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An Amazon Echo SDK is in the works, which could mean third-party apps are not far off

Amazon is developing an SDK (software development kit) to pave the way for third-party apps and content for its Echo, the connected speaker and virtual assistant it launched in November.

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You can now embed OneNote images, tweets, and YouTube into Microsoft's Sway

The type of files and sources that Microsoft is adding to Sway is steadily growing more diverse, with OneNote, Office Mix -- even other Sways.

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Google Play Services 7.0 brings better multiplayer gaming and location tools to Android

Some tweaks may also lead to better battery life inside your favorite apps.

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Steam Machines are coming this fall: Syber announces 6 new living room gaming PCs

As expected, Steam Machines are back in action at the Game Developers Conference. Syber kicked things off by announcing 6 new models.

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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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The Fogo smart flashlight is a survivalist's dream tool

Quick! Help fund this Kickstarter project: There's only so much time before the zombie apocalypse sweeps the globe.

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Dropcam competitor Simplicam adds new features to its cloud camera

Face detection is one of the top features that differentiates this cloud-connected security cam from Google’s Dropcam. ‘Detection zones’ promise to make that feature even better.

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Mozilla thinks its bargain-bin Firefox OS still matters in an Android One world

Mozilla’s Firefox OS chief Chris Lees isn't yet ready to cede emerging smartphone markets to Google.

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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Intel CEO Krzanich: What we're doing to succeed on smartphones

Intel is looking to partners to help make its mark in smartphones. IDG News Service sits down with Intel's chief executive, Brian Krzanich.

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Unity 5's new full-featured Personal Edition is completely, utterly free to use

The new Unity 5 Personal Edition doesn't cost a dime, and developers that make under $100,000 a year won't have to pay royalties, either.

SanDisk crams 200GB onto MicroSD

The card will cost $400 and be available worldwide in the second quarter.

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Lenovo's pocket projector pairs with phones for anytime, anywhere big-screen videos

The resolution is shy of High Definition, but it's hard to beat the convenience factor with its compact size.

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Apple tops Samsung in quarterly smartphone sales for the first time since 2011

Samsung faces competition at both the premium and low-end, and that cost the Korean giant.

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Geomerics' Enlighten 3 engine aims to create photorealistic in-game lighting

This ARM subsidiary develops tools that developers use to make their games look more realistic.

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BitTorrent Sync 2.0 adds pro features

No longer in beta, your own private cloud stays free for all but adds extra conveniences if you're willing to pay.