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World Tech Update: Apple Watch in April, drone crashes at White House, Motorola back in China

Coming up on World Tech Update this week, the Apple Watch is coming in April, a small drone crashes at the White House and Motorola is back in China after a two-year hiatus.

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Google Glass 'reset' shows it's just the seed of an idea

Google hasn't given up on the concept of high-tech eyewear, but admits it must go back to the drawing board.

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Jawbone opens a Marketplace to show that it's more than step counter

The new online store offers smart scales, home automation devices, and even a pet tracker with hooks into Jawbone's own fitness bands.

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Qualcomm cuts back on financial outlook as it loses a major customer for the Snapdragon 810

Is this the year that Qualcomm is dethroned as one of the mobile industry's top chip makers?

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Bill Gates tells Reddit about his mysterious 'personal agent' project at Microsoft

If it isn't Cortana, then what is it? The man who built Microsoft didn't elaborate, but he did have some cautionary words for the development of artificial intelligence over the next 30 years.

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Samsung Gear VR hits Best Buy with litany of health disclaimers

Your muscles, joints, or skin may hurt. It will make you dizzy and possibly ill. Have fun!

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Razer starts shipping the Nabu X, a stylish fitness band for cheap

The $50 fitness band counts steps, tracks sleep and provides basic notification alerts, without the watch-like appearance of similarly-priced trackers.

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Apple Watch to go on sale in March, claims analyst

Component shortages may cause supply issues, but first quarter sales of the Apple Watch will still total in the millions

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Google to make bigger retail push with Nexus Player

The first Android TV device is heading to both online and brick-and-mortar stores.

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HTC teaming up with Under Armour to build fitness tracker, report says

The new band could be introduced alongside the HTC One M9 at Mobile World Congress in March.

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No Google Glass or Oculus Rift copycat, Microsoft's HoloLens has its own ideas

It's not meant to be worn in public, like Glass. Its roots aren't in virtual reality, like Oculus Rift's. The augmented reality of HoloLens has specific work and play tasks in mind.

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Microsoft's HoloLens uses unreleased Intel Atom chip

The holographic headset computer has the Cherry Trail chip, which will also be in tablets and low-end PCs

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Microsoft researchers spin up a smart scarf

Prototype wearable would keep your face toasty warm, but could have deeper medical implications as well.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for January 22

Ford drives into the Valley ... Oracle promises cheaper hardware ... Samsung-Blackberry deal still in play ... and more