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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Fitbit IPO shows wearable devices have a healthy pulse

The company recently raised its stock's initial price range and the number of shares it will offer when it goes public

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Apple, electric car battery maker settle employee-poaching lawsuit

A123 and Apple began discussing a settlement in March

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The Xbox-Oculus partnership won't harm HoloLens

Rather, it will help Microsoft compete against Sony's gaming VR products.

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A good start, but developers want more access to the Apple Watch

Some hardware upgrades would also improve the wearable and, in turn, the apps that run on it, said developers

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Apple deploying camera-equipped cars to improve its maps service

After months of speculation, the company confirmed that cars will be taking photos in the US, Ireland and the UK

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Leaked, 'ancient' images of Oculus Rift hint at controller

Oculus accidentally posted images of a Rift headset, a controller and a peripheral that might track head movements

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With Apple Watch OS update, apps are about to get a whole lot more capable

Allowing developers to tap into the Apple Watch's sensors means apps can utilize the device's unique components

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Apple Watch to be available in stores in two weeks

Apple doesn't disclose which models the stores will stock

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New York regulator issues final set of digital currency rules

A change from earlier drafts of the rules is that software developers working on virtual currency programs won't have to obtain a license

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Apple TV will serve as hub for remotely controlling HomeKit devices

Siri can be used to issue many commands, but unlocking doors isn't one of them

Sales dates set for first products that work with Apple's HomeKit

A thermostat, sensors, an eletrical outlet and a smart home hub are some of the initial products that will work with the smart home platform

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Fitbit looks to raise at least $358 million in IPO

Fitbit added 2.8 million active paying users in the first three months of the year, according to a regulatory filing

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Google to Cardboard developers: Keep it short and simple, and watch out for nausea

Google Cardboard experiences should be the duration of traditional YouTube videos, said a Google executive

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Intel reportedly close to purchasing Altera for $15 billion

The merger talks were revived after Altera reported weak first-quarter earnings.

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IDC: Windows 10 won't save declining PC market

The arrival of Windows 10 won't lead to a surge in PC sales, IDC predicts.