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Apple will reportedly expand iOS beta testing to include Apple Store employees

We've already seen Apple open up testing a tad more with a public beta program for OS X Yosemite, and now it looks like the tech giant is set to open up a bit more on the iOS front as well. According to a new report, Apple will soon extend testing of pre-release iOS builds to its retail store employees.

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Apple alerts developers to App Store price increases in the E.U., Canada, Norway

While we reported back in December that pricing changes were on the way for App Store customers in the European Union, it looks like Apple is set to raise prices again for not only E.U. customers, but also those in Canada, Norway, and Russia.

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Bang & Olufsen are showing off their new bluetooth headphones, the BeoPlay H8

Wired headphones are still going to offer the best possible audio experience, but as people become more and more mobile the case for a decent pair of wireless headphones becomes increasingly clear. This year at CES the folks from Bang & Olufsen are showing off their new line of wireless over the ear headphones,which have been dubbed BeoPlay H8.

Aside from the classic design and high end build materials, which lets be honest is expected from Bang & Olufsen, the headphones are entirely touch responsible. The volume controls and track management happens with swipes and taps, and the battery life on these headphones promise 14 hours of high quality playback on a single charge.

As bluetooth headphones go the BeoPlay H8 certainly gets points for being pretty and functional, but whether or not you are willing to part with $500 is an entirely separate matter.

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Apple seeds new Yosemite 10.10.2 beta build to developers

Apple has started seeding a new build of the 10.10.2 Yosemite beta today. As is usual, it isn't entirely clear what fixes the update brings, but the build number is bumped up to 14C94b and Apple is asking developers to focus on areas concerning Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver.

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Cogito smartwatches to get activity monitoring feature

Hot on the heels of its announcement of the new Cogito Fit connected watch yesterday, Hong Kong-based CONNECTEDEVICE has announced a new activity monitoring feature coming to its CONNECTED WATCH app and current line of COGITO CLASSIC and POP watch models.

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T-Mobile added 8.3 million customers in 2014

Prior to their upcoming Q4 financial call, T-Mobile has released a batch of preliminary results summing up their 2014. They managed to add 8.3 million total net customers, which is the most they've done annually ever. 2.1 million of those were added in the last quarter. T-Mobile LTE is now accessible to 265 million Americans.

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Pepcom highlights: Waterproof speakers, tricorder-like scanners, and more

On Monday night at CES, we visited Pepcom's annual press event, Digital Experience, which collects some of the best CES has to offer in a less chaotic, more compact version of the show. This year's theme was "I Love the 80s," and there were Pop Rocks, sweat bands, and jelly bracelets galore, scattered on tables next to the many exhibitors proffering their wares.

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Marvel's Agent Carter now available on iTunes

If you're a fan of the Marvel universe, you may have heard of the comic publisher's new series on ABC centered on Agent Carter of Captain America fame. Well, if you missed out on catching the show as it aired, you can now look forward to adding Marvel's Agent Carter to your iTunes collection, as the show is now available on the digital content store.

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Ecobee3 smart WiFi thermostat uses remote sensors for accuracy

As manufacturers start to figure out the long term benefits of smarter thermostats and a generally connected home, it's going to become important to measure more than what's happening in the room with the thermostat. While that is usually a primary location in the home, if you have bedrooms or hallways that are traditionally warmer or cooler than the primary living space that could be important information to collect. The Ecobee3 smart thermostat solves this by relying on multiple remote sensors, which you can place wherever you choose. In their demo at CES this year, you can see the starter kit includes a single extra sensor to help you determine how many you might need to measure your whole house.

The best part about these remote sensors is the way that they can be mounted just about anywhere, and the Ecobee3 thermostat or app will help you see exactly what is happening to the temperature throughout your house.

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Withings Activité Pop is very good at hiding all the smarts

It's not always appropriate to broadcast the fact that you're wearing a fitness tracker, especially if your gadget of choice is a bright blue band and you've just stepped into a very important business meeting. Sometimes you need something with a little more style, and the folks at Withings have been pushing in that general direction for a while now. At CES this year, the company is showing off a budget friendly version of their watch that hides just how good it is at tracking your sleep and steps. It's called the Activité Pop, and the biggest feature to this gadget is the massive step down in price from the original. While you lose the classy Swiss design chops, the Activité Pop comes in at $150 instead of $520.

Myriam and John have all the goodies in the video, as well as a more detailed hands on right here, but it's cool to see Withings going all out on the watch design. All too often you hear how our smartwatches don't behave enough like watches, and now there's a functional and relatively inexpensive option for those folks.

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