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You won't want Microsoft's wearable just for 11 sensors or cross-platform support

Egalitarian mobile support just isn't a killer feature in fit-tech wearables—unless you happen to use a Windows Phone.

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'Reading Rainbow' reboot coming to Android, Apple TV, Xbox

A successful Kickstarter campaign raised more than $5 million

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Vastly improved second-gen Oculus Rift VR headset starts shipping to developers

It's still not the final consumer version, but a higher resolution and positional tracking make the Oculus Rift dev kit 2 far superior to the first version.

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Microsoft joins AllSeen Alliance, the Qualcomm-led IoT project

The company joins quest to ensure interoperability as more devices become connected

LG G Watch vs Samsung Gear Live: Picking the best Android Wear watch

Until the Moto 360 arrives "later this summer," the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are all we have. Too bad they're almost too similar to pick a clear winner.

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What you missed at CE Week

Google I/O grabbed the headlines last week, but as you'll see in this video report, a few noteworthy items debuted at New York's CE Week.

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Android Wear smartwatches: Specs, prices and launch dates for all known models

Get a look at upcoming offerings from LG, Samsung, Motorola and Asus. It's Smartwatchapalooza!

CE Week Highlights: A smartwatch you'd actually wear and flashy TVs

Startups joined established tech industry players at CE Week in New York to show off a range of wearables, 4K displays, and smart home appliance products.

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Google says OEM skins won't dilute Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto

Device managers can brand their hardware, but "otherwise it should be the same" says Google engineering director David Burke.

Google, broadening its reach, tries for a snazzier look

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The company aims for a prettier and more consistent look for software with Android L

Google I/O 2014: Your 5 biggest takeaways from this year's big event

Google I/O 2014 is so much more than a developer's conference. It's a State of the Union address on all things Googly—and this is how you can interpret what went down.

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Android TV gives Intel a new shot at the market after previous failures

The partnership with Google makes sense, analysts say, and allows Intel to enter the TV market without supplying content.

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Android Wear first impressions: The most useful wearable interface I've ever used

With instant voice-controlled search, messaging and more on your wrist, Android Wear changes the game. But 'OK Google' could be the second-coming of Glassholism.

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Spec showdown: LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live

The two first Android Wear-based smartwatches go head-to-head

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Google packs plenty into I/O keynote

Google's developer conference kicked off Wendesday in San Francisco with a focus on in-car technology, wearables and a new mobile OS.

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Hands on with LG G Watch, an unapologetically simple Android Wear smartwatch

Devoid of fancy features, this stark black wearable would seem to bank everything on the usefulness of Google's new smartwatch OS.

Google I/O Recap: From watches to cars, Android will be everywhere

Jon Phillips and Florence Ion look at all the big announcements from Google I/O.

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Google Fit platform will make all your fitness apps and devices play together

No more siloed smart-fitness stuff. Google's taking an inclusive approach, allowing developers to plug into a common fitness platform so your apps can share data and give you a more complete view.