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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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Cashiers don't understand Apple Pay and it's totally adorable

"What just happened?!" is the typical reaction I've been getting when using Apple's game-changing new payments system.

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Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $905K

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

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Panasonic tries tablet service for assisted living homes

Tablets that issue reminders could help elderly patients in nursing homes.

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Barnes & Noble introduces 10" Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK tablet

Unfortunately it comes with an unacceptably low resolution screen.

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Google's new Inbox email client might make email a whole lot easier to use

Inbox is not just Gmail, it turns your email into a task manager, reference tool, and more

NFC chip implants: First Apple, now this guy

It's hard to steal Apple's thunder on anything these days, but a self-professed "body modification" enthusiast might have done just that: He's had an NFC chip implanted in his hand.

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Google rolls out new version of Google Music All Access with Songza playlist integration

Buying Songza was a smart move for Google; Songza's playlists fill a big gap in Google Music's discovery options.

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My first day with Apple Pay (mostly) a success

Mobile apps reviewer James A. Martin went shopping with his iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Pay at three well-known retailers. The experiment worked well — with one exception.

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Easily convert Google Drive files to Microsoft Office in one big batch

Ready to switch from Google docs to Microsoft Office? Here's an easy way to convert all your files


Harvesting energy for your smartphone from your run

A Chicago-based company called AMPY wants to harness that self generated power and funnel it back to your smartphone, or any device.

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Leak: Xbox One getting HBO Go app soon

The Xbox One already has far more streaming apps than the Playstation 4 and Microsoft looks determined to increase that lead.

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How to skip the "Sign in to your Microsoft account" screen when setting up Windows 8.1

No Microsoft online account? No problem. But Windows 8.1 makes it seem like it's required.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Using your new iPhone's barometer

This week's roundup of apps includes one offering that turns iPhone 6 users into an army of weather data collectors — who needs TV meteorologists when you can create your own weather forecasts?

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