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LG's HomeChat will let you command its latest smart appliances via SMS

LG really, really wants you to have a good chat with your washer/dryer and robotic vacuum cleaner. It just announced you'll soon be able to use the Line messaging app and a new service called HomeChat to give natural language commands to its 2014 Smart Appliance lineup. If you tell the system "I'm …

What Might It Look Like if Siri Drove a Car? Meet Steeri. (Video)

While Google is still working on its self-driving car, a new YouTube video offers a humorous look at what life might be like if Apple’s Siri were …

Autonomous Cars

1Password for Mac updated with a new layout option, improved search, custom password fields, and more

1Password for Mac, the popular password management app that we love here at <i>9to5Mac</i>, has been updated to version 4.1 with a huge list of improvements, fixes, and additions. The first of these new additions is a new multi-column display mode with customizable column sizes.<p>One of the key changes to …

Mozilla unveils holiday HTML5 game competition

In order to stoke the fires of the still-nascent world of browser gaming, Mozilla is rolling out a holiday contest that could reward a handful of …

Starting today, your iPhone can pester you to buy whatever you’re standing next to

If you own any iPhone more recent than the 4, walk into any US Apple retail store today and you’ll get a taste of the possibly-dystopian future of retail and the internet of things. That’s because Apple just rolled out a technology called iBeacon in all 254 of its US stores, and if you say “yes” to …

Macy's

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0 puts full Android phone on your wrist (pictures)

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Samsung Galaxy J coming to Taiwan on December 9th, according to YouTube teaser (update: yessir)

Samsung Taiwan thought it was being sneaky when it released a teaser video of a mystery smartphone on YouTube, describing it as "just fast," "just elegant," "just for you" and "just simple." Naturally this led many to speculate that this particular device, which appears to feature a brushed-metal …