Top 5 Black Friday smart speaker deals: Amazon Echo leads the pack

The home smart speaker is the newest home consumer electronics product category. And this year the technology is more advanced with features like built-in displays.

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Raspberry Pi Competitor Rock64 Debuts With Lower Price, 4K HDR

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There’s a new competitor for the Raspberry Pi in the tiny-computer-that-can-actually-do-things category. While the SoCs are similar, the Rock64 does include support for updated peripherals.

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The long guns: History of US military rifles

The U.S. Army’s upgraded M4A1 combat rifle is just the latest development in a category of weapons that American soldiers have carried since the country’s earliest days.

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Fitbit May Pick Up Pebble


Fitbit, the leader in the wearables category, is close to an agreement to buy struggling smartwatch maker Pebble for up to $40 million, in a move to gain the firm’s intellectual property and software. The negotiations follow several months of financial turmoil at Pebble, which reportedly slashed its workforce by 25 percent in March and has rebuffed several prior offers to be acquired. It’s rumored that Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky turned down Citizen’s $740 million acquisition offer, as well as a $70 million bid from Intel.

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Apple singles out shopping apps in new iOS App Store category [u]

Article Image Apple added a new Shopping category to the iOS App Store on Friday to collect mobile banking, marketplace and coupon apps — including those that accept Apple Pay — in one easy to browse location.

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Apple Watch Dazzles Beyond High Expectations


Apple is almost never first to market in a product category, but when it does make its splash, it usually swamps all boats. That seems to be the case once again in the smartwatch space. “Every other watch in the market is a beta version compared to what you’re seeing coming from Apple,” said Michael Morgan, an independent mobile industry analyst. “If the watch does everything Apple says it will do, it will blow everyone else out of the water,” said Patrick Moorhead, founder and principal analyst with Moor Insights and Strategy.

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Apple simplifies app browsing and discovery with new 'Browse by Category' collection

Apple on Thursday announced a new App Store collection called “Browse by Category” that allows users to navigate to different app sections without the need for drop-down menus.



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NPD predicts wearable device hype will quickly cool off by 2016

While wearable devices are the tech industry’s most hyped category for 2014, market researchers at the NPD Group predict that the market will begin to slow down quickly, contracting by 2016 before returning to more moderate growth.



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Report: CRM Is Going Strong


CRM software had a good year in 2013 with the category totaling $20.4 billion, a 13.7 percent increase from $18 billion the previous year, according to a report released this week by Gartner. Furthermore, the next few years are likely to be just as positive, if not more, the firm predicted. “CRM will be at the heart of digital initiatives in coming years,” said Gartner Research Vice President Joanne Correia. “This is one technology area that will get funding because digital business is critical for companies to remain competitive.”

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