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Samsung' phone-free Gear S smartwatch gets U.S. launch details, requires a service plan

The standalone smartwatch launches next week after two months of teasing, but service doesn't come cheap.

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Motorola re-commits to pure Android under new Lenovo masters

As Motorola ships off from Google, it promises to take some lessons along, while keeping the Moto and Droid lines intact.

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Google Glass is officially unwelcome in movie theaters

Bootleg recording paranoia reaches new heights as the movie industry places a ban on wearable devices like Google Glass. Not that the battery would last through a full film anyway.

Internet TV services would get a massive boost from FCC's proposed rule changes

A proposed rule change would prevent broadcast stations and cable operators from keeping their content locked up.

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The golden age of cord-cutting is upon us. Don't let scare tactics tell you otherwise

Despite what cable apologists may tell you, a la carte pricing is poised to change everything.

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YouTube considers ad-free video subscriptions, still working on music service

For a price, you may never have to sit through another pesky pre-roll video.

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Lenovo Smartband fitness tracker with PC unlock feature appears on company website

There's no price or release date, only a promise to track your health and skip the Windows password prompt.

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Amazon fires a shot at Chromecast with $39 Fire TV Stick

The streaming TV dongle packs surprisingly beefy specs and supports Miracast mirroring, and it comes with a remote.

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Fitbit gets fancier with Charge activity trackers, fitness-focused Surge 'super watch'

The fitness tracking heavyweight resists the race to the bottom with three new devices, including one with smartwatch features.

AT&T bundles $1 Amazon Fire phone with $49 Fire HDX tablet

At this point, AT&T and Amazon are practically paying people to take the hardware off their hands

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New rumors of Microsoft wearable include FCC filing, mystery watch on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Did a TV show just spill the beans? Meanwhile, the FCC filing suggests the device will come in three different sizes.

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'Microsoft Garage' embraces cross-platform spirit with new Android apps

An initiative called 'Microsoft Garage' unleashes small-scale apps on rival platforms.

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Bit by bit, the Moto 360 continues to get better

New update adds smarter battery management, better timekeeping and a few other tweaks.

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I’m wearin’ it! Survey shows users would buy wearable tech from McDonald’s

We’re not sure exactly what that would be, but it was the most bizarre result from a wearables survey that showed predictably high interest in Apple Watch.

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Report: Sprint to charge $10 per month for Samsung Gear S data plan

The luxury of using a smartwatch in place of your phone may not come cheap, as carriers look to cash in.