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Stir's Kinetic Desk prompts you to take a stand

This desk raises, it lowers, it breathes -- and it’s watching you.

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Apple should be forced to conform to a standard charger, say EU politicians

Members of the European Parliament’s internal market committee voted Thursday unanimously for a new law mandating a universal mobile phone charger.

Where 3D printing is headed

What does the future hold for 3D printing? At the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, we saw a 3D printed guitar, 3D printing with sugar, and a full color 3D printer that uses paper.

Ray Dolby died at age 80 on Thursday

Sound technology pioneer Ray Dolby dies

Ray Dolby, an American inventor known for leading work in the area of noise reduction and surround sound, died Thursday at the age of 80 at his home in San Francisco.

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Trade-in market for older smartphones gets more competitive

As Apple and Wal-Mart enter the trade-in market, NextWorth ups its game, anticipating swarms of older phones being traded by users to fund new iPhones.

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Bluetooth coffee machine, Wi-Fi electric pot join ranks of networked gadgets

Philips offered a new take on connected devices, offering up a Bluetooth espresso machine and Wi-Fi electric pot at its booth at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

3Doodler puts 3D printing in your hand

3Doodler extrudes heated plastic, similar to a glue gun, allowing users to make a variety of objects.

Galaxy Gear

Go go gadget: Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch

The Galaxy Gear is a glamorous accessory with many limitations.

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Hands on with Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung debuted its Galaxy Gear watch at IFA in Berlin; time to give it a whirl.

The evolution of classroom tech, from wax tablets to the iPad

Dragging education into the Information Age has taken centuries of technological improvements.

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Google buys augmented reality display patents from Foxconn

Google has bought Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry display patent portfolio as the search company ramps up its development of Google Glass.

MakerBot Digitzer turns real objects to digital models

We've already seen 3D printers, so why not 3D scanners as well? MakerBot's new $1400 Digitizer lets you scan 3D objects, converting them into digital models you can manipulate and then print on your 3D printer.

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All aboard the Hyperloop!

Gizmo uses augmented reality to bring greeting cards into the 21st century

If you ever wanted a greeting card with a difference, check out the upcoming augmented reality Gizmo cards.

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China investigating IT suppliers linked with Apple for polluting rivers

Local authorities in China are investigating two electronics suppliers linked with Apple and also reportedly HTC of dumping heavy metals in the country's rivers after watchdog groups accused them of damaging the environment.

Health and fitness spotlighted at Wearable Tech Expo

Our video report on the Wearable Tech Expo highlights a smart posture and movement system and a fitness tracker.

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Wearable Tech Expo spotlights health and fitness

Tech manufacturers, product designers and industry experts gathered in New York this week for the Wearable Tech Expo where health and fitness took center stage.

Penguin terminates ebook deal with Apple in EU

Ebook publisher, Penguin has agreed to terminate its agency agreement with Apple and to allow Amazon to set its own prices for e-books in settlement of a European Union antitrust case.

Canary promises a sophisticated home-security system for the 47 percent

Company hopes to crowd-fund its way into the ranks of ADT and Vivint.

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