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Pebble Watch review: The only smartwatch worth buying

Dec 20, 14 Pebble Watch review: The only smartwatch worth buying

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Smartwatches are often pegged as the next big thing in personal technology, especially when it comes to wearables. Watches like the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R are decent attempts at creating a smartwatch that in some ways duplicates exactly what your smartphone does, but they still don't embody what a smartwatch should really be used for.

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Everything you need to know about ex-Hulu boss’ new Vessel

Dec 20, 14 Everything you need to know about ex-Hulu boss’ new Vessel

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Technology

The hype for Vessel, a new startup from former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, started building this summer when it was reported that it had raised a whopping $75 million in its first round of funding. But it wasn't until this week that Kilar finally unveiled what exactly the new startup is all about. Here's everything you need to know.

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5 things to fill the Serial-sized hole in your life

Dec 20, 14 5 things to fill the Serial-sized hole in your life

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Since its first episode aired in October, Serial has gained a massive following, making it the most popular podcast ever. The show's popularity even prompted some with information about the events leading up to Hae's disappearance to contact Koenig with their stories. But unfortunately (and predictably), Thursday's episode (spoiler alert) did not bring to light a much-desired smoking gun.

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The Hack Bot

Have you ever wanted to do more with a Roomba? You know, those little cleaning/vacuum robots you see from time to time. If yes, then creator iRobot has you covered with their latest project, the Create 2, which is purposely being built for hacking and modification.

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Your social media friends may not have your best interests at heart

Dec 19, 14 Your social media friends may not have your best interests at heart

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I've seen it happen all too often. People make fools of themselves on Facebook and Twitter, and they lose all social media street cred. Then people stay connected with them only to make sure they have a front-row seat when they fail. Not if. When. Your so-called friends aren't going to tell you they find you more entertaining than useful, but I will. Help me help you by starting with these tips designed to make sure you stay relevant.

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BMW Announce Smartwatch-Controlled Self-Parking Car

Dec 18, 14 BMW Announce Smartwatch-Controlled Self-Parking Car

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

You step out of the theater, partner on your arm, ready to head home. You head for the car park, but where’s the car? One quick word to your smartwatch, and it roars up in front of you. Yep, you’re Batman, you’re Knightrider, you’re James bloody Bond. Only you’re not. Soon, rather than the preserve of MI6’s top agent, this could be standard practice.

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Evil Hackers Get The Better Of Bond

It is often quite bizarre, to me anyway, how Hollywood takes the chaos of the real world and turns it into entertainment, reducing it down to a two-hour package to be enjoyed from the comfort of our living rooms or a movie theater. But with Sony Pictures being hacked, suspiciously around the same time that they are about to release a movie that mocks North Korea, reality is biting back.

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NJ Tech Whiz Hosts Hanukka ‘Hackathon’

Dec 18, 14 NJ Tech Whiz Hosts Hanukka ‘Hackathon’

Posted by in Seasonal, Technology

Zach Feldman, who grew up in a Conservative Jewish home in Scotch Plains, is a computer coding whiz. He is also a cofounder and currently chief academic officer of the New York Code + Design Academy, in lower Manhattan. Putting all that together, Feldman found himself hosting a 25-hour marathon of software and hardware development linked to Hanukka.

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This Vending Machine Can Deny You Snacks If You’re On A Diet

Dec 17, 14 This Vending Machine Can Deny You Snacks If You’re On A Diet

Posted by in Health, Technology

The era of vending machines and their "no judgment" capabilities will soon be limited with the Luce X2 Touch TV vending machine. This is the world’s first vending machine that uses facial recognition technology to identify and greet a user, remember a person’s preferences, and even refuse to vend products based on a variety of factors, like a shopper’s age to dietary requirements.

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Ford Wants To Know More About How You Drive

Dec 17, 14 Ford Wants To Know More About How You Drive

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

In the latest sign that automakers are looking to cash in on the reams of data generated by today’s Internet-connected vehicles, Ford has hired an executive to oversee its efforts to collect, manage and act on the information it captures from its cars and trucks. The effort may lead to enhanced driver services, but Detroit’s software push is also heightening privacy and security concerns.

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