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Ubisoft pulls Assassin's Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, and The Crew from Steam

Looking to buy Assassin's Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4 or The Crew? You'll have to shop through Uplay, at least for now, as Ubisoft conducts an apparent standoff with Valve.

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LG's G Watch R lands on Google Play atop the Android Wear heap

Android Wear's king of the hill goes on sale for $299, but don't rule out the Moto 360 just yet.

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Office goes free on phones and tablets: What you get, and what you don't

The free version of Office for iOS and Android should be good enough for a lot of people, but power users may still need an Office 365 subscription. Here's what lies behind the paywall.

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CBS brings a round-the-clock streaming news network to cord cutters

Ditched cable and missing your fix of CNN, MSNBC or Fox News? CBS wants to offer the next-best thing.

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Chromecast vs. Nexus Player: Google's new streaming puck isn't worth the upgrade yet

Google's new TV box combines the convenience of screen beaming with a proper remote control and on-screen menus. It’s not yet fully-baked, but cord cutters should keep an eye on it.

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Office for Android tablets preview kicks off, no Office 365 subscription required

Larger Android devices are no longer left out of Microsoft's Office party, but Nexus devices need not apply.

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The Apple Pay effect: Google Wallet use is skyrocketing

Apple Pay isn't just making payments easier for iPhone users; it's giving a boost to Google's own mobile payments service.

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SoundCloud's premium subscription music service will launch in 2015

With a major label deal in hand and advertising in full swing, SoundCloud gives a timeframe for its premium, ad-free service.

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OnBeep Onyx is a tiny, wearable walkie-talkie for your phone

This $99 wearable takes a page from Star Trek to offer eyes-free group communication over any distance.

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Jawbone stays screenless with new UP Move and UP3 fitness trackers

Who's afraid of more advanced smartwatches? Not Jawbone, apparently, as its new trackers stick with simplicity and long battery life over full-blown displays.

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Microsoft, Dropbox form seemingly unholy (yet practical) Office alliance

Why would Microsoft let mobile Office users save and load files easily straight through Dropbox, on both desktop and mobile devices? Because it strengthens both Microsoft's and Dropbox's offerings.

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No Fire Phone required: Amazon Prime subscribers get unlimited photo backups

Amazon is making it even harder to pass up its Prime membership, by offering subscribers the same unlimited photo storage it once reserved for those who bought the Fire Phone.

Report: Jawbone will fight back at Fitbit with new fitness trackers

New models may include a $50 clip-on tracker and a $180 band with more sensors than the existing Jawbone UP.

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Google Calendar gets smarter with automatic events, iPhone version coming

Calendar and Gmail become closer companions in the latest update, which also includes a new schedule view and and auto-complete.

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Nexus Player review: Google’s third attempt at TV is a fine first draft

Google finally gets the TV box right with the Nexus Player, but it needs a lot of help from developers to reach its full potential.