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Birchbox, Seller of Beauty Products, Steps Out From Web With a Store

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 19:21
As more stores go from exclusively online to brick-and-mortar, the online beauty subscription company Birchbox is aiming at a full-blown shopping and lifestyle “experience.”
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Critic’s Notebook: Oculus Rift and Morpheus Take Games to a New Dimension

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 16:50
The Morpheus Project and the Oculus Rift, on display at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, are new systems fine-tuning virtual reality in video games.
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Bits | Machine Learning: Why Android Wear Is the Beginning of the Wearable Devices Era

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:29
Every hardware platform needs software to be successful. By giving manufacturers a known operating system to work with, Google’s could jump-start the wearables industry.






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Shortcuts: Third-Party Hotel Booking Sites Can Mislead Consumers

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:14
Instead of finding a good deal, many travelers wind up feeling duped when reserving a room on a website that only looks as if it is owned by a hotel.






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Q&A: Digitizing Those Customer Loyalty Cards

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:11
Plus, printing multiple documents on a Mac without opening each one.






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New Social App Has Juicy Posts, All Anonymous

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:34
Posts on Secret, an app that allows users to upload anonymous messages, can range from benign to inappropriate and are testing the tech industry’s appetite for sharing.






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Machine Learning: Turning a Tablet Into a Child’s Interactive TV

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:40
The Winston Show, which is an iPad-only program, is an example of the new content types that are possible when a TV is also a hand-held computer.






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Bits | Machine Learning: Can You Trust ‘Secure’ Messaging Apps?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 06:29
Messaging apps and security are two of the hottest topics in tech, though it’s not always easy to be sure you can trust the wave of supposedly secure messaging services out now.
    






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Gadgetwise: Review: Ways to Keep Your Devices Safe for Children

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:26
Methods to protect your pocketbook — and your tech-minded children — from excessive in-app purchases and inappropriate content.
    
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Making Devices Child-Friendly

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 15:37
Molly Wood offers tips for parents to make their tablets and smartphones more child-friendly before handing them over.
    
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Bits Blog: Google Unveils Software for Smartwatches-to-Be

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:53
In a pre-emptive move against Apple, Google revealed Android Wear, a version of the Android operating system that is tailored for wearable computers.
    






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State of the Art: Discovering Two Screens Aren’t Better Than One

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:44
A once-confirmed two-monitor user decides to turn off one screen and learns how to battle the temptation of email and YouTube.
    






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Bits Blog: Sony Unveils Virtual Reality Headset

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:56
At a conference for game developers, Sony showed a sleek white prototype a virtual-reality headset. It will give players a high-definition, 3-D view of a digital world.
    






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The Getaway: Being Smart About Phone Fees Overseas

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:07
What solution is best for keeping data charges in check while traveling abroad? Here’s a guide.
    
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App Smart: Comic Books Zap to Life

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:26
The expanding universe of comics can be found in several apps that animate the process of reading story panels.
    






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Bits Test Run: Nuzzel Finds the Top Stories in Your Personal Twitterverse

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 06:39
Your friends may have a good idea of what you want to read. A start-up is leaning on them to help cull through your Twitter feed.
    






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Bits Blog: Apple to Offer Cheaper iPhone 5C in Several Markets

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 15:44
The colorful plastic iPhone hasn’t been as big a hit as the high-end iPhone 5S. So to lure more customers, Apple is introducing another model in a few markets, including China.
    






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Well: The Monitored Man

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:13
After six months of heavy use of activity-monitoring gadgets — sometimes wearing four at a time — the author reports back.
    






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Well: Activity Trackers Don’t Sense Everything

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:11
The devices can offer insight, but research suggests their accuracy is imperfect. And the larger issue of whether they improve long-term motivation to exercise more remains unresolved.
    






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Q&A: Measuring the Facebook Cover Photo

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:58
Plus, how to share iTunes files between computers.
    






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