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Android Auto, baked directly into cars: Google may want it, but whether automakers do is unclear

Google's upcoming Android M could include the ability to make Android Auto the core of a car's infotainment system, but the reality faces many obstacles.

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Intel gives Chromebook converts an assist with 'Easy Migration' tool

The free tool will put your files, photos, and contacts in the cloud--but not your apps, of course.

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No fitness for Christmas: Jawbone delays UP3 until 2015

Oh snap, you may have to postpone your New Year's resolution to exercise, at least if Jawbone's UP3 fitness band was part of your plans.

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Hands-on: Coffee for Android Wear lets you text from your wrist without talking

Branching menus of canned text messages let you communicate without letting the whole room know.

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Nearly half a million people use the Windows 10 Tech Preview every day

Microsoft claims more activity than any previous Windows test build, and more than 1.5 million sign-ups to date.

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The cord-cutter's guide to free (and legal!) TV streaming

You don't need to pay to watch great TV. The networks are offering more and more of their top shows online, where you can watch them for free on set-top boxes, game consoles, and other devices. We'll show you how.

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Blackberry Classic aims for old Bold holdouts

Blackberry digs into its past with a QWERTY keyboard, toolbelt and trackpad, but sticks with BB10 software.

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Netflix says offline viewing 'is never going to happen'

Netflix says downloads are a 'short term fix' for the bigger problem of Wi-Fi access.

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TAG Heuer's smartwatch plans aren't limited to Intel

The luxury watchmaker says it's planning multiple partnerships and eying acquisitions

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Pebble rides Android Wear's coattails with actionable notifications

The ability to quickly take action on e-mails and text messages is one of the best parts of Android Wear. Now Pebble is giving Android users the same feature.

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Netflix embraces Android Wear, but fails to turn your watch into a true remote

Netflix's new Android app sends social notifications to tell you what's on, but its Android Wear support doesn't yet connect the dots with Chromecast for streaming video nirvana.

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Comcast will bring HBO Go to Roku owners at last

After 'several months' of negotiations, Roku and Comcast end their unexplained standoff over HBO Go streaming.

Want to stay anonymous? Don't wear a camera

Next time you strap on a GoPro or other wearable camera, keep in mind that your movement pattern could be identified like a fingerprint.

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Skype Translator Preview brings almost-real-time translation to Windows 8.1

Microsoft flips the switch on its conversation translation tech, though it's invite-only for now.

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Next-gen Intel NUC images reveal new enclosures, possible wireless charging

Intel may have more than just newer Broadwell processors up its sleeve as it revamps its miniature NUC bare-bones PCs.