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Apple buys Faceshift, a motion capture company

Apple acquires Faceshift, whose technology will appear in the new Star Wars movie.

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T-Mobile gives existing customers 3 months of unlimited LTE, with one catch

T-Mobile subscribers are getting three months of unlimited LTE data--with the exception of HD streaming video.

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Fitbit adds automatic exercise tracking for Surge and Charge HR

Forgetting to enter exercise mode is no longer an issue for the Fitbit Charge HR and Surge.


Rhapsody music streaming gets a car mode to keep you from veering into traffic

Rhapsody's auto mode provides big buttons and quick playlists to help keep eyes on the road.


Yahoo Mail begins blocking users with ad block enabled

Yahoo Mail may show error messages to Adblock Plus users in Chrome and Firefox.


Uber’s Business Profiles make it easier to expense a ride

Uber's new Business Profiles let users pay with a separate credit card and generate expense reports.

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Apple Pencil teardown reveals tiny logic board, pressure-sensitive trickery

iFixit draws a clearer picture of the Apple Pencil's inner workings.


Sprint’s compelling new promo: Switch from another carrier, cut your bill in half

Switch to Sprint from another major carrier, and it'll cut your bill in half for two years.

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iPad Pro innards pave the way for USB 3.0 transfer speeds

iPad Pro could get USB 3.0 data transfer speeds with forthcoming adapters.


Apple HomeKit gets its first smart smoke detector

First Alert’s Onelink is the first HomeKit smoke detector.

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Hands-on with Facebook Notify, a news app without the app

Facebook Notify is either brilliantly efficient or your worst nightmare.


Latest Apple TV beta brings Siri support to Apple Music

Apple Music could get Siri support on Apple TV sooner than later.

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Beware bad USB-C cables, Google engineer warns—while naming names

Non-compliant USB-C cables could damage your gear, Google engineer warns.

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Apple Watch sales estimate: 7 million after six months

Apple Watch sales are smoking the smartwatch competition, unofficially.

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Want to try Microsoft's Cortana on iPhone? Fill out this questionnaire

Cortana for iPhone will soon be up for a beta test.