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Stocard brings loyalty cards to Android Wear, but misses the location mark

Why keep your loyalty cards on a keychain when you could have them on your wrist instead? Probably because the old-school way is still less stressful.

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Microsoft files trademark for 'Windows 365,' but rumors of a subscription remain murky

Microsoft wants to lock up the obvious name for a Windows subscription service, but will it actually deliver?

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Shhh! Your smart TV is eavesdropping on you

Samsung’s Smart TV privacy policy is raising new concerns about eavesdropping, though it’s not the first example of unnerving behavior from our televisions.

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Netflix's next original will head to 1970s New York

As Netflix's original content war with Amazon intensifies, it's tapping the director of Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby for a new drama.

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The first Ubuntu Phone is finally launching next week

The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition will launch in Europe via flash sales, though it's unclear why you'd want one.

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Amber enlists websites to help banish broken links

Like a decentralized Wayback Machine, a new tool called Amber is letting individual websites join the fight against link rot.

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Flicks stuffs a projector into a boombox, because why not?

We've seen projector phones tablets and cameras before, but none of those creations seem quite as logical as the projector boombox.

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Swatch's smartwatch is coming soon, but don't expect a powerhouse

Swatch plans to have an answer when the Apple Watch arrives this April, though a full-blown wrist computer seems unlikely.

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This quirky new video service streams cult classics, schlocky gems, and more for free

Ever wish you could watch the Weird Al Show or Mystery Science Theater 3000 again? ShoutFactoryTV brings it to phones, set-top boxes, and more for free.

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YouTube TV tips: 6 ways to bring the streaming video site into your living room

You might think of YouTube as merely a place for snack-sized videos, but these tips can turn it into a cord-cutting powerhouse.

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BeeLink's Pocket and Mini PCs take a cue from Intel

As Windows PCs shrink ever-smaller, Beelink is the latest brand to get on board.

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Neeo is a sleeker, simpler universal smart home remote

Flush with $1 million in Kickstarter cash, Neeo wants to be the first smart home remote that won't scare the heck out of normal people.

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Daisy soil sensor promises cheap remediation for plant killers

Though it's hardly the first plant sensor on the market, Daisy aims to undercut its rivals on price.

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Amazon Kindle Convert turns paper books into e-books, if you're patient

Got books to digitize and plenty of patience? Amazon's Kindle Convert software will let you scan them at home.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets a random $100 discount

If you got cold feet during the Surface Pro 3's holiday sale, Microsoft is giving you a second chance. But is new hardware looming?