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Tablo Metro broadcast DVR cleans cord-cutting clutter with a built-in antenna

The $250 box hooks up to home routers and beams video to tablets and set-top boxes, though it still has some added costs.

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Garmin's new smartwatches have touchscreens, tracking features and an app store

Garmin's epix and fenix watches aim at extreme sports enthusiasts, while the vivoactive takes on more leisurely pursuits.

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The best Netflix tools: Use these 10 tricks and tips to get the most out of your subscription

Don’t be satisfied with the content that bubbles up to the surface of the Netflix user interface. Use these tools to dig down to the good stuff.

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The greatest tech wins and epic comebacks of 2014

From gigantic smartphones to virtual reality, here are the products, companies and ideas that emerged victorious in the tech world this year.

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Nvidia GRID hands-on: Smooth-streaming PC games (under ideal conditions)

After years of prognostications about cloud gaming that have never quite panned out, GRID is an exciting proposition.

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Lyft rides Uber's coattails with fare-splitting feature

No more paying back later or picking up the next one: Users can now choose up to five contacts to divvy up the cost of a ride.

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LG's Music Flow aims to outstream Sonos with portable speakers and auto-playback

LG brings a bunch of new ideas to the whole-home audio game, but can it match Sonos' ecosystem and polish?

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Lollipops, Cardboard, and barges: Google's 14 biggest hits and misses of 2014

A tech company as big as Google is bound to do some amazing things every year, but it's also not immune to failure. Let's look back at where the search giant went right and wrong in 2014.

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This Android Wear app lets you control your PC with your watch

Unified Remote adds smartwatch support for launching apps and controlling media playback, but it's far from flawless.

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Sony says The Interview will still be released, but not necessarily on Crackle

The studio says it didn't crack under pressure from hackers, and says it's exploring alternatives to a theatrical release.

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Google+ Photo app helps shaky, washed-out video with Auto Enhance

Google extends its one-click enhancement features to video, adding a little more incentive to store your memories in the cloud.

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Android Auto, baked directly into cars: Google may want it, but whether automakers do is unclear

Google's upcoming Android M could include the ability to make Android Auto the core of a car's infotainment system, but the reality faces many obstacles.

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Intel gives Chromebook converts an assist with 'Easy Migration' tool

The free tool will put your files, photos, and contacts in the cloud--but not your apps, of course.

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No fitness for Christmas: Jawbone delays UP3 until 2015

Oh snap, you may have to postpone your New Year's resolution to exercise, at least if Jawbone's UP3 fitness band was part of your plans.

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Hands-on: Coffee for Android Wear lets you text from your wrist without talking

Branching menus of canned text messages let you communicate without letting the whole room know.