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Nintendo's 2DS is a short-term fix for a long-term problem

The low-cost handheld misses an important dimension: the future<p>Nintendo is used to surprising people with its hardware designs. But even for the company responsible for weird devices like the Virtual Boy and the Wii U, today's announcement of the 2DS handheld came as a shock. It's a cheaper device, …

Siri really hates it when you confuse her with Google Glass

Hell hath no fury like a virtual assistant scorned. Siri is pissed that you think you can call her Google Glass and get away with it, and she’s got the attitude to prove it.<p>If you’re not afraid your iPhone’s voice-activated assistant is secretly storing memories of your interactions for The …

Skype confirms 3D video calls are under development

<b>Skype has confirmed it has developed 3D video calls.</b><p>The news was revealed by a senior executive in an exclusive interview with the BBC to mark Skype's 10th anniversary.<p>There had been speculation about the possibility after the firm posted an advert in April saying it wanted to find a way to create …

Amazon Has Yanked Its Kindle Listings From the Google Shopping Search Engine

When Google began requiring retailers in the fall to pay for placement in its Google Shopping product search engine, there was much speculation about …

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Google+ Hangouts slowly updating to HD video on the desktop

Google+ Hangouts are going HD. Chee Chew, vice president of engineering, says on his Google+ page that the company is currently in the process of rolling out a Hangouts update that will deliver video chats in 720p. The update, for now, will only apply to Hangouts video on the desktop and not mobile …

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Nintendo Cutting Price of the Wii U by $50

This fall users, won’t just be able to get a cheaper mobile gaming experience with the Nintendo 2DS, they’ll also be able to pick up a cheaper deluxe …

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie: Everything We Know So Far

Every year, Google releases a major Android update that delivers new features, design tweaks and more. Last year, that update was Android 4.1 Jelly …

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney float boats in Venice

In space, no one can hear you scream. Or shout for help. Or cry.<p>That's certainly borne out in Gravity, the new film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, which opened the Venice film festival last night to glowing reviews and widespread admiration for its ultra-realistic depiction of a catastrophic accident …

The Only Place People Shop Online Is Amazon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Online shopping in general isn't killing the great American mall, Amazon.com is — singlehandedly so. …

Ancient Fish Downsized But Still Largest Ever

Once thought to be 90 feet long, the fish is now a more modest 26 to 55 feet.<p><b>Of all the fish to ever swim in the seas, Leedsichthys problematicus may be the record-holder for the world's largest. But as the Jurassic plankton-feeder's species name suggests, Leedsichthys is a problematic fish.</b><p>Working …

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Meet the press: Jeff Bezos to visit Washington Post next week

Bezos should expect to get peppered with questions during his visit next Tuesday<p>Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has likely answered thousands of questions from journalists. What he probably has never done is faced a roomful of reporters who will soon depend on him for their paychecks.<p>Bezos will appear at …