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FreeWavz: Fitness Monitoring Smart Earphones

<b>FreeWavz</b><p>Yet another fitness tracker could hit the market soon, and this one also does the job of headphones--smart, wireless headphones--so it would …

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AC on the road: What's in Alex's gear bag in 2014

Find out what Android tech and other gadgets Alex packs when it's time to hit the road<p>It's been almost a year since our last round of "gear bag" …

Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update: 15 Things to Expect

For several weeks now, Google’s Android 4.4.3 KitKat update and Android 4.4.4 KitKat update have both been rolling out to Android users all over the …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review: The Best Tablet Screen Yet

Encased in a thin and light body, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is an attractive tablet will demand attention from buyers. The Super AMOLED display …

Best Android games of July 2014

We've been keeping a close eye on the Google Play Store for the best Android games released in the last month and we've come up with our top five, …

How Tesla's battery 'Gigafactory' could change everything — not just electric cars

Serial entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is no stranger to making waves in the technology sector.<p>Earlier this year he decided to allow anyone to, “in good faith,” make use of the automaker’s patent portfolio without fear of being named in a patent lawsuit. The goal, he wrote in a blog …

As of today, Americans can legally unlock their phones again

It's finally happened: as of today, unlocking your cellphone to work on other networks will be legal again in the US. The White House and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who helped pass legislation earlier this year, announced that President Barack Obama is signing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and …

BadUSB hack may be one of the biggest threats you have seen!

comedy_nose<p>A new threat named “BadUSB” has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats we have seen in a long time. It’s dangerous, often undetectable and very hard to kill. BadUSB literally leaves current antivirus defenses …

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No Longer Illegal: You Can Once Again Unlock Your Cellphone

It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers. President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Friday making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from your wireless provider, so long as the service contract has expired. The move undoes a copyright law prohibiting …

Ask Ooloo puts the 'person' back in personal assistant

Before Google dominated search, Ask Jeeves depended on a team of humans -- yes, humans -- to answer your internet queries. Ultimately, search algorithms killed the internet's favorite butler, but the idea that humans are worthy competition for the software we create didn't follow him to the grave. …

Stanford breakthrough might triple battery life

Annoyed by how often your cellphone needs recharging? Stanford researchers say they've made a major step toward the "holy grail" of energy storage — a pure lithium battery.<p>A team that includes former Energy secretary Steven Chu says it's building a lithium anode battery that might give electric …

How tech tracks missing people

The case of missing Oregon mom Jennifer Huston has shone a spotlight on technology’s crucial role in locating missing people -- as well its limitations.<p>While cellphone location technologies can quickly find people, the trail effectively ends when a device is out of power.<p>Communications expert John …

You Can Now Legally Unlock Your Phone in the US

Our long national nightmare is over. We can finally legally unlock our smartphones in the United States.<p>Today, President Obama will sign the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (that’s a mouthful) into law. It’s not that big of a surprise, Obama indicated earlier that he would …

Microsoft sues Samsung in U.S. over patent royalties

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Friday, claiming the South Korean smartphone maker refused to make a royalty payment last fall on patent licenses after Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Nokia’s NOK1V.HE handset business.<p>A visitor walks …

Half of Germany Is Now Powered by Solar Energy

The nation can now produce more than 24 GW of energy from the sun.<p><i>Workers stack finished solar energy panels at the Solarworld plant on August 14, 2013 in Freiberg, Germany. Credit: Getty Images.</i><p>Continuing its unrelenting march toward a renewable-powered future, Germany now can produce more than …

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