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Skype for Web goes plugin-free in Microsoft Edge, sort of

Microsoft Edge now supports Skype calls and video chats without plugins, but conditions apply.


Apple might’ve let “MacOS” rebranding for OS X slip out

A “MacOS” reference appears on Apple’s Environment page, hinting at alignment with iOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

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Sling TV could get local television broadcasts with rumored AirTV hardware

Sling’s mysterious AirTV tuner box could bring every broadcast channel to Sling TV.


The Kangaroo mini-PC goes 'Pro' with a more versatile docking station

InFocus’ Kangaroo Pro mini-desktop adds VGA output, an Ethernet port, a headphone jack, and a 2.5-inch hard drive bay.


Microsoft’s latest AI party trick is a CaptionBot for photos

Microsoft’s CaptionBot looks at any photo and tells you what it contains (with mixed results).

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Unofficial "Revive" patch ports Oculus VR exclusives to HTC Vive headsets

Who’s responsible for locking down Oculus games to Rift hardware? The plot thickens with an unofficial plugin that brings Oculus games to the HTC Vive.

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Netflix flips the switch on eye-popping HDR video streaming

Netflix adds HDR video for TVs that support it, but the bandwidth requirements are steep.


MightyTV is a “what to watch” streaming video app that could actually work

A new app called MightyTV uses a Tinder-like system to suggest movies and TV shows.

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Sling TV adds a multi-stream “beta” bundle with Fox channels and regional sports

Sling TV subscribers have some tough decisions to make with the service's new multi-stream bundle.

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Amazon launches the Kindle Oasis, a premium $290 e-reader with a love handle

Amazon’s Kindle Oasis has a book-like spine and battery-boosting leather cover.

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Display expert: The 9.7-inch iPad Pro's color accuracy is 'visually indistinguishable from perfect'

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro overtakes Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 in color accuracy and sets records for screen reflectance.


The HTC 10 is the first flagship Android phone with native Apple AirPlay support

HTC 10 users can send music to AirPlay speakers and Apple TV with little more than a swipe.


The Surface Pro 4 Type Cover gets fancy with premium Signature Edition

Microsoft says its Signature Type Cover for the Surface Pro 4 is “unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.”


BlackBerry 10 devices are probably dead

BlackBerry has stopped producing phones with its in-house operating system as the company focuses on a more secure Android.

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Upcoming Windows 10 features revealed in Microsoft’s official roadmap

The future of Windows includes phone-to-laptop docks, PC-to-PC screen casting, and more ways to unlock your desktop.