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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.

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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.

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Qualcomm pushes 4K video streaming with prototype TV dongle

The chip maker is keen on 4K video, but needs manufacturing partners to get on board

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Fitbit Surge leak reveals a fitness-focused 'superwatch'

Report claims $250 Fitbit Surge will have a bigger screen and GPS.

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Watch makers will get to tweak Android Wear... eventually

Google takes a slightly softer stance toward OEM customizations in its newest products

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Univision joins HBO and CBS in hugging cord cutters

The Spanish-language network giant will join CBS and HBO in adding a standalone streaming video service.

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Kill switch semi-engaged: Android Lollipop gets factory reset password protection

To discourage thievery, users will need to log in before wiping their smartphones

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Fitbit Charge reportedly adds new features and addresses that nasty skin rash problem

Leaked fitness band details show a larger display and optional heart rate monitor