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More than 3,000 apps fill the Apple Watch app store on launch day -- and some may not make great sense. Meanwhile, Samsung teases a new watch, and Google may soon reveal a new Glass.

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You just got your Apple Watch™ in the mail! You take it to your living room and unbox it. Your alarm wakes you at 9:30 on Saturday — the alarm on your Apple Watch. You pick the Apple Watch up from its charging dock, and put it on your wrist. You take a shower, wearing your Apple Watch — water drops splash against its scratch-resistant sapphire display.

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Have you ever been sitting on the couch with a dying phone, wishing you didn’t have to traipse into the other room just to plug it in on your bedside table? What if I told you that your couch, previously an obstacle for charging your devices, could become your next power station? DON’T MISS: How have I gone so long without knowing about this secret Google Maps trick? The Couchlet is a small USB station that fits snuggly in between the cushions of your couch so as to make charging devices in your living room more convenient than ever before. The Couchlet features two USB ports and a folding arm which allows users to wedge it under the front side of a cushion or

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The Apple Watch is just now reaching the hands of customers, and already raising questions about how Apple will compete against its new rivals. At least a couple developers are reporting in the Pebble forums that Apple is rejecting app updates for mentioning a competing platform — Pebble. A developer for the SeaNav US iOS app says Apple rejected an update for the app, which supported Pebble for two years, and said so in the app description and metadata. Providing future platform compatibility plans, or other platform references, is not appropriate for the App Store.

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NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging.

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DC Entertainment announced today that comics legend Frank Miller is returning to Batman to write the next installment of what can now be regarded as comics' Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Due out this fall, the series will help mark the 30th anniversary of the classic The Dark Knight Returns, and will surely help set the stage for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hits theaters next March.

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So your Apple Watch just arrived in the mail. Now what? The first thing you’ll need to do with the device is to run through its initial setup with help of a compatible iPhone (at least iPhone 5 or later). DON’T MISS: Tidal is such a bomb that Kanye has already deleted any tweets mentioning it The process is rather simple and you should have it completed in no time, although it still might be problematic for some people. That’s why Apple is offering buyers the option of choosing a special online setup appointment for the Apple Watch right away. As 9to5Mac reports, customers who are receiving their Apple Watch units today are getting invites for such online personal setup appointments via

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(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is considering closing its offices in Sweden, a move that would result in the loss of up to 100 jobs, the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting a company spokeswoman. The Canadian smartphone will make a final decision on the planned closure after completing talks with the employees' unions, the Journal reported.

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Proper handling of digital (electronic) evidence is critical. Learn what to do and more importantly what not to do.

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Technically Incorrect: Apple releases some new ads for its timepiece. It's not a fashion item at all. It's all about love.

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Last weekend, one of my favorite organizations, the Patriot Boot Camp, swung through the Big Apple to throw a three day shindig of startupy goodness. I popped by to check out the action.For those not familiar, the Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization led by startup accelerator Techstars. Founded by entrepreneur Taylor...

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Writing for iMore, Greg Koenig provides a fascinating and thorough look into the build quality of the recently released Apple Watch. As anyone who has ever seen an Apple product unveiling can attest, Apple takes a tremendous amount of pride in the materials it uses and the processes it employs to create its products. Indeed, some of Apple’s innovations extend beyond consumer electronics to include advanced manufacturing techniques as well. All that said, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the build quality and durability on the Apple Watch is quite high. Regarding the Apple Watch Sport collection, presumably poised to be the most popular, Koenig writes that Apple opted to go with a 7000 series aluminum alloy,

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Eric Sandine and Jonathan Strickland join Iyaz to discuss Sony's new comic book universe, running with drones and what we expect from D.J. Tanner.

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CNET editor Dong Ngo briefly explains 3D printing and lists a few recently reviewed printers for your consideration.

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Luxottica is well known as the company behind Ray-Ban, Oakley and other popular eyewear brands. However, it’s about to take on its biggest challenge yet: Making Google Glass look cool. The Wall Street Journal reports that Luxottica CEO Massimo Vian said on Friday that his company is working with Google to design the sequel to Google Glass and that the new device would be out soon. RELATED: Google admits its fatal mistake with Google Glass The status of where Google Glass stands has been in question ever since Google announced it was discontinuing sales of the first-generation device earlier this year. Google shifted responsibility for the computerized handset over to Nest CEO Tony Fadell, who is well known for his design chops. However,

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There has to be irony in the fact that Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newsom — the minds behind the only credible threat to the watch-making world — are both avid mechanical watch collectors. At the Conde Nast International Luxury Conference earlier this week, Ive and Newsom shared some of their thoughts on designing the Apple Watch and declared it shouldn't be compared to mechanical watches given the vast differences between the two products. "When we started work on the iPhone, the motivation there was we all pretty much couldn’t stand our phones, and we wanted a better phone," Ive said. Both Marc and I have collected mechanical watches for many years." Ive said that Apple didn't create the Watch because it believes it could do a better job than current watchmakers and instead pointed to the wrist as the next great spot for technology.

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The Backyard Flat Top Grill offers a nice alternative to open-flame cooking. The flat cooking surface is designed to make everything from breakfast to dinner.

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Since its first day on the job, Hubble has made more than 1.2 million observations and its findings have been published in more than 12,800 scientific papers, according to NASA, making it one of the most successful scientific instruments ever built. Whizzing around Earth at 17,000 mph, Hubble has racked up more than 3 billion miles in flight, according to NASA.

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Sure, the Apple Watch has amazing build quality, and any version seems to be sturdy enough to withstand plenty of accidents including drops, scratches and dunks in water to name just a few. But the device is not indestructible, and some people have already started putting it through various torture tests to gauge its resistance. In other words, any Apple Watch model is susceptible to accidental damage, and Apple already knows what it will and won’t cover under the standard and extended warranty programs. DON’T MISS: The 15 best places to play Pac-Man on Google Maps As 9to5Mac reports, Apple will do a visual inspection of the Watch when it’s returned for servicing, at which point it’ll determine whether it’ll cover

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Sure, the Apple Watch has amazing build quality, and any version seems to be sturdy enough to withstand plenty of accidents including drops, scratches and dunks in water to name just a few. But the device is not indestructible, and some people have already started putting it through various torture tests to gauge its resistance. In other words, any Apple Watch model is susceptible to accidental damage, and Apple already knows what it will and won’t cover under the standard and extended warranty programs. DON’T MISS: The 15 best places to play Pac-Man on Google Maps As 9to5Mac reports, Apple will do a visual inspection of the Watch when it’s returned for servicing, at which point it’ll determine whether it’ll cover

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