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It's probably too early to commit to a master smart-home platform, but for basic home automation across multiple devices, Staples Connect works well -- and at $99, it's priced just right.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that BlackBerry had landed a new contract with the Pentagon. The 80,000 phones mentioned in the US Department of Defense's press release referred to already existing devices.
Reports that the Department of Defense chose the device maker's phones caused the company's stock to soar. Meanwhile, it moves forward in selling the majority of its Canadian real estate holdings.
Rolling out this year, a test at some Starbucks cafes in the US will allow people to order coffee and other goods before or while still in line using their mobile phones.
If you fancy an iPhone 5C you can pre-order it next Friday -- but if you want a 5S you have to join the queue on launch day.
23andMe continues to sell its genetic sequencing tests despite a government order to stop.
If you want to impress your sweetheart on Friday, or just spend a bunch of money trying to, Uber lets you write a message in the clouds.
The Canadian company nabs a contract for 80,000 phones, Apple and Samsung keep battling, and Facebook may become an infectious disease.
LG's bendy new smart phone has gone on pre-order here in the UK -- but you'd better start flexing your credit card.