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A coach on your wrist: Wearable fitness gadgets for everyone

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Android 5.0.1 download NOW for Google Nexus 5 -- Lollipop update fixes issues, we hope

Patched Lollipop for your plastic pal squashes Wi-Fi and calling bugs, saves battery. And here it is: Android 5.0.1 for your Nexus 5. Merry Christmas. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers fire up adb. [Updated]

SpaceCurve rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

Seattle startup SpaceCurve on Tuesday will release a new database system aimed at speeding the process of analyzing location-oriented data as it's being generated.

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Can we really trust Apple's iTunes?

The locked-in nature of FairPlay was a by-product of industry fear, ultimately abandoned in favor of trusting music fans more.

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Microsoft to release Project Orleans as open source

Microsoft plans to open-source the framework that helps developers of cloud services like those behind the popular Halo 4 game.

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In gadget we trust

The allegiance that some of us have for certain operating systems, gadgets and programs can seem like religious fervor. There might be a reason this is so.

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Android 5.0.1 download NOW for Google Nexus 4/6 and Moto G

Patched Lollipop for your plastic pal fixes bugs, saves battery (we hope). But for Nexus 5 owners, the only thing we feel is pain. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers have never danced like this before.

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With Comcast's Ethernet @Home, your holiday break could be even more like work

Work follows millions of people home every night, and Comcast Business wants to take that bittersweet reality to another level.

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Attackers knock PlayStation Network offline for hours

Many gamers couldn't access Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) for hours on Sunday evening after an apparent attack against the service. The PlayStation Store was also reportedly affected.

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Top 10 Tech stories 2014: Backlash! Disrupting the disruptors

Blowing up entrenched business models and picking up the profits that spill onto the floor is a time-honored tradition in tech, these days known by the cliche of the moment, "disruption." Here are our picks for the top stories of a...

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Most workers in developed countries worry about tech of the future

Workers believe that smartphones, tablets and other computing devices have made them more productive, but they have a nagging worry about the increasing role of technology in their lives.

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YotaPhone 2 excites with costly dual-screen setup

The YotaPhone is something truly different: A 5-in. full HD display plus a 4.7-in. e-ink display.

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Now on CIO: Around the world with BYOD

More than half of employees across the global bring a mobile device to work, but practices vary widely from country to country in terms of ownership and adoption. Surprisingly, some tech-loving countries are lagging behind.

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Thieves may regret stealing HP's Elitebook Folio 1020 laptops

Data from the 12.5-inch Elitebook Folio 1020 models can be wiped in case of theft

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Gamification pitfalls and how companies are avoiding them

Organizations are expanding their use of gamification to reap additional benefits.

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OK, BlackBerry, what else have you got besides security?

The once-dominant mobile-email player’s latest pitch is irrelevant for today’s smartphone buyers. Can the company’s BYOD pitch save the day?

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New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

With mobile devices rapidly becoming the tools of choice for enterprise work, IBM wants to help IT departments make sure they can serve all users.

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Comcast app lets customers track service techs in real time

To avoid forcing customers to sit at home waiting for their cable fix, ComCast today unveiled a mobile app that lets customers track where service techs are in real time.

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Apple to Xiaomi: Easier said than done to become top smartphone vendor

A day after China's Xiaomi said it wanted to become the world's number one smartphone vendor, an Apple executive weighed in and told the Chinese company to be patient.

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