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VR lets you redecorate from the couch
Stop moving around the new sofa to try to figure out where it fits. Forget about trying to judge a paint color from tiny samples against the wall. New tools like virtual reality measuring apps and online mood boards are trying to help consumers find easier and quicker ways to decorate homes and apartments.
 
Facebook said Wednesday that it will extended its suite of anti-suicide tools to users worldwide, simplifying the process for worried users to flag postings by friends who may be considering harming themselves.
 
Reducing errors made during surgery, bringing school books to life, enabling us to browse shops from the comfort of home -- virtual reality is not just about gaming, it will change our lives, according to some tech leaders.
 
High-tech security
A woman holds a smartphone running a Microsoft school security system at Lishan Primary School in Taipei, Thursday, June 16. The system uses low-frequency high-speed and wireless long-distance enabled dynamic spectrum access (DSA) technology to install a comprehensive surveillance network in the school. Any pupil spotting a suspicious person can press emergency buttons installed across the school's premises. Thanks to the DSA technology, the surveillance cameras nearby can immediately send a live video feed to the school's central security room.
 
Cygnus space capsule departs International Space Station
WASHINGTON - Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus space capsule departed from the International Space Station on schedule Tuesday, three months after delivering 7,500 pounds (3,400 kilos) of supplies, material for scientific experiments and equipment to the orbiting outpost.
 
'Everyday Architecture Re-made in Taiwan'
The historic city of Venice hosts the 15th Architecture Biennale this year, with exhibitions spanning from May 28 to Nov. 27. Venice, Italy, in and of itself an architectural phenomenon...
 
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Apple makes Siri smarter, rolls out software improvements
Apple kicked off its annual software developer conference with an artificial intelligence upgrade for Siri, its digital assistant, as well as new software features for other devices and an overhaul of its music service.
 
Electronic Arts teases its forthcoming 'Star Wars' games at E3
Electronic Arts is leaning heavily on The Force.
 
Solar-powered pilots' globe-circling flight arrives in NYC
The pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a globe-circling voyage that began more than a year ago said their flight over the Statue of Liberty before landing in New York inspired them on their mission to promote a world free from reliance on fossil fuels.
 
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