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When a monitor just isn't big enough, try Microsoft's SurroundWeb

A Microsoft research project paints your PC screen on the surrounding walls. Because, really, what are your apartment's walls actually doing?

Nearly all US adults are online for Web's 25th anniversary

Pew reports that 53 percent of Americans say the Internet would be "very hard" to give up.

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Google's Project Tango phone understands its environment like humans do

By essentially sticking Kinect in a phone, Google aims to give our mobile devices a "human-scale understanding of space and motion."

on greenbot.com

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Intel aims to cut graphics power draw with research chip

Intel says a new graphics core can cut power consumption by 40 percent and increase battery life in devices

US wins 'spampionship' but zombies everywhere help spew

The U.S. is officially the world's capital for spam-spewing zombified computers after taking top spot on the 2013 Dirty Dozen Spampionship league table.

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Global smartphone sales passed one billion in 2013

Smartphones priced at less than $150 helped fuel record year, analysts at IDC say.