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Micro 3D Printer Blasts Through $1 Million on Kickstarter in a Day

Is there a market for a small, cheap, consumer 3D printer? That question was answered Monday when Micro, a $299 3D printer, hit its Kickstarter funding goal of $50,000 in mere 11 minutes and continued to raise $1.46 million less

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Google Glass Is Great for Some Jobs, Google Points Out

Whether or not smart glasses like Google Glass ever gain mainstream acceptance, there’s no question they’re useful in many jobs. Now Google is taking the conversation about Glass in the workplace to a new level. Google has begun a Glass

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Was Windows 8 a Mistake? Microsoft Seems to Think So

Microsoft showed off the future of Windows this week at its 2014 Build developer conference, and it looks pretty retro. In fact, it looks a lot like Windows 7. During a tease of some possible new features in a future

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Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP

It’s the end of the line for Microsoft’s Windows XP: as of today, the company will no longer release security updates for the 12-year-old operating system. “Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But now

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Google Experiments with New View for Promotional Emails

Promotional emails may soon be taking on a different look to some Gmail users. Google is experimenting with a new way of displaying promotional emails that emphasizes photos. The new look, which Google is calling grid view, puts the photo-filled messages from

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Facebook Acquires Oculus VR for $2 Billion

Facebook announced Tuesday that it acquired Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift gaming headset in a cash and stock deal valued at $2 billion. The terms of the deal include $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock. The

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Google May Develop a YouTube For Kids

With over 6 billion hours of video watched each month, YouTube is an incredibly powerful platform for video consumption and sharing. It’s even beating Facebook as a social media site among teenagers. Now it seems like Google will be looking to reach

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Google to Offer Ray-Ban and Oakley Versions of Glass

After months of speculation about which company Google might tap to produce more fashionable versions of Glass, the tech giant finally announced a partnership with Luxottica on Monday. As the parent company of Ray-Ban and Oakley, Luxottica will work with Google

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LG’s Smart Bulb Connects With Your Smartphone

LG has launched the Smart Bulb in Korea, a light bulb that connects with Android and iOS devices, providing several interesting features. The 10W LED bulb will let you control lighting in the house with a smartphone, and it can also flash-alert when

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Samsung Bets Big on Curved TVs

For Samsung, curved TVs aren’t just a gimmick. The company is going all the way with the idea, announcing today the availability of most of the curved models it unveiled at CES in January — many of them with Ultra HD (aka UHD or 4K)

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