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No Google Glass or Oculus Rift copycat, Microsoft's HoloLens has its own ideas

It's not meant to be worn in public, like Glass. Its roots aren't in virtual reality, like Oculus Rift's. The augmented reality of HoloLens has specific work and play tasks in mind.

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Microsoft's HoloLens uses unreleased Intel Atom chip

The holographic headset computer has the Cherry Trail chip, which will also be in tablets and low-end PCs

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Microsoft researchers spin up a smart scarf

Prototype wearable would keep your face toasty warm, but could have deeper medical implications as well.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for January 22

Ford drives into the Valley ... Oracle promises cheaper hardware ... Samsung-Blackberry deal still in play ... and more

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Hands-on with Microsoft's HoloLens: The 3D augmented reality future is now

We played virtual 3D Minecraft. We walked the surface of Mars. Windows' holographic potential may still be in progress, but it's already pretty amazing.

Microsoft enters 3D headset race with HoloLens

Microsoft's Windows Holographic is a 3D imaging and augmented reality system based around Windows 10 and a device called the HoloLens.

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Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

The app let people store and use reward and loyalty cards for making purchases

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Many wearable devices won't require FDA regulation

The agency will require registation only of devices that make claims of treating medical conditions

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FDA wants to regulate some wearables, but Fitbit's fine

Proposed rules call for stricter scrutiny of devices that treat specific medical conditions and involve some risk.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 20

State of the Union address will be heavy on tech ... Will IBM's earnings disappoint, again? ... Twitter picks up ZipDial's call ... and more

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HTC to debut One M9, smartwatch at MWC 2015

It's been almost a year since HTC introduced the well-received One M8. The company's flagship phone is due for a refresh, which is just what we might get at MWC in March--along with HTC's long-expected smartwatch debut.

Google Glass: Down but not out

Its future as a consumer product is uncertain, but Glass isn't going away—at least, not yet.

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In wearables push, Sony preaches collaboration

Partnerships are playing an increasingly important role for the beleaguered manufacturer

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Microsoft Band and Health get active again with new exercise routines

After a couple of quiet months, improvements to Microsoft's budding fitness platform are underway.