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More retailers, and ballparks, take a swing at location-based data

MLB and fashion retailer Alex and Ani use location-sensing beacons to ping customers' phones.

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Glass display maker: Many big names working on head-mounted gear

Get ready for more Glassholes. Himax already supplies the display for Google Glass and says it's working with other major IT and electronics brands.

1.9 million smartwatches shipped in 2013

Android dominates thanks to Samsung's Galaxy Gear


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NTT, NEC launch real-time 4K/60p video compression unit

First 4K HEVC video compression unit could help spread of content for Ultra-HD screens

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Virgin Atlantic embraces wearable tech, but for posh passengers only

Concierge staff will start checking in first-class flyers with Google Glass and Sony Smartwatch 2. The rest of you are on stand-by.


Google subsidiary wins NASA lease to overhaul Moffett Field

Google will manage the federal airfield and restore a former airship hangar

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Why wearable computing is waiting for AI

A new app for Google Glass may seem trivial, but it represents the future of wearable computing.


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Fone Free Feb suggests smartphone users power off

The nonprofit organization Fone Free Feb is aiming to untether people from their smartphones for at least a short time during the month.

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Japan gadget wizards conjure hay-fever hoods, spy cam specs

A Tokyo firm incorporates USB in offbeat novelty gadgets.

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No need to dim the lights with new Hitachi projectors

The technology enhances video without upping power

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Google's acquisition of Nest gets US FTC clearance

Google said in January it expected to close the transaction in the next few months

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For Sony, it's a good time to offload struggling Vaio business

As shipments fall, Vaio could be on the block

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Razer's Nabu wearable attracts 10,000 developer sign-ups, and, yes, this is important

Once you unpack the details, the Nabu sign-ups tell us a lot about opportunity in the wearables space.


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Google Chromecast SDK lets developers super-size their apps for TV

The kit for Android, Chrome OS and iOS is designed for sending mobile apps to the big screen