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San Francisco launches free Wi-Fi in public spaces, with help from Google

Announced over a year ago, San Francisco on Wednesday delivered on its promise to roll out free Wi-Fi in public spaces across the city. The project was made possible thanks to $600,000 worth of funding from Google.
Mobile

Martian Notifier smartwatch gets iOS 8 support, and new screen tap feature

Martian, makers of the cool Notifier smartwatch, has pushed out a pair of updates for the device. The new firmware adds iOS 8 support, and a clutch of new features are included in the app.
Mobile

FAA orders airlines to replace cockpit displays in 1300 jets over Wi-Fi interference

The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering airlines to replace cockpit displays on more than 1,300 Boeing 737 and 777 planes following concerns over Wi-Fi interference that could cause the screens to go blank.
Mobile

Vertu goes chic with the sleek new, $6,800 Aster smartphone

Vertu has announced its second phone of 2014, the Aster. It's a chic, sleek alternative to last year's Constellation smartphone. The design is more subtle, but the tech has been boosted to match the high-end Signature Touch.
Home Theater

Siri in your dash: Apple CarPlay now available for Pioneer NEX-series receivers

Apple's CarPlay makes its debut in after-market car entertainment systems today. Via Firmware update, existing Pioneer NEX-series in-dash receiver owners can take advantage of all the new hands-free technology that has been developed to…
Wearables

Garmin’s new smart sports watch keeps track of your texts and oxygen levels

Garmin's newest multisport GPS watch, the Forerunner 920XT, combines a smartwatch that checks your emails, calls, texts, and calendar, with the ultimate fitness tracker that monitors your endurance swimming, biking, and running.
Home Theater

San Francisco and Houston get on-the-go mobile streaming for Comcast’s X1 cloud DVRs

Comcast announced today that it extended cloud-based streaming capabilities to its X1 DVR customers in the San Francisco Bay Area and Houston markets, as well as premiering out-of-home streaming from the X1 in its new markets.
Computing

Reader poll: Will you upgrade to Windows 10?

Now that Microsoft has lifted the veil on Windows 10, do you think you'll be making the move once it's released? Learn more here.
Mobile

BlackBerry plans to launch a weird smartphone design at least once every year

If you found the BlackBerry Passport's design to be unorthodox, then expect similarly weird design at least once a year. BlackBerry also confirmed that there will be a Passport sequel.
Mobile

PayPal was going to partner with Apple Pay, but then it cozied up to Samsung

When Apple pay announced its list of partners, mobile payments giant PayPal was notably absent. New reports say the company's deal with Samsung may be to blame.
Mobile

Thanks to Bendgate, jean companies consider bigger pockets

According to several reports, many clothing lines are considering redesigning jeans with deeper pockets. Companies include Uniqlo, J. Crew, American Eagle, and several others.
Wearables

Jony Ive focuses on the small things in Vogue interview on the Apple Watch

Apple designer Jony Ive showed the Apple Watch to Vogue and explained the design process in an interview. The Vogue interview is further evidence of Apple's efforts to promote the Watch to fashion writers.