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Buying Uber might give Google a ride into the future

Google's data, and Uber's transportation expertise, might be mutually beneficial

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Amazon may buy some RadioShack stores to establish a physical presence

RadioShack doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's network of more than 4,000 U.S. retail locations is finding interest from other companies looking to expand their online presence.

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Pixie is a 'Location of Things' key-fob doohickey that helps you find all your things

Pop these bad boys on things you need to catalog, track and locate. You can then hunt for lost items with an augmented reality app.

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Hands on: the Raspberry Pi 2 is powerful, but you still get what you pay for

It has more memory and a better processor than the Pi 1, but comparing it to, say, an Apple Mac would be bananas.

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Buying a Pebble watch? Beware of obsolescence as new software platform looms

Pebble is more popular than ever with 1 million units sold, but may change directions with new hardware and software.

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Amazon Echo update lets you control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify with your voice

A new software update for Amazon's virtual assistant device lets you use spoken commands to control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify playback.

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