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Oculus acquires image recognition startup Surreal Vision

The company's technology could help Oculus apps better mimic reality

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Pebble Time smartwatch to start shipping May 27

Pebble has developed new iOS and Android apps that work exclusively with the Time models

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Nvidia confirms 500GB, Android TV-powered Shield Pro console is real

An Nvidia customer representative says in an online forum the Pro model will launch alongside the 16GB variant.

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Want smart-home devices to get along? Get the industry to do it first

IoT may simplify home automation, but not without a lot of hard work behind the scenes.

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ReVault smartwatch promises wireless, wearable storage on your wrist

The $199 wristwatch will serve up 32 GB of storage to any nearby device.

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Android Wear's big 5.1.1 update is arriving now on older watches

The Asus ZenWatch, LG G Watch R, and LG G Watch are first in line for a bunch of new features.

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First software update for Apple Watch includes critical security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates.

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Basis adds style upgrades and new software features to its Peak activity tracker

Because even hardcore, fitness-focused wearables need to keep up their appearance.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 19

Obama claims @POTUS, tweets...YouTube Kids shows beer ads...Samsung off the hook for some Apple damages

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Google Glass division is getting busy with new hires

Google recently posted a bunch of job listings for the Google Glass team. Will the smart eyewear finally see a consumer release?

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Zuckerberg sees Oculus Rift shrinking to the size of glasses

Future versions of the virtual reality headset won't require being linked to a computer, the Facebook CEO said

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Oculus Rift's recommended PC specs are steep, but surprisingly reasonable

It takes a lot of horsepower to drive the Oculus Rift's dual 2160×1200 displays at 90 frames per second, but not as much as expected.

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To push electric cars, Seoul rolls out portable chargers with RFID

The chargers allow drivers to juice up their batteries at residential parking lots rather than dedicated stations