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Beware bad USB-C cables, Google engineer warns—while naming names

Non-compliant USB-C cables could damage your gear, Google engineer warns.

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Apple Watch sales estimate: 7 million after six months

Apple Watch sales are smoking the smartwatch competition, unofficially.

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The hated cable box is finally coming to the end of the road

Cable companies are finally realizing that expensive hardware is holding them back.

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HBO signs on Jon Stewart for short streaming videos

HBO is breaking out of long-form video in a deal with Jon Stewart.

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Windows 10 adoption rises with Steam users: 25 percent have jumped to the new OS

PC gamers are ahead of the Windows 10 curve, and DirectX 12 should give adoption another boost.

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Want to try Microsoft's Cortana on iPhone? Fill out this questionnaire

Cortana for iPhone will soon be up for a beta test.


Sling TV comes to Chromecast, bearing gifts

Sling TV heads to Chromecast with your choice of free hardware or a two-month free trial.


Plex gets an Apple TV app for streaming your media library

Plex arrives on Apple TV now that there's a proper App Store.

You'll only be able to buy Windows 7 PCs for one more year

PC makers will have to stop pre-installing Windows 7 on October 31, 2016.


Samsung Gear S2 review: Stepping back to move forward

The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch removes features and focuses on refinement.

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Star Trek is getting a new TV series, but for streaming only

The first new 'Star Trek' TV series in more than a decade will require a $6-per-month CBS All Access subscription.


T-Mobile to offer LTE “mini-towers” for homes with connection problems

Can’t get through to T-Mobile’s cell towers? Soon you’ll be able to install your own miniature version.


Windows 10 adoption keeps slowing as Microsoft plans aggressive upgrades

Slowing Windows 10 adoption may explain why updates will become automatic next year.


Chromecast mirroring explained: How to beam your phone or PC screen to the TV

How to mirror a phone or laptop screen to Chromecast when native apps aren't an option.


Google didn't just kill Chrome OS, but an Android merger seems likely

The reports and rumors point to a future where Chrome's better security and Android's beefier app ecosystem will play together well.