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Birdly Oculus Rift simulator recreates flying like a bird

Ever dreamed of flying like a bird? You're in luck - new flight simulator Birdly lets you do just that, through the power of virtual reality<p>When Nelly Furtado said 'I'm like a bird', we're not sure this is what she had in mind. New flight simulator <b>Birdly</b> aims to recreate the experience of flying …

Amazon inexplicably granted patent for common photography flash setup

Taking photos of people or products against a clean white background is perhaps one of the most common studio photography techniques in use — and an essential skill for any studio photographer using off-camera flashes and lighting. That hasn't stopped the US Patent and Trademark Office from …

3 Next-Gen Plug-In Cars That Could be Game Changers

The biggest complaints about electric cars are that they’re too expensive or have limited driving range, or that don’t have enough space for hauling …

Yahoo yanks anti-abortion ads for violating its policies

On the heels of Google pulling a slew of anti-abortion ads from its "abortion clinics" search results, Yahoo has now followed suit. The move comes after the two tech giants were petitioned by pro-choice groups UltraViolet and Naral Pro-Choice America.<p>The groups said that when users typed "abortion …

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Apple is reportedly close to buying Beats for $3.2 billion

The days of Apple limiting itself to (relatively) small acquisitions may soon be over. The <i>Financial Times</i> hears from sources that the folks at 1 Infinite Loop are close to buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. It's not clear exactly why the company would splurge on such a deal, although there …