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Buried in immigration reform bill, a plan to create a national photo database

The immigration reform bill currently sitting in the Senate is huge: it's more than 800 pages long, with more than 300 proposed amendments crammed in. Senators are in the early stages of debating the measure, and so far, there's a lot of talk about border security. But one detail that isn't getting …

Through The Looking Glass: What You’ll See Through Google’s Lens

I’ve spent a little over three weeks with Google Glass, and I’ve noted that the utility aspect of the device is strong, but the fun isn’t there yet. It feels a lot like the original iPhone did, before it had the App Store.<p>In this video, we discuss some of the quick assumptions about Glass, …

Microsoft responds to Windows 8 criticism, defends upcoming changes as 'a good thing'

Windows 8 has had its share of detractors since its launch, and today Microsoft's vice president of corporate communications responded to recent reports that paint the operating system as a failure. In a blog post Frank X. Shaw points to two pieces in particular — one by the <i>Financial Times</i> and the …

Iron Man: The Official Game – review

Iron Man 3 has you hurtling through procedurally generated levels that are different every go, splitting your time between low-level flight avoiding …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

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Best Tablets for 2018 - CNET

The promising new hardware is here now, but it’s the software to come that could advance this tablet to the next level.<p>There isn't much new about Apple’s newest entry-level iPad. But it’s a better value than ever.<p>Updates for the new version of Microsoft's tablet are as subtle as they come, but the …