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Virtual reality wants to rule video games. Here's who will rule VR

Soon you'll don a high-tech headset as easily as you reach for your controller. Watch for blockbuster launches in the year ahead that pave the way to the brave new virtual world. Facebook and Valve lead the charge.

By May 22, 2015

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Chinese authorities pay visits to Uber offices

Officials in Guangzhou and Chengdu have investigated two Uber offices in China, as part of the government crackdown on the taxi-hailing app's operations.

By May 7, 2015

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'The Martian' author is less optimistic about getting to Mars than NASA

His book about a colony on Mars is about to become a Hollywood blockbuster, but Andy Weir isn't quite as bullish as NASA about his fiction becoming fact within 25 years.

By May 5, 2015

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Speak, toy! Welcome to the age of chatting with your teddy bear

Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?

By May 23, 2015

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Mozilla overhauls Firefox smartphone plan to focus on quality, not cost

After its $25 phones fail to dent the dominance of Google and Apple, the Firefox backer will try to compete using technological superiority -- and maybe by adding key Android apps, too.

By May 22, 2015

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Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement

The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.

By May 22, 2015

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Jack the Ripper finally ID'ed? Skepticism meets author's claims

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

By September 8, 2014

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Grand Theft Auto creator sues BBC over behind-the-scenes look at game

Game developer Rockstar and parent Take-Two Interactive say upcoming TV docudrama "Game Changer" infringes on the GTA trademark.

By May 21, 2015

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Caffeine may help men wake up in more ways than one (wink, wink)

The latest study on the magic, wake-up juice found that men who drink two to three cups of coffee a day may be able to reduce their risk of erectile dysfunction by 42 percent.

By May 20, 2015

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Terror on Twitter! Horror author R.L. Stine tweets a Halloween story

R.L. Stine, the "Stephen King of children's literature," composes an impromptu horror story online to the delight of his fans. And it was all about a sandwich.

By October 30, 2014