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4 key takeaways (and 1 non-news tidbit) from Apple CEO Tim Cook's WSJD talk

Apple's boss was his usual coy self at an industry conference, but still revealed a few hints of the future.

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Fitbit gets fancier with Charge activity trackers, fitness-focused Surge 'super watch'

The fitness tracking heavyweight resists the race to the bottom with three new devices, including one with smartwatch features.

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iFixit teardown of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 reveals mystery NFC chip

Cracking open Apple's latest tablets reveals a secret.

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Apple unveils 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina, the 'world's highest resolution display'

Apple gives its 27-inch iMac all-in-one the Retina treatment, but the non-Retina models are sticking around.

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Fitbit Charge reportedly adds new features and addresses that nasty skin rash problem

Leaked fitness band details show a larger display and optional heart rate monitor

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HBO shoots back at Netflix with plans for standalone streaming video service

HBO's new standalone streaming video service will launch in 2015, but details are scarce.

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Apple Pay launch tipped for October 18

Rumors reveal fresh details on Apple's mobile payment service

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81 million people listened to U2's iTunes giveaway

Maybe the iTunes freebie wasn't a disaster after all! Apple says 'Songs of Innocence' was fully-downloaded 26 million times.

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Apple is now 5th largest PC maker in the world

IDC says Apple surpassed Asus to crack into the top 5 global PC makers--though numbers from rival firm Gartner disagree.

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Fitbit says no to Apple's HealthKit for now

One of the most popular health tracking platforms has no plans to integrate with iOS 8.

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Tzukuri's smart sunglasses send alerts when you've left them behind

The solar-powered beacon pings paired iPhones over Bluetooth LE, and the Kickstarter-funded project plans to launch an API to add more functions.

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Hands-on: Pebble gets a boost with lower price and new firmware

App shortcuts and better fitness tracking make Pebble a solid smartwatch on the cheap

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Apple Watch leans on the iPhone for app management and heavy lifting

A hands-on report reveals a few new details on Apple's first smartwatch

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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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iOS 8 adoption nears 50 percent after just 6 days

Third-party firms see slower adoption than iOS 7