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Microsoft launches wearable fitness device

Microsoft Corp. launched a device called Microsoft Band that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market.Full article

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Sistine chapel dazzles after high-tech makeover

As of 10/30/2014 7:01 PM
VATICAN CITY -- High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system. Full article

Theaters advised to ban 'smart' watches, glasses

As of 10/30/2014 11:45 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A pair of influential US film industry organizations on Wednesday put out word that movie theaters should ban smart watches or eyewear that could be used to record movies. Full article

Nintendo to develop device to track sleep, fatigue

As of 10/30/2014 11:16 AM
TOKYO -- Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. Ltd. will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, CEO Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division.   Full article

Nestle hiring 1,000 robots to sell coffee machines

As of 10/29/2014 7:39 PM
TOKYO --- Food giant Nestle said Wednesday that its Japan unit would hire 1,000 robots as sales clerks at stores across the country. Full article

LG exit suggests end is near for plasma TVs

As of 10/29/2014 1:45 PM
South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. said it will wind down its plasma television business by end-November, as a technology long overtaken by liquid crystal display takes one step closer to its demise. Full article

What Magic Leap brings to virtual reality scene

As of 10/29/2014 12:34 AM
Google recently led a $542 million investment into Magic Leap, a company seen to challenge Oculus in the virtual reality wars. Full article

OK Go showcases drones, self-balancing unicycles in new video

As of 10/29/2014 12:31 AM
The band known for its trippy, one-take music videos is back, hitting 2.3 million views on YouTube within 20 hours. Full article

Little Big Planet 3 gets PH release date

As of 10/28/2014 6:04 PM
Filipino fans of Sony's critically acclaimed puzzle game Little Big Planet will have plenty to look forward to this November, as the company recently announced the release date of the series' latest installment in the country. Full article

Globe releases bundles for Samsung Note 4

As of 10/28/2014 5:14 PM
Good news for Samsung aficionados! Globe Telecom has launched its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 promo that has a complete postpaid plan bundled with access to lifestyle suites.   Full article

Gionee broadens product lineup

As of 10/26/2014 2:08 PM
Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Gionee recently introduced the Elife E7 Mini and the GPAD G5 as the comp-any broadens its market presence in the Philippines. Full article