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Wearable tech will keep failing -- until we can't live without it

Revealed at the Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco: the "dirty little secret" of activity trackers and smartwatches is that they're still not worth it.

Adidas Fit Smart wearable strips down to make its run

Aereo believes it can operate despite Supreme Court ruling

The streaming-TV startup's new legal tack embraces the ruling against it, arguing that the decision means Aereo deserves the same copyright license that cable companies get.

IBM spends $3B to push the far future of computer chips

Company sets a five-year plan to figure out manufacturing for the offspring of today's chip tech -- and the generations beyond that.

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