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Tech transforms playtime at Toy Fair 2014

Wireless sword-wielding robots, kid smartwatches, and trackable Nerf darts add a new tech twist to the annual New York Toy Fair. (Warning: Tamagotchis are back.)

By Feb. 18, 2014

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Amazon's Instant Video iOS app gets fresh coat of personal paint

New user interface adds more personalized carousels to app homescreen, as well as dropdown menu and navigation bar

By Jun. 24, 2013

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Amazon toy sale rubs Nickelodeon in Netflix's face

Amazon puts Nickelodeon toys on sale in special shops, wrapping up the video and ecommerce aspects of Amazon Prime in a neat bow.

By Nov. 26, 2013

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Lovefilm UK nabs Nickelodeon, new shows due in summer

Programmes from Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central will land on Lovefilm, following a new deal with Viacom.

By Jun. 4, 2013

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Amazon doubles down on pilots for original kids shows

Following an order for three children's programs from its first round of original TV pilots, Amazon is asking for five more for kids, as online video outfits vie for an audience that keeps subscribers in the fold.

By Jul. 31, 2013

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Next iPhone could read your fingerprints

Code hidden in iOS 7 opens a door to iPhone fingerprint scanning, Netflix will soon roll out user profiles, and not everyone is happy with Google's changes to Zagat.

By Jul. 30, 2013

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New Intel chips to boost battery life

The fourth generation of Intel processors mean longer-lasting laptops, Windows 8.1 can secure folders with fingerprints, and Halo arrives to Windows touch screens.

By Jun. 4, 2013

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Amazon adds another kids show to latest slate of TV pilots

The order for "Maker Shack Agency," an original series about a 13-year-old inventor, pushes the slate of kid-show pilots to six.

By Aug. 27, 2013

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In the age of Prius and Tesla, can the Chevy Volt succeed? We ask GM.

After a little more than three years on the market, the plug-in hybrid Volt is approaching 60,000 units sold. Is that enough momentum to compete with the mind share of the Prius and Tesla? We ask General Motors.

By Apr. 12, 2014

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The unlikely group putting the kibosh on cable TV: Parents

Tykes are dream customers who don't care how they watch Mickey and clamor to watch him again and again. With Netflix and Amazon catering more to kids, parents may be the next big group to cut the cable cord.

By Jun. 22, 2013