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The Weekender: low-cost laptops, gaming greatness, and collegiate career concerns

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The creator of 'Second Life' wants to look inside your brain with the Oculus Rift

The creator of 'Second Life' wants to look inside your brain with the Oculus RiftPhilip Rosedale has collabored with neuroscientists in California on a system that, as Fast.Company reports, offers a virtual reality tour of "a person’s brain reacting to stimuli in real time." It does this with the help of many tools, including MRI scans and EEG electrodes that record a subject's brain activity. But the magic lies with Oculus Rift, which allows someone else to get an up close (and live) peek at your brain. F

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US stocks waver ahead of Fed decision

US stocks waver ahead of Fed decisionNEW YORK (AP) — The stock market was in a wait-and-see mode Wednesday ahead of the results of the Federal Reserve's first policy meeting under its new chair, Janet Yellen. Technology stocks struggled after Oracle reported earnings and revenue that fell short of what investors were expecting.

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UK economy basks in manufacturing growth, IMF upgrade

UK economy basks in manufacturing growth, IMF upgradeBy William Schomberg and Ana Nicolaci da Costa LONDON (Reuters) - Britain got a double boost on Tuesday as its recovery from recession gathered momentum and the International Monetary Fund raised the country's growth forecasts more than for any other major economy. The signs that Britain is finally starting to put the financial crisis behind

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Nike warns FX fluctuations to slam profit, expects weak China sales

Nike warns FX fluctuations to slam profit, expects weak China salesNike Inc on Thursday warned Wall Street that growing pressures from weaker currencies in key emerging markets would take a big toll on its profit in the current quarter and into the next fiscal year. The maker of sports shoes and apparel also said sales in China would be unchanged or even down slightly this quarter, reawakening concerns it is having trouble finding its bearings in that market after signs of progress in recent quarters. Nike

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UK man to be extradited for South Africa killing

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities say a British man accused of arranging the murder of his bride on their honeymoon trip to South Africa in 2010 will arrive in Cape Town on April 8 following his extradition from Britain.... Read more...
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