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ODiN Aurora mouse projects a laser trackpad onto surfaces

ODiN Aurora mouse projects a laser trackpad onto surfaces

ODiN is a mouse that functions like a trackpad, only it uses projected lasers rather than traditional hardware. The design, upon first glance, appears to be a Transformer, but it's not -- it's the Norse god of war, and the projected image includes a laser spear to drive that theme home. The mouse works by sitting on a desk and projecting a "trackpad" onto the surface in which the user can control their computer's cursor. More details after the jump!

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Moto E with 4G LTE arrives at Cricket Wireless

Moto E with 4G LTE arrives at Cricket Wireless

Motorola's little budget powerhouse smartphone, the Moto E with 4G LTE, has arrived at the prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless. Customers will be able to grab it starting on March 13 for $129.99 USD, using it on the carrier's 4G LTE network sans contracts. Though it's not making any waves, it does give those with small needs or a constrained budget an option for high-speed data and decent enough hardware without shelling out for a higher-end phone or a yearly contract.

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Sideshow’s new Darth Vader doll is quarter-scale, up for pre-order

Sideshow’s new Darth Vader doll is quarter-scale, up for pre-order

We've covered Darth Vader figurines in the past, but none quite as big as this one. The Darth Vader collectible from Sideshow Toys is a quarter-scale of the real thing, measuring in at more than two feet in height with all the trimmings of the real deal. This is a limited edition figurine, and it is decidedly more collectible than toy, with a launch date starting around this day next year and an availability time frame lasting a couple months.

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Acer’s having a New York City event in April

Acer’s having a New York City event in April

Acer has something up its sleeve for next month, and though we don't know exactly what it will be showing off, we do know when it'll be debuting a bunch of new products: on April 23 in New York City. There will be new PCs, tablets, handsets, monitors, "gaming products, and other things. This is the company's next big global press conference, and as such it'll be packed with details, all of which we'll have you for as they drop.

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Facebook pulls its ‘feeling fat’ emoji

Facebook pulls its ‘feeling fat’ emoji

Facebook, as you likely know, allows users to insert "feeling" something or other emotions into statuses, such as "feeling happy". One such option has been "feeling fat", which sparked criticism and more recently led to an online petition to get the listing removed. The reason revolved around its trivialization of potential eating disorders and other issues. Facebook originally pushed back against the criticism, but has since conceded, removing the option from the list of emotions (of which, some have noted, "fat" is not a feeling).

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ActionProof Bumper case for Apple Watch debuts

ActionProof Bumper case for Apple Watch debuts

It's the issue that has faced us all at one point or another: you buy a new, sleek device and it costs a pretty penny. You want that purchase to stay as safe and new-looking for as long as possible, which necessitates seldom use or a case. You also want to enjoy its thinness and beautiful design, which means avoiding cases, which cover the design and add bulk. The Apple Watch is a beautiful creation, and while some will no doubt brave the elements and let it shine, others will want a case. Enter ActionProof's Bumper sleeve.

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Uber partners with UN Women, vows a million female drivers by 2020

Uber partners with UN Women, vows a million female drivers by 2020

Latest among Uber's partnerships is UN Women with whom the ridesharing service is looking to boost "economic opportunity" for women, it has announced. Uber is dedicated to the goal, and as part of it the company has vowed to have a million female drivers by 2020. This announcement marks the Beijing Declaration's twentieth anniversary, and it'll be joined by "long-term programs in local communities" on UN Women's part. Joining the announcement is a video that makes it all clear, available after the jump.

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Walking Dead spinoff image surfaces, second season confirmed

Walking Dead spinoff image surfaces, second season confirmed

The Walking Dead's little-known spin-off has been under way for a while, but not much has been known about it since its unveiling in 2013. We still don't know what the series is going to be called, nor when we can expect it to debut, but a screenshot from the show has surfaced today confirming two of the actors that will be starring in it. In addition, though it hasn't yet aired, AMC has apparently anticipated solid success and has already renewed its series for a second season.

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Honda recalls 137 cars over stalling and fire risks

Honda recalls 137 cars over stalling and fire risks

Honda has announced plans to recall 137 vehicles across three different models, the reason being due to a single issue which could manifest in two ways: the cars could stall, causing a potential crash, or they could leak oil, which could ignite and cause a fire. Fortunately, and unlike some recent recalls we've seen this month, it only affects a small number of cars, the owners of which will be notified of the issue later on this month for servicing.

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Marvel’s Daredevil: early years teased in new trailer

Marvel’s Daredevil: early years teased in new trailer

The premiere of Marvel's Daredevil series is officially only a month away, and to mark the occasion Marvel has released another trailer. These trailer releases, for those who have been following them, have stuck more or less to a linear pattern, showing a bit more of the character's progression alongside the core of the story line each time, and this latest one doesn't break the pattern. In the last trailer we saw Daredevil bring his dark side to the forefront, and in this latest trailer that is expanded upon, alongside some glimpses of his younger years.

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