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Sales of Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader plunge during holiday shopping season

Total sales in the Nook division were down by more than half and content sales dropped 25 percent.

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HTC Re Camera update lets you livestream your adventures to YouTube

The new feature gives the periscope-shaped 'action camera' a tiny leg up over the GoPro.

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LG's new smartwatch runs webOS, not Android Wear

LG is already making Android Wear devices, but the company hopes it can also make a few webOS wearables as well.

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ReWalk robotic exoskeleton looks like science-fiction, but helps paraplegics walk again

The first FDA-approved robotic exoskeleton is literally changing lives.

Witricity's wireless charging beams power through wood, stone, and even your head

This technology can charge computers and electric cars alike.

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Make fancy-schmancy sous-vide on a budget with Anova's Precision Cooker

The Anova looks a bit like a hand mixer, but it circulates water and monitors temperature for you. Best of all, it's affordable.

Sony's smartglasses help you find the closest store

The prototype glasses overlay navigation information at a CES demonstration.

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Razer Nabu X hands-on: A cheap fitness band that could afford to do more

Razer joins the $50 wearable fray with fitness tracking and notification alerts, but neglects a few obvious features along the way.

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Toshiba's health wearable unlocks the mysteries of the night

The device is on sale in Japan and has yet to gain FDA approval in the US

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Wearables expand to waistline, feet, and fingers

One company says its "smart belt" can track a wearer's health

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Blocks modular smartwatch plans November launch, possible Android-based OS, and waterproof design

The smartwatch that lets you snap on your own components shows a little more progress at CES.

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These stylish headphones hide a secret: They're a discrete mobile theater with video

The final prototype of the Avegant Glyph is at CES. This mobile theater looks like a pair of headphones that fit over your eyes Geordi LaForge style.

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Apple's Beats unit sued by Monster over headphone deal

Monster claims it was fraudulently eased out from a development deal with Beats ahead of Apple's acquisition.

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InMotion's smart vehicle is the perfect way to scoot around CES

The self-balancing sort-of scooter is the Segway's smarter, cheaper, app-connected cousin.