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Talk techie to me: RealDoll wants to make sex dolls that move, chat

RealDoll is reportedly working with robotics experts to make a more lifelike and unintentionally creepier love doll. Hopefully it won't dump you for the Roomba.

By June 12, 2015


GigaOm acquires media blog paidContent

Om Malik expands GigaOm's coverage, especially its media coverage. He also acquires an experienced group of reporters.

By February 8, 2012


Disney Movies Anywhere coming to Vudu

​Cloud locker service Disney Movies Anywhere on the Vudu platform next week, joining similar service Ultraviolet.

By November 14, 2014


Apple transparency reports allude to Patriot Act demands

A "warrant canary" stating that Apple has "never received an order" under the Patriot Act is missing from its latest two reports -- suggesting such demands have been made.

By September 18, 2014


In 2025, our lovers will be robots

A new Pew Report examines the world in the near future. It'll be one in which robots aren't confined to machine-like tasks.

By August 15, 2014


Twitter acquires Madbits for 'deep learning' skills

The microblogging platform snaps up Madbits, a startup focused on computer vision and dynamic search technology.

By July 30, 2014


Amazon eyeing unlimited book subscriptions for $9.99 a month

A website that's since been taken down points to a service called Kindle Unlimited with unlimited access to e-books and audiobooks.

By July 16, 2014


New Zealand ISP's 'Global Mode' gives users access to Netflix and more

New Zealand service provider Slingshot is making it easier than ever for its users to circumvent the geoblocking on services such as Netflix and Hulu.

By July 7, 2014


New apps bring speed reading to iOS

With a Spritz-powered ePub reader and a similar app for Web content, you might double or even triple your reading speed.

By June 16, 2014


Court rules police need warrant for cell phone location tracking

A federal court of appeals rules that cell phone carriers have no obligation to hand over users' location history without a warrant.

By June 11, 2014