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Channel Master wants to make a TV Guide for live, online video

Ditched cable and miss flipping the channels? Channel Master’s DVR+ box may soon offer an Internet equivalent.

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Guess adds a touch of geekiness to its most popular watches

With help from Martian, Guess Connect watches get notifications, voice commands and music controls.

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The Vibe Band VB10, Lenovo’s first wearable, is slim and stylish but slow

The Vibe Band VB10 has a long-lasting E-Ink display and classy curved design, though it’s best-admired from afar.

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Hands-on: Ditto is a tiny wearable with a refreshingly minimalist focus

The $40 clip-on wearable vibrates for notifications from your favorite apps--and that’s about it.

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What printers? Epson dives deeper into fitness tracking with GPS watch and golf tracker

New “Epson Active” line includes a watch that tracks runners’ strides and a swing analyzer for golf clubs.

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Garmin vivofit 2 activity tracker pesters you when you're lazy

Garmin's latest fitness-tracking wristband isn't much different from its predecessor, except for its audible displeasure over your sedentary lifestyle.

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Tablo Metro broadcast DVR cleans cord-cutting clutter with a built-in antenna

The $250 box hooks up to home routers and beams video to tablets and set-top boxes, though it still has some added costs.

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Garmin's new smartwatches have touchscreens, tracking features and an app store

Garmin's epix and fenix watches aim at extreme sports enthusiasts, while the vivoactive takes on more leisurely pursuits.

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The best Netflix tools: Use these 10 tricks and tips to get the most out of your subscription

Don’t be satisfied with the content that bubbles up to the surface of the Netflix user interface. Use these tools to dig down to the good stuff.

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The greatest tech wins and epic comebacks of 2014

From gigantic smartphones to virtual reality, here are the products, companies and ideas that emerged victorious in the tech world this year.

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Nvidia GRID hands-on: Smooth-streaming PC games (under ideal conditions)

After years of prognostications about cloud gaming that have never quite panned out, GRID is an exciting proposition.

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Lyft rides Uber's coattails with fare-splitting feature

No more paying back later or picking up the next one: Users can now choose up to five contacts to divvy up the cost of a ride.

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LG's Music Flow aims to outstream Sonos with portable speakers and auto-playback

LG brings a bunch of new ideas to the whole-home audio game, but can it match Sonos' ecosystem and polish?

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Lollipops, Cardboard, and barges: Google's 14 biggest hits and misses of 2014

A tech company as big as Google is bound to do some amazing things every year, but it's also not immune to failure. Let's look back at where the search giant went right and wrong in 2014.

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This Android Wear app lets you control your PC with your watch

Unified Remote adds smartwatch support for launching apps and controlling media playback, but it's far from flawless.