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YouTube considers ad-free video subscriptions, still working on music service

For a price, you may never have to sit through another pesky pre-roll video.

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Microsoft beefs up Office 365 with unlimited OneDrive cloud storage

The free upgrade rolls out to all users in the coming months, forcing other storage services to up their game.

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Lenovo Smartband fitness tracker with PC unlock feature appears on company website

There's no price or release date, only a promise to track your health and skip the Windows password prompt.

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Amazon fires a shot at Chromecast with $39 Fire TV Stick

The streaming TV dongle packs surprisingly beefy specs and supports Miracast mirroring, and it comes with a remote.

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Fitbit gets fancier with Charge activity trackers, fitness-focused Surge 'super watch'

The fitness tracking heavyweight resists the race to the bottom with three new devices, including one with smartwatch features.

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Cortana gives voice to Fitbit’s Windows Phone app, her first in-app integration

The exclusive feature lets users add meals by voice. While the integration's not perfect, it suggests how other third-party apps could take advantage of Cortana's capabilities.

Bitcasa nixes unlimited cloud storage, even for existing subscribers

All-you-can-store is gone for good as Bitcasa blames user abuse and low demand

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AT&T bundles $1 Amazon Fire phone with $49 Fire HDX tablet

At this point, AT&T and Amazon are practically paying people to take the hardware off their hands

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New rumors of Microsoft wearable include FCC filing, mystery watch on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Did a TV show just spill the beans? Meanwhile, the FCC filing suggests the device will come in three different sizes.

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Nvidia brings one of the the GTX 980's best new features to older graphics cards

Neat software trick mimics 4K-quality graphics on 1080p displays.

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'Microsoft Garage' embraces cross-platform spirit with new Android apps

An initiative called 'Microsoft Garage' unleashes small-scale apps on rival platforms.

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Bit by bit, the Moto 360 continues to get better

New update adds smarter battery management, better timekeeping and a few other tweaks.

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Leaked HP Sprout PC merges physical, digital worlds with a projector and 3D scanner

HP's latest experiment is another attempt to fuse the physical and digital worlds.

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This key drive actually unlocks something: Authentication via USB comes to Chrome

Passwords are out, but what's coming in? Google is the first major Internet company to support device-based authentication through the new FIDO Alliance's open standard.

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I’m wearin’ it! Survey shows users would buy wearable tech from McDonald’s

We’re not sure exactly what that would be, but it was the most bizarre result from a wearables survey that showed predictably high interest in Apple Watch.