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The IBM Simon, the world’s first smartphone, to be put on display at London Science Museum

Considered the world's first smartphone, the IBM Simon will form part of a new exhibition at the London Science Museum later this year. The device has a touchscreen and a stylus, but the battery lasts only for an hour.

6 wearables that help regular people live with dangerous health conditions

Effective health tracking wearables are only starting to go mainstream, but there are already a number of devices targeting more serious health concerns. Here are a few of them.
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London’s historic statues will start calling smartphones from this week

Technology is being used more and more to help encourage greater interest in culture and art. A UK-based arts group, for example, this week launches a project that'll see London's historic statues calling up passers-by to deliver…
Android Army

Moto 360 smartwatch to sell for $250, Best Buy listing reveals

Just a couple of weeks short of the Moto 360's official launch event it seems Best Buy mistakenly posted its listing for Motorola's stylish smartwatch. The page, now removed, suggests the gadget will retail for $250.
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Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets

Twitter likes to try out new features on a limited number of users before rolling it out to everyone – or ditching it entirely. Its latest experiment involves retweeting users' favorited posts, bringing extra (possibly unwanted) content…

Sony trickles down high-end guts to latest compact mirrorless, the Alpha 5100

Sony's newest entry-level mirrorless camera, the A5100, uses the same sensor, image processor, and hybrid autofocus system as its much lauded A6000 sibling, but it one-ups that model with enhanced features for moviemaking.

Former Microsoft President’s 1954 Ferrari 375 MM named Best In Show at 2014 Pebble Beach

Former Microsoft President Jon Shirley’s 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe has taken home the Best In Show prize at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The car stands as the only Ferrari to ever win the event and the first…
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of August 17, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Computers that calculate data at the speed of light could arrive as early as 2020

Computers that calculate data at the speed of light could arrive in just a handful of years. Learn more here.

When tech offered no shortcuts, OK Go made magic happen the old-fashioned way

We talk to the lead singer, and lead director of OK Go about the band's latest video The Writing's on the Wall, and what it takes to make an entire video in one straight take.

Google acquires image-based city guides company Jetpac to improve visual search

Google is continuing its acquisition binge in 2014 with the purchase of Jetpac, an iOS app that uses public information from Instagram photos to create visual city maps and guides. Jetpac's image search capabilities open up intriguing…