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Report: Google builds an Amazon Echo alternative while Nest turns to security

What are Alphabet's smart home plans? Depends on whether you’re talking about Nest or Google.

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Apple Pay could help you buy stuff on the web this year

With Apple Pay for the web, typing in credit card details on your phone could soon become unnecessary.

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SteamVR adds a Desktop Overlay for when reality calls

Valve lays the groundwork for the HTC Vive VR with a desktop overlay and customizable backgrounds.

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PlayStation Vue FAQ: Everything to know about Sony’s cable TV alternative

Sony’s PlayStation Vue TV service just got a lot more interesting. Here’s what cord cutters need to know.

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Google may release an iPhone keyboard with built-in search and GIFs

Google’s rumored iPhone keyboard may kick off the mobile keyboard wars.

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Tesla quietly kills its largest Powerwall home battery

Tesla’s 10 kWh Powerwall is no more, and probably won’t be missed thanks to better alternatives.

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Moore's Law stutters: Intel officially puts “tick-tock” CPU release cycle on hiatus

Intel takes a break from “tick-tock” with a new a three-step manufacturing cadence.

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Chromecast owners can use Vizio’s new SmartCast app, but they probably shouldn’t

Vizio’s companion SmartCast app for P-Series TVs shows Chromecast how the remote control is done.

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Sony's PlayStation VR bundles go up for pre-order and quickly sell out

Sony starts taking PlayStation VR pre-orders more than six months ahead of launch.

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Verizon Fios kills Xbox and smart TV apps, making rental fees harder to avoid

Verizon Fios live TV apps for Xbox and Samsung Smart TVs are going away. One more argument for opening up the set-top box market?

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No Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for Windows phones with 512MB RAM, HTC One M8

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile upgrade plans continue to crumble as 512 MB RAM devices get the cold shoulder.

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Apple engineers could walk away from FBI’s iPhone demands

Current and former Apple employees say they’d rather quit than build an iPhone backdoor.

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Intel may turn to AMD for Radeon graphics tech licensing

A rumored Intel-AMD graphics patent deal could mean a lot, or very little.

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Turner Broadcasting plans to offer standalone streaming services by the end of the year

Turner Broadcasting looks to lure cord-cutters with standalone services and skinny bundles.

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Segway succeeds in stopping hoverboard imports to U.S.

Many hoverboards are now banned from entering the United States amid patent disputes.