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Hands-on: Coffee for Android Wear lets you text from your wrist without talking

Branching menus of canned text messages let you communicate without letting the whole room know.

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This freedom-loving laptop discovered how to make Intel CPUs boot without closed firmware

Purism, the creator of the freedom-obsessed Librem 15 laptop, says it has figured out way to get new Intel CPUs to play nice without proprietary firmware.

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Keep encrypted files encrypted when you back them up to the cloud

You keep selected files or folders encrypted on your internal drive. But are they protected when you use an online backup service?

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Valve's Steam Controller looks less revolutionary with every redesign

'Hey Gabe, why don't we just make an Xbox 360 controller?' says some guy at Valve, presumably.

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Nearly half a million people use the Windows 10 Tech Preview every day

Microsoft claims more activity than any previous Windows test build, and more than 1.5 million sign-ups to date.

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LG preps webOS 4K TVs with souped-up performance

Users will be able to watch 4K movies and TV series from Netflix and Amazon

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Microsoft stops offering alternative browsers to Windows users in Europe

The screen contributed to restoring competition in the EU browser market, the European Commission said

Collaboration part 2: the age of collaboration: now and into the future

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Plex media streaming app arrives on PlayStation 3 and 4, U.S. launch slightly delayed

Plex came to the Xbox One in October, and now it's ready for the PlayStation 3 and 4. But a U.S. date hasn't been announced yet.

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Amazon Prime Now delivers your order in an hour, but only in Manhattan for now

Need some paper towels, an Apple USB cable, and a Frozen DVD in the next hour? If you're in Manhattan, Amazon can do that for you.

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Hands-on with Evolve's singleplayer mode and terrifying third monster

Evolve's about two months from release, but it still has a few surprises in store. Chief among them? A "singleplayer mode."

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Bring peace to your family gathering with a little Christmas radio on your Android phone

These free apps and podcasts can help you stream both modern and vintage Christmas radio from your phone or tablet.

Travel safely with your tech: How to prevent theft, loss and snooping on the road

All your pricey electronics are juicy targets for hackers and sticky-fingered thieves. Here's how to reduce your risks while traveling.

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The cord-cutter's guide to free (and legal!) TV streaming

You don't need to pay to watch great TV. The networks are offering more and more of their top shows online, where you can watch them for free on set-top boxes, game consoles, and other devices. We'll show you how.