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Google unveils prototype self-driving car, without steering wheel or brakes

The search giant wants to make 100 initial vehicles and start a pilot program with a cute clown car.

Western Digital's TV streaming device expands in-home video support

Western Digital adds support for Miracast to the $99.99 WD TV Personal Edition streaming video device, and can pull files from external WD hard drives, too.

Sony CEO sees wearable gaming gear in company's future

Wearables could work with cameras and PlayStation consoles, says Kazuo Hirai

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Samsung has wearables fever and the only prescription is more watchphone

Some executive in South Korea apparently won't rest until his Dick Tracy dream is realized.


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Research firm: Wearable hype could slow by 2016

Wearables are red-hot right now, but NPD Group warns that winter is coming.

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It's now or never for Sony, CEO says

Sony's Hirai vows to complete an overhaul of the company's electronics business this fiscal year.

Wearables Right or Wrong? An Earful of LG Tech

Jon Phillips has been wearing the LG heart-rate earphones, and they actually sound pretty good! But is this the future of fitness wearables? See more in Episode 2 of Wearables Right or Wrong?

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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