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Hook promises to make smart homes out of dumb power switches for less than $100

By moving remote-controlled outlet and light bulb switches onto a local Wi-Fi network, Hook promises to enable a smart home for under $100.

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This is neat: You can stack and tile browser tabs in the Vivaldi beta browser for power users

Another cool feature in this technical preview is the ability to attach files to notes.

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EU cars will automatically dial emergency services after crashing beginning in 2018

The eCall system will automatically dial 112, Europe's single emergency number, in case of a crash.

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Google Maps update adds batch photo upload, hides your reservations

There are hints of more wearable features, but we may have to wait for an Android Wear update.

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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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These leaked Windows 10 notification sounds hint at a soothing OS experience

Instead of jolting you into action, Windows 10's notifications seem eager to put your mind at ease.

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Hands on with the LG G4: The smartphone for those who really love leather

Its camera features and pared down software experience makes it better than its predecessor, but I'm not sold on the leather.

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Meet the LG G4: Clad in leather and sporting an impressive camera

LG’s betting on a sophisticated camera and a Snapdragon 808 processor to reel you in to its new flagship device.

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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Alienware's Graphics Amplifier lets you upgrade your laptop graphics instead of tossing it

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The LG Watch Urbane is out, with a $350 price that tops the charts for Android Wear

As the new model arrives, LG drops the price of its G Watch R and discontinues the original G Watch.

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Leaked Microsoft Build notes reveal plans for Outlook.com third-party apps

Creating an app ecosystem for Outlook.com will help it compete with Gmail, and also contribute to Microsoft's goal of universal apps.

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The best video editing apps for Android

Forget about transferring videos to your computer - these three apps do excellent editing right on your phone or tablet.

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Steam kills off controversial paid mods feature for Skyrim

Following four days of player anger, Steam finally puts the kibosh on paid mods for Skyrim. But maybe not for other games?

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Alienware Amplifier review: It turbo-boosted a laptop with Titan X graphics

Trolling mode off: Yes, we tested Alienware's Amplifier and it worked!

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Microsoft's time to shine: The 5 biggest developments we expect from Build 2015

Windows 10 is the centerpiece of a broader vision of universal apps and services running on all devices. At Build, we should see how it's all coming together.