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Amber enlists websites to help banish broken links

Like a decentralized Wayback Machine, a new tool called Amber is letting individual websites join the fight against link rot.

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Flicks stuffs a projector into a boombox, because why not?

We've seen projector phones tablets and cameras before, but none of those creations seem quite as logical as the projector boombox.

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Swatch's smartwatch is coming soon, but don't expect a powerhouse

Swatch plans to have an answer when the Apple Watch arrives this April, though a full-blown wrist computer seems unlikely.

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This quirky new video service streams cult classics, schlocky gems, and more for free

Ever wish you could watch the Weird Al Show or Mystery Science Theater 3000 again? ShoutFactoryTV brings it to phones, set-top boxes, and more for free.

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YouTube TV tips: 6 ways to bring the streaming video site into your living room

You might think of YouTube as merely a place for snack-sized videos, but these tips can turn it into a cord-cutting powerhouse.

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BeeLink's Pocket and Mini PCs take a cue from Intel

As Windows PCs shrink ever-smaller, Beelink is the latest brand to get on board.

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Neeo is a sleeker, simpler universal smart home remote

Flush with $1 million in Kickstarter cash, Neeo wants to be the first smart home remote that won't scare the heck out of normal people.

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Daisy soil sensor promises cheap remediation for plant killers

Though it's hardly the first plant sensor on the market, Daisy aims to undercut its rivals on price.

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Amazon Kindle Convert turns paper books into e-books, if you're patient

Got books to digitize and plenty of patience? Amazon's Kindle Convert software will let you scan them at home.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets a random $100 discount

If you got cold feet during the Surface Pro 3's holiday sale, Microsoft is giving you a second chance. But is new hardware looming?

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Any Bing-loving Android users out there? Check out Microsoft's Picturesque

Microsoft takes another stab at the Android lock screen, this time with images, news, weather, and search from Bing.

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Nest can pay for itself within two years, says Nest

Several studies show upwards of 10 percent average energy savings when using Nest, though actual savings depends on many factors.

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Buying a Pebble watch? Beware of obsolescence as new software platform looms

Pebble is more popular than ever with 1 million units sold, but may change directions with new hardware and software.

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Smart Lock for Chromebooks: Pair a phone and you can skip the password

Google's nifty new security feature hits the stable version of Chrome OS, though you'll need to take some extra steps to make it worthwhile.

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Google Glass 'reset' shows it's just the seed of an idea

Google hasn't given up on the concept of high-tech eyewear, but admits it must go back to the drawing board.