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Rocki meets its funding goals, will soon make any speaker wireless

Find most bluetooth speakers to be disappointing? So did the makers of ROCKI, a wifi music system. It's looking for backers on Kickstarter to finish the project and is offering an affordable buy in price for a wifi speaker solution.
Mobile

This cartoonist is critical of smartphones, but thinks about having one ‘all the time’

The latest person to highlight our obsession with smartphones is a cartoonist for the New Yorker, but unlike others, he's preaching consideration rather than abstinence. Soon, he may have a smartphone of his own.
Computing

Microsoft’s Telepathwords tells you if your password sucks or not

Data breaches are arguably more common now than ever. To safeguard against such intrusions at the hands of hackers, use Telepathwords, a tool developed by Microsoft that tells you whether your password is easy or difficult to crack.
Social Media

Feeling charitable? Facebook debuts ‘Donate Now’ button for nonprofit organizations

Facebook users can donate to some of their favorite nonprofits by using the social network's new "Donate Now" button, which allows for simple philanthropy. Nineteen charities are currently set up to receive funds directly from Facebook…
Apple

Apple releases OS X Mavericks update with Mail fixes and more

Apple on Monday released its first update to Mavericks, with version 10.9.1 focusing particularly on sorting out issues with Mail. Changes to Safari bring improvements to form-filling procedures, as well as to its new Shared Links feature.
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Google testing smart thermostat service, reportedly called EnergySense

Google is reportedly running a program called EnergySense involving the testing of Internet-connected thermostats in possible preparation for a new service to help consumers use energy more efficiently around the home.
Android Army

UK’s budget-tablet market getting crowded with launch of ‘world’s cheapest’ slate

Slate-hunting consumers in the UK have quite a few low-cost options to choose from this holiday shopping season, with the latest to hit stores described by its maker as 'the world's cheapest tablet'.
Social Media

Facebook video ads may start appearing Thursday

Video ads are expected to land on Facebook users' feeds this week, according to a report Tuesday. With an active user base of more than a billion people, the ads have the potential to turn into a huge money-spinner for the social networking…
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DT Daily: China’s moon rover, Beyonce’s stealth album release and a new look for an old friend 2:38

Today on DT Daily: China’s space program take a big lunar step forward, Beyonce’s “game changing” album release and Philips’ new LED light bulb has a look we like.
Mobile

Sprint’s 4G LTE service expands into 70 new markets

Ideal for Sprint customers that have been stuck at 3G speeds for data usage on their mobile devices, Sprint has rolled out more 4G LTE support in new markets all over the United States.
Apple

Target refuses to sell Beyoncé’s new album due to digital-first release

As digital delivery continues to dominate sales within the music industry, the lack of a physical disc option at the launch of Beyoncé's latest release has caused Target to bow out of CD sales of the new album.