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Literally see the entire world around you with this 360-degree headset

A French team of scientists have developed a way for people to see the 360 degrees around their bodies, with camera-helmet-laptop backpack combo called "FlyVIZ."
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Bad news: you’re not getting a domestic robot and you still need to mow the lawn

You can carry the collective knowledge of humanity in your pocket with a smartphone, but domestic robots remain nearly as far-flung as they seemed decades ago. What happened?

The New York Times announces two new e-book publishing deals

The New York Times is partnering with online publishers Vook and Byliner to launch series of new short stories and backlogged articles - marking a new foray from print media to digital.
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Social Media Jeans that publicizes your location and mood will probably get you murdered

Are you obsessed with sharing your social media updates to the rest of the world? These Social Media Jeans are definitely made for you.

What’s so special (and so dangerous) about Snapchat

Snapchat is the hottest new app around, but it isn't as secure as users think, and it leaves young people vulnerable to cyberbullying. So is it worth the risk?

Researchers find an herbal alternative for lithium-ion battery cathodes

No matter how clean electricity becomes, it won't be completely renewable until the batteries are, too. Fortunately, that might be on the horizon as researchers are now using plant-based substances to develop EV battery components.

Microsoft gets its Surface tablet into UK retail stores, just in time for Christmas

Microsoft has hammered out a deal with UK department store John Lewis, enabling them to start selling the Surface RT tablets. It's the first retail store to do so in the UK, as up until now the Surface has only been available through…

And the winner is … Apple selects best iPhone/iPad apps of 2012

Apple has chosen its favorite apps and games of the year, with Paper and Action Movie FX among them.

Huawei preps a big CES showing, with Windows Phone 8 and a 1080p devices on the list

Huawei could be preparing to launch several new phones during CES 2013, including its long-awaited Windows phone 8 devices, and a smartphone/tablet hybrid with a 1080p screen,

Next iPad Mini to get hi-res display, larger iPad to be lighter, report says

For many, the biggest surprise about the iPad Mini when it launched in November was that it didn't have a Retina display. According to a new report, however, an improved display is being lined up for the next version of the device.

Google Maps iOS vs. Apple Maps: An In-depth comparison

Google Maps is finally back and available for download on iOS. Since the switch to iOS 6, Apple's first-party created Maps app has been the default for navigation on Apple's mobile devices. With Google Maps now available again, will it be…
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Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 in the works, bigger screen expected

The first Galaxy Note had a 5.3-inch display. The second iteration of Samsung's smartphone/tablet had a 5.5-inch display. The screen size of the rumored Galaxy Note 3 is expected to exceed 6 inches. Is that too big to hold up to your face…