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New cast photos from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' arrive, we geek out (Tomorrow Daily 172)

It's May the Fourth (that's Star Wars Day, if you've been living under a rock), and to celebrate, Vanity Fair is showing off new photos of the cast of "The Force Awakens." Lupita Nyong'o plays an alien space pirate, Adam Driver plays villain Kylo Ren, and Gwendolyne Christie is in that chrome Stormtrooper costume.

By May 4, 2015

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Google mimics Pinterest, Microsoft gives the finger

Google+ Collections has a Pinterest vibe, Comcast rides the Periscope trend to share live video on a TV, and Microsoft doesn't hold back with new emoji in Windows 10.

By May 5, 2015

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Tesla jolts future of energy with new home battery

The Powerwall home battery aims to revolutionize energy consumption, Messenger ends its Mercury mission with a bang, and Microsoft's age-detecting tool is not to be trusted.

By May 1, 2015

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Fight night proves Periscope popular for pirating video

Live-streaming apps made it easy for anyone to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight for free, "Star Wars" fans get new movie details on May the Fourth, and a true space heroine boldly brews the first espresso in zero gravity.

By May 4, 2015

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Putting humans in strange bodies with the help of VR (Tomorrow Daily 173)

A Swedish team is conducting research involving patients, VR headsets and MRI machines. The goal? To see how easily the mind accepts an out-of-body experience, potentially paving the way for robots controlled half a world away by a VR-wearing human.

By May 5, 2015

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With Oculus launch, 2016 marks new era in virtual reality

The virtual reality company Oculus is nearly ready to sell its headset to the public -- but there's plenty of competition in this new realm, with HTC's Vive and Sony's Project Morpheus.

By May 6, 2015

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Meet Microsoft Edge, the replacement for Internet Explorer

Windows 10 gets a new default Web browser, Microsoft shows off more details of the HoloLens, and the Secret app shuts down.

By April 30, 2015

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Samsung is back on top and 'Top Gear' looks to the future in CNET UK podcast 431

Samsung has once again dethroned Apple as the world's biggest smartphone manufacturer.

By May 1, 2015

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Oculus Rift's 2016 launch could be too late for early VR adopters (Tomorrow Daily 174)

We're as excited as anyone for the Oculus Rift, but we're also interested in other hardware that comes to market this year. Will consumers be willing to wait until early next year for Facebook's VR headset, or will they choose to invest in a product with an earlier launch date?

By May 6, 2015

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4 door Mini Cooper: The perfect Mini?

Adding 2 doors and 110 pounds doesn't kill the buzz.

By April 25, 2015