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Sony launches crowdfunding site, features e-paper home control

First Flight is a platform designed to take in-house ideas from the planning stage to initial sales.

Parrot MiniDrones are equipped to hover, race and float on water

A new generation of drones is smaller and more affordable, but has serious drawbacks.

Watch as we follow Google's new self-driving car

The new cars are on public streets around Google's headquarters in Mountain View, and we caught up with them.

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Jaunt shows high-end Neo VR camera for professionals

The Google-funded startup's Neo camera won't compete with the search giant's Jump virtual-reality camera system

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Microsoft Research says its lens system can improve the Oculus Rift's vision

Microsoft's design uses lenses that may cost $225 per eye and a high-end 3D printer to produce the lens casing.

PCWorld News

Battle brewing as payments move from wallet to wrist

Brits will soon be able to buy a $40 wristband to make contactless payments

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Disney gets sick of selfie sticks, bans them from its parks

The ban takes effect at Disneyland and Disney World—and at Disney's Paris and Hong Kong locations—next week.

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AppleCare+ offers easier battery replacements for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and more

Apple device owners can get their iPhone, iPad or Watch replaced if it stays below 80 percent battery capacity.

PCWorld News

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, June 26

Self-driving cars face off on California road... Satya Nadella has a new mission (statement)... Uber protests get real in France

PCWorld News

Japan seniors' home deploys cloud-connected air conditioners, motion sensors

Panasonic and Fujitsu are trying to use IoT technology to reduce the burden on caregivers

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NASA's taking Microsoft's HoloLens to the space station

The NASA Sidekick program will use Microsoft's HoloLens as a tool to allow NASA ground control to peer over the shoulders of NASA engineers.

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Super-stretchable smart fabrics could enable new wearables

Elastic inks with record conductivity could be used in underwear that measures vital signs.

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Lexus reveals real-life hoverboard powered by magnets and superconductors

Move over, McFly! Lexus' Slide hoverboard is the real deal.

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Google wristband could give doctors constant stream of patient data

The device is designed for use in medical settings and won't be geared toward consumers looking to track fitness activities.

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Pebble Time Steel is on track to ship in July, as regular pre-orders go live

No news is good news for Pebble as its second round of smartwatches stay on schedule.