Melissa AparicioMultimedia Correspondent, IDG News Service

Melissa Aparicio is multimedia correspondent for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Nintendo nostalgia takes a turn at Game Developers Conference

“The History of Nintendo” exhibit at GDC featured some of the company’s biggest milestones, including the Nintendo Entertainment System from 1985, and a mini arcade with classics like Donkey Kong, Tetris and Pac-Man.

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It's not you, it's Google: Hangouts and Talk are down, Sheets recovering

Happy Monday! Three major Google services go down, and as of this writing, only one is limping back to life.

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World Tech Update: World Wide Web turns 25, fate of missing Malaysia Airlines plane still unsolved

At Cebit, a robot has bones and muscles like a human

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Sensors look to put a step in immersive gaming

Reflx Labs’ Boogio wants to make any shoe a smart shoe by using a sensor insole and 3D accelerometer. Target markets include gaming and diagnostics.

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Sony shows SmartEyeglass prototype to developers

Google Glass isn't the only game in town—Sony has its own face computer in the works. You won't be able to play with this one any time soon, though.

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Privacy challenges stand between you and your own private robot

In this video report, we meet NAO, a nearly two-foot tall humanoid robot currently used for research, but destined for the consumer market -- if its maker can resolve privacy concerns.

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Know where your mobile data is going? Some apps can tell you

Tools to secure mobile devices for personal and business use debuted at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

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Mobile World Congress wrap-up: 3 big trends from this year's show

Our intrepid team of reporters spent the week in Barcelona at the world's biggest mobile trade show, looking at a slew of mobile devices and services. But what topics were on everyone's mind at Mobile World Congress 2014?

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Let my love open the door: Nymi wristband uses your pulse as a password

This fledgling wearable uses your pulse wave as a unique identifier, so it can unlock doors, accounts and more in a way that no one can decode or steal.

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Analysis: The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+'s gorgeous display is what makes it special

With its cool design and crisp HD display, this tablet unveiled at Mobile World Congress stands out from the Android crowd and might even cause a few iPad users to stray.

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Intel wants its new mobile chips in your phone, tablet, toaster and more

The company might finally have a decent mobile chip with its 64-bit Merrifield and Moorefield designs, but its competitors have a huge head start.

Filling the cybersecurity job gap

Security experts weigh in on the shortage of cybersecurity workers and what can be done to close the skills gap.

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Hands on: New Gear wearables take your pulse but still miss a beat on design

The heart rate monitors in Samsung's new-gen wearables make them extremely personal, but the devices' chunky designs may not inspire true love.

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Snubbed in U.S., Microsoft pins Windows Phone’s future on emerging markets

"We will grow where we can," said Joe Belfiore, aiming to build market share through cheaper products. Was that a Normandy phone in his hand? He wouldn’t say.

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Windows 8.1 update due in spring with concessions to mouse and keyboard users

Changes to the user interface will make it easier to hold onto your input devices. Microsoft will also loosen the hardware spec to allow for lower-cost gear.