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Android Wear 5.1: Finally, the platform feels a little less beta

The software is only available on the LG Watch Urbane so far, so we tested it out to see if Android Wear has improved.

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Home Depot wants to start accepting Apple Pay

The Home Depot is aiming to the largest retailer yet to support Apple Pay, as long as it can cut a deal with Apple.

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Lawmakers move to end warrantless surveillance of U.S. residents

A new bill would require law enforcement agencies to get warrants before searching NSA databases for U.S. communications

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Cox brings gigabit Internet to additional cities, with more planned for summer

Gigabit Internet is all the rage in the United States and Cox is the latest company to roll out blazing fast Internet to more markets.

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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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Comcast makes a bigger smart home push with more devices, developer tools

Subscribers will be able to control their smart homes through Comcast's mobile apps, voice control remote, and X1 set-top box.

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The Internet of Things will take a beating at DefCon hacking contest

Hackers will compete on findings flaws in off-the-shelf Internet-enabled embedded devices

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Uber stops operations in Kansas over new legislation

The state legislature overruled a veto on the legislation by the governor

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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The Oculus Rift consumer model will launch in early 2016, after Valve's VR headset

Oculus has been busy wrapping up ecosystem support for the Oculus Rift, but the delay may cost it the crucial first-to-market status for the fledgling field of VR.

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The best S-Pen apps for your Samsung Galaxy Note

Put that tiny stylus to use with these productivity tools, artistic apps, and games.

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3 alternative photo managers that are better than the one on your smartphone

Give your Android or iOS stock photo management app the boot, and install one of these instead.

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Hands on: Office 2016 preview focuses on data-gathering and collaboration in the cloud

Office 2016 could still learn a few things from Google Docs, but its business-intelligence features show a lot of promise.

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MacKeeper celebrates a difficult birthday under the cloud of a class action lawsuit

Its new owners hope to repair MacKeeper's reputation, while its previous owner is close to a $2 million class-action settlement.

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Nvidia's shift away from mobile devices cuts modem unit

Nvidia is winding down Icera operations, and will be looking to sell the unit.