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Computers contain filth, are bad for the soul, the pope says

Technically Incorrect: In his latest comments about technology, Pope Francis is scathing about what technology is doing to mankind.

By June 9, 2015

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Six delivery sites that will change the way you shop

Groceries, wine, handpicked clothes and dinner -- all delivered to your doorstep. Here are the top services making life more convenient than we probably deserve.

By April 20, 2015

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The people have spoken. And they want bigger phones (Smartphones Unlocked)

How do you know that the larger-screen phone trend is here in a big way? When you back it up with cold, hard numbers -- like the new Apple iPhones' mega-sales.

By February 2, 2015

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Black Friday goes global as retailers import the US spending holiday

Thanksgiving may be American, but sales in the UK, France, Germany and China show the consumer frenzy is becoming a broader phenomenon.

By November 28, 2014

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The phones of war

A Brooklyn photographer has engraved mobile phones with slogans that US soldiers scratched onto Zippo lighters during the Vietnam War. The overall message: nothing has changed.

By June 16, 2014

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Amazon adds Flow's augmented reality to main shopping app

Shoppers used Flow, a standalone app from Amazon's A9 unit, to search for, and purchase, items by simply taking a photo. Now, they can do it straight from the Amazon app.

By February 6, 2014

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How Amazon thinks it can get you to hit 'buy' in 2 seconds or less (Q&A)

The company's new mobile app aims to make you buy your most-used products faster than ever before. Here's how your household items -- and a bit of augmented reality -- could help the retail giant's bottom line.

By February 7, 2014

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Have a nose round John Lewis' flagship store on Street View

The entire seven-storey department store has been exhaustively documented in 360-degree panoramic photos and uploaded to Google Street View.

By December 11, 2013

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Rdio forges its own path in Aussie music-streaming

In an interview with Rdio Australia's Colin Blake, we discuss the crowded local music-streaming market and how curation is a double-edged sword.

By December 12, 2013

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Consumerization of IT is more than using an iPad at work

According to Box CEO Aaron Levie, it's just as much about baking the consumer look and feel into enterprise apps--something a new wave of startups is doing.

By January 17, 2012