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Google Express adds more cities, a monthly service charge, and booze

The search giant gets serious about same-day delivery.

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HTC Desire 816 review: A decent phablet with a cheap data plan

If you can live with the substandard camera, the Desire 816 offers a lot of screen for less money

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Microsoft's latest Android Wear app tries your finger for smartwatch typing

Typing on a small screen: Nightmarish. Writing one letter at a time? Doable, if not especially fast. That's the goal with Microsoft's experimental app.

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Dropbox desktop bug sends some users' files to the trash

One more dispatch from the “don't go all-in on cloud storage” department

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Enough with the non-existent wearables already

What's wrong with wearables? Not enough of them are real products, and many may never be. And if there's one thing a new market doesn't need, it's vaporware.

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81 million people listened to U2's iTunes giveaway

Maybe the iTunes freebie wasn't a disaster after all! Apple says 'Songs of Innocence' was fully-downloaded 26 million times.

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Netflix comes to Linux via Ubuntu and Chrome

Chrome users can just head to Netflix’s site to start streaming.

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Android Wear companion app hints at volume control and other goodies

An upcoming firmware update could bring lots of new capabilities to Google’s smartwatch platform

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Ads are coming to Snapchat

But Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel says they'll only appear in the new Stories feature at first.

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Apple is now 5th largest PC maker in the world

IDC says Apple surpassed Asus to crack into the top 5 global PC makers--though numbers from rival firm Gartner disagree.

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HTC Desire 610 review: A budget phone without a purpose

Compared to other mid-range phones, HTC's offering brings nothing to the table.

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HTC admits building a smartwatch, but says it won't be ready until 2015

“It ended up just not being ready,” a company executive said.

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Windows 10 hack reveals desktop Notification Center

Unannounced feature will give users a single view for all app notifications.

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Project Spark, Microsoft's free game creation game, hits Windows 8 and Xbox One

The free-to-play “digital sandbox” lets users build their own games and share them with the world.

Internet TV from Dish and Sony isn't looking so cheap anymore

Sony's TV package could cost over $60 per month, while Dish's low-cost plan may exclude basic channels