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Virtual Creatures in a Box, Controlled by You

A startup uses an old parlor trick and smartphone sensing to let you control virtual objects in a see-through box.

Computing

App Ads Are Booming Business for Facebook

App ads account for more than half of Facebook’s mobile revenue—and they show how the ad market is changing.

Materials

New Titanium-Making Process Could Result in Lighter Aircraft

A new process could extend the use of titanium for lightweight, more fuel-efficient airplanes.

Computing

New Display Technology Lets LCDs Produce Princess Leia-Style Holograms

Startup aims to give mobile devices the power to display full-color holographic images and video.

Biomedicine

Venture Capitalists Love Biotech Right Now

Scientific advances and new business models are spurring investor confidence in biomedical-related ventures.

Business

Five Loopholes That Could Undermine Net Neutrality

“Open Internet” rules are on the verge of being approved in the U.S., but crucial details remain unclear.

Mobile

A Smart-Watch Pioneer Has an Answer for Apple

As the Apple Watch casts a shadow across the smart-watch market, Pebble preps a wrist-worn gadget with a color e-paper display.

Computing

Programmable Chips for a More Powerful Web and Smarter Phones

Software upgrades that can change the circuitry of the silicon chips inside computing devices could make them more powerful.

Mobile

Gadgets Are Getting Better at Fooling Your Sense of Touch

Touch feedback that’s more nuanced than a simple buzz could make virtual reality more real and cars safer.

Computing

Bitcoin-Inspired Digital Currency to Power Mobile Savings App

A nonprofit experiments with using digital currency to give poor teenagers their first experience of financial services.