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Google's rumored VR headset sounds a lot like Samsung’s

Google VR gets serious in 2016 with a rumored plastic headset and “Android VR” software.

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XCOM 2 only supports one gamepad, and it’s Valve’s Steam Controller

XCOM 2’s Steam Controller support goes far beyond what a traditional gamepad can do.

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Apple confirms iPhone-killing 'Error 53,' says it’s about security

The iPhone’s mysterious "Error 53" bug is tied to Touch ID tampering, at least according to Apple.

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Nintendo nixes its bizarre bedside sleep tracker

Nintendo’s shelves its first “Quality of Life” health and fitness product, but doesn’t rule out others.

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Credit card extended warranties and electronics: How a little extra hassle can save lots of money

How a credit card can save you from paying for extended device warranties.

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Spotify gives Amazon Echo a dose of on-demand music

Amazon Echo gets millions more songs with Spotify, but only with a $10 per month Premium subscription.

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Meet Frinkiac, an amazing search engine dedicated solely to Simpsons quotes

Enjoy this amazing Simpsons quote search engine before it’s inevitably shut down.

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New Windows 10 Insider preview build brings bug fixes and a ninja monkey

Windows 10 preview build 14257 paves the way for faster updates, and placates Insiders with ninja monkey wallpaper.

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Domino’s Pizza announces ordering via Amazon Echo, painstakingly avoids mentioning the Super Bowl

Amazon Echo and Domino’s: Finally, your $180 talking cylinder lets you order a cheap pizza.

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Super slick new Kangaroo mini-PC gets more powerful hardware, but BYO software

The Kangaroo Plus is a mightier miniature PC than its predecessor, but no longer includes Windows 10.

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Here’s how Nintendo will get people to use its smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app arrives in March with a new rewards scheme to get players hooked.

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The cord-cutter’s guide to watching Super Bowl 50

Watching the Super Bowl without cable TV will be easier and better than ever in 2016.

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Google’s OnHub Wi-Fi routers take a novel approach to guest networks

With Guest Wi-Fi, Google OnHub users can control exactly which devices visitors may access.

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Seagate slapped with a class action lawsuit over hard drive failure rates

Seagate faces a lawsuit over allegedly high failure rates in 3 TB consumer hard drives.

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Dish Hopper 3 caters to TV enthusiasts with split-screen 4K viewing, 16-channel DVR

Dish has just launched its Hopper 3 set-top box for serious DVR junkies.