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People with tattoos report the Apple Watch is having trouble determining they are alive

<i>This post has been updated and corrected.</i><p>Apple’s new watch is supposed to be its most personal device to date. It can measure your heart rate and lets you share it with others. But it seems it may not be quite as personal if you have tattoos on your forearms or darker skin.<p>In a post that first …

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Windows 10 Will Let You Use Your Phone As A Full PC

At Microsoft BUILD today: the company showcased how your Windows Phone can be used as a full computer, complete with mouse and keyboard.<p>Using Windows 10 Continuum, you’ll be able to plug a HDMI display into your phone and use universal apps like you would on a computer. You can opt to plug in a …

Windows 10

Why Putin's hosting Kim Jong Un

<b>(CNN) —</b> What does a world leader who's been shunned by the international community and strained relations with every major global power do to show that he still has some friends?<p>Invite 26 leaders of nations, not all of them famous for democracy or transparency, to a grandiose celebration for the …

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Apple Watch app will track glucose levels for diabetics

Already approved by the FDA, the app is slated to debut in April to help diabetics make sure their blood sugar levels don't go too high or too low.<p>Apple Watch wearers with diabetes will be able to use an app to monitor their glucose levels.<p>Designed by medical products maker DexCom, the app will …

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Intel CEO says he’s not worried about Apple ditching them for ARM

Rumors that Apple might ditch Intel chips in the Mac for ARM-based chips of their own design are nothing new. Back in 2012, we reported that Apple would soon be dropping Intel chips from all their Macs. And earlier this year, ex-Apple-executive Jean-Louis Gassée claimed that he thought Apple would …

Backward Compatibility

Google's Massive New Android Update Is Coming To The Galaxy S5

The Lollipop upgrade launched in the United Kingdom on Jan. 13, according to reports from Tech Radar, Phone Arena, and a few other tech blogs.<p>There's still no word on when it will come to the United States, but Samsung seems to be spreading the upgrade rather quickly.<p>In a reportedly leaked email …

Microsoft Patent Will Make Phones Less Annoying in Theatres

A patent granted to Microsoft this week could automatically adjust the settings on your phone to make it less annoying in movie theaters.<p>Granted on January 13, the patent details an “inconspicuous mode” which would automatically adjust brightness, mute sounds and offer reduced information on the …

Patents

You Can Still Buy Google Glass. Just Call It Something Else.

All the ridicule, now at one-third the price.<p>Google Glass may be getting the “We need to move your desk” treatment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eventually buy Google Glass.<p>Or, rather, something that appears to be a blatant copycat of it.<p>While covering the International CES a couple of weeks ago …

Razer's Android TV box targets gamers with PC streaming

Razer has joined other recent comers in the Android TV arena with Forge TV, but unlike the others, its box is aimed squarely at gamers, not cord-cutters. As such, it's suitably powerful with a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, Adreno 420 GPU, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage. …

Brit Awards 2015: All about the boys

After years where female stars like Amy Winehouse and Adele led the charge at the Brit Awards, this year the success of Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith mean male musicians are making the most noise, says Neil McCormick<p>The boys are back. After a period in which girls ruled the pop roost, this year’s Brit …

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