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There may be big expectations for the wearables market, but the reality is that until someone transforms the category -- Apple's the usual suspect -- it won't break out of a very small constituency.
China has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the country's emerging console sector.
A tricked-out version of YouTube offering exclusive content might prove lucrative bait for Google to lure some of its users deeper into its digital video and music services.
Microsoft is encouraging more hardware hackers to develop Windows-based smart devices and appliances with expanded availability of a preview OS to all owners of Intel's Galileo board.
In what could be a decisive blow to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mega trend, the California Court of Appeal ruled late last week that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use of personal cellphones, as described in the National Law Review.
In acquiring SmartThings, Samsung is gaining a philosophy, platform and development community for the Internet of Things. It may also be betting that open standards -- open platforms -- will be the key to winning this market.
Ever wonder what your heart rate is when you're running while listening to music?
Samsung has agreed to buy SmartThings, a two-year-old startup that makes software to connect household objects and let them be controlled from afar via smartphone.
AT&T topped all four national carriers for the third time in a row for customer purchase satisfaction in-store, on the phone or on the Web, according to market research firm J.D. Power.
Throughout Japan, an army of workers stands ready to ensure important messages are delivered as quickly as possible. But they don't work in data centers maintaining email servers. They deliver telegrams.
Microsoft has chosen 10 home automation startups that it will support in various ways through an accelerator program, in the hopes of helping them develop their technologies and products.
Samsung launched its new Galaxy Alpha with a metal frame in a bid to boost sales after the plastic design of its smartphones was blamed for the company's recent struggles.
Low-power wearables may soon bid adieu to batteries and start drawing energy generated by body heat and movement, and ambient energy from the environment.
Want to measure heart rate or weight? Google can help you.
Google's YouTube division has bought the Directr movie-making app for smartphones and will offer it free.
The coming Internet of things (IoT) revolution may not run on batteries, but on power plucked from the air, according to researchers at the University of Washington.
Hewlett-Packard's initial approach to the wearables market will be through partnerships, rather than developing products entirely in-house.
Companies have embarked on a gradual but massive adoption of "Internet of things" (IoT) technology, investing in sensors to collect data, which is then wirelessly sent for further analysis or alerts, according to a survey.
Panasonic has agreed to help set up the factory that Tesla Motors plans to build for making batteries for Tesla and other electric cars.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are working on computer screens that would adjust their images to accommodate individual user's visual needs. Think of it as a display that wears the glasses so users don't have to.