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"Android M" no more: Google's upcoming new version of its Android mobile operating system will be called Marshmallow, the company announced Monday. Google announced the moniker in a post on its developer blog, and the company erected a Marshmallow statue at its Mountain View, California, headquarters. Marshmallow is the latest in...

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If you thought some app remakes and a couple of easter eggs were all Google is planning for its Star Wars onslaught, you were wrong. According to an announcement on the official Star Wars site, Google will launch a Star Wars virtual reality experience for Google Cardboard, the company's low-cost VR platform. The experience, which launches on...

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The three major VR headsets — the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR — are finally launching as finished consumer-ready products this year. VR headsets won't be mere prototypes for much longer. VR is finally really happening. But as spectacular and immersive as virtual worlds are when you put on these headsets, there's still one looming question...

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Google — or as co-founder Sergey Brin put it, "Google, ah, sorry, I mean Alphabet" — held a thoroughly fascinating event for a small gathering of press here at the Googleplex Tuesday. Brin and his team showed off the latest data from the company's formerly secretive self-driving car project. We got to take rides in...

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LONDON — If you type "London" and "drone" into YouTube you'll find hundreds of videos uploaded by drone enthusiasts, from drone selfies to flyovers of the city's green spaces, but from Wednesday users have a new code to follow, which explains in simple language how to fly within the law. The "Dronecode," launched by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA),...

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GoPro will sell its own drone next year. What the drone looks like, nobody knows. But we do know what video will look like from the drone. The company on Wednesday released a two-minute video shot from a "development prototype" of its drone and stabilization system. A GoPro Hero 4 camera was attached to the drone (but the specific...

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While Lexus teases us with hard to obtain hoverboards, a more practical kind of futuristic skateboard has been unveiled by an inventor in Japan: the WalkCar. About the size and shape of a standard laptop computer, the electric mobility device moves like a Segway by changing direction in response to your shifting weight, and can easily fit inside of...

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Silicon Valley veteran Bill Campbell, who advised tech leaders including Apple's Steve Jobs and Amazon's Jeff Bezos, died on Monday after a long battle with cancer, his family said. Campbell was chief executive of tax software maker Intuit Inc from 1994 to 1998 and again for a few months until January 2000. He retired in January...

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Microsoft has agreed to pay a Californian woman $10,000 (£7,500) after an automatic Windows 10 update left her computer unusable. Teri Goldstein said her Windows 7 computer had automatically tried to update itself to Windows 10 without her permission. She said the update had made her machine unstable, leaving her unable to use it to run her business. ...

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A 3-D printed drone was recently launched from a British military warship and successfully flew to shore, a demonstration that could pave the way for futuristic spy drones that can be printed at sea. Engineers at the University of Southampton, in the United Kingdom, built the unmanned aircraft using 3D printing, which has been used to...

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