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Samsung's Gear S watch.

New Samsung Smartwatch Won't Need Companion Phone

By Anick Jesdanun | Friday Aug 29, 2014
With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.

Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Aug 29
Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology.

Humpback Whales Have an Appetite for the Big Apple

Aug 29
Researcher Paul Sieswerda counts humpback whales in and around New York City, and they're on the rise, allowing a whole new generation of whale watchers to make acquaintance with the majestic animals. Jim Axlelrod reports.

Alisa Palson works on a project at HeatSync Labs in Phoenix.

Hackerspaces :: Turning Ideas into Reality

PERSONAL TECH | By Emaun Kashfi | Aug 28
The tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things. They are part of a growing global movement of so-called hackerspaces.

Video Games Come of Age as Spectator Sport

VIDEO GAMES | By Barbara Ortutay, Ken Sweet | Aug 28
Twitch is an online network that attracts visitors who watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games-in much the same way that football fans tune in to ESPN. You think that's weird? Twitch has 55 million monthly users.

High School Students Need More Sleep, Study Finds

SCIENCE | Aug 28
A study finds early school start times negatively effect high school students, and may lead to obesity, high-blood pressure and depression. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

California's Early Warning System for Earthquakes

SCIENCE | Aug 28
A new early warning system developed at UC Berkeley provides a heads-up 10 seconds before an earthquake hits. Similar systems are already in place in Japan and Mexico, but the Berkeley team says $80 million is required to send message.

Artist Leopold Allen

POBA Site Helps Preserve Legacies of Artists Lost to AIDS

PERSONAL TECH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 28
The new online platform, POBA/Where the Arts Live, keeps alive the legacy of artists, some of whose early success was cut short in the early years of AIDS.

Nick Howell a member of the McLean family who owns Uncle Matt's organic orange juice company, places a vial containing the tamarixia wasp to release in their orange groves in hopes of combating the citrus greening disease.

Invasive Insect Threatens Iconic Florida Citrus

SCIENCE | By Tamara Lush | Aug 27
The $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state's economy and very identity. Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser and a disease called "the yellow dragon."

Amazon to Buy Video Game Streaming Platform Twitch

VIDEO GAMES | By Mae Anderson | Aug 27
Amazon is buying video game streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to expand its presence in gaming. As video gaming grows into an online spectator sport, gameplay video feeds are becoming increasingly lucrative.

Luxury Fashion Takes On Fitness Technology

PERSONAL TECH | By Leanne Italie | Aug 27
Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage.