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How to use Android Wear and customer loyalty cards to buy stuff with your smartwatch

Until there's an app for it, here's a great way to get quick access to your favorite retailer's customer loyalty cards using Android Wear and Google Keep's location-based alerts.

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Windows Phone's Cortana taps Foursquare to suggest nearby places of interest

The virtual assistant can now recommend restaurants, bars and points of interest based on your location.

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Meet Microsoft's Sharks Cove: A Raspberry Pi-style mini-PC running Windows 8.1

Microsoft has announced its own Raspberry Pi look-alike, but don't expect a cheap price for this Windows flavored tiny PC.

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5 unexpectedly useful apps

You probably didn't know you needed a color-coded goal manager or a dedicated email tracker. But once you try these apps, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.

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Apple bumps MacBook Pro processors across the line

The update to the company's professional laptop line brings faster chips to the whole category, and a few more modest changes.

on macworld.com

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Facebook moves all mobile chat to Messenger app

You'll no longer be able to send messages from Facebook's main mobile app

Stanford 'holy grail' battery breakthrough could triple gadget battery life

A lithium anode battery could mean less frequent recharging for electronics.

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Google Wallet vs. Amazon Wallet: Which mobile payment app deserves to manage your money?

Amazon is preparing to do battle with Google for smartphone wallet app supremacy.

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Acer Switch 10 review: Right idea, wrong execution

Acer's Switch 10 convertible truly has a split personality. Its button-free release mechanism is a great idea, but the rest of the device doesn't match up as well.

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Amazon Fire Phone review: Give this Fire time to grow

Amazon's superfans will love it already, but in a few more iterations, it could make Amazon superfans of us all.

on techhive.com

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The Acer's Switch 10's innovative detachable display is undermined by the mediocre quality of the components inside it.

How to find the hotels, beaches and airports with the best Wi-Fi

If you're looking for a place to stay this summer where you can hole up with Netflix in the evening, avoid some of the hotel industry's biggest names.

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Virtual servers still face real security threats

A new survey from Kaspersky finds that many IT professionals don’t understand the security threats against virtual servers.

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Fitbit narrowly misses becoming the first activity tracker for Windows Phone

Fitbit is publishing its own, first-party app for the Windows Phone platform today. But Microsoft itself beat it to the punch.

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Qualcomm planting seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip has graphics, computing and wireless features that could make it into lower-end chips.

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Defending Facebook, OkCupid says it also runs user-behavior tests

Studies like Facebook's are necessary for product testing, the dating site said.