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FitBit snaps up Pebble in bid to stay alive in shrinking wearables market 3:14

Also today: Apple looks to the skies - but not space - to improve the Maps app, and Nokia's classic 'candy bar' phones may return to the market.
Virtual Reality

Snow and Crimson Daydream View headsets are available for pre-order now

Google Daydream is an Android-first mobile platform for virtual reality apps and games. The Daydream View headset is available on the Google Store now. Here is a list of devices that support the platform, plus the latest on apps, games, and…
Cool Tech

To fix failing veteran health care system, the VA looks to artificial intelligence

On Tuesday, Flow Health announced the formation of a five-year partnership with the VA to build a medical knowledge graph with deep learning to inform medical decision-making and train artificial intelligence to personalize care plans.
Cool Tech

Bitcoin anonymity no longer guaranteed; summons served to U.S. exchange

Coinbase, the largest U.S. Bitcoin exchange, was served with a John Doe summons demanding 2014 to 2015 customer transaction records. The IRS argued in federal court that customer anonymity argued a basis for concern about tax evasion.
Cool Tech

Watch this terrifying robotic LaserSnake destroy a nuclear power cell 1:46

What kind of hardware do you call in to help decommission an old nuclear power plant in England? If you're anything like the real-life decision makers, the answer is obvious -- a laser-wielding giant snake robot.

The next Apple Watch? Latest patents describe a limb-detecting circular device

New Apple patents describe a smartwatch with a unique circular design capable of limb detection, or the ability to identify appendages. Apple has been reluctant to adopt a circular design so far, citing usability concerns
Social Media

Reddit CEO issues another apology for altered comments; new guidelines added

Despite multiple apologies, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman is continuing to incur the wrath of the contributors to a popular Donald Trump subreddit after admitting to modifying a number of obscenity-laden posts directed at him.

FairwayIQ uses system of smart tags to help golfers avoid logjams on the links

By using a system of smart tags, FairwayIQ is able to make golf course operators and maintenance staff more efficient. Tagging golfers, caddies, carts, and more allows the operator to see an overhead view of what is going on in real time.

Take off a few strokes with PuttView's augmented reality putting solution

Have you ever spent all your time lining up your putting line, only to have the ball miss the hole? Thanks to a company based in Germany, that might be a thing of the past. What's the secret? Augmented reality.

Always shoot the perfect basket with the brainy Noah Basketball

Never miss another basket with Noah Basketball. By analyzing the shot arc and depth, players can hone in on the optimal shot and build up the muscle memory. Time to bring your team to victory.

Vinyl mecca Discogs updates mobile app, makes collecting easier than ever

Vinyl database and reseller Discogs will launch its first official mobile app in the first quarter of 2016. The new app will allow users to search the database, catalog their collections, and view marketplace pricing.

“Fatal” security bugs discovered in defibrillators and medical implants

Researchers in the U.K. and Belgium found potentially “fatal” security vulnerabilities in medical devices like defibrillators that allowed hackers to steal sensitive healthcare data and alter the functions of the devices.