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Wearables

Fitbit comes out on top in latest legal battle with Jawbone

In a huge victory for Fitbit in its ongoing battle with Jawbone, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that some of the crucial patents upon which Jawbone's case rested are invalid.
Cool Tech

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, hail me an Uber!

A San Francisco engineer posted a YouTube video demoing a touchscreen mirror he claims to have built. The video has over 800,000 views and Reddit is flaming. In the demo, the purported inventor shows music and video apps, controls…
Social Media

For the first time ever, NBC is sharing Olympic footage

For the first time, Comcast Corp.'s NBC will be distributing footage from the Olympics. Snapchat users will be able to see the events and athletes up close through the app. The content will be curated by Buzzfeed.
Cars

Uber proposes settlement for guide dog lawsuit

In a settlement offer in a two-year-old class action lawsuit about service dogs for blind people, Uber will give guidance to drivers. Uber also offered a $225,000 payment to the National Federation of the Blind California chapter
Home

Over your oven? 3D print new, smarter controls with RetroFab

RetroFab is a system that lets you take a 3D image of your toaster or alarm clock and redesign the switches, buttons, or controls. It 3D prints the retrofit to fit over your existing appliance and make it smarter or easier to use.
Cool Tech

When your phone is too small for big ideas, you need a smart whiteboard 2:09

Smart Kapp is a smart whiteboard that allows you to draw with an ordinary dry-erase marker, then share a digital version of it seamlessly from an app, no sloppy camera shot needed.
Cars

Gotta give credit for sticking to it, fourth Nissan recall for same issue

More than 3.5 million Nissan vehicles are being recalled after injuries from passenger airbags. The problem is detecting what's in the seat. The airbag seat sensors have trouble knowing if the seat holds an adult, a child, or is empty.
Computing

How to get started with any wireless home router

Want to get Wi-Fi working in your home, but don't know where to start? Here's a quick tutorial outlining the four basic steps needed for most routers. You'll be browsing on your laptop from the couch in no time.
Cars

School's in session — Nvidia's driverless system learns by watching

With just 72 hours spent watching human drivers, Nvidia's GPU-based computers were able to use machine learning to construct a road-worthy driverless car system. The system is continues to learn after delivery, watching anytime a human…
Web

More than half of Facebook users now connect to the site with just a mobile phone

Over half of the social networking site's active users used only their mobile devices to connect in the first quarter of this year. The company's significant growth outside North America and Europe is the reason.
Music

5 songs you need to stream this week: Mac DeMarco, Gary Clark Jr., and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Mac DeMarco, Gary Clark Jr. and more.
Gaming

Weekend Workshop: How to install LED joystick lights on a PlayStation controller 0:17

Jazz up your boring Sony-issued DualShock controller this weekend with this easy step-by-step walkthrough on how to install LED lights on each of the controller's joysticks.