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Nvidia's new jaggy-killing MFAA technology hits GeForce GTX 980, GTX 970

The new feature promises the same smooth edges as multi-sample anti-aliasing, but without the performance hit.

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Pharrell, John Lennon tunes could get pulled from YouTube over royalty spat

Whether a takedown happens or not, the dust-up underscores tensions between artists and streaming services like YouTube and Spotify.

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Hints of Apple Watch apps emerge with WatchKit launch: Simplicity, 'light' interactions

Apple stresses simplicity and quick interactions as it opens the floodgates for third-party smartwatch apps.

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Hands-on with Z Launcher, the secret sauce in Nokia's iPad rival

Nokia's new home screen launcher does away with widgets and folders, requiring faith in algorithms instead.

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Intel-powered MICA is a luxury smart cuff for women

Most smartwatches treat women's fashion as an afterthought, but it's the focus of a new smart band from Intel and Opening Ceremony.

Don't expect Google Glass to launch anytime soon

A launch in 2015 is seen as “likely,” but nothing's a given as interest slips.

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Buyer beware: 3 out of 4 Steam Early Access games haven't been finished

Steam's Early Access model is a great way to support small game developers and fresh ideas, as long as you don't expect to ever play the finished product.

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Report: 'Facebook for Work' to take on Yammer and Slack

There's no shortage of enterprise-centric Facebook facsimiles, but now Facebook itself may be looking to enter the fray.

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Family-friendly Kindle updates include Family Library sharing, Word Wise definitions

Just ahead of the holiday sales rush, the Kindle's new features promote learning and togetherness. Amazon also expanded the X-ray feature on the e-readers.

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Sprint's 'iPad for Life' plan will loan you an iPad for $20 per month, kind of

A new leasing program lets subscribers get an iPad for a monthly fee and no money down, but don't forget the fine print.

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Relax, Windows Phone 8 Lumia users: You'll all get Windows 10

Microsoft assures Lumia Windows Phone 8 users that they won't be left behind when Windows 10 launches next year, but details are hazy.

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Hachette book preorders return to Amazon as companies come to terms

The publisher and retailer resolve their months-long dispute, which had prompted Amazon to stop taking pre-orders, delay new releases and refuse discounts.

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'Where to Watch' is Hollywood's legal video search site, and it's actually decent

The new site lets you search across streaming services by title, actor or director. While the idea isn't particularly new, the execution stands out despite a few blind spots.

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Ubisoft scrambles to fix Assassin's Creed: Unity's atrocious performance issues

Both PC and console versions hit by bizarre bugs, yet Ubisoft strangely calls out AMD problems in particular.

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Android Wear Lollipop update looks like a big boost to usability

Leaked details point to weather-based watch faces, easier navigation and some useful shortcuts for smartwatch users.