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Samsung, ARM, and Nest launch Thread, a low-power network for the smart home

Products based on the networking specification are due next year

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BloomSky's backyard weather stations hope to crowdsource the forecast

In cities with microclimates, like San Francisco, an app that tells you the temperature at the airport is pretty much useless. Here’s BloomSky to the rescue -- if it can build a strong enough network of stations.

on techhive.com

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Turtle Shell waterproof Bluetooth speakers offer long battery life, durability

Short of being submerged, the speakers can handle a dousing and still crank out the music over Bluetooth.

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Android Wear gets its first launcher app

Tired of scrolling to the bottom of the Google menu just to launch an app? Try out the new Wear Mini Launcher for more streamlined app launching.

on greenbot.com

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Amazon asks FAA for permission to test Prime Air delivery drones

The online retailer plans to use drones to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less

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Whistle activity monitor is like FitBit for dogs

Whistle offers accurate tracking and fast charging, but it has durability issues.

Activity tracking goes to the dogs with Whistle

Whistle offers accurate tracking and fast charging, but there are durability issues.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Smartwatches and traditional watches will never merge

In Episode 8 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on Apple's not-so-luxurious iWatch plans, the opposing goals of smartwatches and wristwatches, and vexing Android Wear navigation.

on techhive.com

Wearables Right or Wrong? Smartwatches and traditional watches will never merge

In Episode 8 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on Apple's not-so-luxurious iWatch plans, the opposing goals of smartwatches and wristwatches, and vexing Android Wear navigation.

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Google flips on Android mirroring for Chromecast

Select phones and tablets can now beam their screens to the television.

on greenbot.com

U.K. follows TSA's lead, bans uncharged electronic devices from some flights

If you're flying to, or even through, the U.K. this summer make sure your devices have a full battery before you land.

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AT&T executive: Standalone wearables coming this year

Glenn Lurie, partnership chief for the telecom giant, doesn't think wearables can break through until they can work without a phone.s

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Google Glass creator wants something smaller, faster and less awkward

Babak Parviz lays out Google's goals for an improved version of the device.

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Smartwatches must respect the women's market, watch company executives say

Women's watches comprise about 35 percent of the traditional luxury wristwatch market, yet the consumer electronics companies are sticking to a tech-nerd aesthetic.

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