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Wearables

Carv is an all-knowing ski instructor inside your boot

Carv is the latest sports technology project to slide onto Kickstarter, and it's aimed at skiers. The in-boot system monitors your every move, and provides real-time feedback and advice as you ski.
Mobile

Watch Google U.K.’s boss conveniently forget how much he gets paid

Matt Brittin, the man in charge of Google's U.K. operation, had an unfortunate memory lapse during a hearing about Google's tax payments, where he was unable to tell the committee how much he gets paid.
Mobile

Runkeeper is the latest fitness app snapped up by a sports brand

Sports brand Asics has purchased Runkeeper, the long-established mobile fitness app. A relative newcomer to connected health, Asics new acquisition comes soon after it backed a smart clothing company.
Social Media

Facebook may bring back SMS to Messenger, also adds multiple account support

Potentially ideal for anyone that loves Facebook Messenger and has friends that hate using Facebook, the social network has begun testing the addition of SMS support for messaging friends outside of Facebook.
Mobile

The NYPD has been spying on phones since 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union has published a report that confirms the use of phone-intercepting technology by the NYPD. These "stingrays" can track a device's location. The NYPD has issued a statement contesting the NYCLU's…
Virtual Reality

The latest Alcatel smartphone will ship in a virtual reality headset

While Alcatel's OneTouch Idol 4S boasts less than stellar technical specifications, it certainly has an edge on the competition when it comes to the packaging, which doubles as a Google Cardboard-esque VR viewer.
Wearables

New leak points to April release date for HTC's first smartwatch

HTC wearables have all suffered delays in 2015, but the most recent rumors point to a spring 2016 launch for the HTC One Watch. Check here for all of the rumors leading up the eventual announcement.
Virtual Reality

Google reportedly will offer two VR headsets by the end of the year

Google is planning on building two virtual reality headsets by the end of this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. One will be an update to Cardboard VR, and the other will not require a connection to a smartphone, gaming console…
Gaming

Amazon adds zombie apocalypse clause to Lumberyard terms of service

A clause in the terms of service for Lumberyard, Amazon's new video game engine, limits company liability in the event of a viral outbreak triggering a zombie apocalypse.
Mobile

Chrome for Android can now receive alerts from nearby objects using the Physical Web

Why should iPhone users have all the benefits of interacting with Bluetooth beacons? Google has now added support for the Physical Web to Chrome for Android starting with beta version 49.
Photography

Grammys to get the Instagram treatment with live images and videos, straight from artists

The Grammys has teamed up with Instagram and Billboard to bring exclusive images and live videos of the event, created by artists, to the app. Musicians including Skrillex and LL Cool J will be broadcasting content directly to Instagram.
Wearables

Your next smartwatch may look better and last longer, thanks to Qualcomm’s new chips

Qualcomm is out with a new processor -- and this one's built just for wearables. LG says it will be using the Snapdragon Wear 2100 in its upcoming wearable devices later this year.