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iPhone 6 NFC tipped plus high-speed WiFi

iPhone 6 NFC tipped plus high-speed WiFi

The iPhone 6 gets nearer and the leaks come faster, with new specifications - including the long-anticipated arrival of NFC - teased for Apple's future flagship thanks to some freshly exposed components. Leaked boards, said to come from inside the new iPhone, along with some tipster promises claim to settle the speculation on short-range wireless, which Apple has so-far eschewed in favor of iBeacon.

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Lenovo C1 Google Glass rival launches NBD Internet of Things push

Lenovo C1 Google Glass rival launches NBD Internet of Things push

Lenovo has revealed a new wearable prototype, the Lenovo C1, a Google Glass aping set of smart glasses to help launch its NBD platform for the smart home and Internet of Things. Announced in China today, the NBC - or "New Bench" - platform aims to make connected devices like web-enabled air purifiers more inter-compatible, by providing a framework, manufacturing support, R&D, and even funding to third-party firms.

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SkyBell WiFi Doorbell hands-on: HomeKit’s digital doorman

SkyBell WiFi Doorbell hands-on: HomeKit’s digital doorman

Your doorbell isn't smart enough, and SkyBell wants to change that: a hockey puck scale upgrade to the traditional push-button that delivers motion-triggered video direct to your phone. After having raised almost six-times its crowdfunding goal in late 2013, the WiFi-enabled doorbell is counting on some big names like Apple to help it stand out from the growing home automation melee.

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Uber and Google bring WiFi to cars in Philadelphia

Uber and Google bring WiFi to cars in Philadelphia

Uber has revealed its newest offering for its business customers: in-car wireless Internet, courtesy of Google. The catch is that the service is only coming to Philadelphia, and it will only be available starting today up through Labor Day.

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StormTag brings weather station to your pocket with Bluetooth

StormTag brings weather station to your pocket with Bluetooth

As far as wearables go, the ability to tell barometric pressure hasn’t exactly been high up on the priority list for many companies as of yet. StormTag is aiming to change that with an extremely simple setup and connection to your phone, all with a smart device that can hang from your key ring.

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Chromecast now mirrors your smartphone’s screen

Chromecast now mirrors your smartphone’s screen

Google’s Chromecast now has the ability to mirror your smartphone or tablet’s display instantly. First announced earlier this year at Google I/O 2014, Screen Mirroring will allow you to show whatever you’ve got on your small device on the screen of your television.

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Staples Connect hub updated as smart home gets lower point of entry

Staples Connect hub updated as smart home gets lower point of entry

Staples is readying a refresh of its Staples Connect home automation system, with a new hub launching this fall packing more radios, and a price trimming for the existing model. The updated hardware - which adds ZigBee and Bluetooth LE, among other things - will arrive alongside a new in-store push for smart home tech, with Staples planning to put interactive displays in the aisles that will demonstrate how more than 150 connected devices can work together, such as lights, wearables, and thermostats.

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PS4 DualShock 4 controller gains wireless support on PS3

PS4 DualShock 4 controller gains wireless support on PS3

The PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller just scored a bit of additional functionality, at least for those who own a PlayStation 3 -- wireless support on the older generation console. The news surfaced by way of Reddit user shafiggy16, who posted the update on the /r/PS3 subreddit.

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#VerizonOutage drags on: billing system is down

#VerizonOutage drags on: billing system is down

If you have a Verizon phone, you might be one of many who have noticed that something is up: the billing system is down. Such has caused hassle amongst many new and established subscribers, with the collateral damage including an inability to activate a handset.

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Nocs NS2 Air Monitors bring AirPlay, Spotify Connect

Nocs NS2 Air Monitors bring AirPlay, Spotify Connect

The folks at Nocs have rolled out the red carpet for a new line of wireless speakers, the NS2 Air Monitors. With this latest audio offering comes, among other things, support for AirPlay and Spotify Connect, as well as options that span a rainbow of colors.

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Wireless charger for the Moto 360 hits FCC

Wireless charger for the Moto 360 hits FCC

The Moto 360 is expected at Google I/O this week, at least to make an appearance if not be part of a giveaway. Many questions have circulated about the incoming wearable, which has captured our imaginations with its classic round face. A new FCC filing gives us many more details on how it will charge, or at least what capabilities it has.

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DISH Joey goes wireless for wire-cutting fanatics

DISH Joey goes wireless for wire-cutting fanatics

This week the folks at DISH have announced the Wireless Joey. This system allows you to bring the Joey system with you anywhere, having no need for the coaxial or Ethernet wiring of yore. This is the first Whole-Home HD DVR system made by DISH to connect to a dedicated 802.11ac (wi-fi) access point.

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