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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

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Logitech's Harmony remote and hub aim to stop the home automation madness

Harmony Living Home controls thermostats, door locks and lights from several big brands

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Microsoft makes an Android Wear app for OneNote

Android Wear users can now log their thoughts in Microsoft's cloud

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Misfit Flash is a sleep and fitness tracker on the cheap

The $50 fitness band has nearly the same features as Misfit's previous wearable, but at half the price

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Verizon bumps up early upgrades for iPhone 6 season

Anyone eligible for a new phone before November 15 can upgrade right now

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Ecobee's smart thermostat knows when a room needs warming

Remote sensors detect people and temperatures all around the house, for a price.

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Kreyos smartwatch: We're not a scam, just a trainwreck

Failed smartwatch is a cautionary tale for crowdfunded wearables