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Your next PC should have a PCI Express SSD

Rather than your normal SATA III hard drive, your next PC should have a PCIe SSD, especially if you build it yourself.

Toshiba rolls out activity trackers for seniors

The Silmee W20 and W21 wristbands have functions such as conversation monitoring to assist caregivers

Bendable, stretchable circuits will bring us the next generation of smart clothing

Japanese researchers have developed stretchable, tough electronics that could be incorporated into clothing – transforming wearable technology.

China's Tianjin is latest disaster zone to attract drones

Drone users face hazards in disaster zones but the machines can help with humanitarian relief

Apple, Intel cite gains in hiring women and minorities

Since January, Apple said nearly half of its U.S. hires were women, black, Hispanic or Native American

new outlook partner add ins and expanded rollout of outlook.com preview 3

Microsoft Outlook is now much more capable with add-ins for other apps

Microsoft's mail client has some much needed new features

Go on, bend, punch and step on this transistor

Built with carbon nanotubes, these electronics can be run over, hammered and laundered without harm

Fossil watch

Wearables smothering Swiss watch business, Fossil CEO says

Fossil will start selling an Android Wear smartwatch in October or November, said CEO Kosta Kartsotis.

Fitbit caters to corporations, and not just with discounted fitness trackers

Fitbit's growth among businesses nearly matches consumer use, said CFO Bill Zerella.

Privacy Visor fools face-recognition cameras

How Japan's Privacy Visor fools face-recognition cameras

The visor angles overhead light into cameras, confusing computer vision systems

Pebble starts taking pre-orders for the Time Steel

People who order the smartwatch now won't receive it until mid-to-late September

Nest Cam review: a slightly pricey way to secure your home

The camera's best video monitoring tools, while useful, might be too costly for some

Graava action cam automatically finds best clips

Sensors and software are used to locate the most interesting scenes and edit them into a highlights video

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, August 5

China moving cops on-site at Internet companies... Do-Not-Track gets some bite...Lollipop lag shows Android is really fragmented

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, August 4

Google's started a car company...Samsung puts $85 million into cancer-victim fund...Apple explores offering phone service

New Google Glass for businesses will reportedly attach to other eyewear

A consumer-focused version is also said to be in the works

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, July 31

Facebook drone set to fly this year...Windows 10 hit on browser choice...Hacker breaks into GM car using OnStar

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How much does your thermostat know about you?

Things are getting smart that used to be pretty stupid. Thermostats, toasters, and lightbulbs are all getting microprocessors and software as they're being connected to the Internet of Things. Data about your life is spreading...

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