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Google bets that smart fabrics, gesture interfaces will replace fiddling on a tiny wearable touchscreen

As mobile device screens shrink, Google is developing new user interfaces that don't rely on touchscreens

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9 things we discovered in our first few hours with Android M

At this early stage, Android M only shows minor differences from Lollipop. The most interesting features seem to be coming later.

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Google Android M focuses on a better user experience

The upcoming version of Google's mobile OS will include simplified app data permissions, fingerprint support, and deeper app linking.

Skip the waiter and order with this Bluetooth mat

PaperBeacon sends location IDs to mobile devices and could be used in restaurants and schools

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Nvidia's Shield Android TV goes on sale

Is it a media hub? A game console? Well it's both, but that alone isn't all that surprising these days

Lenovo seeks to be hip 10 years after ThinkPad buy

Lenovo debuted a new company logo this week

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This smart fabric from Google can change the music and turn off the lights

Google showed off futuristic smart fabric at its I/O conference in San Francisco

IDC forecasts drop in PC and tablet shipments this year

The arrival of Windows 10 won't lead to a surge in PC sales

New Nvidia streaming box supports 4K, could give Android TV a lift

The Shield is now shipping in the U.S. and Canada, with prices starting at $199

Google's Project Brillo is an OS for the home -- and a lot more

Brillo, a stripped down version of Android, is a platform for connecting devices at home and in industrial settings

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Factory resetting Android doesn't entirely wipe it. Do this instead

Android's factory reset feature has a security problem, but you can easily protect yourself before selling or recycling your phone

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20 best iPhone/iPad games

Star Wars Rebels, Fireworks, Shakespeare and lots of quests are featured in top iPhone and iPad games.

Swatch smartwatch to go on sale in two countries

The watch will have an NFC chip to allow mobile payments

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Oculus Rift's $1,500 total cost: Digging into the truth behind the insane number

Oculus VR's CEO recently revealed that the VR headset and a PC powerful enough to run it will cost $1,500 total—but the true price of the Rift is much less scary. We break it down.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, May 28

Lenovo smartphone lets users interact with projected images...Google tipped to overhaul payments scheme...FCC will clamp down on spam texts

Neato Botvac™ D80/D85

Neato is a company that makes vacuuming robots and they just announced new models

If you're still pushing around a vacuum, and you have plenty of money, you might want to get yourself a mechanical minion to take over that chore.

Legal trouble in wearables business: Jawbone sues Fitbit

Fitbit has been sued by Jawbone for allegedly misappropriating trade secrets

Lenovo shows smartphone that lets users interact with projected content

Both products are concept devices

Lenovo's new Windows 10 tablet to arrive in August

It will also starting selling its own media streaming device called the Lenovo Cast

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