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Pebble Time gets its Steel variant, with a bigger battery to match

If you didn't like the look of Pebble's new smartwatch, a stainless steel version will set you back just $70 more.

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T-Mobile wants to crash the Wi-Fi party to solve coverage problems

T-Mobile is moving forward on a plan to offer LTE coverage on unlicensed Wi-Fi bands, but not everyone's thrilled with the idea.

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Sense ID is Qualcomm's ultrasonic answer to Apple's Touch ID

'Sense ID' promises to detect fingerprints through metal and glass, and encourages damp fingers.

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Nickelodeon's 'Noggin' streaming service is just for preschoolers

Nick's first subscription streaming video plan has arrived, though it's not the far-reaching service we expected.

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Waffle House teams with Roadie app to sling parcels (and a side of hash)

The breakfast chain aims to disrupt more than just your stomach as it partners with the “Uber of package delivery.”

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Pebble Time: The smartwatch darling gets color, voice, and a new Kickstarter

Pebble's first color smartwatch takes a page from Google Now, with a “timeline” view that tells users what's coming up next.

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Let's hope this leaked image isn't really the next Pebble smartwatch

A mystery smartwatch image pops up on Pebble's website, and it looks, well, interesting.

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Pebble could be counting down to a color smartwatch

New Pebble hardware and software are reportedly on the agenda for next week as the company teases a big announcement.

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Apple's auto-industry hires suggest an interest in more than software

A list of auto-focused talent now at Apple includes auto-parts engineers, former Tesla employees, and an expert on new battery technology.

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Office integrates more cloud storage services, starting with iCloud and Box

Microsoft opens Office to any cloud storage service that wants in, though the execution's half-baked.

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Call it 802.11baaa: Rural broadband experiment could use sheep as Wi-Fi hotspots

Yes, wandering sheep with Wi-Fi collars could form mesh networks, to bring truly organic, free-range Wi-Fi to wide swaths of isolated countryside.

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No hardware? No problem: Apple's Web-based iWork goes free for everyone

Now that anyone can create an iCloud account, the doors to Apple's online iWork suite are wide open.

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Mattel's iconic View-Master becomes a VR headset

If you've tried Google Cardboard and are over the age of 30, you've probably noticed some parallels to those old View-Master stereoscopes. Now, Mattel is embracing the comparison.

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Facebook introduces Legacy Contacts to manage your account when you die

A “legacy contact” gives users a little more control over their social networking afterlives, while keeping full account access on lockdown.

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Shhh! Your smart TV is eavesdropping on you

Samsung’s Smart TV privacy policy is raising new concerns about eavesdropping, though it’s not the first example of unnerving behavior from our televisions.

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