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Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for functionality closer to that of Google Glass. You can answer phone calls, control Galaxy Gear with your voice, take pictures, and share content -- just like you would on a smartphone, but you don't have to …

As many as 13 may have been exposed to rare brain disease that killed NH patient

Public health officials believe one person in New Hampshire has died of a rare, degenerative brain disease, and say there's a remote chance up to 13 others in multiple states were exposed to the fatal illness through surgical equipment.<p>Dr. Joseph Pepe, president of Catholic Medical Center in …

Google Nexus 7 Still Has One Serious Weakness

Google recently launched the new and improved Nexus 7 tablet. Despite the preponderance of great reviews and glowing praise, though, the flagship Android tablet still has one fatal flaw: Android.<p>Admittedly, that sounds like an overtly “fanboy” thing to say, but stick with me.<p>The Nexus 7 seems to be …

Canon reinvents video focusing with the fiercely fast EOS 70D (hands-on)

Looking to capture professional-quality video on the cheap? You've probably considered a DSLR, but for many users, an interchangeable-lens camera might not be the best pick. Camcorders and higher-end video rigs typically offer far more powerful autofocus capabilities, and while Digital SLR footage …

America's most sustainable city: A green dream deferred

It sounds like the future. Whirring electric skateboards, the joyous chatter of children in a distant playground and an unusual absence of petrol-powered machinery. It looks like the future, too. Glistening lakes dotting the background, lawns so lush they're mistaken for artwork and an unmistakable …