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Verizon Innovation Center reboots: Inside the 4G foundry

Verizon Innovation Center reboots: Inside the 4G foundry

Smartphones and tablets aren't the only wireless devices talking on today's networks, and Verizon isn't leaving it to chance that the internet of things speak via its 4G coverage rather than on rival operators. The carrier has relaunched its Verizon Innovation Center in San Francisco, a hub for not only promoting its LTE technology but engaging with third-party companies wanting help getting gadgets online, tested, validated, and brought to market. We took a tour behind the scenes to find out what Verizon is offering above and beyond the latest iPhone or Galaxy.

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Nissan Autonomous Cars: We talk Self-Driving with R&D chief Carla Bailo

Nissan Autonomous Cars: We talk Self-Driving with R&D chief Carla Bailo

Nissan's self-driving car technology works, but when will we see the first autonomous vehicles on the road, and how do you coax keen drivers out from behind the wheel and into trusting their AI chauffeur? Cars that can drive themselves are, many believe, the answer to cutting road-related fatalities and making better use of highways, but it raises challenges beyond those the industry has traditionally faced about "normal" transportation. We talked with Carla Bailo, president of Nissan Technical Center North America and senior vice president of NNA R&D Americas, at Nissan 360 this week about where the company's first real-world trials, the similarities and differences between Nissan's approach and Google's, and why one of the biggest selling points might well be the promise of a good cup of coffee.

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IFTTT for iPhone gives iOS some context-intelligence

IFTTT for iPhone gives iOS some context-intelligence

The iPhone you might have in your pocket could be getting considerably more intelligent thanks to IFTTT (If This Then That) arriving on iOS, effectively bringing macros to contacts, photos, reminders, and more. IFTTT for iPhone uses user-defined "Recipes" to turn complex series of tasks - such as uploading any images saved in a certain album to Flickr - into automatic processes, ideal for power-users.

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Watch Dogs gameplay depicts 21st century ninja

Watch Dogs gameplay depicts 21st century ninja

As launch time approaches, the game developer teams at Ubisoft have revealed a full 6-minute gameplay video of the upcoming title Watch Dogs. This game works with a hero character that, at the time this game began development, was a futuristic smart city dweller. Fast forward 4.5 years later when the game is about to be released and the entire environment has become so real that technology security experts have been brought in to consult on the final product.

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iPhone 5 software rundown pre-event: the iOS 6 we know today

iPhone 5 software rundown pre-event: the iOS 6 we know today

Tomorrow may well be the day that Apple reveals their next-generation iPhone 5, a device that'll be bringing their newest mobile operating system, iOS 6, to the forefront. We've seen quite a bit of this operating system already as it was revealed in part as an "iOS 6 Preview" back at the developers conference known as WWDC 2012. Let's have a look here at what iOS 6 is set to bring to the iPhone 5 before we liveblog the main event in less than 24 hours - it'll be fun!

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Pebble smartwatch adds color option as backers asked for ship details

Pebble smartwatch adds color option as backers asked for ship details

Shipments of the Pebble smart watch are close at hand, with the $10m Kickstarter project inviting backers to pick their watch color - with a new option added in for good measure - and register a shipping address. The project, which sold out back in May, now offers the Bluetooth connected watch in black, white, red, orange, or grey, with those who originally backed the cheapest black version able to upgrade for $15.

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With $3m Ouya’s problems are just starting

With $3m Ouya’s problems are just starting

Kickstarter has its latest king, and the Ouya Android console has found itself at the eye of a perfect storm of geek-appeal. Satisfying the retro lusts of console gamers with the open-source idealism of Android aficionados, all wrapped up in a minimal casing the designer cred of which should satisfy all but the most staunch of minimalists, Ouya has unsurprisingly blasted past the $3m mark and, with 28 days left to run, could well become the next poster-child of crowdsourced funding. Make no mistake, though; if previous Kickstarter heroes like Twine and Pebble thought they had problems, Ouya faces a nightmare along with all that cash.

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Facebook QR code is visible from space

Facebook QR code is visible from space

There's something pretty unique about one of Facebook's new office buildings in the company's Menlo Park, California campus. Something so unique, in fact, that it can be distinctly recognized from satellites in space. Apparently a group of employees thought it would be a cool idea to paint a giant 42-foot QR code on the roof of the building, though the team hasn't actually decided what to do with it.

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Facebook’s IPO filing sends Zynga stock soaring

Facebook’s IPO filing sends Zynga stock soaring

The big story this week has been the Facebook IPO filing that is set to make a bunch of early employees at the social network millionaires. The Facebook IPO filing also showed how important game developer Zynga was to the money Facebook earns. The filing showed that Zynga accounted for 12% of Facebook's 2011 revenue. That means that to some extent profits for Facebook and profits at Zynga are intertwined.

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