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  • Gadget watch: Looking up, down, sideways in Sony's video headset

    Gadget watch: Looking up, down, sideways in Sony's video headset

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    A virtual-reality headset from Sony almost puts you inside a video by allowing you to widen your view when you turn your head up, down or side to side.Sony's $1,000 "Wearable HDTV" worked as intended in a demo. But a few quirks made me…

  • The 2014 alternative CES awards

    The 2014 alternative CES awards

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    Here’s a few of the strangest things we’ve seen or expect to deal with at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show -- including some high lights, some low lights and a couple of just plain weird lights.Worst product name: Storage Appliance Corp. has introduced a…

  • New smart bed, smart watch will study you while you snore

    New smart bed, smart watch will study you while you snore

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    Having trouble sleeping? There’s a device for that. In fact, there suddenly are quite a few.New consumer electronics aim to analyze your sleep patterns, to learn when you enter deep, healing sleep -- and potentially help you improve the quality of your slumber.Sleep…

  • New MIT technology allows 3D image interaction

    New MIT technology allows 3D image interaction

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    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to allow people in one place to interact with three-dimensional versions of people or objects in a different location.MIT's Tangible Media Group calls the technology inFORM. A person in one location moves or…

  • Blackberry sues Ryan Seacrest's Typo Products over iPhone keyboard case

    Blackberry sues Ryan Seacrest's Typo Products over iPhone keyboard case

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    Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry said Friday it was suing a company founded by TV’s Ryan Seacrest over a slip-on keyboard accessory for the iPhone that offers BlackBerry-like functionality to the Apple gadget.Typo Products LLC, founded by entrepreneur Laurence Hallier and media personality Seacrest, said…

  • Apple reaches iPhone deal with China's largest carrier

    Apple reaches iPhone deal with China's largest carrier

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    Apple says it has reached a deal to bring the iPhone to China Mobile, the world's biggest phone carrier.The deal ends a lengthy courtship and could boost sales of the iPhone in China. The iPhone, once hugely popular in China, has been eclipsed by…

  • The 24K gold HTC One: A smartphone fit for a king

    The 24K gold HTC One: A smartphone fit for a king

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    To enter, users have to just snap a picture of anything they think is beautiful and tweet it with the hashtag "HTCinNYC" and "US." If the photo is accepted by HTC, you'll be entered into a drawing for one of two gold HTC Ones. Beyond…

  • Japanese firm proposes building solar panel ring around moon

    Japanese firm proposes building solar panel ring around moon

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    A Japanese construction firm has an illuminating idea to solve the planet’s energy problems: build a belt of solar panels 6,800 miles around the moon.And the company says construction could begin as soon as 2035.Tokyo-based Shimizu Corp. claims that its proposed “Luna Ring”…

  • New USB plug to be smaller, reversible (at last)

    New USB plug to be smaller, reversible (at last)

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    USB users unite: If you can’t tell which way is up, you’re not alone.While the USB port has taken over technology, connecting everything from printers and keyboards to smartphones and tablets, it’s not perfect. The ubiquitous cables come in a variety of shapes and…

  • Great gadget gifts for drivers

    Great gadget gifts for drivers

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    To paraphrase a famous platitude, the journey's the thing, not the destination -- especially if you like to drive. If you've got someone on your holiday gift list who loves to get behind the wheel, there are plenty of gadgets to make the ride a…

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