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Kubuntu 15.10 will use KDE's polished Plasma 5.4 desktop

In a sea of same-y feeling Linux desktops, KDE's Plasma 5.4 is a breath of fresh air--and it's coming to Kubuntu 15.10.

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Raptr's Plays.TV client adds slick features to make sharing gameplay clips even easier

Raptr's Plays.TV wants to make sharing PC gaming clips as seamless as possible, and the new Highlights and Stitch features advance the mission.

Samsung Sleep Sense wants to hop into bed

The small plastic pad goes under your mattress and is designed to measure your vital signs and report on your sleeping habits.

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Samsung launches next-gen SmartThings smart home hub

Six months late, the home automation hub is here at last, with new sensors and a new video monitoring capability.

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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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For future wearables, the network could be you

UC San Diego researchers have developed a magnetic-field network to link wearable devices through the user's body.

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Hands-on: The ZenWatch 2 almost convinces me to wear a smartwatch every day

It'd be nearly perfect if it weren't for the Asus bloatware.

Hands-on: Asus ZenWatch 2 offers something for everyone

Big wrists, small wrists, you're all accounted for here.

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Secure your fortress with the Internet of Things

Here's how bringing the Internet of Things into your home can help you keep danger at bay.

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What does Apple have in store for Windows users?

Apple's Sept. 9 event promises to be a big one. Will there be something for Windows users, too?

on macworld.com

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Philips adds light strips to its Hue line of white and color LED lighting

Chain multiple strips together and you can decorate a room with up to 33 feet of tunable mood lighting.

on techhive.com

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Cheap and convertible Chromebooks debut at IFA: Lenovo’s 100S, Acer’s R 11

Lenovo’s Chromebook 100S costs just $179. The R 11’s 360-degree hinge makes it Acer's most versatile model yet.

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It’s a keyboard, it’s a fashion statement: Logitech debuts redesigned, multi-OS hardware

Do you own a Mac? A PC? No problem. At IFA 2015, Logitech launches the Logitech K380 keyboard and the M535 Bluetooth mouse with multi-OS support.

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Qualcomm offers a few scant details about the Kyro CPU in its Snapdragon 820 processor

In a blog post big on buzzwords and thin on details, Qualcomm lets us know the Snapdragon 820 will be worth waiting for.

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Panasonic jumps into the OLED TV market with the first 4K TV to earn THX certification

The TV builder says OLED delivers better blacks than its best plasma TVs while avoiding plasma’s shortcomings.

on techhive.com

New Intel Core processors mean slimmer computers, long-lasting batteries

Processor improvements don't necessarily mean a boost in everyday tasks like email and web browsing, but they will mean thinner machines that have longer battery lives.

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First look: AMD Radeon R9 Nano compared to the Fury, a tiny GTX 970, and a pencil

Yup, the AMD Radeon R9 Nano sure is small.

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Lenovo announces new Yoga tablets with built-in projector, giant Phab smartphones

The projector-in-a-tablet concept is back, with three new models that can host an epic movie night.