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Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.

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East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

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The perfect password? You've put your finger on it

Fingerprint readers, which are more convenient and more secure than passcodes, could finally do away with the weakest link in almost any security system.

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Samsung's new challenge: Sharing the smartwatch market with Apple
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