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Google Project Tango orders arriving for developers

Google Project Tango orders arriving for developers

Google's Project Tango has begun shipping, with the 3D tracking tablet arriving on developers' desks this week as they get started on new ways to blend the real-world with its digital counterpart. Pre-orders of the NVIDIA-powered Android slate began midway through this month, at a not-inconsiderable $1,024, though the sales window wasn't kept open for long. Still, Isobar developer Mike DiGiovanni got in fast, and his Tango tablet has now arrived.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sets Nintendo a US record

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sets Nintendo a US record

Turns out, all Nintendo needed to help lift the Wii U was a really, really popular game. The Japanese firm may have found it, too, in the shape of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which has become the fastest-selling Wii U title ever in the US. More than 490,000 copies - either physical or digital - of the game were snapped up by Wii U owners in the three days between November 21st and November 23rd, adding to what Nintendo says have been a total of more than 14m sales for the Super Smash Bros franchise in the US.

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Kia channels its inner mutant with X-Men-themed Sorento

Kia channels its inner mutant with X-Men-themed Sorento

Kia has introduced its new mutant variety 2015 Sorento, a special model made in partnership with Fox that the auto maker plans to debut a week before the Australian Open 2015 tennis championship. With it comes an X-Men theme, and though Kia is asking viewers to guess which character inspired the design, there seems little mystery left to the imagination with Wolverine's claws having prime showcasing spots on both the front and back of the vehicle. The car will be revealed by tennis pro Rafael Nadal.

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onecue can turn you into an appliance-controlling Jedi

onecue can turn you into an appliance-controlling Jedi

The more smart appliances we add to our house, the more remote controls or apps or whatnot we add to our tool belt, which can get pretty confusing at times. There are a few attempts, like SmartThings and Logitech Harmony, to corral them all under one control, but those usually don't cover those appliances that haven't made the leap to the smart generation yet. onecue does all of the above with one special feature: it lets you control those appliances, both smart and regular ones, like a Jedi master.

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Samsung NX1 4K recording camera hits the US

Samsung NX1 4K recording camera hits the US

Not long ago Samsung rolled out its first camera capable of recording 4K resolution video. That camera is called the Samsung NX1 and it was originally supposed to land here in the States last month. Despite not launching in the US when it was expected, Samsung has been pushing the camera and even has a partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt to create a movie called "In a City" that will be shot entirely with this camera.

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Redbox to raise movie and game rental rates

Redbox to raise movie and game rental rates

Just in time for the holiday season, Redbox will be raising the daily rates of its DVD rentals, and following this will be a somewhat substantial price increase for video game rentals in early January. Redbox promises this change will come alongside some improvements to the user experience -- most notably in the form of personalized recommendations -- as well as deals. This follows the company nixing its instant video streaming service Redbox Instant in October due to low user interest.

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Universal Pictures nabs Steve Jobs movie

Universal Pictures nabs Steve Jobs movie

Last week, Sony put its anticipated Steve Jobs movie in turnaround, and rumor had it Universal Pictures would be stepping up to take over. Nary a week later, that move has been confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by a Universal spokesperson. Few other official details are available at this time, but sources say the movie was shopped around for over $30 million. This follows about two years of development Sony has shoveled into the movie, something that faltered after Christian Bale backed out.

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Pinć VR tries to use your iPhone 6 for virtual reality

Pinć VR tries to use your iPhone 6 for virtual reality

If you thought that only the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the LG G3 are the only ones that can have their virtual reality fun, it might be time to think again. Cordon Media, a company that, according to its profile, specializes in creating immersive and futuristic interfaces, is looking to use the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to power its own take on the virtual reality headset. But Pinć, pronounced as "pinch", is more ambitious than anything you've seen or heard about, trying to put you inside your smartphone itself.

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Doxie portable scanner lets you go paperless

Doxie portable scanner lets you go paperless

Many people have a drawer in the kitchen where they shove all sorts of receipts and papers that you may not want to throw away, but know deep down you probably won’t need again. A pair of new portable scanners have launched that are aimed at helping you to go paperless with receipts and other paper so you can toss them and still keep records. The scanners are the Doxie Go Plus and the Doxie Go Wi-Fi.

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