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Skin tracking is the latest zany attempt to solve smartwatch control

SkinTrack uses your arm as a touchpad for wearable displays.

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Netflix isn’t big on virtual reality for the obvious reasons

Netflix: Virtual realty has too few users, and isn’t conducive to binge-watching.

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Netflix loosens up streaming video, letting users choose their cellular speed limit

Netflix’s data controls come shortly after the company admitted that it had been throttling video quality on AT&T and Verizon networks for more than five years. Netflix users can now watch around four hours per gigabyte of cellular data by dialing down video quality.

Netflix and 4K HDR: Proof that data caps will stifle video innovation

Data caps aren’t about “fairness” if they prevent people from using the TVs they paid for.

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Hulu confirms plans to stream live TV and dabble in documentaries

Hulu’s answer to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue is coming in 2017

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Google dreams of injecting electronics into eyeballs

Google’s crazy intra-ocular device patent promises assisted vision and augmented reality.

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Twitter’s Connect tab takes another shot at the 'who to follow' problem

Twitter's Connect tab reformats the Find People button with more personalized recommendations.

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Dish Network's traveling technicians get into the iPhone repair business

As streaming video eats the TV business, Dish Network technicians become iPhone repair pros.

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AdBlock Plus wants to help you pay the sites you love (but ad block) most

Want to support websites while blocking their ads? Flattr Plus hopes to make it easy.

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Cracker Jack ruins its iconic free toy by replacing physical prizes with QR codes

Cracker Jacks puts the free toy out of its misery with a mobile app tie-in.

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Samsung SmartThings vulnerability lets hackers make their own house keys

Samsung’s SmartThings smart home hub deals with its second security flaw in six months.

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Google Chrome dethrones Internet Explorer to become undisputed browser champion

Google Chrome tops Internet Explorer in usage share, according to two browser metrics firms.

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How to customize the Apple TV (fourth-generation) home screen

Make the Apple TV home screen your own by customizing the top row, app order, and folders.

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Google drops its $999 Chromebook Pixel as more midpriced models debut

The $1299 Chromebook Pixel remains, but the company could be creating more breathing room for a new and fancier generation from other vendors.

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Google’s OnHub router gains IFTTT support on its way to becoming a smart-home hub

OnHub IFTTT integration lets users trigger smart home devices when they get home.