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Gender Swap: A VR journey into someone else's body

A Spanish art collective combines the Oculus Rift head-mounted display with first-person cameras in a gender-bending attempt to promote tolerance and empathy.

By February 13, 2014

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Samsung Galaxy S5 may feature metal body

Samsung could finally swap the plastic body on its flagship smartphone for a stronger, classier metal design.

By August 29, 2013

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Ride the Oculus Rift to outer space!

Researchers at the UK's Surrey Space Center are trying to fund a novel way for the 99.999992 percent of us who've never been to outer space to virtually get there.

By March 4, 2014

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Facebook expands gender options for user profiles

With the help of LGBT activist groups, the social network makes its gender labels more inclusive so people can be their "authentic self."

By February 13, 2014

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HTC One Max: Cover removable, but not battery. Why?

The lack of a removable battery on HTC's new phablet is a missed opportunity. CNET explains why HTC made the call to keep its battery sealed.

By October 14, 2013

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Motorola unveils Project Ara for custom smartphones

The highly modular approach aims to let you swap in items such as keyboard, battery, or display so that your handset stays up-to-date much longer than today's smartphones.

By October 28, 2013

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ZTE Eco-Mobius modular concept phone

With the Eco-Mobius concept handset, people would be able to upgrade and switch individual pieces of their smartphones.

January 9, 2014

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Crash your carbon-fiber i3 EV? Here's how BMW will fix it

The use of carbon fiber in the frame of the BMW i3 has many worried about high repair costs. BMW gives us an inside look at why it won't be so bad.

By April 16, 2014

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Why the plastic body of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is its secret weapon

Some Samsung Galaxy fans were hoping the S5 would get a swanky aluminum body befitting its flagship status. It didn't happen, but here's why that's good.

By April 8, 2014

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Chief of Google's Project Ara talks modular smartphones

In a report, project lead Paul Eremenko talks details about the tech giant's far-out initiative to make a free, open hardware platform for customizable smartphones.

By February 26, 2014