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Foxconn, Alibaba join SoftBank in global robotics push

SoftBank's Pepper robot gets 'emotions' with consumer launch as sales outside Japan are planned

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Fitbit IPO shows wearable devices have a healthy pulse

The company recently raised its stock's initial price range and the number of shares it will offer when it goes public


Raspberry Pi Foundation produces first official case for the micro PC

There's an interesting new case available for the Raspberry Pi 2 that makes it easy to get at your board's innards while still protecting it.

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Etsy dips toes into crowdfunding

Fund on Etsy, now in pilot phase, will let backers fund projects pre-selected by Etsy


Misfit wearables now act as remote controls for the Internet

With IFTTT integration, a double- or triple-tap on the wrist can trigger all kinds of Internet-based actions.

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Sony announces the Xperia Z4v, coming to Verizon this summer

It supports Sony's Remote Play feature, which lets you play full versions of PS4 titles when connected to the console over Wi-Fi.

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Razer's open source virtual reality project now supports Android devices

The newest 'hacker development kit' adds in IR positional tracking, which better responds to your movement for a more immersive experience.

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Renesas joins IoT development platform rush

Renesas says its chips-and-software package can cut out the need to build baseline functionality


Apple Watch Time Travel vs. Pebble Time: Just how big a rip-off is this?

WatchOS 2 borrows liberally from Pebble's chronological data stream, but with some big differences in execution.

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The Xbox-Oculus partnership won't harm HoloLens

Rather, it will help Microsoft compete against Sony's gaming VR products.


Pebble Time pre-orders start June 22, exclusive to Best Buy

After a well-funded Kickstarter campaign, Pebble's real test begins as it takes its next smartwatch to retail.

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A good start, but developers want more access to the Apple Watch

Some hardware upgrades would also improve the wearable and, in turn, the apps that run on it, said developers


Pictured: A Nokia smartwatch, buried by Microsoft

“Moonraker” might have brought Nokia fashion sense to your wrist, but it failed to survive the company's acquisition by Microsoft.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, June 12

Twitter CEO Costolo steps down... Oculus shows consumer Rift... Amazon's e-books deals get an antitrust look

This 3D-printed robotic hand is a cheap, useful prosthetic

The Exiii Hackberry is a basic mechanical hand and forearm made from materials that only cost about $200. It’s designed to give amputees a cheaper alternative to prosthetics that can cost thousands of dollars.

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Leaked, 'ancient' images of Oculus Rift hint at controller

Oculus accidentally posted images of a Rift headset, a controller and a peripheral that might track head movements