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Fitbit Data Connects Husband to Wife's Murder
Wearable technology such as the Fitbit is revolutionizing the way people keep active, and if prosecutors in Connecticut have their way, it may help put a suspected murderer behind bars.

Hot Switch Sales Boost Nintendo Sales, Trim Quarterly Loss
Japanese gaming giant Nintendo's Switch, a new hybrid game machine that works as both a console and a tablet, is continuing to sell well, helping the company trim its quarterly losses.

Study Finds Samsung's S8 Phones More Prone to Screen Cracks
Samsung's latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. They also appear to break more easily, according to tests run by SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans.

Optometrists Aim To Limit Online Eye Exams
Some optometrists are pushing back against new technology that allows consumers to get prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses with just the click of a keyboard and a smartphone.

The Fingerprint Sensor on Your Smartphone May Not Be Foolproof
There may be a security flaw in the fingerprint sensor that millions of consumers use to unlock their smartphones and use the device to buy products and manage services, including banking chores.

Facebook's Business Model for Messenger: How Will It Make Money?
When Facebook hired David Marcus, formerly of PayPal, to run Facebook Messenger, some assumed the company would start to build its business model around payments and commerce.

Tilted Device Could Pinpoint Pin Number for Hackers, Study Claims
Hackers could steal mobile phone users' pin numbers from the way their devices tilt as they type on them by using the gyroscopes built into all modern smartphones, researchers have claimed.

Toyota Shows Robotic Leg Brace To Help Paralyzed People Walk
Japanese automaker Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. The Welwalk WW-1000 system fits on a person's leg from the knee down.

Good News for Diabetics? Apple Investigating No-Prick Sensors
A small, secret team of biomedical engineers at Apple is reportedly working on a "holy grail" for diabetics: non-invasive wearable sensors that could continuously monitor a person's blood sugar levels.

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