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When we tried out a Microsoft’s augmented reality HoloLens prototype at E3 this year, our impressions (like those of many others) focused on the device’s limited field-of-view. The experience was a bit like seeing a realistic, phantom world through a small magic window in the center of your view. The rest of your vision is …

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IBM, working with GlobalFoundries, Samsung, SUNY, and various equipment suppliers, has produced the world’s first 7nm chip with functional transistors. While it should be stressed that commercial 7nm chips remain at least two years away, this test chip from IBM and its partners is extremely significant for three reasons: it’s a working sub-10nm chip (this is pretty …

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Have you heard about HTC lately? 2015 is shaping up to be an awful year for the company. In March the company had a market cap of $4.06 billion, and today—only a few months later—it’s worth less than half of that. The stock price, at about two bucks a share, is at a 10-year low. HTC just wrapped up the second …

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Satya Nadella. Microsoft The prevailing wisdom is that Windows Phone is an unmitigated disaster that has failed globally. Microsoft appears to have responded accordingly, gutting what was left of its phone division with 7,800 layoffs and writing down $7.6 billion of assets acquired in the purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business. This comes shortly …

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3 more images in gallery .related-stories { display: none !important; } Google’s Chromecast is one of the easiest to use and most widely supported TV streaming sticks out there, but the only way to use it has been over a Wi-Fi connection. If your TV is out of range or your airways are too crowded, …

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The Wand Company If there’s one thing that nerds love, it’s Star Trek. So on some level, it’s not a great surprise that there was all sorts of excitement this morning about this Bluetooth Star Trek: The Original Series Communicator. Made by The Wand Company, the gadget certainly looks the part. It’s a Bluetooth headset made …

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iOS 8.4 and its new Music app included a few regressions for those with large local music libraries, but the biggest was the apparent removal of the Home Sharing feature. Home Sharing allows you to use your Apple ID to stream your iTunes library from your Mac to up to five other Macs, iDevices, or …

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For a time, Microsoft’s Music app on Windows 8 and Windows Phone was called Xbox Music. Then it became just Music, with little bits of Xbox Music branding still poking through. Today, Microsoft has given the service yet another new name: Groove. Or perhaps it’s Groove Music. The blog post announcing the change says “Groove” and …