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Photography

Take a stroll down memory lane with this new Google Photos feature

We capture so many photos, but how often do you look back at the older ones? Well Google Photos has a new opt-in feature that will remind you of some of the great photos you have taken over the years.
Wearables

Android Wear’s interactive watch faces give you the info you need quicker than ever

Finding out the weather or your next appointment was never easier. Google is rolling out an update to all Android Wear smartwatches that will enable you to tap complications on watch faces to get information or open apps.
Music

RHA’s new ultra-compact in-ears drop the price, shrink the size, and keep the style

RHA's newest product, the ultra-compact S500i in-ears, might not boast the company's trademark swappable filters, but they certainly look every bit as stunning as the company's other headphones do -- and at a much friendlier price.
Home Theater

Yamaha MusicCast is like Sonos, but works with any source and any BT speaker

Yamaha MusicCast that incorporates all the features you'd expect from a Sonos-style multiroom-audio setup, and much more. The system rolls out with 20 pieces, including receivers, speakers, and sound bars.
Music

Spotify’s intrusive privacy policy allows the collection of photos, sensor data, and more

In a move that has sparked controversy for those concerned about personal privacy, Spotify's Orwellian new privacy policy wants access to users' contacts, photos, GPS data, and sensor data, and will also share the data with advertisers.
Cool Tech

Candle Charger is a tiny thermoelectric generator that powers your gadgets with fire

The Flamestower company's newest gadget is just finishing up its Kickstarter campaign. The Candle Charger does exactly what it sounds like: It turns the heat of a candle and five ounces of water into an electric charge, in this case…
Computing

Windows Hello can recognize the difference between identical twins

As it stands, passwords seem like a relatively weak defence against hackers and nefarious individuals. But could facial recognition in Windows Hello open us up to new attacks from nosy siblings? Not so according to a new demo.
Web

Jeb Bush supports NSA expansion and opposes encryption

Jeb Bush spoke up in favor of the NSA, saying he would support its expansion. He also criticized tech companies for not providing access to encrypted data. He argued that data collection helps keep Americans safe.
Mobile

Uber background checks on drivers missed ex-convicts, prosecutors say

In an amendment to a consumer protection lawsuit that accuses Uber of misleading customers about the service's level of safety, California prosecutors have said the company's background checks failed to show up ex-convicts.
Android Army

Sony’s back with the new SmartBand 2 fitness band, and this time it has a heart rate sensor

Sony has announced the SmartBand 2, the sequel to its original fitness band, that comes with several new features including a heart rate monitor, plus a new strap design. It's ready to go on sale in September.
Wearables

Major League Baseball is totally OK with having an Apple Watch in the dugout

It was believed that Major League Baseball forbade Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost from having his Apple Watch in the dugout. However, a spokesperson clarified that MLB is fine with it, as long as it's not used for cheating.