Abhishek Chopra

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7 Gamecations for the Ultimate Nerdy Summer

Vacations are supposed to be enjoyable, but beaches, theme parks and the great outdoors can sometimes be anything but.<p>I'm talking to you, gamers. But …

Lots of People Would Do It With a Robot

The future is now! Remember when people were afraid to admit they were online dating? Well, that's child's play! Now people aren't even afraid to admit that they'd boink a robot (Danger, Will Robinson!) with 17 percent of 2,000 British people recently surveyed saying that yeah, they'd totally put …

Robotics

Fjuul Activity Tracker App Measures Exercise Intensity, Not Just Steps

Hardware fitness trackers are wrapped around the wrists of tech luminaries. Rumours continue to swirl about Apple’s intentions in the space. Facebook acquired Finnish fitness and activity tracker app Moves last month. The emergent quantified self/fitness tracking movement is gunning to go …

Mozilla reassurance: Firefox new-tab page won't be plastered with logos

Nonprofit clarifies plans for how it'll test sponsored content on pages that show when users open new browser tabs.<p><b>Note:</b> <i>This story originally reported that Mozilla is dropping its plan for sponsored content altogether. That's not the case. The headline and the story have been corrected to …

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Apple targets iPhone 4, 4S users in new trade-in program

Detailed by Apple enthusiast blog 9to5Mac this week, Apple has rolled out a new promotion targeted at iPhone owners that are still using the iPhone 4 …

Best Buy

Facebook Nearby Friends: a first step in making tech more human

Blurring our location in tracking apps shows developers are finally recognising that we want our computers to think like us<p>Knowing exactly where your friends are all the time is creepy; only someone who works in surveillance has that data. Knowing roughly where they are, though, feels a lot more …

Re

Inside Flipboard / April 7, 2014<p>If 2014 is the year of the media startup, Re/code is one of its marquee acts. Founded by Kara Swisher and Walt …

Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control.<p>The 3D display …