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Orchestrating the Super Bowl

With the biggest football game of the year coming up, technologists have their hands full with providing a complete engaging experience to those in attendance. From device access to analytics, technology is being turned on its head...

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DARPA teaches robots to cook by watching YouTube

System that lets them learn complex actions by observing could make robots far more capable, helpful and cheap.

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Mobile World Congress rumor mill churns with reports of better screens, cameras

For Android fans, the next couple of months will be exciting times thanks to the expected arrival of new flagship smartphones from HTC, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Sony.

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Modular smartphones could be reused as computer clusters

The promise of modular smartphones like Google's Project Ara is that buyers will be able to upgrade components at will, and now Finnish company Circular Devices has come up with a use for discarded computing modules.

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Why Surface Hub is more interesting than HoloLens

By the time Microsoft ships their augmented reality headset, it will be an also-ran banality. Their re-invention of "desktop" computing is what really matters.

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Why smart devices and wearables will be security's new headache

First it was BYOD and how to secure all of those smartphones in your organization. That's old news! Now those smart devices are communicating with smartphones, and that means they're the weakest link in your cyber kill chain.

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HP teases wire-free computing with Elite X2 1011 hybrid

Hewlett-Packard is taking a step to cut the cords from tablets and laptops with its Elite X2 1011 G1, which will be able to connect to displays and send print commands wirelessly.

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iPad Pro rumors: An Apple stylus (more evidence that Steve Jobs is dead)

WWSJD? Fire the lot of 'em, probably. A well-connected analyst says Apple is readying a stylus for the upcoming iPad Pro. That's despite all the famous soundbites from Steve Jobs. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers test pen theories.

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Why I'm still excited about Google Glass

As we say goodbye to the Glass project at Google X labs, we can look forward to seeing the first versions of Google Glass, the consumer electronics product.

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Google tries to reset Glass embarrassment with cooler wearable

Pulling Glass and rethinking how the wearable computers look and function could make the device less of a widely mocked science project and more of what it should have been – a cool, useful new technology.

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Gadget watch: The HTC Re and the Narrative Clip track your life's images

A new category of camera is helping users to track their lives in images without having to pull out a smartphone -- or even manually take a photo.

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Google makes big changes to Glass program

Google will stop selling its Glass head-mounted computer to the public on Jan. 19, as part of other big changes Google is making to the product's program.

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Mi Note phablets vs. iPhone 6 Plus (Xiaomi CEO MOCKS Apple)

Xiaomi's aggressive move: OMG, that's incredibly inexpensive for a premium, 5.7-in smartphone. Xiaomi unveils its incredibly low-priced flagship Android phablets, the unoriginally-named Mi Note and Mi Note Pro. Apple's equivalent...

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The Lumia 435 is Microsoft's cheapest smartphone yet at $80

Microsoft is hoping to turn around the fortunes of Windows Phone with a growing number of cheap smartphones. The Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 are its latest contenders.

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Samsung's first Tizen phone arrives in India at $92

Samsung Electronics started selling its first Tizen smartphone in India, priced at $92.

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Google's Lego-like Project Ara smartphone to get a hardware store

As Google gets ready to ship the Lego-like Project Ara smartphone later this year, the company wants to ensure relevant hardware is available to coincide with the device's release.

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Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air

Fujitsu is continuing its push into wearables for the workplace with a prototype Bluetooth ring that lets users "write" in the air so they can work hands-free.

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UK's David Cameron wants to kill Snapchat -- because TERRORISTS

After an unsuccessful attempt to annul the Law of Gravity, UK prime minister David Cameron is now trying something easy, something he believes he can accomplish: Pass a law banning all apps and messaging services using end-to-end...

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