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The metaverse is money and crypto is king: Why you'll be on a blockchain when virtual-world hopping

You may think the metaverse will be a bunch of interconnected virtual spaces—the world wide web but accessed through virtual reality. This is largely correct, but there is also a fundamental but slightly more cryptic side ...

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Nigeria ends Twitter ban after 7 months

Nigeria lifted a seven-month ban on Twitter Inc. in the West African country, after the social network agreed to various conditions.

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Do you have an old cellphone? Read this, you may lose service

Larry Miller admits he's not too techy.

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Personalized smart guns, which allow only verified users to shoot, may become available in US

Personalized smart guns, which can be fired only by verified users, may be arriving to U.S. markets.

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CTA announces availability of Ripple—an open radar API standard

Officials at the Consumer Technology Association have announced the development and availability of Ripple, an open radar API standard. The API is being presented as an industry standard for the interoperability of hardware ...

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Self-driving race cars zip into history at CES

A racecar with nobody at the wheel snaked around another to snatch the lead on an oval track at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Friday in an unprecedented high-speed match between self-driving vehicles.

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'Ocean battery' targets renewable energy dilemma

A wind turbine sitting idle on a calm day or spinning swiftly when power demand is already met poses a problem for renewables, and is one researchers think can be tackled under the sea.

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Q&A: Why Microsoft Word might stop printing, and how to fix it

Q: Several months ago, my copy of Microsoft Word 2010 ceased being able to print documents. I get the error message "There is insufficient memory or disk space. Word cannot display the requested font." (I get the same message ...

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Walking in a 360° video with foot vibrations for seated observers

Walking is a basic human activity that improves human physical and mental health. However, physical disabilities and the COVID-19 pandemic have discouraged people from walking outside. To remove these limitations, a research ...

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Who's got your mail? Google and Microsoft, mostly

Who really sends, receives and, most importantly perhaps, stores your business' email? Most likely Google and Microsoft, unless you live in China or Russia. And the market share for these two companies keeps growing.

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How to enjoy a digital detox over Christmas

It is not surprising that many of us have been suffering from digital overload during the pandemic, and taking care of our "digital wellbeing" has become a common theme. Social media, online shopping, making reservations, ...