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Bitcoin is a failed experiment, says major Bitcoin developer

Mike Hearn, a major Bitcoin developer, says the cryptocurrency is a failure on the brink of technical collapse.

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Nest thermostat software bug chills users once again

A faulty Nest thermostat firmware update made batteries drain and home temperatures drop.

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The Airtop is a beastly gaming rig with no fans whatsoever

The Airtop from Compulab is a silent, fanless PC that still packs an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 graphics card.

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Cord-Cutter Confidential's predictions for 2016

After a big year for cord cutting, here's what to expect in 2016.

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HBO to get new episodes of 'Sesame Street' months before they run on PBS

The streaming service's Kids and Family sections provide fast access to Sesame Street and other family-friendly fare.

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Remix OS's desktop-friendly flavor of Android hits PCs with mouse support and windows

Remix OS for PC goes where stock Android hasn't with windowed apps, a taskbar, and proper mouse support.

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Seagate reveals a gargantuan 8TB hard drive for NAS boxes and desktop PCs

Seagate's 8 TB NAS HDD is the largest non-archival drive yet for consumers and small offices.

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Periscope live streams arrive inside Twitter, no separate app required

Twitter users on iPhone can access Periscope live streams without a separate app (but no broadcasting or commenting).

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T-Mobile admits Binge On throttles all video, blames everyone else for confusion

T-Mobile's John Legere decides to "help clarify" how Binge On throttling works after weeks of dodging questions.

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Xumo is another streaming app for cord cutters to watch

Xumo turns Internet video into streaming channels, with smart-TV integration from LG, Vizio, and Panasonic.

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After SeeSo, NBC plans six more niche streaming services

Instead of duplicating its main TV network online, NBC plans up to nine streaming service to scratch specific itches.

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Upgrade now! Microsoft cuts off Windows 8's security updates on January 12

Windows 8 must now upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 to keep getting security patches.

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Hands-on: Skreens displays feeds from up to 4 devices on your TV simultaneously

Skreens fills a single TV screen with up to four HDMI inputs that can be resized and moved at will.

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Noveto’s “focused audio” speakers beam sound to your ears only

Noveto aims to eliminate the need for headphones with its wave-shaping, head-tracking speaker system.

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LG’s futuristic screens are rollable, transparent, and unbelievably thin

LG's newest screens range from the functional to the fantastic—from displays you can see through to ridiculously high-resolution TVs.