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Even if you're the most well-mannered human being the rest of the time, your inner raging Hulk probably comes out whenever there's a video game controller in your hand. And the next time you're sniped by a cowardly camper, or put that straight Tetris piece in the wrong place, try throwing this soft Gamer Pillow at the wall, instead of your expensive game controller.Read more...

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Things get more specific on Google's next Nexus, MWC plots the gadget road ahead, and even Ferris Bueller makes an appearance. BitStream is the perfect amount of tech news and rumors to start off your morning.Read more...

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has today launched its first action camera. Aimed squarely at GoPro, it beats the Hero on specs and price—though it's not yet clear if you'll be able to buy one in the U.S..Read more...

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Internet searches may be based on algorithmic rigour—but that doesn't necessarily guarantee the quality of a suggested page. Now, a team of Google researchers has developed a method that sorts results by factual content rather than how well linked a page is.Read more...

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"While the rest of the market is going one way, with selfie sticks and curved screens, we're going down another, to the heart of problems, sticking with privacy and security," said Silent Circle's Mike Janke at the launch of the company's new secure smartphone, the Blackphone 2. And he's not kidding — though no frills in design, it's kitted out with some serious security features.Read more...

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With the launch of the iPhone 5S, Apple set an incredibly high bar for finger print recognition with TouchID. Until now Android phones have failed to compete—but now Qualcomm is launching a fingerprint sensor that could change that.Read more...

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Microsoft has made it pretty clear they are not launching any new flagship phones until Windows 10 for mobile is ready. Instead, they have introduced two new Lumia models , Lumia 640 and 640 XL. We got the chance to give them a try here in Barcelona.Read more...

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Google is splitting Google+ up. In a post on Google+ today, Bradley Horowitz, an existing Google VP of product, announced that he'd taken over responsibilities for the service, which will now be split into new services called Photos and Streams.Read more...

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Microsoft hasn't announced a flagship phone at Mobile World Congress this year—but if you need to keep your bank account in the black then the Lumia 640 and 640 XL are here to help.Read more...

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At the Mobile World Congress, Lenovo has announced a pair of new phones. The first, the Vibe Shot, is a slim phone that has pretensions to be a camera; the second is the A7000, apparently the world's first smartphone to come with Dolby Atmos.Read more...

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With the Xperia Z4 smartphone nowhere to be seen at MWC 2015 (even if its tablet cousin is knocking about) it falls to Sony's Xperia M4 Aqua to carry Sony's phone concerns at the show. A mid-ranger, it's got a few solid features worthy of your attention.Read more...

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There's a new tablet in town. It's the new Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and yeah, it's slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 Tablet . But the biggest achievement here is that the attachable keyboard transforms the Z4 into an Android PC, with its own mouse cursor and adapted UI. I tried it, and it's surprisingly plausible. Read more...

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North Korea is a quietly desolate otherworld, at least as far as we outsiders can tell from the bits and pieces of untouched, unpropagandized media that occasionally leak out . The key to freeing it? It could be sneaking American media in. Wired talked to one of the men who does it, and his story is fascinating. Read more...

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If you didn't think anything beautiful could come from toxic waste, well, think again. Ohio University art professor John Sabraw and civil engineer Guy Riefler have joined forces and devised a method for extracting iron oxide metals from industrial waste. The extracts can then be turned into vibrant pigments and used to create stunning works of art.Read more...

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Even before the Oculus Rift has made it into the homes of eager early adopters, there have already been super great , and yes, super creepy , applications dreamed up by developers. This is definitely one of the super great ones. Read more...

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Welcome to Reading List, a weekly collection of great tech reads from around the web. Up this week: how to say "photobomb" in sign language, what it's like to hire a witch on Etsy, and why women are quitting tech in droves. Enjoy!Read more...

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At this year's CES, we found out that one of the most attractive (and expensive) fitness trackers out there was going to come in an affordable form: the Withings Activité Pop. The catch? It was iOS only. But no more! Withings has announced both the $400 and $150 versions of its watch-based fitness tracker are coming to Android. Read more...

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Move over Europa, there's another moon out to claim the title of first place we'll discover extraterrestrial life. New research from Cornell University finds that alien microbes could, just maybe, eek it out on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. But these critters wouldn't be like anything we've ever seen before—not even close. Read more...

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Huawei is betting (again) on wearables—who's not! And alongside its new Android Wear watch , the Chinese company has something much weirder: the TalkBand B2.Read more...

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Remember those rumors about a 12-inch MacBook that ditched a MagSafe connector and traditional USB ports for a single USB Type-C port? If true, SanDisk's new Dual USB Drive will be the first flash drive that's able to connect to that redesigned hardware without an ugly adapter.Read more...

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Mobile payments are here, the adoption of Apple Pay is evidence enough . But Samsung thinks it can do smartphone payments even better (of course), and that's why they've created Samsung Pay, a tech team up that will make mobile payments more accessible than ever.Read more...

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Stop for a second and take a look at the fingernail on your baby finger. That's roughly the size of a microSD card that can now hold a whopping 200GB of data thanks to SanDisk. Remember when USB flash drives with a full gigabyte of storage were mind-blowing? We were so foolish back then.Read more...

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The Galaxy S6 is unlike any smartphone that Samsung has ever made. How, you ask? Let me count the ways.Read more...

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For years, a smartphone's main selling points were faster processors and better screens. But we're knee deep in diminishing returns these days, and some makers are using out-of-the-box thinking to draw our eye. None more so than Samsung—and the new S6 Edge is the evidence.Read more...

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Well, it's 2015, and right on cue, humanity has apparently invented its very own Mr. Fusion. The s0-called "Biobattery", designed by German scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Energy and Safety Technology, will eat everything from human waste to coffee grounds and spit out electricity.Read more...

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