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Apple Watch leans on the iPhone for app management and heavy lifting

A hands-on report reveals a few new details on Apple's first smartwatch

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Glasstomer service: Scotland airport reps don Google's high-tech specs

Glass takes off in yet another airport, letting workers translate documents and look up flight info.

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Netflix's 'Crouching Tiger' sequel will start streaming the same day it hits theaters

The Green Legend will start streaming the same day it hits theaters.

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Pebble fends off Android Wear with $50 Best Buy discount

If you're looking to impulse-buy a smartwatch, now's the time.

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SmartThings adds Logitech Harmony support to make smart homes more responsive

Hook a home entertainment center into all your other smart home gear

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Even with Google Glass, texting while driving is still unsafe

New study finds little difference between Glass voice dictation and texting by hand

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Passport sellouts at 200,000 preorders reveal a more modest BlackBerry

BlackBerry boasts of numbers that would make larger companies wince

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Score one for useful Google Glass apps: This one serves as light meter for cameras

Google Glass becomes more useful than creepy in professional settings. The new Light Meter app could be a boon to photographers, assuming they’ve already ponied up for Glass.

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Samsung Gear S heading to major U.S. carriers with call routing trickery

Samsung's next smartwatch needs a smartphone for connectivity, even if it isn't nearby.

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Hands-on with Pebble Firmware 2.5; iOS 8 users get better notifications

A small tweak to notifications makes the Pebble smartwatch much more useful. And there's new compass support too.

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Vizio makes 4K affordable with $1000 Ultra HD TV

The price premium for 4K TV gets a lot smaller.

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Amazon Fire OS 4 adds ASAP loading, user profiles, family media sharing, and more

Amazon's latest operating system is built on Android KitKat, though you'd hardly recognize it.

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Amazon, Apple updates let families share apps and media across devices

Families can share their apps, books and more across devices, as long as everyone can agree on an operating system.

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Moto 360 review: Not the Android Wear watch you've been waiting for

Weak battery life, technical glitches and a bulky frame mar Motorola's first smartwatch.

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Apple offers iPhone migration guide for Android converts

With oversized iPhones in hand, Apple helps Android users make the switch