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The Oculus Rift, a headset that aimed to revolutionize virtual reality, has run headlong into practical reality
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many - possibly most - of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping ....

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job....

Rovi buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion
NEW YORK (AP) -- Digital TV listing company Rovi is buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion....

Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes....

Authorities say an Apple employee was found dead in a conference room inside the company's world headquarters in California
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a young Apple employee took his own life at the company's headquarters this week....

Amazon's Prime subscription service is on a roll
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is clearly entering its Prime. Meaning, of course, its $100 annual membership program, now a decade old, which has accomplished the remarkable feat of convincing millions of people to pay an annual fee for the privilege of, well, shopping....

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his stake in Apple, citing concerns about the giant tech company's prospects in China
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his stake in Apple, citing concerns about the giant tech company's prospects in China....

The White House is announcing new steps to help reduce gun violence, chiefly by helping manufacturers understand what law enforcement agencies need from so-called smart guns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system....

Thirty years after the Chernobyl disaster, Russia faces questions about the radioactive legacy and potential for more accidents at the Mayak nuclear facility
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) -- At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank....

AP Source: Fiat Chrysler, Google in talks to form self-driving car partnership
DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler and Google's self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership....

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The Oculus Rift, a headset that aimed to revolutionize virtual reality, has run headlong into practical reality

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job

The White House is announcing new steps to help reduce gun violence, chiefly by helping manufacturers understand what law enforcement agencies need from so-called smart guns

Thirty years after the Chernobyl disaster, Russia faces questions about the radioactive legacy and potential for more accidents at the Mayak nuclear facility

Rovi buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion

Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes

Authorities say an Apple employee was found dead in a conference room inside the company's world headquarters in California

Amazon's new e-book reader, the Kindle Oasis, is sleeker and lighter than previous models, but it's pricey for all but the most avid readers

Amazon's Prime subscription service is on a roll

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his stake in Apple, citing concerns about the giant tech company's prospects in China

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