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Disney and ESPN channels are coming to PlayStation Vue

For all the channels that PlayStation Vue gives you, there have been a few conspicuous gaps: without Disney or ESPN, you didn't have much in the way of kids' programming or sports. That gap is closing today. Disney has announced that all of its media networks are coming to Sony's streaming TV …

Verizon's new kid-tracking smartwatches look all grown up

GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget aren't going to win any prizes for cool product naming, but the kid-friendly smartwatches come with noble intentions. Both products let you geofence your progeny, so you can get an instant alert if they wander farther than you'd like -- a staple feature of devices in the …

BlackBerry can bypass carriers to deliver Android security fixes

Multiple Android phone makers are promising monthly security updates, but there's a big gotcha: they typically have to get approval from carriers, which means you'll wait weeks before those updates arrive. BlackBerry won't be making that compromise with the Priv, however. It's not only planning to …

Obama claims he wants drone strike transparency. But he's said that before

Instead of making promises, maybe the White House should stop fighting tooth and nail about virtually every tiny disclosure of the drone program in court<p>Spurred on by worries about his legacy, Barack Obama is reportedly looking for ways to reduce government secrecy barriers he created that have …

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Facebook adds song clips from Spotify and Apple Music to your News Feed

Music Stories will begin rolling out to iOS users today<p>As part of its ongoing effort to surface every bit of information you could possibly need without ever having to leave your News Feed, Facebook has begun rolling out a new music feature that will let you sample the music shared into your feed. …

Notable airline bombings and foiled plots

<b>(CNN) —</b> For almost as long as there have been passenger planes, there have been criminals and terrorists who want to bring them down.<p>The first happened 82 years ago; the most recent definitive incident -- twin bombings in Russia -- was 11 years ago. And U.S. intelligence suggested Wednesday that an …

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