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Uber Family Profiles let you foot the bill for your loved ones

Uber’s Family Profile feature keeps you in control while paying for other people’s rides.

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What the next version of Android TV might mean for cord cutters

Android N plants the seeds for a futuristic DVR in Android TV and brings back picture-in-picture.

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AliveCor’s standalone Apple Watch heart monitor is serious about health, not fitness

The AliveCor Kardia Band can detect irregular heart beats and send results straight to the doctor.

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Oculus Rift launch: Here are the 30 VR games you can play on day one

Oculus Rift’s launch game lineup touts a wide range of genres, price points, and degrees of barfiness.

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Instagram will roll out an algorithmic feed, but promises not to ruin everything

With Instagram embracing algorithms, another social network says goodbye to reverse-chronological order.

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Mac and Windows users threatened by rampant .om domain 'typosquatting'

Typing .om instead of .com in a URL could lead to malware for Mac and Windows PCs.

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Twitch kicks off new Food channel with massive Julia Child cooking marathon

Julia Child gets a four-day French cooking marathon on Twitch. Can she top Bob Ross’ Joy of Painting?

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Skype for the Web now lets you call non-Skype users

Some Skype credit and a web browser is all you need now to save money on international calls.

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PlayStation Vue streaming plan goes nationwide by cutting broadcast channels

Sony’s new PlayStation Vue streaming-TV bundle costs $10 more than Sling TV, but it includes way more channels.

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Windows 7 users complain of unprovoked Windows 10 auto-upgrades

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade push is in full swing, though users say they never got the memo.

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Valve's SteamVR will let you play existing 2D games in a virtual home theater

SteamVR’s Desktop Theater Mode will put you on a virtual living room for playing 2D Steam games.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider patch adds DirectX 12, fancy new Nvidia VXAO tech

Nvidia sneaks VXAO lighting tech into Rise of the Tomb Raider’s DirectX 12 PC patch.

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New movies at home on launch day: Is avoiding the theater worth $50 per film?

Screening Room looks to bring first-run movies straight to the living room, but at a high price.

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Epic’s Tim Sweeney takes another stab at Windows 10's walled garden

Epic head Tim Sweeney returns with a more substantial take on how to keep Windows open.

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4K Roku TVs start shipping, but the screens are small

Best Buy’s Insignia brand is first out the gate with 43-inch and 50-inch Roku 4K smart TVs.

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