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Microsoft's Plan to Bring About the Era of Gesture Control

Apple might have made the touch screen ubiquitous, but Microsoft thinks hands-free interfaces will be just as big.

Smartphone Movements Could Reveal Empty Parking Spots

Researchers say “pocketsourcing” could let you find parking spots easily, without requiring cities to add spot sensors.

The Apple Watch May Solve the Usual Smart Watch Annoyances

Apple’s first smart watch seems like the best of its kind so far, but the user experience is still a little unclear.

Can a Website Help You Decide to Have a Kid?

A startup called Cloverpop wants to help you make life’s pivotal decisions.

Datacoup Wants to Buy Your Credit Card and Facebook Data

Datacoup will pay for your online data, then use it to provide insights on consumer behavior.

Google Glass Can Now Track Your Stress Level

A new way to track heart and breathing data, demonstrated with Google Glass, could heighten interest in wearable sensors.

Networked Home Gadgets Offer Hackers New Opportunities

Connected appliances such as TVs can provide hackers a way into your house.

A Path to Better Smartphone Cameras

A Canadian startup turns to software to improve the quality and reduce the size of smartphone cameras.

Hackers Are Homing in on Hospitals

Computer criminals are increasingly capturing valuable information stored on hospital computer networks.

A Dating Site for Algorithms

A startup called Algorithmia wants to connect underused algorithms with those who want to make sense of data.

A Chip for Longer-Lasting Wearable Computers

Batteries for smart watches and other wearables never last long. A new microchip design could change that.