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Microsoft accidentally sent an Xbox One to a random guy months before it was announced

In March 2013, a 25-year-old Miami resident named Jia Li ordered a new laptop. Nothing fancy — just a $400 to $500 notebook.<p>He ordered it from Microsoft's website, which has a store.<p>When the package arrived a few days later, it looked strange.<p>"The box had a lot of security tape over it," Li told …

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How to watch the Apple iPhone 7 event on iOS, Mac, Windows, Android and more

The Apple event starts in a couple of hours at 10 AM PT. We are expecting to watch Apple CEO Tim Cook and the rest of the executive crew launch the new iPhone 7, second-generation Apple Watch and maybe some other surprises. Naturally, we’ll be bringing live coverage on 9to5Mac of all the …

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What Exactly Is Emotional Meditation? Part 1

<b>So what exactly is emotional meditation?</b><p>To really understand emotional meditation we will need to understand the way in which our emotions serve us.<p>Our emotions are an extraordinary gift; they are the ultimate relational tool. They are ultra-responsive and very immediate. <b>Like an internal satnav</b> …

McLaren unveils brain-controlled, morphing F1 concept car

This is the MP4-X, a Formula One concept designed by McLaren to showcase some of the advanced tech its Applied Technologies division is working on, …

The entire 'Black Ops 3' campaign will be unlocked from the start

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 3</i> developer Treyarch is embracing the Netflix way of doing business. When the game launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 6th, its entire campaign will be available to play, director Jason Blundell tells <i>Eurogamer</i>. You'll be able to play the final chapter …

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

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Microsoft wins over its harshest critics as gamers move to Windows 10

While initial numbers of Windows 10 adoption start to roll in from a number of sources, one important area of PC enthusiasts — gamers — have started …

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Or Maybe We Shouldn't Ban Killer Robots

We should probably be arguing about war itself and not hypothetical future war technologies.<p>Earlier this week a couple thousand or so scientists, technologists, and enthusiasts, led by astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and noted AI doomsayer Elon Musk, signed a letter calling for a ban on evil robots. …

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Windows 10 Is Automatically Downloading On Windows 7 And Windows 8

Did you sign up for a free copy of Windows 10? Are you running a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC? Then you could be in for a big surprise: Windows 10 may have already started downloading to your PC…<p>Microsoft’s stealthy download uses a secret folder – <i>C:\$windows.~BT</i> – and it can be found by opening File …

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These Are All the Key Windows 10 Features You Probably Won’t Have Access To

Windows 10 launches later this month — sort of — to save us from the disaster that was Windows 8. As has become tradition at Microsoft, the company …

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Windows 10: Forget Disks, Microsoft’s Next OS Might Be Sold on USB Drives

Many current Windows 7 and Windows 8 computer owners will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 this summer free of charge after downloading the new …

A fan of the game 'Fallout' just shipped 2,240 bottlecaps to the makers and was granted an awesome wish

Paying for products with bottle caps, even in the world of video games, is far from normal. Having a game company accept those bottle caps - all 2,240 of them - in exchange for its upcoming game is even stranger.<p>Yet that's exactly what one intrepid fan did for a copy of this November's biggest …

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Microsoft explains what you’ll lose by upgrading to Windows 10

Say goodbye to Windows Media Center and control over your updates<p>Microsoft announced today that it will be launching Windows 10 on July 29th, encouraging Windows 7 and 8.1 users to reserve their free upgrade with a notification in their task bar. However, while the company has been busy …

Google has a project that could turn the whole world into a video game

On Friday, we got a first-hand look at one more technology that could help Google's virtual reality ambitions.<p>Project Tango sounds a bit dull if you go by Google's description of an initiative that gives "mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion."<p>Once you experience Tango in …

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NASA – are certain they will find life on Europa soon! | Strange Unexplained Mysteries

Vote for this article in the top 100 unexplained mysteries<p>0 0<p>Life on Europa?<p>Nasa has given details on how it hopes to find life on Jupiter’s moon …

The Horror, The Horror: Software's Conversion From Thing To Service

Software acquisition is turning from a purchase into a rental. Every transaction is becoming a “relationship,” and I am looking at this trend with growing alarm.<p>It’s not like we don’t have enough monthly bills. Now, add to the necessities — mortgage, car payments, water, electricity, gas, insurance …

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Smart credit cards are coming. Here's what you need to know

Smart cards want to replace your wallet full of debit and credit cards with one dynamic smart card. Here's what you need to know.<p>At least four startups are betting the world isn't ready for mobile payments.<p>Unlike services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet (which use your phone), all-in-one cards or …

How Bad Bots Are Destroying The Internet

The Internet has been described in many different ways over the years. We don’t use the term “information superhighway” much anymore, but a recent …

National Space Society conference to discuss future space travel

Future space travel beyond Earth — to Mars and beyond — will be one of the hot topics at a five-day international space development conference in Toronto this week.<p>It's the annual conference of the National Space Society which brings together engineers, scientists, educators, and business …

Google To Unleash Robot Cars On World This Summer

A very small part of the world. Okay, just Mountain View, California<p>For years, the car of the future has been stuck going in circles. Although Google's converted self-driving Lexuses have hit the road in a few select areas, the company's custom-designed fully robotic self-driving car has been …

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Tech billionaires are paying hundreds of millions to get their privacy back

The purchase included two separate parcels: the Kahu'aina Plantation, a 357-acre former sugarcane plantation, and Pila'a Beach, a 393-acre property with bright white sand.<p>The property is large enough for a set of villas or even a resort. But Zuckerberg apparently plans to only build one home: an …

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Amazon Drone Patent Means You May Never Have To Leave Your House Again

Planned delivery system is machines almost all the way down<p>For many, drone delivery was a novelty until Amazon jumped into the game. With a much-hyped concept video, Amazon provided a straightforward image of robot postmen, bringing packages to customers on demand. Amazon filed the patent for the …