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Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this year. Some see Facebook's acquisition of the company as a turning point. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Figuring out how much to tip, and when, is a delicate science. Some businesses are integrating technology into how you pay to encourage you to tip more. Dan Bobkoff/NPR hide caption

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Mercedes' S500 Intelligent Drive is one traditional carmaker's approach to driverless cars. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An LG representative shows off a smart refrigerator at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 10. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers developed a prototype for a bra sensing system that would read users' emotions, but Microsoft says it won't be developing this product. Courtesy of Microsoft Research hide caption

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