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Why virtual reality is better than augmented reality for gaming

Microsoft's HoloLens Minecraft demo got people excited for augmented reality games, but that might be premature. 'Specific games under specific circumstances' is the unmentioned asterisk.

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Italy Antitrust Authority fines carriers for premium service abuses

Customers sometimes found they were receiving the services without their full knowledge and explicit consent

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USPTO leader New Year's resolution: improve patent quality

Issuing patents that are undeserving or too broad puts a big burden on businesses

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Friend of Silk Road creator details early days of the site

Richard Bates testified that he helped Ross Ulbricht troubleshoot the site, which later became an online marketplace for illegal products

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Chrome 40 goes stable, bringing extra Material Design touches and a new bookmarks manager

The tablet version gives you the ability to close all of your open tabs with one quick command.

Adobe fixes just one of two actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities in Flash Player

Internet Explorer and Firefox users with Flash Player enabled remain at risk.

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Microsoft announces Office 2016 suite, touch-enabled Office for Windows 10 apps

Microsoft releases its first screenshots and planned ship dates for Office for Windows 10, its touch apps for mobile Windows 10 devices. Microsoft also announced Office 2016 for mouse-and-keyboard PC users.

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Eyes-on: Windows 10's Xbox app finally ties console and PC gamers together

The new Xbox app will eventually allow you to stream Xbox games to PCs and tablets. But it already offers an exquisite amount of details, like how many hours you've wasted on Destiny.

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Google adds real-time spell check, better accessibility features to Docs, Sheets, and Slides

You can finally hide rows and columns in spreadsheets, and group shapes together in presentations with the latest update.

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HTC One M8 Google Play Edition disappears from the Play Store

This could be the end of the line for Google Play Edition devices, which brought stock Android to non-Nexus smartphones.