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Apple Loop: iOS 9 Leaks Online, Love And Hate For The iPhone 6 Plus, iTunes Killing Free Music

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the first signs of iOS 9 in website logs, a rumored dual-lens camera in the iPhone 6S, Apple and GoPro, another settlement is offered in the no-poaching antitrust case, changes to the iTunes store for kids and …

Google's Nest Labs acquires Dropcam for $555M

Home automation company Nest Labs will acquire the video-monitoring startup Dropcam, which makes Web-connected home security cameras, in a deal worth $555 million in cash. The deal, signed Friday, has yet to close.<p>Nest will fold the company into its existing line of smart-home products, which …

Home Automation

Google’s Nest to acquire video monitoring startup Dropcam for $555M

Smart thermostat maker Nest is in the final stages of buying video monitoring startup Dropcam. The company will pay $555 million, according to the …

Apple said to team up with pro athletes to test iWatch fitness capabilities

Apple has teamed up with some of the sports world’s most notable professional athletes in order to test the upcoming “iWatch’s” fitness capabilities in intense training environments, according to a source with knowledge of the testing. This source says that Apple has invited athletes from the MLB, …

Surface Pro 3 review: Compromises, yes, but in all the right places

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 hit retail stores today so you can try and buy the device. Like the prior Surface models, this one is marketed as a 2-in-1 …

Want more bang for your Starbucks? We tested 8 money-saving hacks

Even if you're a die-hard penny pincher, your daily Starbucks routine may be a habit you're just not willing to kick. Fortunately, there's no shortage of Starbucks addicts online, sharing tips for how to shave cents or even dollars off each cup. We tested eight of the hacks they brag about the …

Coffee

Hindi on Social Media Only for Hindi-Speaking States, Government Clarifies

File photo of PMK chief Ramadoss<p><b>Chennai:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi's endeavor to promote Hindi as the government's official language on social …

India

Washington’s Wi-Fi Friday: FCC, Senate push for more Wi-Fi in schools, more unlicensed airwaves

Wi-Fi was a big topic of discussions in multiple institutions of our federal government on Friday. Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler …

Doubts about Amazon's future overshadow Fire Phone launch

The list of household names – Blackberry, Nokia, HTC, Motorola – that have almost bankrupted themselves trying to make a hit smartphone is long, but this week Amazon became the latest tech company to take on the challenge.<p>Jeff Bezos stepped on stage in Seattle on Wednesday to unveil his Fire Phone. …

Seth's Blog

It's so tempting to get straight to the issue, especially since you're certain that you're right.<p>The challenge is that organizations and …

Sites scrape heaps of our data, so why don’t we get a personalized experience?

Almost everything we do – from driving to work to calling our families to ordering a sandwich for lunch – creates millions of pieces of useful data …