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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

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With Apple Watch OS update, apps are about to get a whole lot more capable

Allowing developers to tap into the Apple Watch's sensors means apps can utilize the device's unique components

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Apple Watch apps will get much more useful with WatchOS 2

Developers will soon be able to free themselves from the iPhone and tap into the full array of Apple Watch sensors.

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This Exiii Hackberry 3D-printed hand costs $200 and could mean the world for amputees

It's open-source, too. Tokyo startup Exiii is trying to dramatically cut the cost of fake but functional hands.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, June 8

South Korea wins robotics challenge... Apple WWDC kicks off... Sprint aims for network upgrade

EasyJet testing aircraft inspection by drone

EasyJet, the pan-European budget airline, is testing using drones to inspect aircraft for damage from events like lightning strikes.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, June 5

Hackers steal data on 4 million government workers...Facebook slims down Android app...privacy-for-service seen as poor tradeoff

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Lycos emerges from obscurity with a fitness band and smart ring

The dot-com era search brand is touting a curious new hardware venture, but the point of it all remains a bit murky.

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Jawbone returns to the Apple Store, while straying further from its own hardware

Huawei will be the first dedicated fitness tracker to support Jawbone's app and coaching features.

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Apple Watch to be available in stores in two weeks

Apple doesn't disclose which models the stores will stock

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DoCoMo ports its Japanese voice assistant to a toy sheep

OHaNAS is a smart toy that can speak in Japanese and retrieve useful online information

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This NFC ring shares your profile or health info with a touch

As a medical ID, the Keydex NFC Ring would make smartphones link to critical health information

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Don't blame Apple for Pebble Time's iOS app review holdup

Apple may not be entirely to blame for the delay, and Pebble gets some great publicity from it. The only losers are Pebble's most loyal backers.

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Acer shifts to IoT with enterprise focus

Acer has been focusing less on PCs, and more on enterprise and cloud products