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Anti-Glassholes: Understanding the growing movement against Google Glass

Google Glass hasn't even been released yet and there's already a growing movement against it. We've seen bans and even an Anti-Glass software service. Why does Glass have people so concerned? What is the privacy threat that people are so…

Nintendo cuts the price on five popular 3DS games

Nintendo slashes the price on five 3DS games with 2 million-plus sales apiece, including three Mario games, an Animal Crossing, and a Donkey Kong Country.

Selfeed website lets you follow all Instagram uploads tagged ‘#selfie’ in real-time

A new website called Selfeed shows all Instagram photos tagged "#selfie" in real-time – and thus creates a dynamic exhibit of the selfie culture. While the individuals in selfies stand alond, here they are part of a collective.

Hands-on with Windows Phone 8.1: Microsoft delivers

We try out Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8.1 for a week and it truly impresses us. Could the new Windows Phone turn the page for Microsoft in smartphones?

Undercover reporters show how easy it is for thieves to sell stolen phones

An undercover report by the BBC has shown how easy it is for criminals to sell on obviously stolen mobile phones. Additionally, blocked IMEI numbers may not put off the more resourceful thief either.
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Research breakthrough brings body-heat-powered wearables a step closer

A team of researchers in South Korea who recently discovered a way of converting body heat into electricity believe the technology is at last light and flexible enough to one day find its way into wearable devices.

Don’t stop making phones, BlackBerry! We still need you around

Brazen comments from BlackBerry CEO John Chen have the future of the company’s handsets in question, but killing off the handset that started it all isn’t a wise move for anyone.
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Bezos maintains he’s serious about Amazon’s drone delivery service, currently testing tech

If you thought Jeff Bezos's idea for a drone delivery system was little more than a lame publicity stunt, think again. A recent letter to shareholders shows the plan is taking shape, with engineers working on "generations 7 and 8" of the…
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Heartbleed: BlackBerry to roll out BBM patches for Android and iOS this week

While the risk of attack is deemed by BlackBerry as "extremely small," the company is nevertheless taking the precautionary measure of rolling out patches for Android and iOS users of its BBM app to prevent any possibility of a…

Slick Ubuntu Mobile OS previewed again, but we’re still waiting for a release date

A video has been released showing the new Ubuntu Mobile operating system running on a Meizu smartphone. The Chinese smartphone brand is one of Canonical's hardware partners, and it'll launch its first Ubuntu Mobile device later this year.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of April 13, 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!

How Cortana works in Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft's answer to Apple’s Siri and Google Now is being pushed as the “world’s first truly personal digital assistant.” Here's what Cortana can do and how to use her in Windows Phone 8.1.