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Apple WatchKit for developers

framework gives design guidelines and details of how the Watch will work

Microsoft's Lumia Gestures app lets you control Windows Phone without touching the screen

A new app for Windows Phone lets Lumia owners answer the phone just by picking it up.

TorrentLocker ransom rampage encrypts 285 million files and counting

ESET reveals secrets of crypto menace

Ransomware criminals turn to virus technique to spread infection

Viruses ride again in VirRansom malware

WolframAlpha co-creator to join TomTom as technology lead

Peter Overmann, co-creator of computer language and answer-machine WolframAlpha moves from Deutsche Telekom

Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark, burn risk

Nearly half a million Lenovo devices in the US need to swap out their power cord ASAP after PC giant recalls the LS-15 AC adapter.

'Arrogant' Uber needs to mature before going public, says VC

Investor is confident Uber can co-exist with existing taxi companies

Startup wants to be the Zipcar for scooters

Scoot Networks lets riders reserve scooters by the hour

Barclays bank to trial beacon technology in branches

Aims to improve accessibility for disabled customers

150M passenger cars will connected to the Internet by 2020

The number of passenger vehicles connected to the Internet will skyrocket over the next five years, with 60% to 75% of them capable of consuming, creating and sharing Web-based data.

Land Rover creates 'ghost car' for drivers to follow

The British car company is developing technology that would project an image of a car ahead of yours to follow as a navigation aid

Jury clears Apple of antitrust charges in iTunes exclusivity case

A class-action lawsuit alleged Apple locked out competing devices and music services to hurt its rivals

Hints of Nest integration appear in Google Now

We've been expecting it since summer, but now it looks like you'll soon be able to control the Nest thermostat with Google Now.

Vodafone’s 4G LTE roaming expands to 40 countries

Thailand, Japan and Saudi Arabia added to existing 23 countries

Spotify apps allow users to see friend's most-listened to tracks

New feature rolled out across iOS and Android, expected to land on desktop soon

Breast awareness: Every bra will be connected to internet one day claims wearable startup

Connecting your perkiest assets will become the norm, like having a dashboard in a car, smartwear brand says

Net-a-Porter developer wins Google Glass hackathon with QR code concept

Allows magazine readers to view clothes from multiple angles

Home beats the workplace on technology standards, employee survey finds

Computers, mobile, tablets, broadband, wi-fi all better at home

Stephen Hawking unveils Intel's open source speech system

Free platform can be customised for 3m people that suffer from quadriplegia and motor neurone disease

Boris Johnson challenges fintech community to deliver his chickpeas by drone

JFK challenged engineers to put a man on the moon. Boris urges mobile payment specialists to build him personal delivery drones


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