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Samsung plans Android Wear smartwatch in Tizen-tinged 2014

The latest Gear smartwatches may be running Tizen, but Samsung hasn't given up on Android for wearables.

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Samsung hints at Galaxy K Zoom debut on April 29

A teasing invite appears, amid rumors that the Galaxy K Zoom could have a 20-megapixel camera and 10X optical zoom.

on greenbot.com

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New Chrome for Android beta adds Chromecast support for web video, closed tab recovery

Along with a bunch of other features, Chrome Beta now has native Chromecast support for video.

on greenbot.com

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Meet Jasper, an open-source, Siri-like virtual assistant for Raspberry Pi

A new open source project for Raspberry Pi mini-PCs lets you build your own voice command personal assistant for your home.

on pcworld.com

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Healing Heartbleed: LastPass offers automated checker, major sites admit vulnerability

As the list of major sites hit by Heartbleed grows, LastPass is helping its users figure out which accounts need password changes.

on pcworld.com

Google wants to put Glass to work for businesses

Google Glass may or may not be a consumer hit, but the business applications for Glass could be far reaching.

on pcworld.com

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Chromecast gets live YouTube streams, but only from the desktop

There aren't many YouTube videos you can't send from YouTube to a Chromecast device. Now there are even fewer YouTube apps that are un-Castable.

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Scam Virus Shield app tops Google Play's paid app charts before being yanked

Google recently pulled a $4 security app from Google Play that bilked thousands of users before it was finally found out.

on greenbot.com

Yahoo to join Amazon, Netflix, and everybody else with original TV programming

Yahoo is no stranger to original content, but now the company wants to follow in the footsteps of Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft, Netflix, and Sony.

Google's 'Glass' trademark hits a snag at the patent office

Google wants to trademark the term 'Glass,' but with so many other products already using the term the USPTO isn't convinced Google should have the rights to the seemingly common term.

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Play Newsstand and Play Movies & TV apps get interface tweaks

Google Keep wasn't the only app to get updates on Wednesday. Play Newsstand and Play Movies & TV also got some minor UI improvements.

on greenbot.com

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Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 gets native voice call transfers and Cortana integration

Skype is getting even deeper integration with Windows Phone in version 8.1 including seamless voice call transfers and voice command video calls.

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Drastic Spotify redesign sports a darker look and revamped Your Music section

Spotify is doing away with its gray theme for a bold new black look. Here's a preview of what you can expect.

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Is high-resolution audio really as good as it sounds?

Many audiophiles will tell you that high-resolution audio delivers a superior sound. But is the quality worth the extra cost of stocking your music library with high-resolution recordings?

OKCupid calls for Firefox boycott over CEO's Proposition 8 support

OKCupid would rather you didn't use Firefox to access its site due to Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's 2008 support for California's Proposition 8.