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Android TV: Is Google’s other living-room platform at a dead end?

Chromecast is a great product backed by a strong vision. The same can’t be said for Google’s other streaming-video platform.

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15 times when people totally judge you for using your phone

Checking your phone in a movie theater? We see you, and we do not approve.


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10 enthralling visions for the future of computing

They're coming, sooner or later, into our computing future: Virtual and augmented reality, gesture and facial recognition, holograms and more. Look forward with us to the best things in store, sooner or later.

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The state of VR: Where Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, and others stand right now

Virtual reality is a bold new frontier, and a lot of big-name players want a slice of the pie.


Netflix prices creep up again

Developing original TV programming like ‘House of Cards’ costs big bucks, and the streaming giant wants its customers to help with the financing.

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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Users of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2016 who upgraded to OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, have become increasingly frustrated by repeated crashes of the Office apps.

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The stunning Surface Book may reignite PC maker hostility towards Microsoft

Microsoft's foray into notebooks with the Surface Book is certain to tick off its computer-making partners, but there's little they can do except to grin and bear it.

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We now know when Windows 10 Mobile will 'launch'

Microsoft appears to have clarified when Windows 10 Mobile will formally be released, both on new devices and on updates for older phones.

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Lyft's new perks for drivers prove it's the kinder, gentler car-hailing app

Happier drivers might mean better service for Lyft users.

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SwiftKey's Neural Alpha keyboard uses its own brain to build better predictions

The newest Android keyboard taps into neural network technology, which tries to work similarly to a human brain.

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PSA: Verizon will tack on $20 monthly fee to unlimited data subscribers

The new fee is coming in November for those still clinging to their old plans.


Roku’s HBO Now app arrives, fashionably late

The standalone version of HBO is now available on Roku.

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Samsung Galaxy View is a behemoth, 18.4-inch tablet with AT&T LTE support

The enormous device just passed through FCC certification, which means it could be on a (very large) shelf soon.

Sony slashes PlayStation 4's price to match Xbox One

The console wars continue as PlayStation 4 bundles now start at $350.