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Next Moto 360 may come in two different models, according to leaked pics

The tweaks look to be relatively minor, but two versions could have broader appeal.

Inside Ames: Drone swarms for disaster response

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on tiny drones that can be deployed inside of a building after a natural disaster to give first responders a look inside.

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Swatch CEO needs to stop talking and start shipping

Nick Hayek’s provocations of Apple are looking increasingly sad as Swatch fails to ship or even demonstrate the product it’s been talking about for months.

Inside Ames: Asteroid mining could pave way for space colonies

Deep Space Industries is a startup with an ambitious, futuristic goal: locate asteroids, check them out and then send in mining spacecraft to extract their materials for use in orbit.

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Misfit brings a Speedo-branded swim tracker to the Apple Store

The $80 Speedo Shine counts laps and syncs to Speedo’s swim tracking app, though it lacks the smart home controls of Misfit’s cheaper activity trackers.

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Moto 360 2 could solve Android Wear’s size problem

The Moto 360 2 may include small and large variants, though the “flat tire” circular screen probably isn’t going away.

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Toshiba rolls out activity trackers for seniors

The Silmee W20 and W21 wristbands have functions such as conversation monitoring to assist caregivers

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China's Tianjin is latest disaster zone to attract drones

Drone users face hazards in disaster zones but the machines can help with humanitarian relief

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Go on, bend, punch and step on this transistor

Built with carbon nanotubes, these electronics can be run over, hammered and laundered without harm

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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

Inside Ames: ‘Star Trek’ inspired tricorder takes your vitals

The Scanadu Scout is a handheld device that measures your blood pressure, temperature, blood oxygen level and heart rate in 30 seconds and sends the results to your smartphone.

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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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Hacked electric skateboards could send riders flying

Two security researchers recently showed how electric skateboards can be hacked—and how riders could get seriously injured in the process.

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Pebble Time Steel smartwatch goes up for pre-order as early reviews roll in

$50 isn’t a lot more to pay for a snazzier design and a screen that’s easier to read than the plastic-clad Pebble Time.

Inside Ames: Drones map cellphone signals

Are cellular signals strong and reliable enough to control and monitor drones in the skies? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus are using a revamped ambulance and drones of their own to find out.

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Graava action cam automatically finds best clips

Sensors and software are used to locate the most interesting scenes and edit them into a highlights video

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, August 5

China moving cops on-site at Internet companies... Do-Not-Track gets some bite...Lollipop lag shows Android is really fragmented