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Google may liberate Photos and Hangouts from Google+

Sundar Pichai hints at further unbundling of services from Google's floundering social network.

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Lenovo vows to stop shipping PCs with third-party bloatware after Superfish fiasco

It only took an embarrassing adware scandal that put millions of PCs at risk, but Lenovo just had a revelation: People just want clean Windows.

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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Sesame's $99 smart lock aims to undercut August, Kwikset, and Yale

Sesame fits over existing deadbolts, installs with nothing but adhesive, and has a funky knock-to-unlock feature.

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Nickelodeon's 'Noggin' streaming service is just for preschoolers

Nick's first subscription streaming video plan has arrived, though it's not the far-reaching service we expected.

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LG Watch Urbane LTE ditches Android Wear for standalone connectivity

LG takes the kitchen sink approach with LTE, NFC, a heart-rate monitor and push-to-talk features, but the software's a bit of a mystery.

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Broadcom is ready for 3G Android Wear watches, even if Google isn't

A new smartwatch chip platform paves the way for cellular connectivity and NFC, but promises longer battery life and breezier wireless charging in the meantime.

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Network activity tips Microsoft's MWC Windows Phone lineup, but no flagship in sight

Signs of low-cost and mid-range Windows Phones emerge, including a budget phablet for AT&T.

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Start10 will make Windows 10's Start menu even more like Windows 7

Not satisfied with the new Start menu in Windows 10? Stardock still sees a role for replacements.

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Plex: Hey, it’s not just for pirates anymore

You don’t have to skirt the law to take advantage of Plex. Here's how to use the popular media server software—even as a law-abiding cord cutter.

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Waffle House teams with Roadie app to sling parcels (and a side of hash)

The breakfast chain aims to disrupt more than just your stomach as it partners with the “Uber of package delivery.”

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Plex for Roku's major update improves navigation and music playback features

The update brings the Roku app in line with Plex’s existing apps for Xbox, Playstation, and Smart TVs. In other words, it’s now much less of an eyesore.

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Pebble Time: The smartwatch darling gets color, voice, and a new Kickstarter

Pebble's first color smartwatch takes a page from Google Now, with a “timeline” view that tells users what's coming up next.

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The Windows Store's scam apps will be a problem as Xbox and Windows 10 intertwine

If Microsoft wants to get a stronger grip on PC gaming in Windows 10, it'll have to do better at keeping scams and shameless clones out of the Windows Store.

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Let's hope this leaked image isn't really the next Pebble smartwatch

A mystery smartwatch image pops up on Pebble's website, and it looks, well, interesting.