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Google uses Songza to update Play Music app

The Google Play Music app is getting an update. Starting today, users can find music to go along with what they're doing, whether it's working, cooking with friends or going to sleep. They also can use Google's app to find music that...

Your online TV watching is now being tracked across devices

Showing all viewers the same commercial six minutes into, say, an episode of "Modern Family" might soon be over. If you're watching it online.

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Workers use their own devices at work, without boss's knowledge

Many workers use their personally owned smartphones and other computers for job tasks, but a new survey shows a big percentage are doing so without their employer's knowledge.

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NSA approves Samsung Knox devices for government use

The certification may help Samsung establish itself as a serious player in secured devices

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First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month

The first products from Apple's mobile enterprise partnership with IBM will roll out next month, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said the partnership "could change the way people work."

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Silicon Valley's next disruption: Reality!

Virtual reality and augmented reality are practically the same thing and will be served up to us in breathtaking and unexpected ways.

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Neil Young's Pono music store has more than 600K songs 'ingested'

Neil Young says he is making progress toward filling his online Pono store with millions of high-fidelity music files. He's mum, though, on when people can start downloading and listening.

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Tesla S teardown reveals it's more like a smartphone than a car

Tesla’s virtual instrument cluster comes from the same company that supplies Apple with display tech for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Christian Bale 'is' Steve Jobs: Magical movie inbound

All we ask is that it's better than the last Jobs movie: Christian Bale is to play Steve Jobs in Sony's 'official' biographical movie. The story of the Apple co-founder is based on Walter Isaacson's controversial book. The lineup of...

Asus' tablet-smartphone combo comes to the U.S. next week

The Padfone X Mini will first ship on Oct. 23 through AT&T for $199 with a two-year contract

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Nexus 6 release date -- incept next week? (Time to die)

Big phone Real Soon Now: Here comes the Nexus 6 release date. Rumors are rife that Google is about to launch and ship its new Android L phablet, possibly as soon as next week. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers take a Voight-Kampf test. Do you...

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HTC Desire EYE -- a #selfie phone (SUCH a fake model)

“What should my caption be? I want it to be clever.” HTC unveils its 'selfie' phone: The HTC Desire EYE. It's got two equally-great cameras front and back. And it's got other flagship-like specs, even though it's priced like a...

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I understand you now! There's a Glass app for the hard of hearing

Georgia Tech scientists have developed an app that creates captions on Google Glass for users who are hard of hearing.

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DoCoMo haptic handles put navigation in your palm

It's not quite the same as thumbing a ride, but a cylindrical gadget that nestles in your palm can get you where you want to go.

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Toshiba shows glasses with embedded display

Toshiba showed a prototype pair of smart glasses at the Ceatec trade show in Japan this week, and while they might not edge Google Glass out of the market, they should be a bit cheaper.

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Sharp's LCD-challenging MEMS display coming in 2015

Sharp is close to commercializing its first product that uses a MEMS display -- a new type of flat-panel display that boasts deeper and richer colors than traditional LCD screens and lower power consumption.

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Tools for creating malicious USB thumb drives released

In a gambit aimed at driving manufacturers to beef up protections for USB flash drive firmware, two security researchers have released a collection of tools that can be used to turn those drives into silent malware installers.

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Panasonic unveils pin-sized battery for wearables

Power-sipping wearable devices could become smaller with a new rechargeable battery from Panasonic.

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