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Spark Electron brings cheap cellular connectivity to the Internet of Things

This low-cost, cellular-connected development board is making a run on Kickstarter; should appeal to DIYers and small developers alike.

The FCC's net neutrality ruling: 5 things you need to know

The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday, but what does it all mean?

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How to stop Ubuntu from sending your desktop searches to online retailers

Sick of seeing shopping results for the movie "The Terminator Theme" when you search Ubuntu for "Terminal"? Here's how to disable those annoying online search results.

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Swiss luxury watchmakers reveal the horological smartwatch, a direct response to gadgety wearable crap

Frederique Constant, Alpina and Mondaine will be the first manufacturers to release watches powered by MotionX step and sleep tracking. And the watches looks fantastic.

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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.

PSA: House of Cards season 3 is here

Netflix's flagship original series drops into an escalating war over original content.

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How to enable Chrome's clutter-free experimental reading mode

Ever wished you could get rid of all those flashing ads when you're reading an article in Chrome? Now you can, thanks to Chrome's experimental new 'Distill page' option.

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Uh-oh: EFF researchers discover signs of Superfish-style attacks in the wild

Researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation found evidence that indicates attackers have exploited a security vulnerability in the Superfish adware and a slew of other programs

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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Samsung and HTC have a lot to prove with Sunday's smartphone launches

The rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are expected to have more powerful processors and better cameras.

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VLC update adds in-app extensions, resume playback, Android TV support, more

The latest version of VLC is ready for prime time and it has some nice features users will appreciate.

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Ericsson seeks US sales ban of Apple iPhone, iPad in patent lawsuit barrage

In a barrage of nine lawsuits filed Thursday, Ericsson alleges that Apple's iPhone and iPad infringe a total of 41 of its patents

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Remote access vulnerabilities in D-Link routers remain unpatched

The worst one could allow a remote attacker to change DNS settings

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Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual attack

The attack changes the DNS settings of a router using default login credentials, Proofpoint said

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10 situations where you should really leave your phone in your bag

Don't be rude! Nobody wants to see you take a selfie at a funeral.