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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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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.

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Apple bans two chemicals from product assembly after protests

Apple has found no widespread use of n-hexane and benzene at final assembly facilities for its products, but the company has still elected to not use the chemicals in those processes anymore.

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Privacy vs. push notifications: My week with the new Foursquare

Foursquare wants to run in the background of your life, but it doesn’t really need to know where you are every second of the day.

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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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The Week in Mac Apps: At the desk

In this week’s roundup, you’ll find a few apps designed to help you ease back into your school days, whether being a student is your full-time job or just a part of it.

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Mojang on Minecraft: Pocket Edition's evolution into a mobile juggernaut

The developers of the LEGO-like smash discuss the bite-sized version's rise from an inauspicious start to phone and tablet glory.

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$25 iTunes freebies, iPad rumors, and the robot apocalypse

Apple's got two new commercials, the former Siri team is building an AI that might take over your world, and you can get some free iTunes credit when you buy an Apple TV.

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Apple celebrates diversity on its website while admitting it needs to do more

Apple debuted a new section of its website centered around the company's diversity and inclusion policy. It contains a new video, a letter from CEO Tim Cook, and the company's U.S. employee demographic data.

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Yo adds more context to the 'yo' with iOS update

The app’s use of push notifications may send tech companies scurrying to compete for your lockscreen.

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Activision's Skylanders bridges the gap between tablets and game consoles

The next installment of Activision's $2 billion gaming franchise will launch on tablets with a bundled controller.

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Now you can book a table and pay for your meal with OpenTable’s app

OpenTable wants to be a one-stop shop for your dining needs, stopping just short of cooking the food and pouring the wine.

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Inside Apple’s internal training program, Apple University

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The New York Times peers into Apple University, the technology company's internal training resource. A fascinating read, especially if you're curious as to how Picasso relates to Apple products.

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The Week in iPad Cases: In the saddle

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases features sleek designs, the highest-quality materials, and some great ways to keep your tablet safe wherever you go.