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AVG’s Chime mesh-network router comes with a side of anti-virus

AVG's Chime mesh-network router promises to also mask your internet activity.


Microsoft gets into sci-fi publishing with research-inspired short stories

Microsoft gets into sci-fi publishing with free “Future Visions” anthology.

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Microsoft’s revised privacy policy curbs Windows 10 fears with more specificity

Microsoft's revised privacy policy addresses some extreme fears about Windows 10 data collection.


LG brings Google Play Movies & TV to its Smart TV range

With LG smart TV support, Google's video store slowly expands beyond Chromecast and Android TV.


NBC’s streaming comedy service SeeSo is getting a free beta next month

NBC's streaming service for classic comedy and original series gets a free beta next month.


HP and Movado team up on a sleek analog watch bolstered with digital smarts

The Movado Bold Motion has no screen and no apps, but counts steps and gives basic notifications.


Google engineer calls out OnePlus USB-C cable and adapter for damage risk

A Google engineer calls out OnePlus for risky USB-C cables and adapters.


Microsoft's Lumia 950 Windows 10 phone gets a Nov. 20 release date on AT&T

AT&T gets the Lumia 950 on November 20, but don't call it exclusive.

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Microsoft turns off the lights on Zune services

From today onward, Microsoft never has to mention Zune again.


Intel NUC mini-PCs with Skylake chips inbound

Iris graphics give a gaming boost to Intel's 6th-generation Core i5 NUC kits.


Apple HomeKit gets its first smart smoke detector

First Alert’s Onelink is the first HomeKit smoke detector.

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Razer’s Android TV box ceases sales after just six months

Razer Forge TV sales seem to have ceased after just six months.

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Hands-on with Facebook Notify, a news app without the app

Facebook Notify is either brilliantly efficient or your worst nightmare.


Comcast’s streaming TV service for cord cutters goes live in the Boston area

Comcast's new streaming service: $15 per month for HBO and broadcast channels

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Patch Tuesday Windows security update rendered Outlook unusable for many

Users reported login failures, driver crashes, and other problems, though Microsoft has now issued a new patch.