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First Apple Watch health IT apps bring important messages to the wrist

The apps will handle tasks suited for a small screen, like reviewing text messages

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Microsoft shows impressively accurate hand-tracking system for VR

Handpose could take virtual reality and robotics control to new levels

Spec showdown: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Huawei P8

The Chinese company hopes to make a dent in Samsung's sales with its latest smartphone

Researchers hack Sony headset to simulate autism

The work is aimed at helping people understand what it's like to live with ASD

Scribd gets even better with influx of audio books from Penguin Random House

Nine thousand new audiobook titles are added to the existing library of ebooks, audiobooks and comics.

LA school district seeks millions from Apple over iPad software woes

This is the latest chapter in the dramatic and complex project of supplying all Los Angeles public school students with an iPad.

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3 Apple Watch productivity apps you should start using now

Productivity geeks have three apps to look forward to on the Apple Watch: two from IFTTT, and a watch version of Workflow. Go ahead and start using these iOS apps now, so you'll be ready when your watch arrives.

Apple Watch won't be available in-store at least until June

People who hoped to leave an Apple store with a watch next Friday are out of luck, said retail head Angela Ahrendts

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Beat the traffic and find cheaper gas with the best Android apps for drivers

These apps will help you master the road and get more enjoyment out of short and long trips.

Microsoft to integrate Skype, Office with Cyanogen's version of Android

The integration will go beyond pre-installed apps and well-placed icons

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Twitter rolls out cool new feature but won't let Twitter users access it.

Twitter's new homepage sports curated lists of interesting Twitter users grouped by topic. The only catch is you can't access it if you're logged in.

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IKEA releases its line of wireless charging furniture

IKEA's line of wireless furniture includes bed tables, desks, lamps and do-it-yourself kits to create your own mobile device wireless charging furniture.

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Make any standard outlet charge your gadgets over USB, no hardwiring required

Upgrade your home to be more tech-friendly, no electrical skills required

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Struck gold: Comparing two Apple Watch Edition try-on experiences

The Apple Watch Edition try-on appointment is just like a regular Watch/Watch Sport appointment, but with more moolah strapped to your wrist.

For Microsoft, hardware and OS consistency key in Surface 3

Microsoft says with Surface 3, customers wanted a "little sibling" to the Surface Pro 3

Huawei's P8 and P8max get all-metal designs, improved camera

Like its competitors, the company is hoping a more premium design will get users to upgrade

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Boston Marathon runners warned not to overshare on social media

The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has warned participants in next Monday's Boston Marathon against posting their bib numbers on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, or risk having their results wiped out.

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Google publishes Android 5.1 factory images for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7

Those nifty WiFi and Bluetooth controls, and of course those always welcome bug fixes, are finally available for your older Nexus gear.

Apple buys Israeli camera technology company

LinX's smaller cameras could help Apple slim down its hardware

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