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The theme for the best new movies streaming this week is ‘Fiends with Benefits’

Monsters, human and inhuman, attack in nine new movies.

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WaterGenius promises a free tool to help California fight the drought

This online resource recommends ways you can reduce your household water consumption, calculates how much money you'll save by following its guidance.

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This smart fabric from Google can change the music and turn off the lights

Google showed off futuristic smart fabric at its I/O conference in San Francisco, called Project Jaquard.

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Lenovo seeks to be hip 10 years after ThinkPad buy

Lenovo debuted a new company logo this week. Will that change anything?

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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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Computex focus shifts from PCs to wearables, IoT

PC enthusiasts, however, will hear about CPUs, GPUs, Thunderbolt and other components.

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Google Photos ditches Google+ to avoid the creepy factor

It turns out that storing private photos on a social network isn't appealing

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Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality

The German company has supplied the visual interface technology to retailers and others

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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AMD may build ExactTrak data-zapping into its chips, to compete with Intel vPro

ExactTrak already sells USB keys that can be remotely fried with electricity. Is that what AMD wants for its PCs?

Top 3 Google I/O Reveals

Google gave us the scoop on a lot of new features and products at Google I/O. These three stood out from the pack.

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Sorry, PC vendors: The free Windows 10 upgrade means users won't be buying new PCs

Windows 10 will run on older PCs, which is why IDC predicts no boost in sales. But those who sit tight will miss out on some cool new features.

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Using Android Pay: 5 things you need to know

Google's new mobile payments system isn't too complicated. If anything, it's essentially an updated version of Google Wallet.

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Google Jump eases virtual reality creation with camera hardware, assembler software and YouTube

Google just lowered the barrier to entry for stereoscopic VR, making the hardware, software, and player broadly available (though not all free).

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Major MMO WildStar is dropping paid subscriptions and switching to free-to-play

And since Elder Scrolls Online already made the jump, that makes us two-for-two on F2P predictions.

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Android M's major new features, from Android Pay to awesome app permissions

Now that Android L has given Google's mobile operating system a makeover, Android M focuses on polishing the user experience.