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sp3thermometer

Surface Pro 3 bugs keep coming as overheating complaints arise

The temperature icon of death is just the latest headache for Surface owners.

sonywatch

Sony hints at its own new smartwatch for IFA

Has Qualcomm finally found a partner for its unique display and battery tech?

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Report: Samsung to announce Galaxy Gear 3 next month

If you're keeping score, this would be Samsung's sixth smartwatch since last September

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Wearable shipments skyrocket, but user apathy still spells trouble for manufacturers

Shipments of smartwatches and activity trackers increased 684 percent since last year, says research group Canalys.

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Google's driverless car prototype will get a steering wheel after all

California DMV says self-driving vehicles must allow humans to take control

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Latest Google Glass update makes contacts easier to deal with

With the new Glass OS version, users will be able to scroll through their full address books and add favorites more easily.

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Kreyos smartwatch is just the latest crowdfunded, wearable horror story

Backers expose shady behavior after not getting what they paid for.

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John Legere

T-Mobile's latest deal: Convert a pal and you'll both get a year of free, unlimited LTE data

Existing customers can refer their friends, and everyone gets a year of unlimited data

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Productivity tablets

The 6 best tablets for getting work done in 2014

Can you be productive with a tablet? You betcha, provided you buy the right one.

tab4nook

Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a cheap Samsung tablet with reading-focused Barnes & Noble perks

Barnes & Noble's first tablet in nearly two years launches today for $179.

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Netflix now pays Time Warner Cable for faster video delivery

All four major ISPs are now getting money from Netflix in exchange for faster speeds.

back to school laptops

The best educational software for students

We give you 10 great productivity programs that are perfect for students. They'll help you improve your schoolwork, study more efficiently, and manage your hectic schedule.

Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

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Windows Phone isn't dead, but it needs a new reason to live

As Microsoft chases the low-end phone market where Android already dominates, it could be neglecting one of its own core strengths: productivity.

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More than a toy: Oculus Rift VR headset becomes a tool for real-life surgery demos

New Oculus demo provides a surgeon's-eye view of a total hip replacement.