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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 6

What you need to know today in the world of tech

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What printers? Epson dives deeper into fitness tracking with GPS watch and golf tracker

New “Epson Active” line includes a watch that tracks runners’ strides and a swing analyzer for golf clubs.

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Samsung draws rosy picture of IoT in lackluster CES keynote

There was little in the way of new ideas to keep the evening moving along

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Two standards groups backing wireless charging plan to merge

The Alliance for Wireless Power absorbs a smaller rival. However, the largest group, the Wireless Power Consortium, is still pushing its standard.

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Sony's Hirai praises staff in hack, hails freedom of speech

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai called the hack of Sony Pictures vicious and malicious

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Sony revs up its wearables game with redesigned Smartwatch 3 and Smarteyeglass SDK

It's a party for developers at Sony's CES 2015 keynote and Sony isn't holding anything back.

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Quell is a wearable pain manager that stimulates your brain's natural opiates

The basic TENS technology has been around for years, but now Quell has FDA approval to bring it to the consumer market.

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Wireless smart bulbs could scare away burglars

Qualcomm-based reference design for light bulbs may expand their functions for security, convenience and efficiency

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Vert is the wearable vertical leap monitor for high-flying hoops players

OK, it's one of the most mission-specific wearables you'll ever see. But if you care about jumping, it seems possibly game-changing.

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Qualcomm tricks out Cadillac with Android 5.0

Qualcomm shows how Android can make cars cooler and safer

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Apple Watch: A billboard for ads on the wrist?

TapSense, a mobile ad exchange, launches a platform for Apple's new device

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Lenovo's first homegrown wearable tackles thorny battery-life problem

The $89 Vibe Band VB10 smartband has an e-ink screen, and can run for seven days without a recharge

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Samsung dangles a free year of Netflix to lure phone, tablet, and 4K TV buyers

You also get a 12-month pass to the company’s Milk Music service when buying a Galaxy Note 4, S5, Galaxy Tab S, or 4K TV.