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Alexa is the “wake word” (and imaginary female computer voice) featured on the amazing Amazon ECHO, a voice-activated personal assistant.

Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.

Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.

Tech review: An Apple Watch addiction

Early Apple Watch sales indicate the company has brought a new, not to mention exciting, reality to the wearables market.

Strong sales, but high abandonment for fitness trackers

NEW YORK (AP) — Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on the kids. Virginia Atkinson took hers off to charge the battery and hasn't picked it up since February.

Tech review: Hackers beware of the super-secure Carbide USB Drive

If you worry about security of the data you carry around, the Carbide USB Drive lets you sleep easy at night.

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  • Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.

  • Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.

  • Strong sales, but high abandonment for fitness trackers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on the kids. Virginia Atkinson took hers off to charge the battery and hasn't picked it up since February.

  • Review: The best new features coming from Apple, Google

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New features promised for smartphones, tablets and watches could improve how we interact with technology. Although it's too soon to tell how well these will work in practice, here's a look at what I'm looking forward to most this fall.