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Wi-Fi security cam Simplicam can detect faces, cutting down on false alarms

You probably don't want a notification every time a bug flies by your security camera. Check out Simplicam.

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North Korea reportedly blocks Facebook and Twitter

The move affects foreigners who live in the country, local citizens were already banned from using the services

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FCC eyes new rules to protect consumers as voice networks transition to IP

An agency proposal would require incumbent carriers to share last-mile networks with competitors

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Startup Slack gets $120M infusion to kill email at work

The funding round gives the company, led by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, a $1.12B valuation

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Avoid these 3 common small business IT growing pains

Don't let a lax backup strategy or inferior hardware cost you productivity.

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Microsoft promotes its Band smartwatch platform with plans to license its technology

A company spokesman said the technology, especially the sensor hardware and algorithms, will be made available to other hardware makers.

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Dell joins the cheap Windows tablet scrum, launches the Venue 8 Pro 3000 series

The new 8-inch tablet costs twice as much as the Toshiba Encore Mini, but it comes with a better screen and double the storage.

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HP and Michael Bastian enter wearables discreetly with a stylish, semi-smart watch

The MB Chronowing trades functionality for looks, and will sell for $350.

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Mike Tyson fights himself, Schwarzenegger plays Assassin's Creed, and other gaming news

Plus James Cameron talks smack about the Oculus RIft, Dennis Dyack returns from the dead, and EA offers Crusader: No Remorse for free.

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Recognizing the changing cloud

Using the cloud no longer means building an infrastructure from the ground up.

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Starbucks says 1 in 6 payments already mobile

The company said it accounted for 90 percent of mobile payments in the US last year

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Resident Evil's past and future: Hands-on with an HD remake and Revelations 2

The classic horror franchise is getting not one but two games in the coming months. We go hands on with an HD Resident Evil remake and Resident Evil: Revelations 2.

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Oracle's Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy

A transformative acquisition and overtaking SAP in applications are just a couple of the goals he may have in mind.

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Slender, metal Samsung A3 and A5 bring iPhone-like glitz to Android ecosystem

The all-metal bodies whisper "quality." The 5-megapixel front-facing cameras scream "selfie." If Samsung sales were dampened by iPhone anticipation, the A3 and A5 provide an Android alternative to the trendy competition.

Gravity still works and these pumpkins prove it

Physics students pushed 36 pumpkins off a Boston University roof in honor of an experiment conducted by Galileo in the 1600s.

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HP to jolt 3D printer market

HP's faster 3D printing could provide an immediate impact on prices and speed up development of the technology

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Ericsson's WebRTC browser available for download from the App Store

The company hopes developers will now help improve the product on Github