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Windows 7 users urged to uninstall broken update that wreaks havoc on software

KB3004394 causes numerous problems, including AMD driver issues and failure to install future updates.

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The moocher's guide to cutting the cable cord

So you got rid of cable, but now you're going through withdrawal. If you're willing to bend the rules, you might be able to rely on the generosity of loved ones willing to share passwords.

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$30 Movo Wave fitness band ships, with one big caveat

Movo pushes fitness trackers ever closer to the bargain bin, but being tied to the company's own fitness app isn't ideal.

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Microsoft's cross-platform push continues with MSN apps for iOS and Android

The informational apps formerly known as Bing are no longer exclusive to Windows devices.

Iowa's smartphone driver's license is a big step toward all-digital wallets

The state will offer a free driver's license app in 2015, though it may face some hurdles in fully replacing a physical document.

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HTC says its upcoming wearable is not a smartwatch

Forget those rumors of an Android Wear watch from HTC. The company says it'll have a different kind of wearable to show off next month.

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Roku and Rdio make beautiful music with remote control, billing integration

Sorry Spotify and Pandora; set-top darling Roku is playing favorites with a different streaming music service.

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T-Mobile escalates promotional price wars with cheap unlimited family plans

It's yet another limited-time offer, but it brings the cost of unlimited data to just $180 per month for a family of four.

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LG's next G Watch may bring 4G to Android Wear, but at what cost?

While all Android Wear smartwatches currently require a nearby smartphone for connectivity, that could change early next year with the rumored “LG G Watch R2.”

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Amazon Instant Video flips the 4K streaming switch, leapfrogs over Netflix

While Netflix hikes prices for 4K video, Amazon starts streaming movies and TV shows to Prime subscribers at no additional cost.

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Dish delays ad-skipping AutoHop for CBS with no sign of streaming deal

Dish decides that CBS with advertisement is better than no CBS at all, as it agrees to pause AutoHop for seven days after any broadcast.

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Samsung starts selling $200 Gear VR 'Innovator Edition'

Got a Galaxy Note 4? For an extra $200, you can take part in virtual reality experiments from Samsung and Oculus.

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Grooveshark gives fully-legal streaming a shot with 'Broadcasts' radio service

After years of battling with record labels and ultimately getting outdone by Spotify, Grooveshark is taking on Pandora instead.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast: Why not both?

Aside from their looks and pricing, these two streaming sticks are more different than they are alike. At $74 for the pair, owning both isn't a crazy idea.

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Report: Intel’s wearable push may go upmarket with TAG luxury watches

A collaboration with TAG could be the chipmaker’s most visible product yet, and a sign that Intel really is serious about wearables.