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An Art Controversy Asks Serious Questions of Virtual Reality

Real Violence, by Jordan Wolfson, has torn opinions. Hosted by the Whitney Museum in New York, the artist’s installation prompts visitors to don Oculus headsets and noise-canceling headphones, and to grab a…

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Here Are the Biggest Tech Stories of 2017

Few years have polarized public opinion as the one about to end. 2016 has seen political upheaval, heightened conflict and a sense, generally, that the things we once took for granted aren’t…

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App-aritions: Five Spooky Tech Solutions for Halloween 2016

Has any corner of popular culture not been bitten by the tech bug? Answer: no. And Halloween, one of the world’s spookiest festivals, is no exception. Last year Internet service provider Windstream…

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Samsung suffers third straight quarter of declining profits

Samsung has posted a 20% drop in net profit in its latest earnings report. The South Korean company also announced the worst performance by its smartphone business since the second quarter of…

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Amazon unveils Fire Phone

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his company’s first foray into the smartphone market at a special unveiling this morning in Seattle, confirming recent speculation among the technology community. Bezos will hope the…

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Weapons tech company TrackingPoint raises $29m – Investment Round Up

Series B Cloud-based data management company Krux has raised $35 million in Series B funding, led by SAP Ventures. Time Warner Investments, Visionnaire Ventures and Temasek also participated, as did existing investors…

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Optio Labs raises $10 million – Investment Round Up

Series A Tips and tutorials app Trusper has gained $6.17 million in a Series A investment led by DCM. Charles Schwab and other backers contributed to the round. The Los Altos Hills-based…

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Apple looks to bring iOS into vehicles with CarPlay

Apple’s plans to integrate its devices in cars have ramped up from first to second gear. The company announced three car brands will soon sell vehicles equipped with CarPlay, which transforms vehicles…

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Robots continue to take baby steps at CES

In 2013, Google acquired no fewer than eight robotics companies. The internet behemoth clearly sees huge potential in an industry which, to outsiders, appears to have been stuck in first gear for…

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Krehbiel Family Leaves 75-year-old Molex to Koch Industries at $7.2 Billion

Last Monday, Wichita-based Koch Industries acquired Molex, the 75-year-old connector company and Apple parts supplier. Both companies look to close the deal by the end of this year, which depends on both…

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