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Apple buys Faceshift, a motion capture company

Apple acquires Faceshift, whose technology will appear in the new Star Wars movie.

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Tested: Why the iPad Pro really isn't as fast a laptop

One benchmark makes it look good. A lot of other benchmarks show a different story. Get all the details here.


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Developers are trying to teach Apple Pencil new tricks

One hack brings 3D Touch to the iPad Pro by using the Pencil, and another developer whipped up some Swift experiments that are even more imaginative.

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iFixit takes apart the Apple Smart Keyboard

Whenever Apple releases a new product, you can always count on the folks at iFixit to get one and tear it down.

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T-Mobile gives existing customers 3 months of unlimited LTE, with one catch

T-Mobile subscribers are getting three months of unlimited LTE data--with the exception of HD streaming video.

Volvo wants to use holograms to sell cars

Volvo is teaming up with Microsoft to use its HoloLens technology to show cars to prospective customers. HoloLens using augmented reality to add digital images to the real world.

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Square rolls out its new Apple Pay reader

Apple is using Square to help bring Apple Pay to the small, local businesses you shop at everyday.

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Fitbit adds automatic exercise tracking for Surge and Charge HR

Forgetting to enter exercise mode is no longer an issue for the Fitbit Charge HR and Surge.


Mozilla cuts Firefox's tab groups and complete themes

Firefox is doing away with features that aren't used by many and take a lot of effort to maintain.


Google embraces the dark side with Star Wars themes for YouTube, Chrome, Maps, Android Wear, and more

Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and more all have Star Wars themes letting you show if you've conquered your fear or let hate consume you.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Game on!

This week's roundup of apps includes several different games—ranging from party fun to brain-twisting puzzlers. Read on!

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iPad Pro problems: Apple acknowledges mysterious shutdowns, but no fix yet

For now, Pro owners are advised to force restart their tablets to unfreeze them.


Rhapsody music streaming gets a car mode to keep you from veering into traffic

Rhapsody's auto mode provides big buttons and quick playlists to help keep eyes on the road.


Yahoo Mail begins blocking users with ad block enabled

Yahoo Mail may show error messages to Adblock Plus users in Chrome and Firefox.

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New EFF website highlights content that social networks don't want you to see

We all know there are restrictions on what kind of content you can put on social networks, but how far do the restrictions go?