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Comedy legend Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka,’ dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the comedic legend who captivated the world with his unique take on a wide array of roles like Willy Wonka and young Dr. Frankenstein, has died at the age of 83.

‘Watch Dogs 2’ video shows off new multiplayer mode, cooperative stealth

Watch Dogs 2 is shaping up to be a much-improved sequel to the slightly disappointing 2014 game, and a new gameplay video highlights what you can do in Ubisoft's take on San Francisco.

Zuckerberg programmed his AI butler to ignore his wife's voice commands

After unveiling a bit about his AI butler back in June, Mark Zuckerberg says the system is nearly ready to show the public, and that it currently only responds to commands from him without recognizing his wife's voice.
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Apple iPhone 7 gets the blues in countdown to Sept. 7 reveal? 2:45

Plus: Fitbit updates a popular fitness band, Samsung gets IFA 2016 rolling with two product announcements.

Apple slapped with class action lawsuit over iPhone ‘Touch Disease’ defect

A latent manufacturing defect called "Touch Disease" appears to be rendering iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units usuable. And the repair process is an arduous one: the entire motherboard must be replaced.
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This NASA-inspired robot roams crime scenes to let jurors visit them in VR

Forget biased accounts: robot created by a researcher in forensic science and criminal investigations will let jurors explore crime scenes as they actually appeared using virtual reality headsets.

Political site Infowars was hacked 2 years ago, and we just found out about it

A database obtained from political site Infowars was leaked in 2014, meaning user info has been circulating in the digital underground all this time. The database includes a user's email address, username, and a "poorly hashed" password.

Google’s Indie Games Festival reveals Android app finalists

Google is hosting its first-ever Indie Games Festival in San Francisco next month, giving mobile gaming fanatics a chance to check out a slate of 30 Android games prior to their public release.

Verizon rolls out LTE Advanced tech for faster peak wireless data speeds

Riding high off their latest honor from RootMetrics as the best overall mobile network, Verizon has launched LTE Advanced technology that promises "50 percent faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities."

Save $110 on the battery-friendly LG G Pad 2 10.1-inch Android Tablet

The LG G Pad 2 10.1" Android Tablet packs a variety of unique features like a split screen multi-tasking mode and a built-in e-reader mode. But it's the massive battery and $110 savings that makes this a deal worthy of your attention.

Developer announces system requirements for Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 PCs

Forge, a level-creation toolkit for 343 Industries' multiplayer first-person shooter Halo 5, will launch for Windows 10 PCs next month with an array of platform-specific tweaks and improvements.
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Xpider is the world's smallest (and cutest) programmable robotic spider

It's obvious that the team at Roboeve spent more time watching cartoons instead of science fiction when they created the Xpider. Not only is it the world's smallest programmable robotic spider, it's also one of the cutest.