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5 can’t-miss apps: Carousel, Cheezburger, Next Glass and more

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With Uber enraging users and sparking a Senate investigation into its privacy polices, you may have overlooked some of this week’s best new apps

Luckily, each weekend, we round up our favorite new and updated apps, so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes an expansion of Dropbox’s photo-organization app, a running app to help you train smarter, and an app that helps you find new beer and wine to try.

Check out the gallery, above, to see…

These are the tablets to put on your Black Friday hit list

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The retail sales battle lines have been drawn: Black Friday is upon us. Some deals will be genuinely rare and valuable, while others will simply be normal discounts dressed up in Black Friday camouflage

Distinguishing between the two will be fairly difficult, but you can cut through some of the false signals by properly establishing your targets early on. If you’re thinking of snagging the latest and greatest tablet, we’ve devised a short list to make composing your battle plan a little…

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11 New Year’s tech resolutions for a righteous 2015

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As 2015 draws near, add some techie New Year’s resolutions to your list of joining a gym, giving up alcohol and saving money. The average American spends 11 hours on electronic media per day, so changing your habits really could, potentially, really improve your life

If you think 11 hours online is too many, then the New Year is a great time to commit to reconnecting with offline life. Consider putting away your phone at gigs and concerts: musicians hate it and you’ll better experience the…

Logitech’s Case+ takes your iPhone 5S to the next level

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Bill Gates was wrong: The computerized hub for our lives isn’t the PC. The smartphone is

Don’t be too hard on the guy…he was only half wrong. The smartphone is still a computer, and a very personal one at that. And as they get more powerful, our phones will soon make Batman’s utility belt look like child’s play. Today you can control locked doors, pay for purchases, watch movies, and even start some cars, all from a simple phone

But it…

How technology is changing the way we plan and experience events

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Events and event planning are evolving into new, dynamic formats. Old models are falling away and technology is giving both planners and event participants an opportunity to grow and revisit the underlying ideas about how event spaces work.

“It’s been fascinating watching just how fast things have changed,” said Brian Solis, principal at Altimeter Group, at a New York conference this year. He spoke about next steps and generational shifts in the ways we approach and interact with the events…

Ollie the robot and 3D printing combine to create insane racing machine

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The beast that is the Ollie, a connected toy that can do insane stunts and reach speeds of 22km/h, just got more impressive. Now you can hot up your ride with customised hubcaps and tyres.

The Ollie, released in September by Sphero, is a robotic toy that can be controlled by an app on your iPhone or Android device connected via Bluetooth LE. It gets around at top speed on two rubber wheels and spins, drifts, jumps and flips to create a range of tricks sure to impress your mates.

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There’s finally a way to sync your Fitbit data with Apple Health

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Fitbit famously made the decision not to integrate with Apple’s Health platform, but there’s good news for users: It’s now possible to get the wearable’s data synced up with the hub

A new app called Sync Solver for Fitbit — available for $0.99 in the Apple App Store — takes the information collected via Fitbit wristband trackers and automatically syncs it to Apple’s Health app. This means steps, weight, sleep cycle details and other data can be pulled in from Fitbit and work alongside other…

$10 virtual Paul McCartney app is mind-blowingly cool

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It would have cost you more than $500 for a front-row seat at Paul McCartney’s farewell to Candlestick Park Concert in San Francisco last August — and you wouldn’t have been able to see much.

But as of Thursday, a seat beside McCartney’s piano at that same concert could cost you as little as $10 –- so long you don’t mind that you can only virtually experience one song.

On Thursday, Jaunt VR introduced its first Google…

Half of the world’s population will be online by 2018

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The Internet is about to get a little more crowded.

According to new data from market research firm eMarketer, the web will reach 2.89 billion users in 2015, or what equates to 42.4% of the world’s population. This would mark a 6.2% jump from this year and reach about two in five people on a global scale.

The company projects even more growth in the upcoming four years; about 3.6 billion people (or half the world’s population) will be online at…

Flywheel raises $12 million to take on Uber

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Flywheel, the app-enabled cab hailing startup and Uber rival, announced Thursday that it had raised $12 million in Series C funding

The timing couldn’t be better for the company’s new CEO, Rakesh Mathur, who isn’t shy about his criticisms of Uber, a company with recent actions that he calls “almost NSA-like.”

“Travis has used the word ‘asshole’ to describe the taxi industry,” Mathur said during an interview with…