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Samsung's Milk VR app brings the virtual reality promise ever closer with full-motion video

“This. I want to see more of this,” Hayden Dingman wrote, after seeing a full-motion video VR demo earlier this year. Well, now it's here, for Gear VR users anyway--one tantalizing step closer to real-life experience.

Tesla's three-minute battery swap pilot for Model S cars sets a new bar for EV charging

The battery-swap service will take about three minutes and cost about as much as a full tank of premium fuel, but it'll be much faster than using Tesla's free Supercharging stations.

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Are HP's new EliteBooks too cool to be corporate?

The latest generation includes carbon-fiber chassis designs, SSDs, versatile displays, and tantalizing hints of future Intel CPUs.

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Report: Microsoft will unveil Windows 10's new consumer features in January

Windows needs to win back the hearts and minds of regular folk. According to The Verge, we'll see how it plans to do that at an early-2015 event.

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HP's Omen laptop seeks gaming cred with hot hardware that runs cool

HP says dual fans and a huge bottom vent let the Omen go full-bore with its core i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX GPU. But will it make Razer or Alienware fans think twice?

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HP’s Sprout is a double touchscreen PC that makes the virtual feel far more real

With powerful imaging tech above, and a touch-enabled work surface below, HP's new $1900 computer is extremely, vividly, palpably hands-on.

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HP’s rumored 'Sprout PC' sure sounds similar to this oddball printer from 2011

Could the 3D scanner on top of HP's TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 be the roots of the fabled Sprout PC? Perhaps we'll find out soon.

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This is not a toy: $250 Samsung Chromebook 2 has Intel CPU, fanless design, aluminum reinforcement

Chromebooks are moving beyond basic browsing. Samsung's $250, aluminum-reinforced Chromebook 2 is designed to take a school's worth of rough handling, and it'll appeal to consumers as well.

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Pentax K-50 review: A decent entry-level DSLR that braves the elements

The K-50 is chock full of interesting features (such as weather sealing), but its image quality isn't the best.

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Canon EOS T5i review: This entry-level DSLR is particularly great for video

With its ease of use and powerful features, the T5i is a great step from a point-and-shoot or smartphone.

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Review: 5 entry-level DSLRs under $900

The phone in your pocket is OK for quick snapshots. But for challenging subjects or lighting, you need an actual camera. These five entry-level DSLRs make the upgrade easy.

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Nikon D3300 review: Solid compact DSLR for beginner and pro alike

The D3300 is the rare DSLR that will please both beginner digital shutterbugs as well as those with more experience.

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Sony Alpha a58 review: A feature-packed entry-level DSLR great for beginners

If you aren't wedded to Canon or Nikon, the budget-priced Sony Alpha a58 offers a ton of features and good image quality.

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Canon EOS T5 review: Entry-level DSLR offers basics and value, but not much more

The Canon EOS T5 is relatively inexpensive and takes care of the basics, but it doesn't offer all the bells and whistles you might want.