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FAA says Lyft-like platforms for private planes are illegal

Turns out plane-sharing and ride-sharing are not at all the same.

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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.

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Ebay may begin accepting Bitcoin payments via its Braintree platform

Braintree, part of eBay's PayPal unit, may soon add Bitcoin to its accepted forms of payment.

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You Should Play: Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake

This adorable, charming environmental puzzle game is fun for everyone!

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Fitness trackers are changing online privacy -- and it's time to pay attention

In the rush to get wearable devices to market, attention hasn't always been paid to security and privacy.

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14 games that feel like school

These games teach you stuff, some of it even kind of useful. At least, that’s what you should tell people.

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Biometric headphones measure a wearer's heart rate

The headphones from SMS Audio, majority owned by rapper 50 Cent, work with a popular fitness application

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Samsung to acquire SmartThings, the open connected home platform

By bringing SmartThings under the wing of its Open Innovation Center, Samsung is admitting that to succeed in the smart home space, you can't count on customers to buy all their products from one company.

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YouTube starts cleaning up its streaming apps, starting with Xbox One

A new channel guide offering access to subscriptions highlights the changes to the YouTube app for Xbox One. Other streaming devices should see a similar update in the coming weeks.

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New World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, gets release date

Coming up on ten years old, World of Warcraft gets its fifth expansion. Blizzard also showed off the game's first (gorgeous) cinematic on Thursday.

on pcworld.com

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Sherlock: The Network review: Crack cases with Holmes and Watson

Fans of BBC's Sherlock will love the game's tie-ins to the TV show and its challenging puzzles.

on greenbot.com

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Moto 360, Moto X+1 may finally appear September 4

A Motorola press invite teases what could be the anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch and successors to the Moto X and Moto G.

on greenbot.com

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Report: Asus may launch its own Android Wear watch next month

The company hinted that it may reveal its own lineup of wearables devices at the annual trade show in Berlin.