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Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware

cnet.com — Nike is gearing up to shutter its wearable hardware efforts, and the sportswear company this week fired the majority of the engineering team responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker, a person familiar with the matter told CNET. "As a fast-paced, global business we continually align resources with business priorities," said Nike spokesman Brian Strong in an email.
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Facebook plans to share location history with advertisers

cnet.com — With Nearby Friends, your location history is private to you and only you -- until the social network decides otherwise. Surprised? Don't be. Facebook is in the advertising business. With its brand-new Nearby Friends feature, Facebook is collecting a log of your travels so that it can one day pass that data along to advertisers, CNET can confirm.
Facebook will share your Nearby Friends location data w/ advertisers, says @jbruin - but not right now cnet.com/news/facebook-…
Facebook plans to share location history with advertisers cnet.com/news/facebook-…

Facebook Paper now with more Facebook

cnet.com — More cowbell, anyone? Facebook on Friday released the latest installment of its Paper application, throwing in familiar aspects, like birthday and event reminders and photo comments, for members who can't seem to live without these social-networking mainstays in the separate application.

Bake like a Jawa with R2-D2 measuring cups

cnet.com — Follow any recipe like a Jedi Master with this measuring cup set from ThinkGeek looks like the "Star Wars" droid you're looking for -- R2-D2. Astromech R2-D2 isn't just a metal sidekick who can rescue you from being crushed by a trash compactor or send you encrypted messages from a princess in trouble.
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RT @bonniegrrl: Bake like a Jawa w/ R2-D2 measuring cups! My latest for @CNET @Crave! cnet.co/1ldhMgE #StarWars @thinkgeek http://t.…

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying crucial cargo to ISS

cnet.com — SpaceX, the space transport company founded and run by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, successfully launched its flagship Falcon 9 rocket Friday, which is carrying a crucial payload aboard its Dragon spacecraft that will resupply the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a 12-mission, $1.6 billion contract with NASA.
RT @CNET: SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying crucial cargo to the ISS cnet.co/1ixQrlU pic.twitter.com/hJZo9fXlha
SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying crucial cargo to the ISS cnet.co/1ixQrlU pic.twitter.com/wSNaPeaM2Q

Disney making new 'Star Wars' books based on original trilogy

cnet.com — The set of books by leading children's authors will begin with a retelling of the origin story of Luke Skywalker. Disney hopes to ramp up more interest in 'Star Wars' in advance of the December, 2015 release of 'Episode VII.' Disney said today it is launching a set of four new children's books based on the original "Star Wars" trilogy.
No pod racing here! New Star Wars kids books based on the OT are on their way cnet.com/news/disney-ma… by @GreeterDan
Sold! RT @CNET: Disney is launching a new series of "Star Wars" books based on the original trilogy. cnet.co/1jQUhpR
Disney to launch new set of children's books based on original "Star Wars" books. My @CNET story: cnet.co/1nfMvJD

7 things the Mazda Skyactiv Chassis tells us about the next Miata

cnet.com — When Mazda unveiled the Skyactiv Chassis at the 2014 New York auto show, it gave us the first official, concrete glimpse at the upcoming fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. The roadster's skeleton tells us quite a lot about what we can expect from the next Miata when it arrives, so let's take a closer look and uncover these clues.
7 things the Mazda Skyactiv Chassis tells us about the next Miata cnet.co/1lgOihQ via @CNET

Samsung expert compares Apple's patented phone features to car cup holders

cnet.com — SAN JOSE, Calif. -- An Apple study to determine whether people would buy phones to get certain Apple patented features is similar to asking people to choose a car based on its cup holders, an expert hired by Samsung testified Friday.
Samsung expert compares Apple's patented phone features to car cup holders cnet.co/1r56EQg #apple
Court so far this morning - Samsung expert compares Apple's patented phone features to car cup holders cnet.co/1r56EQg @CNET #Appsung

Best time to trade in your old Galaxy S phones? Right now

cnet.com — If you've been thinking about trading in an older Samsung Galaxy S device, now is the time to lock in your price. According to the trade-in site Nextworth, older Samsung Galaxy smartphones are at their peak. But prices are likely to start dropping in the coming weeks.
Best time to trade in your old Galaxy S phones? Right now cnet.co/1lcPgvH #Samsung
Best time to trade in your old Galaxy S phones? Right now Read Ask Maggie for more details cnet.co/1lcPgvH via @CNET

Heartbleed attack used to skip past multifactor authentication

cnet.com — Attackers were able to breach a walled-off virtual private network by exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability, said the security company Mandiant on Friday. The attack is one of the earliest instances of attackers using Heartbleed to bypass multifactor authentication and break through a VPN, said Mandiant technical director Christopher Glyer.
Heartbleed attack used to skip past multifactor authentication and through VPN cnet.com/news/heartblee…

My life with a treadmill desk -- e-mail and browsing at 2 mph

cnet.com — About a year ago, a friend of mine was raving about his standing desk. "Sitting is death," he proclaimed. Me, I couldn't see that I'd want to stand all day working. But now I've gone to the other extreme. Not only am I standing while I work, but I also walk -- and I'm loving it.
Actually, I do use a FitBit One to track steps on my treadmill desk cnet.com/news/my-life-w… working at 2mph is pretty sweet

How my body rejected activity trackers and the 'quantified self'

cnet.com — Earlier this year, I set out on a grand journey. I tested several activity trackers all at once , to decide which was the best in accuracy and in motivating me to lose a few pounds. Today, they sit unused on my desk. And I weigh pretty much the same.

​Defending vertical videos: they're stupid, but it's not your fault

cnet.com — Vertical videos are ridiculous. They play badly on monitors. And they're not anyone's fault, except for the phone-makers. I'm here to defend Vertical Video Syndrome, or at least what inspires it: the videos that get shot in portrait mode by your mom or dad, your friend, or even you.
Defending vertical videos: they're stupid, but it's not your fault. From the fertile brain of @jetscott cnet.co/1jeggFb @CNET
Defending vertical videos: they’re stupid, but it’s not your fault. cnet.com/news/smartphon…

Devs: Didn't win lottery for Apple's WWDC tickets? You might still be in luck

cnet.com — Apple faithful this year had to be picked by chance to buy a ticket to the company's annual developer confab. But the unlucky ones not chosen may still get be able to buy a ticket. The chance to buy tickets for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference were this year decided through a lottery.
RT @CNET: Devs: Didn't win lottery for Apple's WWDC tickets? You might still be in luck cnet.co/1i3cxYL

What's hot? Google Trends now tells your inbox

cnet.com — Google Trends adds email subscriptions so that you can stay on top of changing search patterns and topics. Does it signal the end of Google Alerts? Are you a space fan, but you had no idea that Space X was launching a rocket today?
Google Trends subscriptions tells your inbox what's hot, while Google remains coy about Google Alerts future cnet.com/news/whats-hot…
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