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Researchers reveal 3 devious ways online trackers shatter your privacy and follow your digital footsteps

The use of such tracking tools may be unknown to most users, according to a research paper

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Rick-rolling 'Rickmote' shows no mercy when it finds someone using Chromecast

A Raspberry-Pi powered tool tricks Google Chromecast into playing Rick Astley

Samsung waves white flag on content push, closes Video Hub

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Video, music and books are still important, but partnerships are the way forward for Samsung

Android Wear

Google makes way for wearables with Play Services update

New APIs make it easier it to communicate with apps running on Android-based wearables.

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Small-screen spec showdown: Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs. HTC One mini 2

The HTC smartphone has the looks, but Samsung is hoping a svelte design and an abundance of sensors will be a winning recipe

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California removes ban on Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other alternative currencies

The law paves the way for legal use of community currencies, bitcoin and other U.S. dollar alternatives

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Spec showdown: LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live

The two first Android Wear-based smartwatches go head-to-head

Report: Neither iOS nor Android inherently more secure than the other

Apple has an edge in a couple of areas, but there are still ways into its walled garden, Marble Security said.

Speedier cellular networks ahoy? New tech lets LTE and GSM coexist

Using advanced spectrum sharing, basic voice services can live on while broadband speeds increase

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Analysis: The screen's the thing with the Galaxy Tab S 8.4

The new tablets introduced by Samsung last week have two things going for them: the screens and the weight of the devices.

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Google Glass update puts World Cup scores in your face

Google is also making it easier for users to share photographs and keep track of where they parked

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Think round! Google gives developers tips on designing apps for smartwatches

Getting developers onboard will be key for the future success of Android Wear, an analyst says.

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Samsung-backed Tizen OS turns focus to wearables and cars

Next week's Tizen Developer Conference will highlight new priorities

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DogeVault says thieves attacked virtual machines in $130,000 Dogecoin heist

The service lost 280 million dogecoins and has recovered 120 million

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First Windows Phone 8.1 phone, the Nokia Lumia 630, due out this week in Asia

It'll be a Nokia Lumia 630 that'll be available in single SIM and double SIM models

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