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A tattoo with amazing 3D-looking depth makes a man's arm look like it belongs to a shape-shifting android with peeling skin. Even famous street artist Banksy thinks it's cool.

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After Twitter purchased it a few weeks ago, Periscope has finally been released to the public. It's a well-polished live-streaming app, but unlike Meerkat, Periscope streams can be viewed for up to 24 hours.

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A tattoo with amazing depth makes a man's arm look like it belongs to a shape-shifting android with peeling skin. Even famous street artist Banksy thinks it's cool.

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The LG Watch Urbane LTE packs its own universal SIM card, so it doesn't have to be paired with a smartphone. But you can't get it outside South Korea -- at least not yet.

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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations top human rights body agreed on Thursday to appoint a special investigator to probe digital spying and violations of online privacy. Brazil and Germany spearheaded the resolution, which voiced deep concern over electronic surveillance and the interception of digital communications, as well as data collection by governments and private companies. Former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden exposed mass surveillance of private emails and phone data across the world two years ago, sparking outrage.

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Ice floating along the coast of Antarctica has been melting more quickly over the past two decades, according to a study published today. The findings provide a more comprehensive perspective on how warming oceans have reduced ice volume, though it's difficult to say how soon sea levels could rise as a result. The study, published in the journal Science, measures the thickness of Antarctica's ice shelves — floating sheets of ice that extend from glaciers out into the ocean. Using satellite radar data collected from 1994 to 2012, the authors found that ice shelves melted steadily in West Antarctica over the 18-year period, with losses accelerating by 70 percent after 2003.

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Thursday marks the 10-year anniversary of the revival of the BBC's long-running series "Doctor Who." Watch one fan's awesome tribute to everyone's favorite timey wimey Time Lord.

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(Reuters) - Twitter Inc launched a video streaming app called Periscope on Thursday, just days after reports that it had blocked a rival app called Meerkat. Meerkat relies heavily on Twitter and has become hugely popular in the month since its launch. Twitter's announcement comes on the same day that Meerkat unveiled a list of investors that included Silicon Valley venture capitalists Greylock Partners and Sound Ventures, Ashton Kutcher's fund.

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Like many people, Michael Abrash is a fan of The Matrix. Unlike most people, he's trying to bring some of its core principles into reality: Abrash is the chief scientist at Oculus Rift, Facebook's virtual-reality arm. Today at the F8 developer conference, Abrash delivered a monologue from the film to explain why virtual reality can feel so much like the real thing. Quoting Laurence Fishburne's character, Morpheus, Abrash spoke the words familiar to anyone who's taken a college philosophy class in the last 15 years.

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The title will allow Russian gamers to play against each other at no charge as part of a closed beta.

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We find out how the watch industry is fighting back against the rise of smartwatches, and why Liverpool has the fastest 4G in the land.

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Follow these four steps to create and record a video interview with a Chromebook.

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Twitter on Thursday launched its streaming video application Periscope, a move that could dampen enthusiasm for the rising online rival Meerkat. The Periscope app, like Meerkat, allows anyone to stream live video to a wide audience with their smartphone. The new app "lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone" and is "a perfect complement to Twitter, which is why we acquired the company in January," Twitter's Kevin Weil said in a blog post. The Periscope team outlined a range of possibilities for the service, including how it can turn any smartphone user into a global reporter.

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Jack Wallen ponders the problem with the ever-lagging acceptance of the Linux desktop and poses a radical solution.

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The dream of a stunning smartphone with a bezel-free display has finally been realized… and you’ll never get to enjoy it. Have you ever heard of Oppo? If you live in the United States, the answer is probably “no” unless you’re a pretty hardcore Android fan. Based in Guangdong, China, Oppo Electronics is one of several smartphone vendors making waves in the East that haven’t yet washed ashore here in the West. Once you get a look at the company’s upcoming new smartphone, however, Oppo will become a name you won’t soon forget. DON’T MISS: This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find Pictured above is an unannounced Oppo smartphone that leaked on Weibo, and we know

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Didn't make plans for the night? Fear not. An app making a play on Kickstarter offers up a list of options so even the worst procrastinators can find social joy.

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The company's processing of about 500 payments from 2009 to 2013 included ones tied to weapons of mass destruction, as well as related to Iran, Sudan and Cuba.

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Last night, Rihanna began teasing the debut single from her upcoming album — likely titled R8 — and this morning, she released super-teasey snippets of the song through the selfie video app Dubsmash. Now, the entire track, "Bitch Better Have My Money" (named after AMG's 1991 album), is available to stream.

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This week, Rene Richie from iMore joins as guest to add his perspective into what could be one of Apple’s biggest inventions in years. Rene also adds new information about the upcoming Apple Watch launch and polarizing MacBook. There’s also a Meerkat involved. Show Links: Pretend you’re surprised: Apple Watch might be hard to find at first because of production issuesl Retina MacBook: If you’re worried about performance, check this out Video: Force Touch might be a game-changer for MacBook, Watch and iPhone Huge thanks to our sponsor for this week’s show, the amazing Automatic. I was one of the early adopters of the product when it first launched and it’s truly great. Automatic is offering a 20% discount with

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Some people say working remotely via robot is going to be commonplace in the office of the future. So we thought we'd test it out in ours.

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