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Intel and the IOC ink 7-year Olympics tech deal for VR, drones and more
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Intel and the IOC ink 7-year Olympics tech deal for VR, drones and more

Intel has been targeting the sports industry as part of its bigger push into emerging technologies (and finding customers for the resulting new services), and today the company announced its latest play in that area. Intel has signed a wide-ranging …

Sphero’s new company wants to bring intelligent robots into your home
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Sphero’s new company wants to bring intelligent robots into your home

Sphero is mainly known for its connected toys, and, of course, Star Wars’ BB-8 Droid (which it also turned into a very popular gadget). But the company has also been working on grander plans all the while. Today, Sphero announced …

Facebook adds new features to Instant Articles to encourage email sign-ups and Page Likes
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Facebook adds new features to Instant Articles to encourage email sign-ups and Page Likes

Facebook today rolled out an improvement to its Instant Articles feature that now lets publishers include call-to-action units in their articles to better connect with readers, including those that encourage email sign-ups and Page Likes. The company also announced it’s …

GM’s ‘Super Cruise’ Tesla Autopilot competitor arrives in a Cadillac this fall
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GM’s ‘Super Cruise’ Tesla Autopilot competitor arrives in a Cadillac this fall

GM will launch its Super Cruise advanced highway automatic driving feature this fall, debuting first in the new Cadillac CT6. Super Cruise has been in the works for a few years now, and the semi-autonomous drive mode is finally almost …

The only camera on your phone that matters now is the one that takes selfies
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The only camera on your phone that matters now is the one that takes selfies

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The only camera on a phone that’s ever mattered has always been the one on the back. That’s how it’s been for years.

But increasingly, the camera on the back isn’t the one people care about the …

Congressperson admits he only works for himself
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Congressperson admits he only works for himself

Oklahoma GOP congressperson Markwayne Mullin demonstrated that he has absolutely no clue how our government works. In belligerent statements, where he swore at his constituents, Mullin claims that having once paid taxes he is somehow exempt from having to represent …

Tesla cuts the starting price for Model S by $5,000
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Tesla cuts the starting price for Model S by $5,000

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If you’re thinking of buying the entry-level Tesla Model S, we’ve got good news for you: Not only is it cheaper, it also comes with some free extras.

The changes, which went live Monday, are as follows: Tesla …

HTC has a strange little bundle deal for its pricey Vive VR headset
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HTC has a strange little bundle deal for its pricey Vive VR headset

Virtual reality really isn’t good enough yet to justify going broke for.

Though VR headset prices are steadily coming down, the fact is it’s still not all that accessible for even the most gadget-obsessed consumers to get started on high …

Facebook Spaces are cool, but users still don’t get VR
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Facebook Spaces are cool, but users still don’t get VR

Facebook wants this photo to be the norm, but they have a long way to go.

On Tuesday, Facebook doubled down on its commitment to pushing social media into virtual reality ("doubling down" is literally the language they used).

Stalking …

Google tweaks Search to help combat ‘fake news’
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Google tweaks Search to help combat ‘fake news’

Google has made some adjustments to how Search works, which are aimed at improving the general quality of returned results, and more specifically at fighting the problem of “fake news,” which Google takes to mean “content on the web [that[ …