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Future Windows 10 support won't come with sneaky charges, Microsoft clarifies

Forget about it. A 'Windows 365' model is not in the cards for Windows 10.

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People Power adds sensors to its smartphone-based home-monitoring system

The Presence app currently lets you monitor your home using any camera-equipped Android or iOS device. Buyers will soon be able to add security, water, and climate sensors to the mix.

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Computer chips made of wood promise greener electronics

U.S. and Chinese researchers propose high-performance chips that can biodegrade

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Lenovo's new trio of low-cost laptops start at $250

One model, the Lenovo Z51, can be upgraded to include Intel's RealSense 3D camera

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Cut the cord and leave cable TV behind

Don't be afraid to get rid of your cable. Streaming and download services will ensure that you don't miss any of your favorite shows or movies.

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MacKeeper refund ads will run on Facebook as part of class-action lawsuit settlement

MacKeeper's original developer is offering $2 million to settle a class-action suit.

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Microsoft Office apps to come preloaded on Android tablets from LG, Sony, 18 others

The move continues Satya Nadella's 'mobile-first, cloud-first' strategy.

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Create an electronic card in Outlook for all your business email communications

It's quick and easy, just enter your contact info, add a graphic, and click OK.

The Internet of Things and the currency of privacy

Getting ready to check the "agree" box on that User Agreement? Read this first.

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5 features we really want Google to introduce with Android M

Android is the dominant mobile operating system, but Google can't rest if it wants it to stay that way.

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5 Google product lines that need update announcements at Google I/O

Enough with the Wi-Fi balloons and self-driving cars. Five real-world Google products and services need fixing, especially with Microsoft stepping up its game.

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Review: Voyce is the wellness monitor for dogs that makes wearables vividly relevant

Stepping beyond simple activity and sleep tracking, Voyce records heart and breathing rates to build a comprehensive view of your dog's health over time.

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Notion aims to make home monitoring simple (and cheap)

The same Notion sensor that monitors your front door can also alert you if your home gets too hot, a window gets broken, or your smoke detector goes off.

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Kokoon headphones monitor your brain waves to induce deep sleep

These brain-activity-sensing headphones raised almost $350,000 on Kickstarter to help you get a better night's sleep.

The Voyce activity monitor gives your dog a voice in her own health care

Tracking activity, rest, heart rate and breathing, the Voyce band is the most advanced doggie wearable available today.

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At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory.