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Swarm 'Portal' beacon to provide retailers insight on in-store activity

The device picks up heat signals from shoppers to give retailers foot traffic patterns

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Wearables and design will be big at Google I/O

Best practices around design, specifically for wearables, will be a focus at next month's developers' show.


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Google looks to unite work and pleasure by acquiring Divide

Divide consolidates work and personal apps on people's own mobile devices

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Google Maps adds elevation data for cyclists braving the hills

Maps on the desktop now shows elevation gains through a new graphical display

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AT&T tracking device would help you find your luggage

AT&T researchers showded off a 3G luggage-tracking device that highlights the company's push into machine-to-machine communication.

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IDC cuts IT spending forecast on mobile slump, emerging market uncertainty

Economic uncertainty in China and Europe due to the Ukraine crisis are 'wild cards'

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Google improving Google Translate with Word Lens app acquisition

The company is acquiring Quest Visual, maker of the camera-based translation app

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Google's new Glass boss, Ivy Ross, begins job by asking existential questions

Sure, the world's most famous wearable assumes a physical form, but Ivy Ross reminds us that Google is still more interested in what-ifs than blunt, definitive absolutes.


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Point-and-scan projector blends physical print with digital data

Fujitsu's latest prototype can perform text searches in printed matter

Wearables Right or Wrong: Time to buy Google Glass?

In the first episode of our new video series, we take a closer look at Google's smart eyewear, now on sale for anyone with $1500 to spend.

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Amazon, AT&T, Snapchat rated among the least trustworthy with data, EFF finds

The companies ranked poorly in a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that measured how government data requests are handled.

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Google encourages more users to wear Glass in public with new travel apps

Google's smartglasses are indeed useful for an always-ambulatory lifestyle. But will new FourSquare, TripIt and OpenTable apps convince users to wear the polarizing wearable in public?


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Skylock prevents theft while letting you share your bike

The smartest bike lock on the block pairs with a smartphone app for security, sharing, and even crash detection.


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Target, The Gap and others form group to share cyberthreat data

A range of retailers will share cyberthreat data through a new center to prevent attacks