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Are You a Jerk on Xbox One? Now Everybody Will Know

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:12pm
Do you taunt other players after winning a game of "NBA 2K14"? Spew obscenities after getting killed in "Call of Duty"?Well, Microsoft is going to punish you for it. The company has officially unveiled its reputation score system for people who play games online on Xbox One.
    
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Why Facebook Is Betting on Virtual Reality as the Next Big Thing

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:41pm
First, computers took over our lives. Then came mobile devices. Now, Facebook is betting virtual reality will become just as inextricable from our daily routine.Facebook announced Tuesday that it will buy Oculus VR, maker of the most advanced virtual-reality headset.
    





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Smartphone App Helps Recovering Alcoholics Stay Sober

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:41pm
A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.
    
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King CEO Upbeat Despite Candy Crush Maker's Sour IPO

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:39pm

The company behind Candy Crush Saga is racing to reassure investors that it is more than a one-hit wonder.


    





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Early Oculus Rift had Huge Potential

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:39pm

Now that Facebook has announced that it will purchase Oculus for $2 billion, NBC News revisits the stunning prototype.


    





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Microsoft, Dell Reach Patent-Licensing Agreement

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:23pm
Microsoft and Dell have agreed to a patent licensing deal under which Dell will pay the software giant royalties on sales of devices powered by Google's Android or Chrome software.
    





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Smartwatches Not Ready for Prime Time, Say Swiss

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:52pm
BASEL, Switzerland — With their hundreds of years of watchmaking experience, Swiss watchmakers can afford to take a long view of technological fads and fashions. So-called smartwatches, packing computing power into a wrist-sized gadget, aren't in their plans for now.
    





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Apple Responds to Calls for Emoji Diversity

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:21pm
Emoji are an adorable way to express your emotions on the iPhone. Unfortunately, they are not the most racially diverse group of symbols.On Wednesday, Apple declared that it would change that.
    





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Who Hates the Facebook-Oculus Deal? Kickstarter Backers

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:35pm
Last week, Oculus VR was one of the most loved companies in the gaming world. Today, it's in damage control mode.
    





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Turkish Court Orders Halt to Twitter Ban

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:48pm
A Turkish court ordered the telecommunications authority to restore access to Twitter on Wednesday, issuing an injunction five days after the government blocked access to the social network.
    





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Millennials Watch More TV on Devices Than TV Screen

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:47pm

A new study finds that young people spend more time watching TV on their computers, smartphones and tablets than they do on their TV screens.


    





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What You Need to Know: Facebook Buys Oculus VR

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:00pm
Facebook announced on Tuesday that it’s buying Oculus VR, maker of virtual reality hardware, for around $2 billion in cash and stock. That is twice the amount it paid for Instagram in 2012.What is so great about Oculus VR?
    





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'Candy Crush' Shares Slip in Market Debut

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:27am
King Digital Entertainment officially began life as a publicly traded company on Wednesday, opening on the New York Stock Exchange below its initial pricing levels.The maker of the addictive mobile game "Candy Crush" priced its shares at $22.50 Tuesday after the U.S. markets closed.
    





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#Crazy? $3,000 Buys a 'Social Media Wedding Concierge'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:08am

The W Hotels is offering a "Social Media Wedding Concierge" service available at four New York locations.


    





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Mt. Gox Works With Cops After $490M in Bitcoins Vanish

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:18am
TOKYO - In the first confirmation of a criminal investigation at Mt. Gox, the failed bitcoin exchange said on Wednesday it was working with the police "with regard to the disappearance" of bitcoins worth some $490 million at current prices.Mt.
    





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'Minecraft' Creator Ditches Oculus: 'Facebook Creeps Me Out'

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 8:32pm
Markus Persson, known online as "Notch" and the creator of the hugely popular game "Minecraft," pulled the plug on plans to work with Oculus after the virtual-reality technology company was bought by Facebook on Tuesday.
    





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