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'Hearables' and clothing to grow fastest in wearables market, IDC says

Devices that double as clothing or get worn on the ear will grow the fastest of all wearables in the next five years, market research firm IDC said.

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Samsung unveils Bixby voice assistant for upcoming Galaxy S8

Samsung revealed Monday that Bixby, an intelligent voice assistant, will run on the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone being unveiled next week.

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14% off TP-Link Multicolor Dimmable Smart Wi-Fi 60W LED Bulb - Deal Alert

Control your lights from anywhere with your tablet or smartphone, or with your voice via the Alexa service. Create an on/off schedule, dim brightness, fine-tune light appearance from soft white to daylight, and choose from 16 million...

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Take better smartphone photos with these tips

Since your phone is probably the camera you have with you the most, it's time to step up your photo skills.

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39% off Samsung Gear 360, 360-degree High-Res VR Camera - Deal Alert

With one tap, the Gear 360 starts recording everything above, below and all around the camera at once. Create, view and share your experiences instantly via social applications like Facebook, YouTube and Samsung VR.

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Apple’s reality distortion field -- coming to an iPhone near you

Uh-oh, it looks like Apple A.R. is coming together faster than Apple C.A.R.

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58% off LE Battery Powered LED Head Lamp - Deal Alert

With 18 white LED and 2 red LED, the headlamp has 4 different lighting modes, including a red flashing mode. The beam distance is up to 20+ feet when it is on the brightest setting. With this 58% off deal, only $7.99.

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Chase's MCX tech buy will take time to pay off — time that it may never get

When JPMorgan Chase acquired MCX’s payment technology to help with Chase Pay, it likely received a bargain. But a bargain is a bargain only if the value is greater than the cost, no matter how low that cost.

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The ultimate guide to strategic tech partners

In today’s fast-changing vendor landscape, market leaders are facing new challengers in security, data center, cloud, networking and wireless.

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New Qualcomm chip to bring smartphone features to 'candy-bar' phones

Qualcomm believes there's an untapped opportunity in candy bar phones, and believes it can bring smartphone-like power to these handsets. So it has made the 205 Mobile chip, which will bring LTE capabilities, better graphics and more...

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BlackBerry preps a more secure Samsung Galaxy S7

Secusmart, the BlackBerry subsidiary that secures the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's smartphone, will roll out a version of its SecuSuite security software compatible with Samsung Electronics' Knox platform later this year.

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13% off Ecobee3 Lite Wi-Fi Alexa Compatible Smart Thermostat - Deal Alert

Ecobee understands your local weather, schedule and desired comfort settings, to ensure your home is at the right temperature at the right time. Control it using your mobile device from anywhere, or using your voice via the Alexa...

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Apple is pumping money into creating an international chain of R&D centers

Apple is investing big money in creating an International network for advanced research and development, will a wave of fresh innovation follow the attempt?

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Google's 'taimen' smartphone -- what (little) we know so far

Google is reportedly coming out with not one, not two, but three new smartphones in 2017.

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Cornell has a radio-on-a-chip for the whole world

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new type of radio-on-a-chip that could mean cheaper, more flexible wireless systems.

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40% off WeMo Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert

Plug in a Wemo Switch, download the free app, and start controlling your lights and appliances from anywhere in the world, right from your phone.

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31% off Luma 3-Piece Whole Home Mesh WiFi System - Deal Alert

Regardless of your home’s size or shape, Luma's WiFi system fills each room with fast, secure WiFi by customizing a mesh network for your home. Set network rules for your home and all of the devices in it. Keep your children safe by...

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7 handy hidden features for Google Play Music

Crank up the volume on your music-listening experience with these seven out-of-sight options.

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Apple’s latest digital health solution: AirPods

Apple has created patents for three different AirPod-style earbuds, each equipped with sensors capable of gathering useful health data.

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Google's Family Link helps parents manage kids' phone use

Google has introduced Family Link, which allows parents to monitor and approve what their child is doing on their own device.

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