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Sixense's motion controls turn Oculus users into VR Jedis

You no longer have to use the Force to become a Jedi, thanks to a STEM system that tracks the motion of your body.

AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 300-series flagship secretly powering VR demo at GDC

Nvidia's Titan X wasn't the only new graphics card to show up at GDC. AMD was quietly showing off an R9 300 series card powering a virtual reality demo.

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Legality of Spotify’s lyrics feature called into question

The Spotify desktop app’s new lyrics feature runs afoul of U.S. copyright law, according to karaoke provider DigiTrax CEO Joseph C Vangieri.

How to automatically switch default printers based on your location

Juggling too many printers in your life? This quick trick will let Windows take care of all the hassle for you.

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Cut the cord and leave cable TV behind

Don't be afraid to get rid of your cable. Streaming and download services will ensure that you don't miss any of your favorite shows or movies.

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Police arrest man in UK over US Defense Department network intrusion

The intrusion resulted in the contact information of 800 DoD employees being stolen from a satellite communications system

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Google overhauls Gmail app with key iOS 8 features

Google has added a number of iOS 8-specific features to Gmail including the ability to reply or archive messages from the lock screen.

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Bad news: Windows PCs are also vulnerable to dangerous FREAK encryption attacks

A recently disclosed vulnerability in SSL/TLS implementations also affects Microsoft's Schannel crypto library and Internet Explorer

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Valve adds new Steam Machine-stuffed hardware section to Steam store

Want to buy a Steam Link? Well, you'll have to wait a bit longer—but there's a new hardware tab in the Steam store.

The Internet of Things and the currency of privacy

Getting ready to check the "agree" box on that User Agreement? Read this first.

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Uber suspends ride-sharing platform in Seoul

Uber has decided to comply with Korean law, rather than fight it

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Self-driving car technology could end up in robots

But many of the benefits offered by self-driving cars won't appear for decades, says research from McKinsey

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, March 6

Bill to rein in data brokers restarts... Government funds China companies in global push...TurboTax users victimized... and more tech news

HTC's SteamVR-powered virtual reality headset blows Oculus Rift away

Move over, Oculus. There's a new sheriff in virtual reality, and it​'s named HTC Vive.

Steam Machine invasion: Valve reveals 15 gaming PCs made for the living room

After an aborted launch in 2014, Valve's back with more than a dozen tiny Steam Machines taking direct aim at consoles.

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SAP to cut 2,200 jobs, plans to recreate them in other parts of the company

There will be no impact on customers, SAP said

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Mobile World Congress 2015: The best phones, smartwatches and gadgets we saw

This is it: the most promising gear we saw under the Barcelona big-top. Send us review units, now!

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The rise of the Steam Machines: Inside Valve's deep, varied living room PC lineup

After months of speculation that Valve's Steam Machines were dead, the company showed off no fewer than 14 different PC makers willing to bet that consumers will part with cash for a Steam OS rig.