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What's up, WhatsApp? Facebook's $19B baby hit by outage

It's happened before, apparently, but the timing of this outage is notable, following as it does on Facebook's staggering-sum purchase of the messaging app.

By Feb. 22, 2014

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More than 5M smartwatches to ship in 2014, says Canalys

Smartwatches are all the rage -- or at least they will be in 2014. The research firm expects worldwide shipments to hit 500,000 this year and climb past 5 million by 2014.

By Jul. 16, 2013

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HTC First UK launch axed after Facebook Home 'feedback'

Facebook wants to go back to the drawing board, so HTC's new Facebook Home phone has been cancelled for now.

By May. 23, 2013

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Japan to fight Internet addiction with 'fasting camps'

Japan estimates that more than 500,000 school-age kids are pathologically addicted to the Internet. Could gadget-free camps help them?

By Aug. 30, 2013

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Elon Musk of SpaceX

SpaceX is aiming for a manned mission to Mars in 10 to 20 years, with citylike colonies to follow.

By Dec. 11, 2012

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Ring covered in human skin gives design the finger

Fashion designer Sruli Recht combines a 4-inch piece of himself with a gold ring to create a unique fashion accessory that comes with a DNA certificate. Got $470,000 to spare?

By Jan. 24, 2013

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Galaxy S4 and HTC One get Facebook Home compatibility

The year's two biggest smart phones (so far) can now access Facebook Home, the social network has confirmed.

By May. 10, 2013

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PlayStation boss: Nintendo 3DS a 'babysitting tool'

"No self-respecting twentysomething is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those," says Sony Computer Entertainment America's Jack Tretton. "He's too old for that."

By Apr. 11, 2011

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Crowdfunding ideas

The notion of asking strangers online to sponsor your idea got serious this year, turning out several multimillion-dollar campaigns and sparking new legislation around startup investments.

By Dec. 11, 2012