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Orkut, We Hardly Knew Ye: 10 Tech Products We Lost In 2014

Pic:BloombergEVERY year, the tech industry brings us unexpected surprises and long-predicted changes, and among those ups and downs are usually a few endings to some of our favorite technology products.

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Boeing, BlackBerry Working On A Smartphone That Would 'Self-Destruct'

It seems like something out of an old episode of Mission Impossible or Inspector Gadget—an ultra-secure phone that self destructs. But such a phone might be close to reality, courtesy of Boeing and BlackBerry.

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Sony Hack Was 'Cyber Vandalism,' Not Act Of War, Says Obama

The hack of Sony Pictures, blamed on North Korea by the FBI, was not an act of war, President Obama said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

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Samsung Says Wearables Will Be The Next 'Power' Trend In The Workplace

The Motorola Moto 360 was the first Android Wear smartwatch with a round face. IMAGE: MASHABLE, PETE PACHAL

Wearable technology will be to 2015 what shoulder pads were to the 1980s.

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Creator Of Minecraft Buys Mansion Worth US$70 Million

Minecraft creator, Markus “Notch” Persson, has just bought a mansion in Beverly Hills for around US$70 Million (RM 243,211,500). Persson successfully outbid celebrities such as Jay Z and Beyonce, and is the most expensive deal ever recorded in Beverly Hills.

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Couple Stuck In Keyless Entry Car For 13 Hours

Featured Image: Otago Daily Time

Here’s not something you hear every day. An elderly couple from New Zealand was stuck in their Mazda 3 hatchback for 13 hours after they have accidentally locked themselves in the car believing that exiting the vehicle will not be possible without the key fob.

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Why Mark Zuckerberg Tried To Stop The Social Network From Being Made

Photo: CB

Yet another Sony leak, and another story about someone unhappy about the production of a movie.

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BitTorrent's Offer To Sony: Release "The Interview" Safely Online With Us And Make Money

Photo: Sony Pictures

In the days after Sony canceled the theatrical release of the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy The Interview, the studio has so far failed to make any alternative distribution arrangements, in part because crucial Video On Demand partners are unwilling to assume the risk of a potential new cyberattack.

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Cloud Castles: NASA Wants To Deploy Manned Solar-Powered Airships To Venus

Photo: NASA

Despite its hellish surface, Venus turns out to be quite an attractive planet for exploration. NASA scientists are developing a project of conquering its upper atmosphere – a fleet of solar-powered aircraft may build up a whole cloud city in the future.

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Smart Bras: Wearable Tech's Wild Card

Photo: www.ctvnews.caA 'Bionic Bra' that constricts and releases according to the force exerted on the breasts was recently announced by an Australian research team, promising to spare the wearer of the long-term damage that can result from wearing an ill-fitting sports bra.

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