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Apple May Test iPhone Users' Loyalty If It Dumps The Headphone Jack

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Concertgoers use their cellphones during a Fifth Harmony concert March 23, 2015, in New York. The company Yondr created a locking pouch to hold phones during performances, creating a "phone-free zone." Theo Wargo/Getty Images hide caption

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Lock Screen: At These Music Shows, Phones Go In A Pouch And Don't Come Out

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Be My Eyes pairs blind people with sighted volunteers who help them identify objects using a smartphone app and camera. Be My Eyes hide caption

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Help A Blind Person Identify Everyday Things, Via Smartphone App

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Hey Siri, What Did You Say? Why Computers Still Mispronounce Names

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Peloton's New York City cycling studio has a television production facility so that subscribers, using bikes equipped with a waterproof tablet, can ride along at home. Issac James/Courtesy of Peloton Cycle hide caption

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Beyond Jane Fonda Tapes: Home Workouts Go Virtual

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Farmer Dave Alford can't fix his own tractors like this one because it's run by software with proprietary digital locks. Laura Sydell/NPR hide caption

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DIY Tractor Repair Runs Afoul Of Copyright Law

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Star Trek's Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk never even lose pocket change when they use a transporter to get from TV's Starship Enterprise to distant worlds. What gives? Paramount Television/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

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Traffic stands still in Nairobi. People in Kenya's capital don't like getting into cabs driven by strangers. They prefer to call drivers they know or who their friends recommend. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A Taxi App Aims To Build Trust Where Crime Is High

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Michael Dorn as Worf, a Klingon, in the 1998 movie, Star Trek: Insurrection. Paramount Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Doctor On Demand hide caption

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The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits

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Apps like Venmo promise easy, carefree money transfers between friends. Noah Nelson/Youth Radio hide caption

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The Risky Boom In Carefree Social Payment Apps

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks Sept. 9 during an event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, Calif., where he unveiled the Apple Watch. The device officially goes on sale Monday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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As Apple Watch Launches, Taking Stock Of Competitors And Possibilities

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The San Francisco-based startup CellScope has built a tool to do ear exams at home, instead of going to the doctor. Cellscope hide caption

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Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

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Isabelle Olsson, the lead designer of Google Glass, says she is encouraging more women to enter the tech industry — not just as designers, but in all capacities. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

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