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Computex 2015: Get creative with Noodoe smartwatch

The Noodoe smartwatch doesn't have all the bells and whistles of others, but that's intentional. It's intended as a digital canvas to let your creativity show.

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These 8 characters crash Skype and leave it unable to reopen

Microsoft's chat app for Windows, iOS and Android will close without a chance of reopening if a particular string is in their chat history

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AMD's Carrizo chip targets the one thing every laptop user wants: Longer battery life

For the Carrizo, AMD squeezed more transistors onto the same 28-nm node as the prior generation, increasing performance and reducing power.

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Broadcom announces new tri-band, MU-MIMO, 802.11ac router chipset

New silicon supports 160MHz-wide channels and other Wave 2 features, but it won’t show up in home routers for a while.

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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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Reading service Pocket built into Firefox, replacing Reading List feature

The latest update also brings a distraction-free Reader View and changes to Firefox Hello.

Netflix rules out third-party ads amid growing speculation

The streaming site’s users recently began noticing show trailers before and after their videos, sparking speculation third-party ads could soon be on their way.

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Steam now offers refunds for any game, within certain conditions

Doesn't run on your machine? Didn't like it? Want to prove a point? Valve doesn't care. They'll give you a refund anyway, within reason.

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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Awair is a connected air monitor that gets increasingly smarter with use

The app-controlled device uses multiple sensors to analyze your environment and make sure the air around you is fit to breath.

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Hide the credit card: You can buy products on Instagram

The photo-sharing app implements a button so that users can buy a product, download an app or sign up to a website directly on Instagram.

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Pinterest turns its feed into a store with buyable pins

iPhone and iPad users will be able to buy items on Pinterest starting later this month.

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Imgur launches its first native Android app

Your productivity is about to take a major hit with all of those cute kittens and wacky GIFs now just one tap away.

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Popular to-do app Wunderlist plans new features under Microsoft

For now, the service will keep running as normal.

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Adult Swim is giving away a Google Cardboard Viewer to anyone who sends in a fax

If you're willing to wade through some 1980s technology then you too can turn your Android phone into a virtual reality device.

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New SOHO router security audit uncovers over 60 flaws in 22 models

Some of the vulnerabilities could allow attackers to take over the affected devices.