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Nexus Player review: Google’s third attempt at TV is a fine first draft

Google finally gets the TV box right with the Nexus Player, but it needs a lot of help from developers to reach its full potential.

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RealPlayer Cloud heads to Xbox One to take on Plex's personal video streaming

The new app promises easy video playback in a wide range of formats, but be prepared to pay a subscription.

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HP and Michael Bastian enter wearables discreetly with a stylish, semi-smart watch

The MB Chronowing trades functionality for looks, and will sell for $350.

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Samsung hints at smartphone overhaul as profits fall; time to embrace pure Google?

The smartphone juggernaut promises “efficiency” as it's squeezed on both the high end and low end of phone sales. But maybe the answer is staring Samsung in the face.

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Amazon says it's sticking with smartphones despite the Fire phone's fizzle

The company admits mistakes as it sits on a massive surplus of unsold phones, but it's not giving up just yet.

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Flipboard 3.0 is both more and less personal than before

The popular reading app for phones and tablets adds thousands of topics--including some oddly specific ones--and a “Daily Edition” for everyone.

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Samsung' phone-free Gear S smartwatch gets U.S. launch details, requires a service plan

The standalone smartwatch launches next week after two months of teasing, but service doesn't come cheap.

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Motorola re-commits to pure Android under new Lenovo masters

As Motorola ships off from Google, it promises to take some lessons along, while keeping the Moto and Droid lines intact.

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Google Glass is officially unwelcome in movie theaters

Bootleg recording paranoia reaches new heights as the movie industry places a ban on wearable devices like Google Glass. Not that the battery would last through a full film anyway.

Internet TV services would get a massive boost from FCC's proposed rule changes

A proposed rule change would prevent broadcast stations and cable operators from keeping their content locked up.

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The golden age of cord-cutting is upon us. Don't let scare tactics tell you otherwise

Despite what cable apologists may tell you, a la carte pricing is poised to change everything.

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The fate of iPhone's sapphire screen looks dubious, per DisplayMate report

The sapphire display that didn't show up on iPhones may have been problematic anyway, but it's still slated to be an Apple Watch feature.

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4 key takeaways (and 1 non-news tidbit) from Apple CEO Tim Cook's WSJD talk

Apple's boss was his usual coy self at an industry conference, but still revealed a few hints of the future.

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YouTube considers ad-free video subscriptions, still working on music service

For a price, you may never have to sit through another pesky pre-roll video.

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Microsoft beefs up Office 365 with unlimited OneDrive cloud storage

The free upgrade rolls out to all users in the coming months, forcing other storage services to up their game.