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Samsung's high-tech doghouse has an automated feeder, tablet TV, and hot tub

With so many companies building smart home for humans, it's about time someone thought of the pets.

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uTorrent quietly installs a cryptocurrency miner on users' computers

The popular BitTorrent client tries to turn a buck through cryptocurrency, but sends users scrambling for alternatives instead.

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Comcast adds Playstation 4 to its HBO Go block list

HBO's standalone service can't come soon enough for Comcast subscribers, who've been denied access to HBO Go on yet another device.

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Acer's 4K Chromebox goes big on RAM, not on price

With a list price of $400, Acer's CXI is the cheapest Chromebox you can get with 8GB of memory.

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Runcible is a circular smartphone for people who hate smartphones

Monohm's round phone doesn't just look different; it might be the first smartphone for aloof hippies.

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NBC may launch a cheap streaming service just for comedy

The big cable bundle continues to crumble as NBC ponders a standalone streaming video service for comedy fans.

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Nvidia's Shield console won me over, but not for the reasons you think

Nvidia's lightweight game console will struggle to find a market, but it already has at least one buyer.

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Sling TV bulks up base package with AMC and IFC

The $20 per month streaming TV service now offers 16 channels, while a new $5 'Hollywood' bundle serves up streaming movies.

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5 TV antenna tricks for the modern-day cord cutter

From DVR capabilities to whole-home streaming, a simple set of rabbit ears can be more powerful than you ever imagined.

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Project Spartan leaked: Here's how Cortana will work in Microsoft's new browser

Brace yourselves: The Clippy jokes are coming.

First 64-bit Firefox build released, promising speed boost and beefier web gaming

Mozilla follows Internet Explorer and Chrome in shipping a 64-bit browser, though it's only in the Developer Edition for now.

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Pebble Time gets its Steel variant, with a bigger battery to match

If you didn't like the look of Pebble's new smartwatch, a stainless steel version will set you back just $70 more.

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T-Mobile wants to crash the Wi-Fi party to solve coverage problems

T-Mobile is moving forward on a plan to offer LTE coverage on unlicensed Wi-Fi bands, but not everyone's thrilled with the idea.

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Sense ID is Qualcomm's ultrasonic answer to Apple's Touch ID

'Sense ID' promises to detect fingerprints through metal and glass, and encourages damp fingers.

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No flagship Lumia phone coming before Windows 10, Microsoft confirms

Anyone looking to replace their high-end Windows Phones will have to hold out until this fall.