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How Wearable Tech Could Spark A New Privacy Revolution

Larry Alton Contributor<p>Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business and entrepreneurship.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Just how vulnerable is election technology?<br>• Could sensor technology determine the future of the NFL?<p>Fears over privacy are …

Privacy

Nvidia Shield Pro recall: your unit may be plagued by hard drive issues

The Nvidia Shield Pro was the answer to many users who demand more internal storage. That 500 GB hard drive sure makes keeping all your media much less challenging. And at $300 it’s not much more expensive than the 16 GB variant. The only problem is that some of these large capacity units may have …

Android TV

Want the new iPhone? Sprint is the cheapest way to get one in the U.S.

<i>(By Devika Krishna Kumar, Reuters) –</i> Want to own the new iPhone without burning a hole in your pocket every month? Sprint seems to be the cheapest option in the United States.<p>Sprint Corp’s offer for the 16 GB iPhone 6S with a basic data, calling and text plan costs between $3 and $10.50 less per …

Mobile Technology

Qualcomm Wants to Do for Drones What It Did for Smartphones

The wireless chip company is betting on cheaper drones that are easier to build.<p>One of the reasons smartphones have become as popular as they have around the world is because they became relatively easy to build, thanks in no small part to chip companies.<p>Qualcomm, the $26 billion (2014 sales) …

Drones

Plex is on its way to Apple TV

Apple TV might have just won itself a few more fans. Plex, the popular service for organizing and streaming your personal movie and music collection, is finally coming to Apple's home theater device.<p><b>Read next:</b> The Apple TV review.<p>Co-founder Scott Olechowski confirmed as much to <i>IT World</i> this week …

Smart TV

Flickr wants you to explore photos in VR

Some day you could be flipping through your vacation photos while wearing a VR headset. At the XOXO Festival taking place in Portland, Oregon this weekend, Flickr is showing off an early preview of a virtual reality experience that it hopes to integrate with its photo service. The demo at the …