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Google reveals more about Android Wear as Samsung joins the party

A newly published developer video gives more insight into Google's plans for Android Wear, while insider rumors suggest Samsung has a smartwatch ready to go at Google I/O next week.
Cool Tech

U.S. government bans drones from all national parks

The use of drones has already been banned in several national parks, and now NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis has signed an order preventing them from being flown in all of the parks across the U.S..
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Google’s Nest to acquire video monitoring startup Dropcam

Nest announced Friday it's signed an agreement to acquire video monitoring startup Dropcam for $555 million. The deal was reportedly made without the assistance of Google, Nest's parent company.
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5 amazing gadgets that are helping the blind see

There are a few exciting projects in the works that could open up a whole new world for the blind and visually impaired. From smart glasses, to a Braille e-book reader, here are some things that technology could do to bring light to the…
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5 things we’ve learned from people who have fondled the Fire Phone

Amazon launched the Fire Phone earlier this week and now the earliest impressions are coming in. Overall, Firefly, Dynamic Perspective, and the lack of apps received the most attention.
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Microsoft just launched an accelerator program for home automation startups

In an effort to get its foot in the door of the burgeoning smart home market, Microsoft has recently launched an accelerator targeted specifically at connected home technologies.
Computing

A hard drive is now playing a role in a U.S. political scandal

U.S. political scandals are usually not centered around computer components. However, this one now features a hard drive as one of its prominent figures.
Home Theater

Amazon Instant Video set to debut pilot from ‘Super Troopers’ creator

Amazon Studios announced today that it will debut the half-hour pilot for dramatic comedy "Really" as part of its third pilot season kicking off later this year on Amazon Instant Video. As is now routine, customers will once again be able…
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Congress passes amendment to defund NSA ‘backdoor’ surveillance

In a rare show of bipartisan cooperation, the House voted for an amendment that seeks to cut funding for part of the NSA's surveillance program, particularly the use of “backdoors” for monitoring private communications .
Gaming

Sunset Overdrive lets you play as a female assassin (or whoever else you want)

In their latest episode of Sunset TV, Insomniac Games shares details on traps and gender-neutral character customization in its upcoming, third-person action game, Sunset Overdrive.
Computing

Watch A&E TV shows for free with this Windows 8.1 app

With this free app for Windows 8.1, you can get your fix for shows from the A&E network right from your PC.
Gaming

Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth DLC details revealed, coming this summer

DICE offers up the first details for Dragon's Teeth, the next expansion pack for Battlefield 4, which moves the action into the dense, urban combat arenas of bustling Asian cities.