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Clockwise Podcast: Comic-Con, Yelp, smart bulbs, and "app rot"

Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.

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Nonlinear Film Technology lets you (and the rest of the audience) be the director

Think of this like Choose Your Own Adventure, for movies, with a group. Plus, you get a legitimate excuse to use your cell phone during a film!

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Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

Microsoft issues updates to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for the Apple iPad, with some handy new features.

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Sony's PlayStation Now game streaming service enters open beta

You can now stream a selection of PlayStation 3 titles to your PlayStation 4 for ad-hoc backwards compatibility. It's going to cost you, though.

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Revolv's connected home hub gets even smarter with an Android app and Nest support

Now open to Android and iOS users, Revolv's new apps let you add geofencing to your Nest thermostat.

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PSA: Amazon Appstore giving 30 premium Android apps away for free

The two-day sale makes many excellent games, reference tools, and other paid apps available for free.

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Samsung's Milk Music service adds $4 per month premium subscription option

Plunking down your cash enables a handful of useful features, but fear not, thrifty listeners: The no-cost version remains ad-free—for now.

Facebook's Internet.org app gives Zambia mobile users free, basic Internet access

Mobile users in Zambia get free access to services like Wikipedia, Google and Facebook

Terse FCC letter suggests Verizon's plan to throttle unlimited data is a cash grab

Tom Wheeler's sharply worded letter questions why Verizon is singling out customers with unlimited plans

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Whiskey is a social lubricant and a social network, thanks to Distiller

The whiskey recommendation engine is now giving discerning drinkers a way to chat about booze.

Smartwatches and activity trackers have serious abandonment issues

Some 33 percent of all wearable owners stop using their gadgets after six months. Jon Phillips tackles smartband attrition rates, the ugly Runtastic Orbit, and Android Wear's one-month report card in Episode 11 of Wearables Right or Wrong?

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Runtastic Orbit review: The activity tracker that only a Runtastic fanatic could love

It's not pretty or even cheap, but this serviceable activity-tracking wristband offers special data-syncing with the Runtastic Pro mobile app.

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The best augmented reality apps for Android

Use your Android phone or tablet to scan the external world and find places to hang out or relevant information from the web.

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Iota offers no-fee GPS tracking, thanks to long-range RF and your neighbors' Wi-Fi

Versatile Iota has a longer range than Bluetooth, a pay-once business model, and a decent handful of use cases. But it relies on having enough customers to blanket your town with coverage.

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12 powerful websites that can replace your desktop software

These days, even brawny tasks like video editing can take place solely in your browser. Check out these great sites for productivity, creativity, security and more.

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Going on a trip? Keep a travel diary with Bonjournal

This journaling app compiles your individual entries into a beautiful narrative... if you remember to use it.

App Invasion: Going on a trip? Keep a travel diary with Bonjournal

This journaling app compiles your individual entries into a beautiful narrative... if you remember to use it.