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Android in the final frontier: How NASA is using Google’s Project Tango up in space

We talk to NASA's Chris Provencher about how his team is using Google's 3D-mapping smartphone to help astronauts up in space.

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 review: Better than ever at letting you speak freely

The gold standard for speech recognition software gets even better with added features and 15 percent more accuracy.

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What drones can do for you

Not every drone flying above is a privacy-invading lethal weapon. We found five ways that drones are actually helping make the world a better place

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Acer Aspire AU5-620-U12 All-in-One PC review: Pretty, but ultimately underwhelming

Acer changed the look of its all-in-one line, but this machine's performance leaves much to be desired.

How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

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Verizon will throttle heaviest LTE data users starting in October

The carrier looks to slow LTE access for the top 5 percent of data hogs with unlimited plans.

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.

This motorcycle helmet's rear-view camera can show you what's gaining on you

Motorcycle riders in San Francisco got their hands on what some are calling the future of motorcycle helmets. The Skully AR-1 helmet has a heads-up display, rear-view camera and connects to your phone via Bluetooth.

Netgear Nighthawk X6 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router review

Netgear's Nighthawk X6 router can operate three independent wireless networks at once, including two on the 5GHz frequency band.

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How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps

The best photos on Instagram weren't taken with a smartphone. Make your account stand out by learning how to get photos from your DSLR or point-and-shoot onto Instagram in no time.

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Firefox Beta for Android offers new home screen customization

Mozilla’s new beta browser offers more personalization, allowing you to tweak which web sites appear on your homepage.

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Missing Pieces: First looks at Halo: Nightfall and the reborn Unreal Tournament, plus more must-know games news

Plus: Ubisoft wants you to play Far Cry 4 on Mount Everest, The Last of Us is now a stage musical, and more must-know games news for the week of July 25.

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Gear VR leak shows how Samsung's headset works

Touch pad, back button, camera controls and voice activation shown in new images.

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World Tech Update, July 25, 2014

Facebook reports huge sales, Apple patents a smart watch, and a space robot gets some updates.

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Monitor multiple time zones from your desktop with the Windows clock

Need to know what time it is in Tokyo or New York? Forget Google, keep tabs on three time zones on your desktop.

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Russian government offers huge reward for help unmasking anonymous Tor users

The Russian Ministry of Interior announced a contract for research on obtaining information about Tor users and their systems

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13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know

Apple last allowed public testing of a pre-release OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin.