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GlassUP wearable display gets new release date

GlassUP wearable display gets new release date

We tried a prototype of the GlassUP wearable display back in March and it went up on IndieGoGo to raise crowdsourcing support in July. Since then, the eyeglasses that show users any information they want to see thanks to a built-in projector, has seen $110,000 raised. However, the wearable's release date has been pushed back from this fall to the spring of next year.

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Microsoft’s Ballmer regrets Vista transition most of all

Microsoft’s Ballmer regrets Vista transition most of all

Just yesterday CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, announced he will retire within the next 12 months in order to bring in a new CEO who can stick around during the company's transition into a services and devices company. A slew of interviews have followed and during one with Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, Ballmer identified his biggest regret while heading the company.

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iPhone 5C revealed in leaked back case and testing photos

iPhone 5C revealed in leaked back case and testing photos

Every day, we get closer to the September 10 Apple event, at which we'll get the official reveal for the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. However, today you can get a look at the 5C a little early as leaked photos and a video show a colorful array of back cases and a setup that may very well include a batch of the less expensive iPhone undergoing tests.

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Bing product search update adds option to buy

Bing product search update adds option to buy

Microsoft has revealed a new way to search for products that's integrated into Bing, adding purchase functionality to skip directly visiting individual vendor pages. The roll out will happen over the next couple of months, with further modifications deemed necessary before release by the company in order to ensure product results appear at the appropriate times. Pricing and availability information from individual merchants will appear alongside standard search results in Rich Captions to give users a more robust experience.

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PlayStation Vita Remote Play turns on PS4

PlayStation Vita Remote Play turns on PS4

Back in May, Sony confirmed gamers would be able to play all of their PlayStation 4 games on the PlayStation Vita thanks to Remote Play. We got a good, hands-on look at this ability at Gamescom 2013, along with word of a price cut. Even so, it's looking like Remote Play functionality extends beyond mere gameplay this time around, allowing users to turn the PS4 on using the portable device.

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Motorola DROID 5 leak shows QWERTY slider reborn

Motorola DROID 5 leak shows QWERTY slider reborn

If touch keyboards aren't your thing, new pics leaked today that supposedly show the Motorola Droid 5 sporting a QWERTY slider keyboard ought to pique your interest. The photos show the slider lacking the capacitive buttons the previous gen phone had with the addition of wireless charging and a shockproof water resistant design.

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Piper security system is a sleek way to monitor your home

Piper security system is a sleek way to monitor your home

Home security systems aren't exactly known for being sexy. However, the Piper is aiming to change all that. Developed by Ottawa-based BlackSumac, the Piper strives to give home security and automation a new look while offering up a robust feature set. And the startup is hoping to use crowdsourcing platform, Indiegogo, to bring it all together.

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Google search definitions and synonyms get expanded

Google search definitions and synonyms get expanded

Just about everyone has used Google to look up the definition of a word before. You know, you just type in the word "define" followed by the word you want to look up and the definition will appear above the search results. That still holds true now, but a recent update for both desktop and mobile search applications provides even more information than simple definitions.

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Fujifilm Instax mini 90 sports “Neo Classic” retro design

Fujifilm Instax mini 90 sports “Neo Classic” retro design

Fujifilm just announced a new Instax camera and it takes the aesthetic for this line in a completely different direction. In fact, it looks like it has traveled back in time and that's likely a good thing. The Fujifilm Instax mini 90 has a real retro feel that gives it a look akin to Polaroid, rather than the camera's previous look, which could only be described as shapeless.

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NSA paid millions to Google, Facebook for PRISM participation

NSA paid millions to Google, Facebook for PRISM participation

More information was revealed today about how the National Security Agency (NSA) obtained information about U.S. private citizens. According to The Washington Post, leaked court documents show that the NSA paid tech companies like Google and Facebook millions of dollars to participate in their PRISM surveillance program.

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iWork for iCloud beta testing now open for public

iWork for iCloud beta testing now open for public

Though initially only available to developers, the iWork for iCloud beta is now open to the public. Following the first developer beta, several other non-developers were invited to test out the service in July. Now, anybody who currently has an Apple ID can login at iCloud.com to test out iWork's functionality on the cloud before it launches sometime this fall.

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Nexus 7 JSS15Q update fixes multitouch issue

Nexus 7 JSS15Q update fixes multitouch issue

If you've been dealing with multitouch issues on your Nexus 7 tablet after installing the previous update, another software update promises to provide a fix. The JSS15Q update is now available for the tablet, offering an all-around fix to the troublesome multitouch problem, according to Paul Wilcox, the Google community manager.

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