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Microsoft's HoloLens is no joke: My reality augmented with Skype, Minecraft

At its Windows 10 event, Microsoft shows off a convincing prototype that floats 3D images before your eyes and can change the look of real-world objects. So where does it go from here?

By January 21, 2015

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Microsoft's 'Windows 10: The Next Chapter' event, join us Wednesday (live blog)

On January 21, Microsoft will stake out the future of Windows, giving us a glimpse of what its software will look like on mobile devices. A successor to Internet Explorer may also be in store.

By January 17, 2015

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Wanderers: 3D-printed spacewear for medieval Arab astronauts

A series of 3D-printed garments is inspired by space travel, symbiosis and the medieval astronomers of the Middle East.

By December 11, 2014

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Smart windows create dance of light in response to wind and sun

A window installation by artist Simon Heijdens is connected to wind and sun sensors, which create a dazzling play of changing light.

By September 23, 2014

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Hide your Mac's menu bar with Menu Eclipse

This simple Mac app lets you black out or dim the menu bar should you find it a source of distraction.

By August 27, 2014

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3D-printed dress exposes your body as you reveal data

An NYU graduate student explores what it means to expose ourselves online by creating a dress that translates data sharing into real-life exposure.

By June 11, 2014

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Send drawings to friends with Google Hangouts on the Web

Taking a page from the quick sketch and annotation tools you can find on some smartphones, Google is adding these abilities to its Hangouts app -- but just in the Web version for now.

By June 6, 2014

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How to manage the menu bar in OS X

The menu bar in OS X has some customization options, plus an easy fix when the menu bar hangs and prevents the clock or other menus from being accessible.

By March 13, 2014

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Apple wins patent for solar-powered MacBook

The patent envisions a lid with a secondary display, touch inputs, and solar cells to help charge your Mac.

By January 28, 2014

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Get ready for multicolor fonts -- maybe in motion, too

Impelled by a need to support emoji characters, Mozilla, Adobe, Microsoft, and Google are working to standardize technology for showing fonts that aren't just black and white.

By January 29, 2014