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Apple attacked over 'worsening' factory conditions in China

An investigation has revealed health and safety violations at a factory that supplies Apple and other brands.

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Five new ways Google is taking on Apple

At its I/O developer conference, Google announced a slew of new products and technologies. But these five are targeted most directly at Apple.

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FreeWavz wireless earphones use medical-style sensors to record heart rate data

Here's another ear wearable that tracks your heart rate. But FreeWavz is completely wireless, and uses a pulse oximeter for improved accuracy.

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Reading List: Zen and the art of product design

A new lock screen bypass rears its head, Apple aims for more marketing moves, and exactly what kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs?

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Apple unveils HealthKit to integrate health and fitness data in iOS 8

Early partners for the new Health app include Nike, the Mayo Clinic, and Epic Systems.

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LG Heart Rate Earphones review: a fitness wearable with good sound and accurate data

In a wearables world that pays more attention to prototypes, beta products and fleeting rumors, LG's marriage of fitness data and audio playback shows retail gear can actually deliver the goods.

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Self-driving cars, medical wristbands, home automation, and oversharing

It's like Johnny Cab without the guy! Google's ride is here, and it's a cute little car. Plus we talk about Samsung's Simband, what an Apple entry into the home-automation market might mean, and Facebook's latest attempt to cut back on the oversharing. With guests Jason Cross and Leah Yamshon.

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Hands on with LG's Heart Rate Earphones, a two-trick wearable that actually works

They play music. They monitor your heart rate. And that's all we ask of them.

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Kinsa Smart Thermometer review: the techiest thing you'll stick in your kid's armpit

Kinsa makes taking kids' temps easier, and remembers each family member's history.

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Reading List: Buying and selling

Apple has made another acquisition, may be planning a new push to get iPhone users to upgrade, and isn't really making headphones with health sensors (probably).