

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Coin is designed to be as thin and lightweight as a standard credit card, yet can hold as many as eight separate pieces of plastic.

Four ways Coin can save its connected credit card

The startup ticked off preorder customers by announcing a shipping delay and communicating the news poorly. But Coin can still get back on its feet. Here's how.

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