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First look: LifePrint uses AR to bring photos to life

Print GIFs, Vines, and Live Photos and use LifePrint's AR to bring these shots to life.

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Amazon Echo now knows NFL scores, movie showtimes thanks to recent update

Amazon has continuously bolstered the Echo's capabilities since it released the voice-controlled virtual assistant to the general public last summer.

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Behold the wackiest products from the Asian showcase at CES

From wearable air conditioners to a standing desk that's also a hardcore PC, Mark Hachman found some weird, wild stuff in the Asian pavilions at CES 2016.

Homido turns just about any smartphone into a VR headset

Ready to take a step up from Google Cardboard? Homido's VR headset may be just the thing for you.

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MIT wearable tech gives 'power walk' a whole new meaning

Today's wearable devices are often used to track exercise and fitness, but what if those very actions served to power the devices as well? That could soon be possible thanks to new research from MIT.

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Everest VR demo triggered my fear of heights and nearly brought me to my knees

The Everest VR demo on the HTC Vive Pre got my monkey brain screaming in terror.

Samsung's Gear S2 comes in two sexy new finishes

The Tizen-powered smartwatch now comes in 18-karat rose gold or platinum.

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Intel wants to guide drones in the right direction with Ascending acquisition

Intel will use Ascending Technologies' algorithms with 3D RealSense cameras.

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Windows 95 running on a Nintendo 3DS will take you back in time

One GBAtemp forum member managed to get Microsoft's classic OS up and running on a Nintendo 3DS with the help of emulation software.

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Oculus Touch controller won't arrive until the second half of 2016

The Oculus Rift should still ship to consumers in the first quarter of the year, Oculus says.

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Malware peddlers offered Raspberry Pi money to infect your micro-PC

You know you've "made it" when you attract attention from malware distributors.

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$20,000 hoverboard actually hovers...for a few minutes, anyway

The Arcaboard won't be a must-have Christmas gift anytime soon, but it shows how future hoverboards may work.

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Google's top trending topics of 2015 include the hottest gadgets in tech

Globally, the biggest search spikes were for breaking news and entertainment. But nerds like us searched for gadgets, gadgets, and more gadgets.

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Pebble Health does what the smartwatch’s third-party apps won’t

Built-in step and sleep tracking comes to the Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel, and Pebble Time Round.

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Elon Musk and Silicon Valley masterminds join forces to keep robots from killing us all

OpenAI is a new non-profit research company that wants ensure that artificial intelligence works for us, not against us.

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Apple Watch is now a remote control for your GoPro camera (and drone?)

GoPro's latest iOS update integrates a new Apple Watch app, as the company reveals its first Karma camera drone.

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Microsoft Research 2016 predictions: More online video, new processor tech

Microsoft researchers give their best guesses as to what 2016 will bring. (Spoiler alert: Flying cars are still a no-go.)

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Microsoft launches a contest: Give us your great HoloLens app idea, and we'll build it

Microsoft wowed tech enthusiasts with its HoloLens augmented reality headset, and now it's looking for software to run the hardware. The winner of the contest, which runs through early January, will be able to interact with Microsoft developers as they turn the idea into an app.

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Fitbit adds automatic exercise tracking for Surge and Charge HR

Forgetting to enter exercise mode is no longer an issue for the Fitbit Charge HR and Surge.