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Asus' new Transformer Book Chi hybrids are more affordable Surface clones

The Transformer Book Chi starts at $399 for a 10-inch screen, and $699 for the 12-inch model

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Watch out, Withings: Xiaomi's Smart Scale will cost just $16

The Chinese gadget maker is gunning for the connected fitness market with dirt-cheap smart scale.

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Nest users get a chilly awakening in the UK

File under First World Problems: A glitch related to British Summer Time is causing delays in the morning heating routine for some users.

The Apple Store will give you credit for old Android phones

Apple expands its in-store trade-in program to include “select” smartphones from other manufacturers.

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Vine's video quality jumps to 720p

All those short, looping video clips are about to get a lot sharper.

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Big Chrome OS change coming: A launcher overhaul adds Google Now

The Chrome app launcher overhaul puts a greater emphasis on search and contextual information. It's in beta now if you want to try it.

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Sling TV's newest channels arrive with 'Restricted Content'

Certain shows on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN are effectively blacked out due to content rights issues.

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LG's standalone Watch Urbane LTE will cost more than your average smartwatch

Pricing in Korea will be close to $600, putting it on par with the Apple Watch.

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Olio's small-batch smartwatch strives for form over function

In lieu of an app ecosystem, Olio focuses on handsome design and limited clutter.

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Amazon Cloud Drive's unlimited storage plans undercut rivals

Amazon Cloud Drive takes the 'bang for your buck' throne, though its services are lacking.

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Microsoft's Metro apps rechristened with a new, sixth name: Windows apps

After years of shuffling through various names for its modern app platform, Microsoft is keeping it simple with 'Windows Apps.'

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Killing the cable bundle won't destroy television

The misguided shrieks of cable apologists are growing louder as better alternatives emerge.

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If a smartwatch replaces your keys, here's what you put on your keychain

NomadKey for Pebble watches looks kind of like a key, but is actually a compact USB charging cable.

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Logitech's Harmony smart home hub adds voice controls through Ubi and Ivee

Logitech continues its quest to control your entire smart home by linking up with a couple of voice-activated computers.

RadioShack puts customer personal data up for sale in bankruptcy auction

Asset sale could include millions of e-mails, physical addresses, and customer names, if legal challenges don't stop it.