Fred O'ConnorReporter, IDG News Service

Fred O'Connor writes about wearables, Apple, IT careers, health IT and general technology news for the IDG News Service.

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Puerto Rico is out as Project Ara's first test market, but Google isn't nixing the program

A series of mysterious tweets implied big changes were coming to the modular smartphone program

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Samsung Pay joins crowded mobile wallet race

Google and Apple are just two of the rivals Samsung will face.

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Apple updates Boot Camp to support Windows 10

Some Mac computers that came out in 2012 will work with Windows 10, Apple said in an updated support document.

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Wearables smothering Swiss watch business, Fossil CEO says

Fossil will start selling an Android Wear smartwatch in October or November, said CEO Kosta Kartsotis

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FIS seeks to boost financial software portfolio with $9.1B Sungard acquisition

SunGard, owned for the past decade by a group of private equity firms, had been planning to launch an IPO

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Fitbit caters to corporations, and not just with discounted fitness trackers

Fitbit's growth among businesses nearly matches consumer use, said CFO Bill Zerella

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Tesla patches Model S after researchers hack car's software

With physical access to the Tesla Model S, the researchers were able to exploit six flaws and eventually access the infotainment system.

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Judge rules Apple iMessage lawsuit can't be tried as class-action case

User alleges iMessage doesn't deliver all text messages after people switch from iPhones to rival devices.

Google's radical Project Tango tablet expands its reach to 12 more countries

Developers have built hundreds of apps for the tablet, which creates 3D models of its surroundings, Google said

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Google rejects French request to expand right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten isn't a global law, Google said in a blog post

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Symantec: Well-heeled hacking group Black Vine behind Anthem breach

Black Vine has been active since 2012 and is behind several hacks targeting different industries

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HTC to reveal Vive final design and controller details in October

The company plans to release its virtual reality headset by the end of the year, an executive says.

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Amazon Launchpad store will sell goods from startups

Startups should have products that can ship immediately or within 90 days, Amazon said.

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To see benefits, heath wearables must keep people engaged

The technologies fail when they fail to consider the lifestyles of the people using them, said panelists

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Apple, Nike settle lawsuit over FuelBand inaccuracies

Nike will pay out up to $2.4 million to customers