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Oculus to launch long-awaited Rift virtual reality headset in 2016

The virtual reality pioneer, now a part of Facebook, says it plans to ship its flagship device next year.

By May 6, 2015

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After a string of losses, Sony sees good times ahead for profit

The company lost 126 billion yen ($1.05 billion) in the fiscal year ended in March, but it expects to turn that around with a 140 billion yen profit next fiscal year.

By April 30, 2015

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Inside the multibillion-dollar quest to make faster, cheaper gadgets

Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.

By April 16, 2015

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Sony boosts earnings forecast over jump in games, music revenue

The company had previously said it would lose $1.4 billion in its fiscal year ended March 31, but it has now revised that number down to 126 billion yen.

By April 22, 2015

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​The chaebols: The rise of South Korea's mighty conglomerates

They are cornerstones of the economic, political and social landscape: Part one of a series looks at how these conglomerates -- like Samsung, LG and Hyundai -- saved South Korea from crushing poverty and defined a country's role on the global stage.

By April 6, 2015

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As April Fools' arrives, Google flips out and T-Mobile goes to the dogs

The search giant pulls an about-face and the wireless carrier puts on a dog-and-pony show for April Fools' Day. Also: Microsoft's MS-DOS Mobile, Motorola's premium selfie stick and Samsung's smart knife.

By March 31, 2015

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Microsoft nabs a Web win, in a tiff over touchscreens and mice

Responding to pressure from programmers, Google has warmed up to a Microsoft technology that lets mice and touchscreens get along on the Web -- a technology Apple rejected.

By March 26, 2015

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Anime-inspired short tells 'Star Wars' tale from Empire's perspective

The incredible animation "TIE Fighter" by UK artist Paul Johnson shows a "Star Wars" starship battle from the perspective of the Galactic Empire.

By March 24, 2015

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'The Avengers' gets an awesome 'Friends'-inspired opening theme

YouTube user Jeremiah Rivera put together an opening-credits scene for "The Avengers" fashioned after the "Friends" TV show, because the Avengers will be there for you when Ultron attacks the Earth.

By March 23, 2015

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Opossums could save you from that deadly snake bite

That's right, opossums. Tests show that their superpower to resist snake venom could be harnessed to save thousands of lives.

By March 22, 2015