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Report: Apple Watch Edition extended care plan will cost more than plebeian watches

Buyers of Apple’s luxury smartwatch can get a third year of damage protection and 24/7 support, but it won’t come cheap.

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TrueCrypt audit shows no sign of NSA backdoors, just some minor glitches

After more than a year of drama, the popular encryption software gets a mostly clean bill of health.

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Samsung’s curved PC monitors get a little more affordable

The new 1080p monitor range starts at $300 for a 24-inch display.

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Hands-on: Adobe Slate takes another stab at “visual stories”

A new iPad app makes magazine-like stories out of words and pictures. It's so easy, you might wish it wasn't.

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Even the Apple Watch was searching for a problem to solve at first

Apple started thinking about smartwatches in 2011, but the Watch's raison d’etre—saving us from staring at our phones all the time—only became clear later.

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App showdown: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Nexus Player

App selection is one of the biggest factors in choosing a streaming media player for your TV. Here's how the major players compare.

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Sling TV subscribers will be able to get HBO as a $15-per-month add-on

There's no need to wait for HBO Now; Sling's streaming video service will reach cord cutters just in time for Game of Thrones.

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This wire-free USB outlet cover is raising a killing on Kickstarter

The SnapPower Charger adds a USB port to any wall outlet with no hand-wiring required.

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RadioShack update: User data is safe for now, while Sprint co-branding is in the works

The user data could still be sold someday, though, and the union of two troubled companies may or may not pay off. Stay tuned as the drama unfolds!

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Flickr lets photographers set their work free with Public Domain, CC0 tags

Because not every picture needs to turn a profit, Flickr is making it easier for photographers to distribute their work with no strings attached.

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Amazon Dash Button lets you insta-buy household goods

For those who find shopping too burdensome, the Dash Button nearly automates the whole process.

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Asus' new Transformer Book Chi hybrids are more affordable Surface clones

The Transformer Book Chi starts at $399 for a 10-inch screen, and $699 for the 12-inch model

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Watch out, Withings: Xiaomi's Smart Scale will cost just $16

The Chinese gadget maker is gunning for the connected fitness market with dirt-cheap smart scale.

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Nest users get a chilly awakening in the UK

File under First World Problems: A glitch related to British Summer Time is causing delays in the morning heating routine for some users.

The Apple Store will give you credit for old Android phones

Apple expands its in-store trade-in program to include “select” smartphones from other manufacturers.