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Google reportedly working on headset that mixes augmented and virtual reality

Even though Google reportedly scrapped plans for an Oculus Rift competitor, <i>Engadget</i> reports that it's still working on a high-end standalone headset — one that mixes features of augmented reality and virtual reality.<p>According to sources who spoke with <i>Engadget</i>, the company is moving ahead with a …

Weekend tech reading: Free laptop if MS can't upgrade your PC to Windows 10, smaller RasPi 3 inbound

<b>Microsoft will bet you a new laptop that it can upgrade your (compatible) PC to Windows 10</b> Time is running out to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. …

Watch the craziness that happens when a rare Pokemon appears in Central Park

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Who says America can't unite?<p>This is just the piffle of the negative.<p>I have proof that we can all come together as one. We just need to heed a certain call.<p>Here is footage that shows that something has the …

‘Shooting police is not a civil rights tactic’: Activists condemn killing of officers

As the nation awaited answers about the shooting that left three police officers dead in Baton Rouge, civil rights activists were quick to condemn the incident.<p>Law enforcement officials told The Washington Post Sunday that the shooter who was killed was Gavin Long, a 29-year-old black man. Police …

Law Enforcement

Personal assistant bots like Siri and Cortana have a serious problem

Assistants are all the rage right now. Everyone seems to be working on one. People imagine them becoming the new interface to computers — why bother with apps and searching the web when you can just ask your assistant to do it for you?<p>Yet, a major challenge stands between the dream assistant and …

From recycled houses to solar-powered fridges: 5 tech startups changing the world

In neighborhoods across Colombia, there's a great need to build more shelters and schools.In response, local startup Conceptos Plásticos developed a plan to build those structures cheaply and sustainably by turning recycled plastic and rubber waste into bricks.<p>This innovative approach helped …

Sustainability

Pokémon Go Accounts are Already Selling for Hundreds of Dollars

Less than two weeks after <i>Pokémon Go</i>’s U.S. release, <i>Wired</i> reports that accounts with high-level or rare Pokémon are appearing for sale on Craigslist, …

Jail for sharing your Netflix password? Understanding the law that could make it a federal crime

An overly broad court ruling exposes Americans to grave consequences for something harmless almost everyone does<p>It's become so common that it's almost a joke. One person has a Netflix account and three other people are using it. A recent court ruling found that because of a law called the Computer …

I’m learning to like Cortana on Xbox One

Microsoft is dumping the voice interface that it uses for the Xbox One in favor the Cortana assistant it already uses on PC and smartphones. And after hating the way it works at first, I’m starting to get the hang of it.<p>Cortana is out now on Xbox One as part of the preview program that enables …

Space junk is becoming a real threat

It's a serious issue. There's a common misconception that things in space are just kindof floating out there, moving slowly—and given videos of spacewalks and what we see in movies, that's understandable.<p>But it's wrong. There are thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth, moving at incredibly high …

Super telescope finds hundreds of previously undetectable galaxies

<b>(CNN) —</b> A South African radio telescope has revealed hundreds of galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 had been seen before.<p>The images, taken by MeerKAT telescope, are an indication of the detail the southern hemisphere's most powerful radio telescope may be able to provide when …

Universe

Why Turkey's coup attempt matters big time for the United States

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Turkish government appeared to be regaining control of major cities Saturday the morning after a faction of the Turkish military tried to take over the country. A failed coup in Turkey -- a longtime ally of the U.S. and member of NATO -- could have significant and …

Pokémon Go helps Marines to catch suspect

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you're a Pokémon Go enthusiast or not, only a few are blissfully unaware of the new smartphone game which has taken over everywhere.<p>Now, it has helped two unsuspecting gamers to catch out an attempted murder suspect.<p>The reality-game-meets-exercise app was instrumental in aiding two …

Pokémon

Microsoft's Mobile Nightmare Kills The Billion Device Dream

Microsoft’s self-imposed target for Windows 10 was to be installed on one billion devices by the middle of 2018. That’s not going to happen. Microsoft has said that “it will take longer than FY18 for us to reach our goal of 1 billion monthly active devices.”<p>As the anniversary edition of Windows 10 …

Mobile

'This Has Happened Far Too Often,' Obama Says, After 3 Officers Killed

Following the death of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, President Obama said that "attacks on police are an attack on all of us."<p>Three officers were killed and three others were wounded in an encounter that began shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday. Louisiana law enforcement …

How to level up fast (and catch rare Pokemon) without spending money in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is free, to a certain degree. If you run out of Pokeballs and other supplies, you'll need to run around to various PokeStops to get more. That can take a while and make leveling difficult.<p>The other obvious option would be to buy what you need from the game's shop, but no one wants to …

Pokémon

Baton Rouge police killer: An ex-Marine from Kansas City

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man who killed two police officers and a sheriff's deputy in Baton Rouge Sunday was a former Marine sergeant who served …