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Apple Watch and Android Wear: Same destination, different paths

The more we learn about the Apple Watch, the less it seems like a complete departure from the existing wearable market.

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A $550 trade-in is unlikely to lure iPhone users to Passport, but BlackBerry's trying anyway

Assuming there are any iPhone users just waiting for a reason to switch, this deal's actually not the best way to trade.

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Nvidia GRID streaming service promises a new PC game every Tuesday

With only 20 games available at launch, Nvidia promises to beef up its 'Netflix for Games' in short order.

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Omega and other luxury watch brands target knock-off smartwatch faces

After battling counterfeit watches for decades, luxury brands decide to play watch face whac-a-mole.

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Pebble's much-needed Android overhaul includes full notification support

The latest Pebble firmware paves the way for feature parity with the iPhone. Could proper notification syncing be next?

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Valve to Steam Early Access game makers: Tone down the hype

Valve tells developers to “set proper expectations” as one quarter of Early Access games remain in an unfinished state.

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Office for Android gets a handy update, but not the one we're waiting for

A small update to Office's Android app adds Dropbox integration and share links for documents.

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HBO Go lands on Xbox One with most major TV providers on board

HBO's streaming video app has finally made the next-gen console leap, but Playstation owners will have to wait.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue service won't kill cable, but it could be a welcome alternative

Playstation Vue is a lot like existing pay TV services, except without the deceptive practices that make cable so repugnant. It's breaking new ground even if it doesn't become a hit.

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Nvidia's new jaggy-killing MFAA technology hits GeForce GTX 980, GTX 970

The new feature promises the same smooth edges as multi-sample anti-aliasing, but without the performance hit.

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Pharrell, John Lennon tunes could get pulled from YouTube over royalty spat

Whether a takedown happens or not, the dust-up underscores tensions between artists and streaming services like YouTube and Spotify.

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Hints of Apple Watch apps emerge with WatchKit launch: Simplicity, 'light' interactions

Apple stresses simplicity and quick interactions as it opens the floodgates for third-party smartwatch apps.

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Hands-on with Z Launcher, the secret sauce in Nokia's iPad rival

Nokia's new home screen launcher does away with widgets and folders, requiring faith in algorithms instead.

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Intel-powered MICA is a luxury smart cuff for women

Most smartwatches treat women's fashion as an afterthought, but it's the focus of a new smart band from Intel and Opening Ceremony.

Don't expect Google Glass to launch anytime soon

A launch in 2015 is seen as “likely,” but nothing's a given as interest slips.