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How to extend the life of your laptop battery

The battery in your brand-new laptop may get you through a day's work on the road. But in two years, probably not. Here's how to keep that battery healthy over the long haul.

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Rachio smart sprinkler update reduces water usage, ties into Nest for fire protection

Rachio just released an update to its sprinkler system app that the company says can reduce your outdoor water usage by up to 30 percent.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Cook says being gay has given him the “skin of a rhinoceros,” which the CEO of Apple needs.

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Google's DeepMind AI project apes human memory and programming skills

Neural Turing Machines attempt to emulate the brain's short-term memory

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Recognizing the changing cloud

Using the cloud no longer means building an infrastructure from the ground up.

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Motorola re-commits to pure Android under new Lenovo masters

As Motorola ships off from Google, it promises to take some lessons along, while keeping the Moto and Droid lines intact.

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Gamers rejoice: YouTube now supports silky-smooth 60fps video uploads

But they only play in Chrome, in our testing.

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Nintendo—yes, THAT Nintendo—is building a bedside sleep sensor to monitor your health

Contactless device would send data to the cloud for analysis and show users' fatigue levels

3 Ways to Reduce Costs with SIP Trunking

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10 reasons to ditch the Gmail app for Inbox

Inbox will change your life, or at least the way you manage email. Here's what it does best and why you should switch over from the Gmail app.

on greenbot.com

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Three time management apps use data analysis to conquer the clock

These apps do more than mark time. They help you see where your day's going and make better decisions about how you spend it.

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Red Team rocking: Build the ultimate AMD gaming PC

If you want to crack 5GHz, AMD's the only way to fly--and a powerful all-AMD gaming PC will cost you less than half of our top Intel builds.

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Samsung eyes cheaper smartphones as profit plunges

Chinese rivals with low-cost phones are chipping away at Samsung's market share.

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Meet Microsoft Band, Microsoft's $200, fitness-focused smartwatch

The Microsoft Band smartwatch is designed both for life at and outside of work, with run tracking, sleep monitoring, plus a customized Intelligence Engine that can modify and suggest workouts -- as well as email, texts, and even Cortana.

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China's Xiaomi surges to become world's third largest smartphone vendor

Samsung saw its smartphone market share dip, while Apple iPhone shipments continued to grow, according to two research firms.