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Nintendo Debuts 'New' 3DS, 3DS XL — Nintendo used today's Nintendo Direct for Japan to unveil some major updates to its 3DS lineup. The new Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL (known as 3DS LL in Japan) include faster chips and longer battery life, not to mention a new analog stick and NFC support, among other things.

Nokia HERE Maps Coming to Samsung Gear S, Galaxy Phones — Nokia is expanding its HERE mapping and location service to Samsung's Tizen platform and Galaxy smartphones. That includes Samsung's new Gear S smartwatch. Those who pick up the new device will find the HERE Navigator app, which provides turn-by-turn walking navigation and public transit directions.

Google Pulls Article Authorship From Search — After several years of experimentation, Google is doing away with its authorship program. Introduced in 2011, the feature was meant to "help people find content from great authors in our search results." You probably spotted the tiny headshots of journalists in the program when you perused Google News or came across their stories in Google Search.

Tesla, China Unicom Partner for EV Charging — A new partnership between Tesla Motors and China Unicom could put the car maker on the fast track to conquering the world's largest auto market. According to Reuters, the companies plan to install electric-vehicle charging stations at 400 China Telecom stores in 120 Chinese cities.

Google Testing Drones; Apple Invitations; Samsung's Standalone Smartwatch — Topping tech headlines on Thursday was Google's big reveal of Project Wing, a new endeavor from its experimental Google X division that is "developing a delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles." Early tests were conducted in Queensland, Australia, where the company successfully delivered a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to local farmers via drones.

TravelCard Charger — By Alex Colon If you've ever drank an entire Trenta latte while waiting for your phone to charge at Starbucks, you know that a dead device can be a real bummer. There are plenty of ways to avoid this, from backup batteries to battery cases, but if you like to travel light, those can get pretty bulky.
Aug 28, 2014

The TravelCard Charger is probably the only backup battery I'd carry on a regular basis,281…