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Technology: May 2012 Archives

A Facebook Smartphone?

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Now that Facebook's gone public, the search for new revenue sources is on. The social network is reportedly working on building a smartphone of its own. Anshuman Iddamsetty has the details.

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The Next Step in Motion Control

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

A decade ago, the Hollywood blockbuster Minority Report wowed audiences with a computer you could control with just a wave of your arm. Then came Wii and Microsoft's Kinect.  Now a tech startup called Leap Motion is promising to take the motion control of computers where no one has gone before. Anshuman Iddamsetty has the details.

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Minecraft Turns Three

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Over the past three years the online game has built a loyal following of more than 28 million registered users. The object of the game is deceptively simple: survive, by building almost anything inside the game's 3-D world. Anshuman Iddamsetty has a look at why the game is so appealing.


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