Caitlin McGarryStaff Writer, TechHive

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Caitlin covers Apple news, social networks, and the sharing economy from IDG's New York bureau.

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Samsung gets practical with 2015 appliances

A new oven range and washing machine aren't exactly high-tech, but they're definitely appealing.

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LG's smart appliances now respond to the sound of your voice

You could already text your LG refrigerator, but now you can tell it what to do with the company's voice-activated HomeChat feature.

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Dacor's Android oven turns up the heat with voice activation

The appliance company now lets you control your smart range with voice commands on the go.

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Whirlpool’s new washers talk to Nest while you’re away

The company’s latest appliances are the first on board with the Nest Developer Program.

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Cue the outrage: How our favorite social networks failed us in 2014

From Facebook's psychological experiments to Foursquare's check-in drama, social media made us furious this year.

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Instagram's spam purge reveals high-profile accounts with fake followers

Popular Instagrammers watched their follow counts plummet when Instagram cleaned house.

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Apple beats iTunes antitrust case a decade in the making

The trial fell apart after the judge realized there were no plaintiffs.

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Apple Pay wins over more banks, still seeking retailers

Apple now supports the cards that account for 90 percent of all U.S. credit card transactions. But will more people start using the new payment solution?

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How Fancred is challenging Facebook for your sports fandom

With a revamped profile and gamification, the sports-focused social network aims to undercut its major-league rivals.

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Sharing the misery: 2014 was a rough year for Uber, Airbnb, and on-demand apps

Legal battles, labor scuffles, and dirty business tactics were on the rise this year as start-ups moved from sharing resources to on-demand everything.

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Apple-1 sold by Steve Jobs fetches $365,000 at auction

The computer is the last remaining unit to be sold by Jobs out of his family’s garage—and it still works.

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Instagram celebrates 300 million users with verified badges for VIPs

Facebook's photo-filtering app is now more popular than Twitter.

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Apple and IBM reveal 10 iOS apps that aim to change the way you work

Apple and IBM are combining design and data analysis to create a new suite of enterprise tools for every industry from air travel to government.

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5 privacy fixes your Facebook News Feed needs by New Year’s

Facebook's privacy settings are a labyrinth of information. Here's what you need to know.

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Why Apple wiped some of your iPod songs without telling you

The company is embroiled in a class-action lawsuit that claims it removed rival music services’ songs from iPods without telling users.