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Big Chrome OS change coming: A launcher overhaul adds Google Now

The Chrome app launcher overhaul puts a greater emphasis on search and contextual information. It's in beta now if you want to try it.

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Sling TV's newest channels arrive with 'Restricted Content'

Certain shows on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN are effectively blacked out due to content rights issues.

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LG's standalone Watch Urbane LTE will cost more than your average smartwatch

Pricing in Korea will be close to $600, putting it on par with the Apple Watch.

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Olio's small-batch smartwatch strives for form over function

In lieu of an app ecosystem, Olio focuses on handsome design and limited clutter.

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Amazon Cloud Drive's unlimited storage plans undercut rivals

Amazon Cloud Drive takes the 'bang for your buck' throne, though its services are lacking.

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Microsoft's Metro apps rechristened with a new, sixth name: Windows apps

After years of shuffling through various names for its modern app platform, Microsoft is keeping it simple with 'Windows Apps.'

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Killing the cable bundle won't destroy television

The misguided shrieks of cable apologists are growing louder as better alternatives emerge.

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If a smartwatch replaces your keys, here's what you put on your keychain

NomadKey for Pebble watches looks kind of like a key, but is actually a compact USB charging cable.

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Logitech's Harmony smart home hub adds voice controls through Ubi and Ivee

Logitech continues its quest to control your entire smart home by linking up with a couple of voice-activated computers.

RadioShack puts customer personal data up for sale in bankruptcy auction

Asset sale could include millions of e-mails, physical addresses, and customer names, if legal challenges don't stop it.

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Mohu Channels review: An ugly marriage of over-the-air and streaming TV

Combining broadcast and streaming video in one device is a clever idea, but Mohu's execution is too sloppy to recommend.

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FTC wants to keep closer watch on the Internet of Things

A new office will look at the privacy implications of smart homes, connected cars, mobile payments, and big data.

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Amazon Fire TV gets a major update with support for hotel Wi-Fi, USB storage, and more

Users will be able to take their media streamer on the road, hook up external storage, and listen to more music through Prime Playlists.

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Vessel is a slick new streaming service with a focus on Internet stars

The brainchild of Hulu's former CEO takes on YouTube, but cuts out the user-generated cruft.

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Fitbit wants to you have more than one activity tracker

A forthcoming Fitbit update lets users connect multiple fitness trackers the same account, with different devices to suit the occasion.