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Wearable shipments skyrocket, but user apathy still spells trouble for manufacturers

Shipments of smartwatches and activity trackers increased 684 percent since last year, says research group Canalys.

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OnePlus One update fixes battery woes, but some issues remain

Maybe it's a good thing that you can't buy this phone right now.

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Pebble smartwatch gets ESPN score-tracking app in time to kickoff the NFL season

New app lets you glance at two games at a time--if you can get it to work

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Google's driverless car prototype will get a steering wheel after all

California DMV says self-driving vehicles must allow humans to take control

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Latest Google Glass update makes contacts easier to deal with

With the new Glass OS version, users will be able to scroll through their full address books and add favorites more easily.

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Kreyos smartwatch is just the latest crowdfunded, wearable horror story

Backers expose shady behavior after not getting what they paid for.

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T-Mobile's latest deal: Convert a pal and you'll both get a year of free, unlimited LTE data

Existing customers can refer their friends, and everyone gets a year of unlimited data

SoundCloud rolls out ads, will let you pay to remove them

The music streaming service promises a "gradual" ad launch as it feels pressure to boost revenues.

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Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a cheap Samsung tablet with reading-focused Barnes & Noble perks

Barnes & Noble's first tablet in nearly two years launches today for $179.

Netflix now pays Time Warner Cable for faster video delivery

All four major ISPs are now getting money from Netflix in exchange for faster speeds.

Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

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No set-top box required: TVs with baked-in Roku streaming coming in September

HiSense and TCL televisions ship soon with Roku built-in

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More than a toy: Oculus Rift VR headset becomes a tool for real-life surgery demos

New Oculus demo provides a surgeon's-eye view of a total hip replacement.

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Microsoft makes a Snapchat competitor—for Windows Phone only

WindUp makes friends race to see a message before it's gone.

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Cheaper solid state batteries hint at longer-lasting wearables

An alternative to lithium-ion promises twice the energy storage in watch-friendly shapes and sizes.