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Brian S Hall writes about technology and culture. His work has appeared in Techpinions, ReadWrite, the Wall Street Journal, LinkedIn, The Push, and Business Insider. His latest novel is "Love in the Time of Caller ID.”

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Taptic, haptics, and the body fantastic: The real Apple Watch revolution

The Apple Watch isn't just a fashion statement or a fitness tracker. It could be a huge step forward for haptic technology.

You can legally unlock your smartphone -- so now what?

In the short term, not much has changed, even with the new law that makes it OK to unlock your smartphone. But longer term, this should benefit both phone owners and carriers.