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The eyes have it: How Eyefluence aims to change the future of VR

A startup called Eyefluence aims to improve virtual and augmented reality with its eye-tracking technology. After an early glimpse at what the company's tech can do, it seems like a must-have for future headsets.

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Gaming on Linux, Steam machines set to soar with DirectX competitor Vulkan

The look of games on Linux-based Steam machines and mobile devices will improve with the upcoming Vulkan API.

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Five to Try: Nike shows off its SNKRS, and Alto's Adventure is winter wonder-fun

Snag the week's most enticing new Android apps and games.

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Google overhauls My Maps with its first update since 2014

Customize your own topographical creations with a splashy new interface and several new capabilities.

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PCWorld Show Episode 3: Surface vindicated and the end of cheap Skylake overclocking

Plus, the Feds consider letting a computer be the "driver" of a car, and the viability of physical media in a streaming world.

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This week in games: Assassin's Creed takes a break, Sonic the Hedgehog goes to Hollywood

Plus no Assassin's Creed in 2016, a sequel to Watch Dogs, and Quantum Break unveils a PC version. This is gaming news for February 8 - 12.

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NBC's latest streaming video service is for reality TV junkies

NBC's Hayu will stream same-day episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and other reality shows, but not in the Untied States.

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Facebook Messenger may again handle SMS messages on Android

Messenger also now supports multiple accounts at once, so you don't have to constantly sign out to switch profiles.

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New Chromebook won't break with 365-pound person standing on it

CTL's NL6x Extra-Rugged Chromebook for Education can withstand drops and bumps.

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New SourceForge owners kill contentious DevShare bloatware program

SourceForge wants to be a trusted repository of open source software. Its first step is killing DevShare, the revenue sharing bundleware program.

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Dish defangs its AutoHop ad-skipping technology for Fox shows

Dish’s ad-skipping AutoHop tech gets a seven-day delay for primetime Fox programming.

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Uber has to refund those so-called Safe Ride fees

You could get a little money back because Uber's driver background checks aren't really "industry leading."

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Foursquare wants to send you food and groceries when you don't feel like checking in

Don't just order takeout via Foursquare, pick-up a six pack and paper towels as well.

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Super-fast 10TB Intel SSDs could be on the horizon thanks to new Micron chips

Intel's solid-state drives could be poised for a big jump in capacity and speed with new 3D flash chips coming from Micron.

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Google VR may ditch the smartphone with motion-tracking standalone headsets

The secret to Google’s VR plans could be energy-efficient chips with motion detection.