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Ultra high-def TVs still too expensive

A new report from IHS shows that because of steep prices, UHD TVs are not making deep inroads in the television market.

Google tried to buy music giant Spotify

Google reportedly tried to buy popular music streaming service Spotify late last year, but the talks broke down and the deal didn't go through.

Is Sony's Walkman set to make a comeback?

Sony is making a push to sell high-definition music players, and 35 years after being launched its Walkman is making a small comeback.

Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

An industrious design graduate from the University of Edinburgh has posted a 3D printing CAD file for a wrist ban that allows users to insert an iPod Nano, which can act as a watch, music player and more.

Apple gets patent on iTime smart watch

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office served up further evidence on Tuesday that Apple is designing a smart watch when it awarded the company a patent for a wrist-worn gadget with a touchscreen and ability to communicate with a smartphone.

AirMagnet Wi-Fi security tool takes aim at drones

In its quest to help enterprises seek out and neutralize all threats to their Wi-Fi networks, AirMagnet is now looking to the skies.

Just wave your smartwatch to board this train

If you're holding out for that multi-functional smartwatch of your dreams, Sony is working to add contactless payments to wearables with a new chip.

Cheaper Xbox offering without Kinect spikes U.S. sales

Sales of Xbox One gaming consoles more than doubled in the U.S. last month because of the introduction of a cheaper version of the console that doesn't include the Kinect motion sensor.

Amazon.com mulls unlimited e-book subscription offer

Amazon.com looks to be prepping a $9.99-a-month e-book and audiobook subscription service dubbed "Kindle Unlimited."

Visa launches 'Checkout' for quick and easy payments from any device

Visa announced a new simplified digital payment service called Visa Checkout, which is designed to allow customers to pay quickly for goods online on any connected device.

Google moves closer to selling smart contacts

Google has reached a deal with Alcon to work together on smart contact lenses that can monitor diabetics' blood sugar levels.

Google's 3D mapping tech flying to space station

After a successful Sunday launch, the Cygnus cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station, carrying a Google 3D smartphone, along with a flock of tiny satellites.

There's still a security disconnect on BYOD

Corporate employees are taking a surprisingly lax approach towards security issues raised by the business use of personally owned mobile devices.

Standalone wearables coming this year, AT&T exec says

The most successful wearable devices will be ones that can work without a phone, and AT&T will have at least one of them by the end of this year, the man who manages the carrier's partnerships said.

Google Glass creator sees something smaller, faster and less awkward

Google has big hopes for its Glass head-mounted computer, chief among them a desire to make the unit smaller and more comfortable to wear.

Zuckerberg says basic Internet should be as universal as 911 service

Mark Zuckerberg sees the Internet as a vital service that should be made available to everyone across the world -- a service that can be as vital as, say, the ability to call for emergency help on a telephone.

'Reading Rainbow' reboot coming to Android, Apple TV, Xbox

A relaunched version of "Reading Rainbow," the popular educational TV show that first aired in the 1980s, is on its way to a number of modern platforms including Android, Apple TV and Xbox.

Mobile health device market to grow 8X to $42B

A new report shows venture capital funding and clinical mobile health applications will push the mobile device market to extraordinary highs by 2023.

Google scoops up Songza and its modern version of the 80s mix tape

Google will acquire music streaming service Songza, which offers customized playlists on its free mobile app.

Microsoft joins AllSeen Alliance, the Qualcomm-led IoT project

Microsoft has joined the AllSeen Alliance, which is building an open source framework for connecting homes, cars and mobile devices.

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