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  • Facebook hackathon gives Super Mario millennial touch

    Amanda Maler wasn't even born yet when Nintendo's beloved Super Mario made his debut 30 years ago.

  • Super computer exports restricted

    China will ban exports of high-performance drones and computers due to national security reasons, trade and customs authorities said on Friday.

  • Yahoo tries to get more fashionable with Polyvore purchase

    Yahoo is buying style-tip specialist Polyvore in its latest attempt to become a more fashionable place to advertise.

  • Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10

    Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download.

  • Facebook ready to test Internet-beaming drones

    Facebook on Thursday said it is ready to begin test flights of a high-altitude drone designed to provide Internet access to remote locations of the world.

  • Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick

    Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.

  • Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 in 190 countries

    Microsoft began rolling out its Windows 10 operating system Wednesday as a free upgrade for computer users in 190 countries, saying it delivers on its vision for "more personal computing."

  • Amazon wants air space for delivery drones

    Online retail colossus Amazon wants to carve out a special zone of the sky to shuttle commercial drones that would deliver goods to its customers.

  • Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor

    It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years.

  • Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

    Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.

  • CERN scientists claim discovery of new particles

    A new kind of subatomic particle called the pentaquark has been detected for the first time, the European Organization for Nuclear Research said Tuesday.

  • Ready for its close-up: First spacecraft to explore Pluto

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft was expected to get up-close and personal with Pluto on Tuesday, on track to zoom within 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) of the small icy world left unexplored until now.

  • Better than friends? This robot gives undivided attention

    I'm Japanese and so I'm a sucker for cute things, like manga, quirky figurines and mascot characters. And Pepper, the new companion robot from Tokyo-based technology company Softbank Corp., delivers cuteness like you've never seen.

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes after launch

    An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded just minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday, marking a major setback for the fast-charging company headed by Internet tycoon Elon Musk.

  • SpaceX capsule to deliver new parking spot for space station

    SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia.

  • Google joins effort to boost genomics research

    Google announced Wednesday it was teaming up with university scientists to use its computing platform to accelerate efforts in genomics research.

  • Most kangaroos are left-handed: study

    Kangaroos tend to be lefties, according to a study Thursday that sheds new light on the capacity for mammals, particularly those that walk upright, to prefer one paw over the other.

  • Mount Sinabung erupts again

    Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, erupted again on Sunday, spewing hot clouds to the south and southeast of the volcano.

  • Twitter's twists and turns _ can it keep flying?

    The Pope is on Twitter, along with the Dalai Lama, world leaders and, of course, Kim Kardashian.

  • Dennis Adhiswara: Optimizing gadgets as portable office

    As an actor, filmmaker and entrepreneur, Dennis Adhiswara relies on the advancement of technology to support his daily activities.