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Android and the Internet of Things

At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory.

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Samsung starts shipping new 4K TVs with Tizen OS

The price for new 4K Samsung 2015 TVs starts at $949.99.

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Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Low-power Bluetooth devices should get a standard way to organize themselves in networks next year

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Wear Buhel ‘Soundglasses’ and you’ll hear music and phone calls right through your skull

These high-tech sunglasses combine Bluetooth with bone-conduction technology to replace earbuds and headphones.

App Invasion: Spring will change the way you shop on your iPhone

This app deserves major props for redefining the mobile checkout before we had even heard of Apple Pay.

App Invasion: Meet Flic, the iOS photo manager for lazy people

People have been calling Flic the Tinder of photo apps, and that’s the perfect description: Use gestures to quickly clear out your Camera Roll and keep only the photos that matter.

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App Invasion: Defend Earth from an alien invasion and get your fitness on with Superhero Workout

This fitness game has you complete high-intensity reps in order to save the world.

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Facebook's location-based ads pitch you on the store you just walked by

A new ad format lets businesses target users by geographic radius

App Invasion: Stay on task and log time with Hours

This time management tool helps keep you on task, and shines in iOS 8's new widget feature.

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Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

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California regulators say Uber, Lyft and Sidecar's carpool services are illegal

Drivers can't carry multiple passengers while charging individual fares, the California Public Utilities Commission said.

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Ericsson buys Fabrix Systems for $95M to help put TV on any screen

Fabrix sells software for cloud DVRs and video on demand

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T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

A new offering allows calls from outside the US and on US airliners with Gogo in-flight service.

What you need to know about iPhone 6, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay

Apple's announcements lived up to the pre-event hype. Macworld's Christopher Breen and Susie Ochs break down all the news.

Perfect party games for your next bash

What's a party without a good game? Heads Up! and SnapDare are sure to bring big laughs.

Video from IFA: Samsung goes curvy with Note Edge

Get a closer look at Samsung's new Galaxy Note Edge, which uses a sliver of curved glass to deliver news, messages, and additional functions to the phone.

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Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

The feature lets users search for posts they've previously seen from friends and Pages.

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Take a screenshot, build a shopping list with SnapUp

Browse for stuff on your phone, take a screenshot, and SnapUp makes that info shop-able.

The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook puts the focus on reading

Samsung and Barnes & Noble announced the co-branded tablet back in June. Now that it's here, take a closer look at its features.

App Invasion: Get to know the new Foursquare, your mobile concierge

Check-ins are out, recommendations are in. Foursquare veterans will need time to get used to this strange new world, but the updated app has a lot to like.

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Amazon introduces mobile card reader to compete with Square, PayPal

How does Amazon figure to stand out in a market where so many mobile payment players are already going head to head? By offering a promotional rate on transactions as it enters the U.S. market.

Sprint moves on CEO, T-Mobile bid signal transition

Now that Sprint's replaced its long-time CEO and dropped a bid to acquire T-Mobile, what's next for the carrier? Answer hazy, ask again, analysts say.