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US government reaches 85,000 H-1B visa cap in one week

As Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants lobby the government for more high-skilled worker visas, immigration officials say they’ve received too many applications for this coming year.

By April 7, 2014

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Zeiss unveils second uber-premium SLR lens: Otus 1.4/85mm

Sure, almost nobody can afford a $4,490 lens. But the German lensmaker's newest top-drawer Otus line keeps the pressure on competitors by showing what's possible.

By September 8, 2014

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Nintendo explains opposition to same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life

"The relationship options in the game represent a playful alternate world rather than a real-life simulation," Nintendo says.

By May 7, 2014

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Amazon Fire TV has videos, games -- where’s the shopping cart?

Fire TV breaks Amazon’s mold of a device that undercuts rival gadgets on price to move consumers back to the company’s core e-commerce business. What's Amazon's ultimate plan?

By April 5, 2014

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Amazon introduces $40 Fire Game Controller

During its video-streaming device unveiling, the company throws in its long-rumored game controller.

By April 2, 2014

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Cats all the rage for April Fools' Day jokes

Both Google and Opera reveal cat-themed April Fools' Day jokes, with the former offering a QWERTY keyboard for felines and the latter showing off a cat-friendly browser.

By April 1, 2014

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Amazon Fire TV as game console: will it succeed where others failed?

Amazon's move into living-room gaming could be a big moment, or just an afterthought. Which path depends on whether Fire TV will dodge the mistakes of console alternatives of the past.

By April 2, 2014

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New $20 million VC fund targets hot hardware startups

San Francisco's Lemnos Lab is aiming to fund some of the hottest startups in robotics, aerospace, connected devices, and other fields. Already its portfolio companies have raised $35 million in funding.

By March 26, 2014

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Scientists take big step on path to fusion energy

Clean electrical power from a fusion reactor remains a distant goal, but it's one step closer following a test in which fusion energy output exceeded the energy pumped into a fuel pellet.

By February 13, 2014

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Adobe stock hits all-time high on subscription shift

Shifting from the Creative Suite license business to Creative Cloud subscriptions made plenty of customers angry, but it made plenty of investors happy.

By December 13, 2013