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How Apple Is Forging Deeper Connections Between Desktop And Mobile

In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS engineer John McIntosh discusses how Continuity will work in iOS 8 and Yosemite.

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The Smartshoe: A Much More Sensible Approach To Wearable Computing Than Glass Or A Smartwatch

You know how wearable computers have always sounded cool, but in practice strapping a big computer to your face seemed a little bit impractical?

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Windows 9: One OS To Rule All Devices

Unlike Apple, which thinks merging iOS and OS X would be a “waste of energy,” Microsoft wants one single Windows operating system to be available to all its device users, whether they’re Windows Phone handset owners, Xbox fans, or rely on a Windows computer for work or play.

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(WITH VID) Samsung's Takes Jab At Apple's Planned iPhone 6

pic: www.itpro.co.ukSAMSUNG Electronics is taking jabs at smartphone rival Apple Inc. over its planned release of an iPhone 6, which is rumored to have a larger screen than current models, by calling attention to the fact that the Korean company’s devices have been on the market for years with bigger screens, TechCrunch reported.

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Flightradar App Goes Viral As Ukraine Crash Spawns Planespotters

Pic: Bloomberg/Flightradar24.comThe downing of Malaysia Air (MAS) Flight 17 over Ukraine has thrust a plane-tracking application into the limelight as more people study global flightpaths that previously only drew aviation enthusiasts and professionals.

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Sensor-Powered Seatbelt Could Save The Lives Of Sleepy Drivers

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Wearable tech has done a lot to foster the rise of the "quantified self" space, but surprisingly few of these devices focus on enhancing our safety.

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New Entry Level Windows Phone Revealed: The Nokia Lumia 530

A new entry level smartphone from Microsoft has been revealed on the Nokia Conversations blog. The Lumia 530 began leaking yesterday, although much of it was speculation about what kind of hardware would be included in the device. While the local pricing is still unknown, the Conversations post indicates that it will retail for EUR85 in Europe with the rollout in selected markets beginning in August 2014.

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Western Digital Redefines Media Player

Western Digital (WD) today unveiled the new WD TV – Personal Edition, a Wi-Fi connected media player for your TV that plays a variety of formats of media file, and doubles as a network storage device on the home network.

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Xiaomi Unveils Mi 4 Smartphone And Mi Band Wristband

China's fast-growing electronics firm Xiaomi has unveiled a new flagship smartphone and companion wristband.

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Electronic Arts Profit Surpasses Wall Street Expectations

VIDEO game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported better-than-expected revenue and profit for the first quarter, driven by robust sales of titles such as "Titanfall," digital revenue and cost control.

The Electronic Arts logo is pictured at the video game developers campus in Burnaby, British Columbia April 16, 2014.

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