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Microsoft backs Apple Watch with PowerPoint and OneDrive apps

After giving lots of love to Android Wear, Microsoft sets sights on Apple's smartwatch.

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Xbox Avatars app for Windows 10 lets you tweak your 'toon

Microsoft is bringing an Xbox Avatars editor to the Windows 10 Technical preview, hinting at a big return for the cartoon creations.

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Former Windows Phone designer defends Windows 10's big, controversial changes

The sad truth for Windows Phone fans is that the old design didn't work, according to a former Office for Windows Phone designer.

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Wink smart hubs knocked offline, require fix after borked security update

The downside of smart homes has become painfully clear to some Wink owners, whose systems got knocked offline over the weekend.

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Sling TV channel guide: All the programming, and all the restrictions, all in one chart

Dish's streaming video service may be cheaper than a bloated cable bundle, but it can still be just as confusing.

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The first USB-C phone comes from a company that likened Apple to Nazism

After a PR blunder, Chinese firm LeTV announced a phone that's actually worth some attention.

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Play Store 'Designed for Families' program will feature kid-friendly Android apps

A “Designed for Families” version of the Google Play Store will launch in the next several weeks.

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Why is Microsoft dismantling Windows Phone's best feature?

Windows 10 ignores the rise of large smartphones, and puts the important interface elements out of reach.

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LG's whole-home speakers are among the first with Google Cast audio support

Music Flow speakers will let users play music from any Chromecast-supported app.

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Apple Watch battery pack guaranteed to kill the Watch's appeal

The Wipowerband promises to double the Apple Watch's battery life, while sacrificing any sense of fashion it once had.

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Vizio knocks 4K TV prices down to $600

Just seven months after cracking the $1000 barrier, Vizio's 4K TV sets are getting even cheaper.

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Amazon Fire TV gets X-Ray vision, no Fire tablet required

With one button press, users can pull up actor lists, trivia, soundtracks, and other information from IMDb.

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4SeTV pitches to sports fans with split-screen broadcasts

$179 TV tuner box shows four channels at once on tablets and televisions.

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Dell loads Ubuntu Linux onto its best thin-and-light laptop

The XPS 13 Developer Edition comes in four configurations, and is a smidgeon cheaper than its Windows counterpart.

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AppleCare+ protection plans for Apple Watch range from $49 to $1500

That doesn't include accidental damage charges, which range from $69 to $1000.

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