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Why my older Chromebook has a right to live, even if Google says it's over

Chromebooks' five-year end-of-life policy—if it holds up—could put a lot of perfectly good laptops out of commission.

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Odds that Apple brings back the iPhone's headphone jack? History says pretty slim

Apple rarely backtracks once its mind is made up, and the exceptions don't always last.

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Cord cutting is a bigger bargain than ever

Cable TV apologists keep offering the same tired defense against cord cutting. When will they learn?

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Apple pushes new EarPods and AirPods for a future without headphone jacks

Apple removes the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, ships Lightning EarPods and an adapter instead.

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How to control your privacy in Chromebooks vs. Windows 10

Both Chrome OS and Windows 10 help themselves to similar usage data by default, but in different ways.

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Plex Media Server gains a DVR feature, starting with HDHomeRun tuners

Windows Media Center DVR holdouts: Plex wants to be your modern replacement.

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Sunrise Calendar is gone, and Microsoft Outlook can't replace it

Contrary to Microsoft's word, Outlook has not adopted Sunrise's more popular features.

Why your home theater PC still can't stream 4K Ultra HD video

Netflix and Amazon offer 4K UHD streaming, but you can't get it on a PC. A noxious stew of hardware, software, and DRM issues are to blame.

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TV Everywhere apps aren't just for cable subscribers

Cable-authenticated TV apps provide a secret stash of free video (we'll show you how to find them).

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Why Google plans to stop supporting your Chromebook after five years

Google's End of Life Policy sets a schedule for retiring older Chromebooks after about five years, but the details are murky. Here's what you need to know about security and feature updates

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Netflix moved cord cutting forward; it's also holding it back

Netflix's vast video library makes it easy to cut the cord, but you can't see what's available unless you use its native app.

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Free Hulu is gone, but its spirit died six years ago

The free version of Hulu is dead, but the content lives on elsewhere.

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Sideclick review: This gadget fixes the biggest problem with Roku and Fire TV remotes

For $30, Sideclick consolidates TV power and volume controls into a single remote.

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Photo face-off: 5 things OneDrive still needs to rival Google Photos and iCloud

Microsoft's OneDrive vs. Google Photos and iCloud: Price is one thing, but face recognition, search, caching, and albums are all key features for photo management.

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What's going on with Fox Sports on PlayStation Vue

Some PlayStation Vue users say Fox Sports regional channels are missing.