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Today, Facebook unveiled Facebook Home, a piece of software that takes over the Android homescreen. That's right, the free software takes over the entire menu system to show updates without having to launch a Facebook app. The HTC First will be the first handset to come pre-loaded with Facebook Home. Continue reading for two videos and to see what Mark Zuckerberg has to say.

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Apple will reportedly launch the completely redesigned iOS 7 with the iPhone 5S, which is set to hit stores in late Q2 or early Q3. That's right, it might feature an all-new Mission Control, Social Hub, Notification Center, and more. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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New state-of-the-art 3D ultrasound imaging software by Dr. Bernard Benoit is capable of mapping a fetus in incredible detail. It basically takes a conventional 3D ultrasound scan and adds color, skin texture, lighting and shadows. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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Apple's iOS 7 may still be a year away (iPhone 6), but Australian designer Jesse Head shows us how the app switching function *should* work. According to Jesse, "this is a quick demonstration of an iOS switcher concept, aiming to bridge the gap between app switching and multitasking." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Here's a first look at Windows Blue, thanks to a leaked video. It features additional Snap Views for side-by-side apps in the Windows 8 view, a redesigned alarm, sound recorder, movie moments, and calculator. The Verge reports that "the snapping improvements also apply to multi monitor support, where you can now run individual Windows 8-style apps across multiple monitors." Continue reading for more.

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Just when you thought you've seen it all, "Sleep If U Can" comes along. Once the alarm on this app goes off, you'll have to to get out of bed and take the exact same photo of what you shot before going to sleep. Continue reading to see it in-action.

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Arturo Castro developed his custom face mapping system using opensource framework and Jason Saragih's c++ library for face tracking. Simply put as possible, "the face tracking library returns a mesh that matches the contour of the eyes, nose, mouth and other facial features," according to Arturo. Continue reading to see more.

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Let's face it, most on-screen keyboards are horrible, especially since they take up a large portion of the screen. Introducing Minuum, a keyboard that "eliminates the visual clutter of archaic mobile keyboards by adapting the keyboard to a single dimension." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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You know what they say: "It's better to be safe than sorry". That is why a Japanese researcher has invented a dummy cursor system. With this system activated, only the user knows which cursor is the real one, so there's no concern about people stealing passwords just by being able to see the screen. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year. Continue reading to see one quick way to troll IE users.

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