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The killer voice feature Google Now needs next

Using the Nexus 5's touch-free audio controls to instigate search is cool. But there's even more Google can do to turn up the volume on voice.

By November 9, 2013

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SharkStopper repels sharks with the power of predatory sound

The next time a sharknado comes your way, you could be grateful to have one of these devices -- now seeking funding on Kickstarter -- around your ankle.

By August 15, 2014

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Why the Moto 360 can't get here fast enough

It looks like Motorola's Android Wear smartwatch is on its way this September, but the stretched-out debut is flirting with a very crowded fall.

By August 14, 2014

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Sprint's Hesse leaves carrier the way he found it: Needing a turnaround

Dan Hesse, stepping down as chief of the US's third-largest wireless carrier after seven years, helped clear up Sprint's baggage. But the company still lacks a key essential: new subscribers.

By August 7, 2014

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What Amazon won't say about the Fire Phone

The e-commerce giant is set to announce its earnings Thursday, but don't expect to hear anything of note regarding its gamble in the smartphone business.

By July 24, 2014

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Most men would rather shock themselves than daydream, study says

Research shows most men don't like to let their minds wander. They need to be doing something -- even something horrible.

By July 3, 2014

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How a killer game sucked me and my son back to iOS devices

Are smartphones and tablets all the same? Or are there killer apps that still make people choose one brand over another?

By August 29, 2013

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Amazon's Fire Phone could fuel $2 billion in sales

CEO Jeff Bezos is betting that customers who like its Prime service will also like the convenience of shopping on Amazon's smartphone. But will they pay for the privilege?

By June 19, 2014

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Is a souped-up LG G3 already in the works?

LG's latest flagship device hasn't even gone on sale, yet rumors of a more powerful version are already circulating.

By June 13, 2014

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How Roku can build a Chromecast killer

Roku's streaming dongle hasn't caught fire like Chromecast. Here's what Roku can learn from Google's hot new streamer.

By August 11, 2013