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Magic Leap Receives $542 Million In Funding Round. Here's Why The Tech World Is Abuzz

Photo: Magic LeapWhat does Magic Leap do or make? That is still unclear. Even on its own website, the company isn't dropping any helpful hints.

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Back To The Future's Hoverboard Now A Reality

IT'S impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from Back to the Future Part II? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard.

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Driverless Cars In Singapore Are Coming Faster Than You Think. They’re Already Being Tested Here

Singapore has driverless trains. But how about driverless cars? Making that happen is much more challenging due to the chaotic nature of road traffic. But today, the country has moved one step closer to having autonomous cars on the roads.

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iOS 8.1 Jailbreak Already Surfaces, But With A Few Caveats – Here’s The Deal

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Apple just released its latest iOS 8.1 and a jailbreak is already available, but there are still some caveats for now.

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Japan Builds Real (And Awesome) Transformer Robot

Developer Kenji Ishida of Brave Robotics works on the Transformer Robot. IMAGE: J-DIETE

Your dream of a sports car that transforms into a real robot just inched closer to reality.

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Why Apple Pay Is The Most Secure Payment Platform On The Planet

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When Apple Pay officially launched earlier this week with the release of iOS 8.1, many rushed to local participating retailers to be among the first to use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus as a mobile wallet. Early reviews peg it as easy to use and incredibly convenient.

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Microsoft Lumia Will Replace The Nokia Brand

Microsoft started dropping hints about its plans to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands last month, and now the company is ready to make it official.

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Apple-1 Computer Sold At Auction For $905,000

Pic: FoxNews/BonhamsOne of the first Apple-1 computers has been sold at auction for $905,000, making it the most expensive Apple computer ever.

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Twitter Looks To Weave Into More Mobile Apps

Photo: The GuardianSAN FRANCISCO- Twitter on Wednesday (Oct 22) set out to weave itself into mobile applications with a free "Fabric" platform to help developers build better programmes and make more money.

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Travelers To The UK Can Get Free Wi-Fi — If They Have A MasterCard

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If you've ever been hit by roaming data charges, you know how expensive it can be to use a smartphone while traveling internationally. In the UK, however, there is now an alternative.

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