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Kreyos smartwatch is just the latest crowdfunded, wearable horror story

Backers expose shady behavior after not getting what they paid for.

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T-Mobile's latest deal: Convert a pal and you'll both get a year of free, unlimited LTE data

Existing customers can refer their friends, and everyone gets a year of unlimited data

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The 6 best tablets for getting work done in 2014

Can you be productive with a tablet? You betcha, provided you buy the right one.

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Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a cheap Samsung tablet with reading-focused Barnes & Noble perks

Barnes & Noble's first tablet in nearly two years launches today for $179.

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Netflix now pays Time Warner Cable for faster video delivery

All four major ISPs are now getting money from Netflix in exchange for faster speeds.

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The best educational software for students

We give you 10 great productivity programs that are perfect for students. They'll help you improve your schoolwork, study more efficiently, and manage your hectic schedule.

Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

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Windows Phone isn't dead, but it needs a new reason to live

As Microsoft chases the low-end phone market where Android already dominates, it could be neglecting one of its own core strengths: productivity.

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More than a toy: Oculus Rift VR headset becomes a tool for real-life surgery demos

New Oculus demo provides a surgeon's-eye view of a total hip replacement.

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Microsoft makes a Snapchat competitor—for Windows Phone only

WindUp makes friends race to see a message before it's gone.

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Cheaper solid state batteries hint at longer-lasting wearables

An alternative to lithium-ion promises twice the energy storage in watch-friendly shapes and sizes.

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Survey: Most hackers do it for the lulz

A majority of hackers are in it for the thrill, and hardly any think they'll get caught.

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Frustration-free USB Type-C cable is ready for production

Device makers may now start designing for a new class of fully reversible USB cables.

Microsoft targets MacBook in new Surface Pro 3 ads

"So you're saying it does more than my Mac?" The latest ads embody Microsoft's new emphasis on productivity.

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Microsoft Hyperlapse software speeds up GoPro videos without making you hurl

Extreme sports videos can be tough to watch without feeling nauseous. Now, Microsoft has an algorithm for that.