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Pebble watch adds interactive Android Wear notifications

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Pebble just treated its Android users to an early Christmas present: An upcoming update that will bring Android Wear notifications to the smartwatch platform.

The update, which is available now as a beta version, will be a major boost for the platform as it looks to compete with smartwatches from Google and Apple. Up until now, the vast majority of Pebble apps have not supported interactive notifications, which allow users to take action, like replying to an email or chat, from the watch…

Apple defeats iPod antitrust lawsuit

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A jury found Apple did not suppress competition in a decade-old antitrust case that was decided on Tuesday. The class-action lawsuit was levied against the company for questionable business practices concerning iPods, according to reports.

An eight-person jury came to the verdict after fewer than four hours of deliberating.

The suit hinged upon Apple’s deletion of competing music services’ songs from customers’ iPods without…

RIP iPod Classic: Music’s most elegant solution

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Recently I had a fairly pedestrian thought, a thought I’ve been having on and off for 10 years: “I want to put some music onto my portable music listening device.” This used to be a relative cinch: I’d put the music on iTunes, plug in my iPod, and drag the songs over. Now, anytime I dare hook my iPhone up to a computer, there’s software that needs updating, apps and photos I need to clear away for extra room, and esoteric rules regarding what is allowed to “sync.” After finally getting an…

5 ways to unclutter your digital life in 2015

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Raise your hand if “be more organized” is on your list of 2015 New Year’s resolutions.

If your desktop looks like a minefield of haphazardly strewn files, you have 12,587 unread emails and you’re still running iOS 7.something on your iPhone, spending time to overhaul your digital life is an easy way to get a head start on your organization goals.

1. Upgrade software, programs and apps

If you’ve been pressing “remind me…

Drone Beat: NASA, training birds to attack drones and more

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week.

If you want even more on Drones, subscribe to the Center for the Study of the Drone Weekly Roundup, which features news, commentary, analysis and…

Drone Beat: NASA, training birds to attack drones and more

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week.

If you want even more on Drones, subscribe to the Center for the Study of the Drone Weekly Roundup, which features news, commentary, analysis and…

Pandora redesigns apps to emphasize customization

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Pandora stations are about to get easier to customize.

The company previewed an upcoming update to its iOS and Android app Tuesday that will give users more ways to personalize the music in their radio stations.

The update, which is still in beta, is focused on improving the way users can personalize stations. The now playing menu will include a new personalization icon that allows users to more easily surface station details,…

Shooter targeting multiple buildings in Austin is shot dead by police

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A shooter who was targeting multiple buildings in downtown Austin, including the police department, has been shot dead by police early Friday morning.

An officer saw the suspect, who was wearing some kind of vest, and fired, Chief of Staff Raul Munguia told a press briefing. No one else was injured in the incident

There was an active shooter targeting multiple downtown blogs, including APD Headquarters. This resulted in an Ofc. Involved Shooting.

— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police)

J.J. Abrams confirms a ‘tiny’ Star Wars trailer is coming this weekend

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UPDATE, 12:45 p.m. PT: StarWars.com has confirmed what an industry source told Mashable (see below) earlier Monday — that the 88-second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not just be in nine Regal Cinemas theaters, but will debut in front of films in 30 locations across several theater chains.

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LOS ANGELES — Despite the great disturbance in the Force on Monday morning, no one knows exactly when or where the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer…

Cecily Strong announced as White House Correspondents’ Dinner host

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The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party will soon mingle with the president, members of the press and other Washington movers and shakers.

Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong is scheduled to host the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 25.

Strong is only the fourth woman to host the dinner since the tradition began in 1920. Wanda Sykes, Aretha Franklin and Paula Poundstone previously hosted