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How to find out if your cell phone company is using perma-cookies to track your web activity

AT&T, Verizon, and other wireless carriers may be subtly tracking your browsing activities

Nintendo targets new health business with sleep sensor

Contactless device would send data to the cloud for analysis and show users' fatigue levels.


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Fitbit's new line of activity trackers includes a Fitness Super Watch

Also new trackers to replace the Fitbit Force.

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Facebook: $15 billion of WhatsApp's value is based on what it could be

Facebook revealed the calculations behind the massive acquisition price for the first time

Sony rolls out System Software 2.0 for the Playstation 4

Unfortunately not everything is working as smoothly as it should be.

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You can get unlimited online storage plus Microsoft Office for less than $6 a month

It's pretty much a no-brainer

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And yet it moves: The early, awkward days of "portable" computing

You kids today are spoiled by your modern-day razor-thin ultrabooks. Come take a look portable technology that required some muscle.

FTC: AT&T promised unlimited data, but throttled mobile customers

Mobile customers who exceeded a monthly data cap had their connections slowed by as much as 90 percent, the agency says.

Secretive, unblockable Verizon perma-cookies kick up privacy concerns

Verizon is messing with your web traffic sent via its wireless network, and that has security researchers troubled.

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10 apps that save your battery with dark, AMOLED-friendly modes

These apps come with the true-black interfaces that are best for saving power on an AMOLED screen.

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PSA: Don't buy an Xbox One...this week.

Starting on Sunday, November 2nd, the price temporarily drops $50.

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Surprise! Flashlight apps might be spying on you

Mobile apps have too much access to our data

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Your next fridge could charge all your mobile devices

Consumer appliance maker Haier has signed a partnership wth Energous to embed wireless charging technology in home appliances that will be able to transmit up to 4 watts in a 15-foot radius.

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The EFF launches a Surveillance Self-Defense site, your security starter pack

Learn how to defend yourself and protect your data and communications

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15 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off

Don't be ashamed to curl up in a ball in the corner. These PC horror games will scare the pants off of even hardened gamers.

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Honda rolls out pedestrian detection for Legend sedan

The 2015 Honda Legend will have millimeter-wave radar and a windshield camera

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ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

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Catching up on all the Xbox One news from this week

We talk about esports, TV tuners, the November update, missing screenshot function and more

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The Week in iOS Accessories: New products for new iPads

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes a number of new items to accompany Apple's latest generation of iPads.

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Wearable health devices are a novelty that wear off

A new PwC report shows that one third of those who bought a health-monitoring wearable device more than a year ago rarely use them now.

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