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Android Wear companion app hints at volume control and other goodies

An upcoming firmware update could bring lots of new capabilities to Google’s smartwatch platform

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Ads are coming to Snapchat

But Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel says they'll only appear in the new Stories feature at first.

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Apple is now 5th largest PC maker in the world

IDC says Apple surpassed Asus to crack into the top 5 global PC makers--though numbers from rival firm Gartner disagree.

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HTC Desire 610 review: A budget phone without a purpose

Compared to other mid-range phones, HTC's offering brings nothing to the table.

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HTC admits building a smartwatch, but says it won't be ready until 2015

“It ended up just not being ready,” a company executive said.

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Windows 10 hack reveals desktop Notification Center

Unannounced feature will give users a single view for all app notifications.

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Project Spark, Microsoft's free game creation game, hits Windows 8 and Xbox One

The free-to-play “digital sandbox” lets users build their own games and share them with the world.

Internet TV from Dish and Sony isn't looking so cheap anymore

Sony's TV package could cost over $60 per month, while Dish's low-cost plan may exclude basic channels

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Samsung Gear S smartwatch gets Opera Mini, adding to its list of big-name apps

If Opera Mini's willing to squeeze itself from smartphone size to 2-inch smartwatch size, it's a good sign for the app ecosystem of a watch that's not even out yet.

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Tzukuri's smart sunglasses send alerts when you've left them behind

The solar-powered beacon pings paired iPhones over Bluetooth LE, and the Kickstarter-funded project plans to launch an API to add more functions.

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Someone crammed Windows 95 onto Android Wear, because why not?

Give smartwatches another 10 years, and maybe they'll run Crysis.

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HP split will force PC group to learn discipline or face irrelevance

HP's PC division has coasted for years with little innovation or impact. As an independent company, it'll need to pick a direction and stick with it.

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8 Android Wear tweaks that Google should steal from third-party apps

There's no reason the following functions couldn't be built into Android Wear itself.

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Cortana learns to speak Klingon at your command

Microsoft's virtual assistant shows its lighter side with Star Trek integration

Dubai detectives will use Google Glass facial recognition tech to ID criminals

Google's ban on Glass facial recognition gets sidestepped by the police.