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New Lenovo Yoga tablets, PCs due out for holiday season

Lenovo's new Yoga tablets will ship during the holiday season, and Ashton Kutcher has a hand in product development.

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Why the Internet of Things may never happen (Part 2)

The Internet of Things idea of all our stuff seamlessly working together for our benefit is wonderful, but it's never going to happen.

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Forget 'airplane mode,' devices are OK'd for inflight use in Europe

Airline passengers traveling on European airline flights will be able to leave their mobile phones and other gadgets on throughout the entire flight, the European Aviation Safety Agency said.

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Smaller Windows PC makers nip at Apple's heels in customer satisfaction

Apple again topped rival computer makers in an annual customer satisfaction survey, the 10th year in a row its Macs have whipped Windows PCs.

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How haptics will transform your gadgets

The era of ubiquitous haptic user interfaces has been predicted for two decades. Now it's finally here. Can you feel it?

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IEEE standards group wants to bring order to Internet of Things

The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

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Sony releases SmartEyeglass developer kit

Sony has launched an SDK for its SmartEyeglass head-mounted display, another step toward challenging Google Glass.

Qualcomm seeks to attract developers with mobile TV and digital glasses SDKs

Developers can download the LTE Broadcast SDK and sign up for a beta test of the Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear

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BitTorrent opens Bleep peer-to-peer encrypted chat program to public testing

Nine months after revealing plans to develop a decentralized and encrypted chat application, BitTorrent opened public testing for Windows, Mac and Android versions of the program. Called Bleep, the application supports voice...

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Have a spare $9,000? Join Facebook for the rich

Want to talk about your Porsche, your takeover of a company or your new jet but uncomfortable doing it on Facebook? There's a new social network for you.

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Is Panasonic's CM1 a camera or a smartphone?

You'd be forgiven for thinking Panasonic's latest gadget is a smartphone. It's a slim rectangle with a touchscreen and LTE connectivity.

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Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing and other tasks

The Wi-Fi Direct standard for linking two devices without a LAN is about to get easier to use.

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Apple Watch under scrutiny for privacy by Connecticut attorney general

Connecticut's attorney general is concerned about the privacy implications of Apple Watch's handling of consumers' health information.

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Update: Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5B

Microsoft has agreed to buy Mojang, the Swedish developer of a top selling PC and console game, for $2.5 billion, the companies announced Monday.

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Google debuts first low-cost Android One phones in India

Three Indian vendors have launched smartphones based on a Google reference design starting at around $100 without operator subsidy, in a bid to grab a share of a growing but competitive segment of the country's smartphone market.

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Moto X, pure as the driven snow, to be presold out on Tuesday!

Motorola mobiles and watches are taking the world by storm! The Pure Edition and 360 (but not quite) available for presale on Tuesday! What do bloggers think?! In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get close to going around and around.

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What Apple knows about smartwatches that Google doesn't

Instead of just being a peripheral device for your smartphone, the Apple Watch also functions as a peripheral to you, says columnist Mike Elgan.

Ericsson buys Fabrix Systems for $95M to help put TV on any screen

Ericsson plans to buy Fabrix Systems, which sells a cloud-based platform for delivering DVR (digital video recorder), video on demand and other services for $95 million.

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