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This key drive actually unlocks something: Authentication via USB comes to Chrome

Passwords are out, but what's coming in? Google is the first major Internet company to support device-based authentication through the new FIDO Alliance's open standard.

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I’m wearin’ it! Survey shows users would buy wearable tech from McDonald’s

We’re not sure exactly what that would be, but it was the most bizarre result from a wearables survey that showed predictably high interest in Apple Watch.

Microsoft officially lays Nokia name to rest, embraces 'Lumia' for Windows Phones

In-house Windows phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' from now on

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Report: Sprint to charge $10 per month for Samsung Gear S data plan

The luxury of using a smartwatch in place of your phone may not come cheap, as carriers look to cash in.

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Office 16: Public beta could start soon, with Android and touch versions to follow

The anticipated launch into new platforms may represent the biggest changes for Office, whose rumored new features so far seem pretty incremental.

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Qualcomm pushes 4K video streaming with prototype TV dongle

The chip maker is keen on 4K video, but needs manufacturing partners to get on board

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Fitbit Surge leak reveals a fitness-focused 'superwatch'

Report claims $250 Fitbit Surge will have a bigger screen and GPS.

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Watch makers will get to tweak Android Wear... eventually

Google takes a slightly softer stance toward OEM customizations in its newest products

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Univision joins HBO and CBS in hugging cord cutters

The Spanish-language network giant will join CBS and HBO in adding a standalone streaming video service.

Firefox Hello is Mozilla’s more open, plugin-free take on voice and video chat

Firefox users can chat with anyone in any browser, with no login or extra software required.

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Apple unveils 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina, the 'world's highest resolution display'

Apple gives its 27-inch iMac all-in-one the Retina treatment, but the non-Retina models are sticking around.

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Kill switch semi-engaged: Android Lollipop gets factory reset password protection

To discourage thievery, users will need to log in before wiping their smartphones

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Fitbit Charge reportedly adds new features and addresses that nasty skin rash problem

Leaked fitness band details show a larger display and optional heart rate monitor

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HBO shoots back at Netflix with plans for standalone streaming video service

HBO's new standalone streaming video service will launch in 2015, but details are scarce.

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Nearly 1 in 4 millennials have cut the cord or never had cable

Instead of paying a huge TV bill, young viewers are doing just fine with Netflix and Amazon