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Pebble acquisition could help Fitbit build a successful smartwatch

Fitbit recently announced its acquisition of Pebble, and while it claims that it's aim was to get its hands on Pebble's software, all signs point to a new Fitbit smartwatch at some point in the future.

Weekly Rewind: New cars in Cuba, pot in a box, a watch powered by body heat

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…

Google's Allo messaging service adds 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' stickers

Google's relatively new messaging app Allo is helping you prepare for the latest Star Wars film with stickers. A new update also introduces chat themes, and Smart Smileys -- a tool that suggests emojis based on what you're typing.

Meizu’s M5 Note embraces all-metal unibody, gargantuan 4,000mAh battery

Having already announced the H1 Band and Pro 6 Plus, Meizu unveiled the M5 Note, the latest addition to the company's M-series phones. The phone is currently available for purchase in China.

Discord’s GameBridge SDK adds text and voice chat to games free of charge

Discord creator Hammer & Chisel has launched GameBridge, a free SDK that allows developers to add text and voice chat to community-driven games and applications, along with a suite of community engagement features.

One-man band: App turns MacBook Pro Touch Bar into tiny piano, 127 other instruments

The new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar has been a controversial addition, but it seems like some creators are getting a kick out of it. One such person is the developer behind this app, which turns the Touch Bar into a piano.
Movies & TV

J.J. Abrams' production company has outer-space drama 'Glare' coming to HBO

HBO has picked up Glare, another show from J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot, this time set in outer space and reportedly chronicling the colonization off a far-off planet.

Microsoft finally launches Cortana apps for Android and iOS in the U.K.

Microsoft is finally bringing the Cortana app to the U.K., allowing both Android and iOS users to take advantage of the digital assistant. Not only that, but the apps are also getting an refresh.

Microsoft’s latest Insider update lets you shut down your PC by voice command

Whether you're in the fast ring, or hanging back in the slow ring, there are lots of new features in Microsoft's latest beta update to Windows 10. Highlights include more Cortana voice commands, and less intrusive updates.

If a site is not HTTPS, Google Chrome will tell users it's not secure

The tech giants of the world are continuing in their efforts to make the web a safer place. On Thursday, Google announced that Chrome will begin marking HTTP pages as nonsecure if they collect passwords or credit card information.

Sprint brings holiday cheer to Mexico and the Caribbean with data promotion

Sprint's launching a limited-time data promotion over the holidays. Unlimited Freedom subscribers get free high-speed data in the Caribbean and Mexico. There's a sweepstakes, too.
Cool Tech

How a parrot wearing aviator goggles could teach robots to fly better

Researchers at Stanford University are using a parrot equipped with 3D-printed goggles to learn lessons about birds in flight. The findings may help inform a future generation of flying robots.