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My Sony SmartBand arrived from Amazon! But its required software isn't even public yet

Sony's life-tracking wearable is shipping to customers, but it's just a useless rubber wristband until two apps go live in Google Play.

on techhive.com

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Nest tells users to disable key feature of Protect smoke alarm

The Nest Wave feature could delay the sounding of an alarm in an emergency, the company said

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Oculus Rift at the movies? Multiple companies want to make VR films a reality

With a California startup getting $7 million in funding to produce virtual-reality films, the number of companies clamoring to make VR movies is growing. Is this really the future of film?

on techhive.com

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Wellograph puts a luxury twist on activity-tracking wristbands (or is it a smartwatch?)

Mixing snazzy materials with an old-school retro design, Wellograph looks like a smartwatch—but its features are all about step counts, heart rates and wellness.

on techhive.com

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Windows for the next billion devices: Meet Windows for the Internet of Things

Robots and keyboards and makers, oh my! Microsoft's Windows for the Internet of Things aims beyond traditional computers.

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Enterprise software, devices to drive IT spending growth this year, Gartner says

Companies will start pulling the trigger on projects they planned in 2013, according to a Gartner analyst

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Intel taps Chinese tech hub to fuel its mobile processor business

Intel is establishing a new innovation center in Shenzhen

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Newton is the first MIPS-based mini-computer for wearables

The Newton development kit is the first with a MIPS CPU. Android Wear is on the roadmap, too.

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10 April Fools' tech gags so bizarre they might almost be true (but they aren't, sorry)

Most April Fools' Day jokes barely merit a groan, but these ten are worth a smile.

Pebble lands in Target stores, warns of bad software update

Targets gets white plastic as a limited-time retail exclusive, but no Pebble Steel.

on techhive.com

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World Tech Update: Microsoft puts Office on the iPad and Facebook's $2 billion VR bet

Video roundup of the week's biggest tech stories

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Why Zuckerberg prefers drones to Google's balloons

The Facebook chief explains some of his thinking behind Internet access delivered via drone and satellite

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Cointrust CEO says his technology can take Bitcoin mainstream

The stealth-mode startup by serial entrepreneur Steve Kirsch will make an initial product launch later this year