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Daily Roundup: Google Glass, Xiaomi phones, 2015 expectations and more!

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The Google Glass experiment is over, but that doesn't mean Glass is finished. Nest co-founder Tony Fadell will take the reigns as Google builds the next generation of its head-mounted display. Meanwhile, Xiaomi continues to make waves with its lineup of impressive hardware that look, well, suspiciously familiar. With CES finally behind us, we share some of the things we're looking forward to in 2015. All that and more in today's Daily Roundup!

Google Glass experiments are done, Nest CEO now in charge

It looks like the Google Glass team is being spun out into a division of its own, and the person running it will be Nest co-founder Tony Fadell. He is taking over as the team starts working on the next generation of its head-mounted device.

Xiaomi mocks Apple with its very own premium phablet

Oh, sure. It's easy to see where Xiaomi gets a lot of its design inspiration from. But the Chinese company isn't afraid to compare itself to the cool kids in Cupertino. The recently announced Mi Note is a slimmer and lighter weight competitor of the iPhone 6 Plus and features some pretty impressive hardware to boot.

4K, VR and a watch by Apple: What we're excited for in 2015

With CES behind us, it's time to focus on the future. Were you worried 2015 would be an unexciting year for technology? We show you what to look forward to in the coming months: the Apple Watch, VR headsets, 4K TV and more.

Hyperloop test track likely bound for Texas

When Elon Musk unveiled the Hyperloop, it seemed like a pipe dream. Sure, who wouldn't want to travel between cities at supersonic speeds? The problem was that no one wanted to build it. It sounds like that's changing, as Elon Musk took to Twitter today and shared plans for a test track in Texas.

Marriott no longer wants to block guests' WiFi devices

It looks like Marriott hotel chain is backing down from its onerous policy of blocking WiFi in its hotels in order to force customers to purchase (often expensive) internet connections. In the end, it's a victory for the little guys. And the bigs guys, too.

Elon Musk donates $10M to keep AI from going full Skynet

Elon Musk isn't just content with merely changing the world. He wants to save it, too. He's donating $10 million to the Future of Life Institute in order to help keep AI beneficial to humanity. With his financial contributions, we may not have to worry about thanking our robot overlords any time soon.

Logitech wants to link the living room with the rest of your smart home

Logitech is opening up its Harmony platform and giving developers access to any of the 270,000 devices that it supports. The hope is that this tool will spurn innovative new ways for customers to control the devices found in their homes.

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